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February 2019

Flowering Mesembs Garden Tour

Saturday, February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
bright orange flowers on an ice plant at the ruth bancroft garden

A closer look at the beautiful flowering mesembs at The Ruth Bancroft Garden, including ones not normally seen in the Bay Area. Tour led by Curator, Brian Kemble. Sign-up today!

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March 2019

Echeveria 101

Friday, March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15 – $20
pale blue echeverias in the ground

Featuring beautiful clusters of rosette shapes, Echeveria is a popular genera in the Crassulaceae family. Learn all about the different varieties and hybrids in the Garden and how you can incorporate them in your own landscape. Walker Young, Assistant Curator, will be leading this walk-and-talk workshop and will highlight the care and maintenance of these easy-to-grow plants. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to…

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All About Air Plants

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 – $25
pale green and grey wispy tillandsia plants

Tillandsia, which are more commonly known as "air plants", have over 500 varieties and are recognized for their ability to grow outside of soil and their beautiful shapes.

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DIY Felted Cacti

Saturday, March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50 – $55

Learn the fun and relaxing process of creating needle felted potted cacti. Workshop includes a kit with tools to continue felting at home.

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Mexican Stonecrops (Members Only)

Saturday, March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free
close up of yellow dainty flowers on a sedum plant

Brian Kemble, long-time Garden Curator, will take you on a short Garden walk focusing on Mexican stonecrop plants.

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April 2019

Spring Plant Sale: Members Only Preview

Friday, April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Get first pick of rare and unique succulents, cacti, and drought-tolerant plants! Register today for this members-only preview party.

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Spring Plant Sale

Sunday, April 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Sunday, April 7, 2019

Stock up on your favorite water wise plants at this year's Spring Plant Sale. Find CA Natives, succulents, cacti, +more!

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CA Native Spring Bloomers Tour on 4/13 (Members Only)

Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
Bright yellow flower on Fremontodendron California Glory

This Docent-led tour will take you on colorful spring walk through the Garden to learn more about incorporating CA Natives in your dry garden.

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Spring Watercolors

Thursday, April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 25, 2019

$75 – $85
watercolor painting with vibrant white cactus flowers

Learn how to paint using watercolors in the beautiful setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Led by art coach, Wendy Soneson. This 3-part class is perfect for beginner or expert painters.

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Celebrate Easter at the Garden (special kids activities)

Sunday, April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

This Easter, hop over to the Garden for some special family fun. Enjoy all the spring blooms while the kids partake in a host of special activities we've planned just for them.

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