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December 2018

Demo: How to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot (members only)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn how to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot to allow for proper drainage which will keep your succulents healthy and happy.

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January 2019

CA Native Winter Bloomers Garden Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
long strands of white flowers flow from glossy green leaves on garrya elliptica at the ruth bancroft garden

Discover the display of beautiful blooming CA Natives in The Ruth Bancroft Garden and learn how to grow CA Natives in your own yard to add color and beauty year-round.

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Cold Hardy Succulents

Friday, January 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free
close up of the yellow tubular flowers that droop down on aloe striatula

Don't let the cold winter temperatures deter you from including succulents in your garden! Learn which succulents can handle the cooler temps and ideas for protecting those that can't.

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Evening Garden Photography

Saturday, January 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 – $25
A large green spiky agave in the forefront and behind it two men stand. One has a big camera and is instructing the other on how to capture good photos

Take advantage of the golden lighting in the Garden for this special evening photography workshop. Led by John Ricca and Richard Valenti, this will be an amazing opportunity to learn how to utilize depth of field, focus, and exposure to capture the perfect shot.

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Succulent Swap (Members Only)

Saturday, January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
close up of a white hand holding a small succulent

Are you drowning in pups and cuttings? Bring succulents to swap with other Garden members and leave with new plants to add to your collection.

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Bancroft History Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
black and white photo of an old car

Dive into the past and learn about Ruth's life and work in the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Explore parts of the Bancroft property not open to the public on this historic tour.

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Author Talk with Daniel Nolan

Saturday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
White guy wearing blue jeans and white shirt standing in front of wooden plank background with a planter on the wall

Meet Daniel Nolan, author of "Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens" and learn how to transform your space into a modern and stylish dry garden. Books available for purchase at the event.

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February 2019

Private Planetarium Show at Chabot Space & Science Center

Friday, February 1 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
$50
starry dark red sky of the planetarium at chabot space and science center

Transport yourself through the night-sky and enjoy Chabot's popular, First Friday Nights! All proceeds of this exclusive experience support The Garden.

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Blooming Aloes Garden Tour

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 – $35
bright pink tubular flowers on blooming aloe affinis in the ruth bancroft garden

Discover the Garden's unparalleled collection of aloes, including hybrids not found anywhere else in the world! Tour led by Garden Curator, Brian Kemble.

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DIY Succulent Heart Wreath

Saturday, February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65 – $70
succulent heart wreath

Create a beautiful, heart-shaped succulent wreath! Give away as a Valentine's Day gift, or keep as a fun piece for your patio or home.

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