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May 2019

National Public Gardens Week – “Get the Dirt on Soil” Talk with Walker Young

Friday, May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
soil in hand

In celebration of National Public Gardens Week, join us for a "Get the Dirt on Soil" talk with Walker Young, Assistant Curator. This short, introductory talk is free but RSVP required.

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Garden iPhoneography

Saturday, May 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

With guidance from professional photographers, John Ricca and Don Mohr, you'll learn how to take your smart phone photography skills to the next level in the beautiful setting of the Garden.

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DIY Fairy & Gnome Succulent Garden

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$35 – $40
succulents and mini garden accessories in a terra cotta pot

Create your own fairy or gnome succulent dish garden!

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National Public Gardens Week – Nursery Sale Saturday

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Public Gardens Week 2019

To celebrate National Public Gardens Week, on Saturday, we are offering a special 20% off coupon for all your nursery plant, pot and soil purchases. Now you can celebrate NPGW with some beautiful new plants for your own garden.

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Carnivorous Plants

Saturday, May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$20 – $25
two purple speckled pitcher plants

Learn all about carnivorous plants from Damon Collingsworth from the California Carnivores Nursery

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Vintage Tea Party

Saturday, May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A table covered in fine silverware and tea pots stands in front of a lush green background of plants

Enjoy a tea party in a park-like backyard in Walnut Creek. Tea, sweets, and treats all in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden!

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June 2019

Succulent Swap- Members Only

Saturday, June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
succulents and cacti in pot with soil, terra cotta pots laying on the side

Bring succulents to swap with other Garden members and leave with new plants to add to your collection.

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Mar y Montañas

Saturday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Ellen and Jorge Sanchez and Kristin and Dick Hansen for an evening of fine Spanish food, and pleasurable company in support of RBG.

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Curator’s Garden Tour- Cactus (Members Only)

Saturday, June 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
flowering Opuntia macrocentra, cactus, red and yellow flowers

Join long-time curator Brian Kemble for an early morning walk in the garden to learn about its extensive cactus collection.

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3rd Thursdays – Tequila y Tacos

Thursday, June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Rey tequila image

Unwind on Thursday evening as the sun sets in the Garden. We’ll have music and free tequila samples, plus wine/beer and yummy freshly grilled street tacos available for purchase. Grab your family and friends for this chance to celebrate summer evenings in the Garden.

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