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June 2020

Succulent Propagation for Beginners (video & webinar)

Wednesday, June 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
$25 – $30

Join us for a virtual workshop with Walker Young, Assistant Curator, and learn how to properly take cuttings and propagate with leaves.

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(webinar) Curator’s Highlight- Barrel Cacti

Saturday, June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Learn all about the barrel cacti, one of the most charismatic and iconic groups in the Cactus Family; they are featured prominently in the plantings at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Planting Summer Texture (Part 1- Plant Highlights)

Saturday, June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

The heat of the summer provides the perfect environment to plant some bold texture!  Join Cricket Riley to learn about the common and more unusual varieties and how to incorporate them in a range of garden styles.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Planting Summer Texture (Part 2- Care & Maintenance)

Saturday, June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Taking care of prickly plants can be daunting.  Join Cricket Riley to learn about common pests, pruning techniques, fertilization, watering and other considerations for the agaves, cacti and yucca in your garden.

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July 2020

(video & webinar) Soil Basics

Wednesday, July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 – $25

Join Walker Young for a virtual lecture to learn about the content of soil, our recommendations for the perfect ratio of materials, and the care that your soil needs in order to keep your plants healthy and happy. 

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Summer Sculpture Stroll @ 5pm, July 17

Friday, July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$20 – $25
Fitz-Faulkner nude sculpture

Join us on June 17 at 5pm for a special twilight tour of the the Garden's 26th annual sculpture show. See the works of over 15 area artists poised among the beautiful plants in the Garden when the setting sun's rays cast their magical light.

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Summer Sculpture Stroll @ 6:30pm, July 17

Friday, July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20 – $25
Fitz-Faulkner nude sculpture

Join us for a special twilight tour of the the Garden's 26th annual sculpture show. See the works of over 15 area artists poised among the beautiful plants in the Garden when the setting sun's rays cast their magical light.

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(webinar) Curator’s Highlight- Agave (subenus Agave)

Saturday, July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Join Brian Kemble for this Agave webinar focusing on the subgenus Agave.  Many of the photos feature plants at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, as well as spectacular photos of plants in habitat taken over many years on many different trips.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Color Theory

Saturday, July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Bringing color to your garden isn’t just about blooms.  Combining plants that compliment and play off each other brings energy and interest to your garden year-round.  Learn about general color theory basics, look at examples of color theory in practice and about some great water-wise plant combinations. 

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August 2020

Cats and Cacti – Storytime, Garden Tour and Craft

Thursday, August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Blue cat paper mache craft

The Garden, in partnership with the Contra Costa County Library, presents Cats and Cacti a three segment program for children that will include a cat themed story, a tour of the Garden and a step-by-step video that will show you how to make your own cute cat sculpture with simple items found at home.

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