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January 2021

Garden of d’Lights Tickets 2021! (1/17/ 6:30pm)

Capacity:120 Total Sold:118
Sunday, January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $20
Garden of d'lights agave

Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a whole new way at this year’s Garden of d’Lights. Stroll through the garden and see all its many cacti, succulents and trees transformed into magical botanical sculptures illuminated by thousands of lights. Holiday fun for all ages.

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Garden of d’Lights Tickets 2021! (1/17/ 7:30pm)

Sold out! Capacity:120 Total Sold:120 Cost: Free – 20
Sunday, January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $20
Garden of d'lights agave

Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a whole new way at this year’s Garden of d’Lights. Stroll through the garden and see all its many cacti, succulents and trees transformed into magical botanical sculptures illuminated by thousands of lights. Holiday fun for all ages.

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(Webinar) “Travels with Brian & Walker- Mojave Desert”

Wednesday, January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$12 – $17
mojave desert cactus

2020 was not a great travel year, but Brian Kemble (Curator) and Walker Young (Assistant Curator) managed to get in one expedition to the Mojave Desert in February, before the pandemic lock-downs put a crimp on travel plans. Join them for a live webinar filled with an amazing collection of travel photos from their trip.

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(Webinar for RBG Members) “State of the Garden”

Thursday, January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

RBG members are integral to the success of the Garden and we invite you to participate in a virtual "State of the Garden" event.  The staff will look back at 2019-2020 and review the Garden’s successes, it’s challenges and our plans for growth and success moving into 2021.

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(Webinar) “Curator’s Highlight- Mesembs”

Saturday, January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17
mesembs flowers

Plants in the Aizoaceae are often called “mesembs”, and this derives from the old family name Mesembryanthemaceae. The mesembs are well known for their dazzling flowers and also for how cryptic they can be when not in flower, since some of them can mimic the stones among which they grow. Join Brian Kemble for a photo-packed lecture to look at over 100 species and cultivars belonging to 42 genera.

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February 2021

(Video & Kit) Valentine’s Dish Garden

Saturday, February 13
$35 – $40
Valentine's Day Dish garden kit

Learn the basics of making a lovely dish garden and come away with a beautiful gift to give to someone you love (or keep one for yourself).

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(Webinar) Growing Weed in the Garden

Saturday, February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $55

Learn how to grow your own garden full of relaxation from an expert in the field! From the former garden editor of Sunset Magazine, Johanna Silver, "Growing Weed in the Garden" brings cannabis out of the dark, into the sunlight.

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(Webinar) “Curator’s Highlight- Winter-rainfall Aloes”

Saturday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17

Aloes occur along the length of the African continent, as well as to the north in Arabia and to the east in Madagascar, but the majority of those grown in California come from South Africa. These are found throughout the country, but this webinar presented by Brian Kemble (Curator) will focus on those from the winter-rainfall region.

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Virtual Member Coffee

Saturday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join Executive Director Gretchen Bartzen and Advisory Board Member Marco Vaticano along with other new and long-time members and learn about the many opportunities there are to get involved and benefit from your Garden membership.

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(Webinar) Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates

Saturday, February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 – $17

Join photographer Saxon Holt for a preview of his new publication as he explains how plants adapt to the climate and how topography and climate relate. 

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