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September 2020

Garden Gala 2020

Saturday, September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s annual Gala and auction is going virtual this year! Join in the fun and help support the Garden from the comfort of your home or backyard as you bid on our bounty of our amazing live and silent auction items while relaxing in your pajamas and enjoying your cocktail or favorite beverage.

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(Webinar) Basic Design Principles- Gardening with Euphorbia Plants

Saturday, September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Plants in the Euphorbiaceae family are wonderful specimen that are low maintenance (and typically deer resistance!) and it comes in a wide variety of shapes and colors that make it an essential element for a water-wise garden.  Learn about best planting practices, how to make design decisions and dependable selections you can incorporate in your garden right now.

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October 2020

Exclusive Ms. DuMont’s Garden Tour – Shopping & Sipping & Nibbling (10/8/2020)

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Thursday, October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ms DuMont's Garden Tour

Ms. DuMont is a master gardener and graphic designer who designs beautiful garden inspired accessories. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to visit her private garden and the inspiration behind all of her custom fabric designs. Ms. DuMont’s garden is a unique collectors garden that has perennials, roses, drought-tolerant specimens, and over 200 containers of succulents. There will be a Ms. DuMont shop set up for your shopping fun. Several new and exclusive items will be available at this garden tour that are not on the Ms. DuMont website.

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(Webinar) Curator’s Highlight- Cold Tolerant Succulents & Cacti

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

It is possible to create a wonderful succulent garden in all sorts of different climates, but the particular plants used will vary considerably according to their climatic tolerances. Join us for this webinar where the Curator will highlight succulent plants which can succeed in places where winter lows get down to as much as 25° F (USDA zone 9b).

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(Video) Pruning Proteaceae Plants

Saturday, October 17
$15 – $20

If you already have established Proteaceae plants in your garden or have been thinking about incorporating them into your landscape soon, you'll need proper pruning techniques in order to ensure healthy, new growth and encourage flowers for the next growing year.  Learn how to shape your Proteaceae plants and what you can do during the autumn season to create a compact and attractive specimen.

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(Webinar) Basic Design Principles- Gardening with Ethnobotanical Plants

Saturday, October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Many plants we use in the garden have ethnobotanical uses.  We grow them for their pretty flowers or foliage, not knowing they can be used for traditional uses such as food, medicine, fiber arts and rituals.  In this workshop, we will survey a wide variety of gardens and examine how they have incorporated ethnobotanical plants.

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Mount Diablo “Trail Through Time” Geologic Hike (Sun. 10/18)

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Sunday, October 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Here’s your chance to spend a half-day with a 40-year professional geologist who has spent decades roaming the mountain and who’s adept at explaining geology in layman’s terms, while answering your questions.  Join RBG member and Save Mount Diablo docent and geologist, Martin Steinpress, for a hike up the mountain with stops at some of Mount Diablo’s amazing rock formations from near the Southgate entrance to the summit.

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(Webinar) Photography With Any Kind Of Camera

Saturday, October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

No matter what kind of camera you have - smartphone, point and shoot, DSLR, tablet, or whatever else - you can create interesting images if you know how.  Join John Ricca for a lecture on a variety of techniques that he uses to produce his wonderful work.

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RBG Pennant Craft Party (10/25/2020)

Sunday, October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Show off your creative skills at this socially-distanced arts & crafts event, hosted at the beautiful RBG Garden by Life Expressions small-business owner and RBG docent Christina Ascencio. Even those lacking artistic ability will enjoy this opportunity to create a customized Wood End Pennant in your choice of either the  "Life's a garden DIG IT" or “GARDENERS know all the DIRT”  design to take home and hang in your garden. Christina will also offer step-by-step guidance and hands-on assistance if…

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(video) Fall Fruit Tasting Tour

Wednesday, October 28
$12 – $17

Please note that this will be a prerecorded virtual garden tour and not an in-person tour at the garden. After registration (see below), you will receive a video link from the Program Coordinator. Registration for the virtual garden tour will close on 28 Oct 2020 at 8am; video must be viewed before 31 Oct 2020.  You can watch the video anytime/anywhere before the end of the month. Join us for a virtual version of our annual Fruit Tasting Tour, one…

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