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October 2018

Annual Dinner

Saturday, October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd
Concord, CA 94520 United States
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Yellow text which says A magical evening is above a circular graphic of a hand holding a black hat waving a magic wand over a cactus

A night of magic in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Annual Member & Friends Dinner offers a chance to celebrate the Garden while enjoying entertainment, dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more!

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November 2018

Metallic Leaf Art

Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$50 – $60

Capture the essence of your favorite plants in this fun metal art class. Learn how to create stunning botanical embellishments that will liven any room or patio.

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Docent Training Program Kicks Off

Saturday, November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
a group of white people taking notes and listening to curator talk about succulents and cactus at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Docent Training consists of 10 Saturday morning classes where you will learn the history of the Garden, gain interpretive skills, learn basic botany, develop dry-gardening skills, and build a solid knowledge base of the many species of drought-tolerant plants in RBG’s collection.

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Geologic Field Trip on Mt. Diablo

Saturday, November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stretch your legs on a geologic adventure in support of the Garden! Hike Mt. Diablo and view amazing rock formations with Martin Steinpress of Save Mount Diablo.

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DIY Succulent Gravy Boat Garden

Saturday, November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grace your Thanksgiving table with a one-of-a-kind succulent gravy boat garden! Learn the basics of creating and caring for a succulent dish garden.

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Watercolor: The Many Colors of Succulents (3-part series)

Thursday, November 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 15, 2018

$70 – $80
watercolor painting with vibrant white cactus flowers

Master the basic techniques of watercolor in the beautiful autumn setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden with Wendy Soneson. You will learn the four paper uses, three brush techniques, and choosing correct materials in this outdoor class.

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Black Friday Sale

Friday, November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
bright red tubular flowers on an aloe plant for sale at The Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery

Enjoy 20% off select plants and Holiday gifts in the Nursery! Opt outside this Black Friday while tackling your Holiday shopping.

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December 2018

Houseplants 101 (Members Only)

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
pale creamy green leaves of sansevieria moonshine at ruth bancroft garden

Houseplants add beauty and functionality to the home with their vibrant colors and air purifying abilities. Join us for a discussion on growing and caring for these special plants.

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DIY Creative Succulent Series: Holiday Succulent Pine Cones

Saturday, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$35 – $40

Create three beautiful hanging ornaments and/or tabletop accessories with pine cones, succulents and dried plant material foraged from the Garden.

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Santa in the Nursery

Saturday, December 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visit Santa in the Nursery! First 35 kids will get to take home a free mini succulent!

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