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October 2019

Fruit Tasting Tour (3pm session)

Saturday, October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$30 – $35

SOLD OUT- Join us us on this garden tour where you’ll get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden.

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DRY GARDEN DESIGN: The Continuing Legacy of the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Saturday, October 26 @ 8:30 am - Sunday, October 27 @ 4:30 pm
$175 – $195
Ferocactus pottsii,

SOLD OUT- Join leading horticulturists, landscape designers, conservation and preservation experts at this special two-day symposium reflecting on the range and breadth of Ruth’s legacy as a dry garden designer. A must for Bay Area professional and avid home gardeners alike.

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November 2019

Curator’s Travelogue Series- Haworthias in Habitat

Saturday, November 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$10 – $15
Haworthia magnifica v. dekenahii

Join RBG Curator Brian Kemble's to learn about the Garden Route that follows the South Africa's southern coast, going eastward from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, running right through the heart of the territory where the retuse haworthias are most abundant.

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Succulent Swap

Saturday, November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

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Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$10 – $15

From impromtu techniques for cold nights to more permanent structures, join our Garden Curator, Brian Kemble, for a look at techniques and strategies to survive the winter months.

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“Creating Beauty” by Geraldine Pember – Book Signing

Sunday, November 3 @ 12:00 pm
Creating Beauty book cover

Local author and founding member of The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Geraldine Pember, will be signing her recently published book, Creating Beauty at the Garden in the Coit Visitor and Education Center on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Creating Beauty is a legacy of creativity handed down from Pember to young women entrepreneurs for whom aesthetics are integral to their business.

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Garden Tour- Palms & Trees (Members Only)

Saturday, November 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us for an exclusive members-only tour, featuring some of our unique collection of palms and trees in the garden.

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Colorful Cement Canvas Art

Saturday, November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55 – $65

Create a beautiful 18 x 20” acrylic painting (on a cement canvas) of a succulent which is suitable to display for years in your patio or on your fence.

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Junior Botanist- Fronds & Leaves

Saturday, November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This month, the Junior Botanists will explore and focus on the trees and palms that grow at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Succulent Yoga & Wellness Series

Wednesday, November 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 20, 2019

$55 – $65

Join Kendra Fried, founder of Neshamah Yoga & Wellness, at the Ruth Bancroft Garden for a three-week yoga and wellness series, just in time to prepare you for the busyness of the winter holiday season.

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