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October 2019

Junior Botanist- Prickly Pear Fruit Tasting

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5
prickly-pear-fruit-on-plate Jr Bot

For the month of October, our topic is ethnobotany and Junior Botanists will learn about Opuntia and taste different species of prickly pear fruit.

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Fruit Tasting Tour (morning)

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 – $35

SOLD OUT (10am session) - Join us for a 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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Growl-O-Ween 2019

Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
Growl-o-ween logo

Growl-o-ween at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is the ultimate Halloween PAW-ty for dogs and their human friends! Dress your dog up and come down for some fun with your favorite four-legged friends at the Garden.  Costume contest with prizes, treats for tricks, crafts, dog portraits and even gourmet shave ice for both humans and dogs thanks to @icedgourmetshaveice and more!  There will also be a raffle for a doggie bed basket full of treats, chews and other things dogs love,…

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Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday, October 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100 – $110
brown and tan basket weaved by hand from pine needles

Using locally gathered pine needles, a tapestry needle and raffia, learn how to coil a small, fragrant pine needle basket. Grab your friends for this fun workshop at the Garden!

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Fruit Tasting Tour (afternoon)

Saturday, October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$30 – $35

SOLD OUT (1pm session)- 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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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
$5

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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