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September 2019

Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019 Save the Date

You're invited to step back in time to an era when the flappers and dappers knew where to find the best party in town.  Join us for a 1920s inspired evening supporting the Garden and celebrating our own new era with the Coit Family Visitor and Education Center. Speakeasy Cocktail Party & Silent Auction: 4:30 - 6:30pm The evening begins with a Speakeasy Cocktail Party outside on the Plaza where the bootlegged libations will flow, the jazz ensemble will get…

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October 2019

Garden iPhoneography

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20

Join professional photographers, John Ricca and Don Mohr, to learn how to take your smart phone photography skills to the next level in a beautiful garden setting.

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Block Prints with Botanical Inks

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65 – $75

Join Judi Pettite for a  hands-on workshop for all levels using locally harvested plants, including aloe and opuntia cactus, for a water-based printing ink.

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Garden Tour- Ethnobotany (Members Only)

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join Ersten Imaoka, long-time RBG docent, for a fascinating garden walk and learn about the practical uses of plants found in the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Junior Botanist- Prickly Pear Fruit Tasting

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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