Workshops, Webinars, Classes & More!
Education for both Children and Adults
As a part of our mission, the Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery aims to educate the public about the importance and beauty of water conservation and waterwise gardening. Check out our upcoming events:
Webinars, In-Person Classes & Series
We host webinars, classes, and workshops with outside lecturers that our Education Department specially curates. Here are just a few of our educational offerings
- Dry Garden Botany Series – For the plant enthusiast looking for a deep-dive into the Garden’s plant collection
- Dry Garden Design Certificate Program – For the avid gardener looking to learn more about landscape design through the lens of dry gardening
- Golden Jubilee Exhibit – For those seeking knowledge of the Gardens past, present and future
Workshops & Story Times
We offer a variety of educational opportunities for Children here at the Garden:
- Workshop Wednesdays – an interactive craftivity on the plaza for all ages
- Story Time Thursdays – stories, sing-a-longs, and crafts in the Garden
- Children’s Bingo – a special scavenger hunt in the Garden just for your little ones
- Little Free Library – bring a book; take a book
Free | Children 4 and under
$5 | Children aged 5-17
This program guides homeowners and experienced designers on an exploration of landscape design through the lens of dry gardening — the utilization of a climate-appropriate plant palette.
In this virtual-based program, students will build a strong foundation of knowledge about horticultural practices, basic design principles, and plant selection in dry garden landscapes. With each class, students will acquire skills to empower them to design, care for and maintain dry gardens as they explore topics ranging from fundamentals of botany and ecology, site selection, and a focus on various plant groups appropriate for dry garden landscapes.
Join us for an annual celebration of pollinator and friends and what we can do to protect them and their habitat. This drop-in event features other educational organizations, unique vendors and various stations throughout the Plaza and Visitor Center.