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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

(925) 944-9352||www.ruthbancroftgarden.org

April 2021

2021 Water-wise Garden Tour

Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Take a self-guided tour of nine area gardens that showcase the beauty and diversity that water-wise gardens can offer homeowners. This self-guided tour will let you see lawn-to-garden conversion projects up close and talk to the homeowners about the process, their plant choices, and overall experiences.

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Earth Day Celebration 2021

Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earth day succulent and sunfowers

The Ruth Bancroft Garden and Sustainable Contra Costa are partnering to celebrate Earth Day! Play Earth Day Bingo in the Garden and learn how you can help the environment by saving energy and water around your home.

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(Webinar) “History of Golden Gate” – for RBG/SFBG volunteers only

Wednesday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Free 63 tickets left

Join us for a webinar about the “History of Golden Gate Park- From Sand Dune to World Attraction” with Ernie Ng on 28 April 2021 (Wed) at 10am-10:45am where he will feature a fascinating assortment of historical photos from 1870 to the 1900s.

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May 2021

(Webinar) Site Analysis & Design Development – Overview (part 1/3)

Saturday, May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 71 tickets left

When starting a new landscape design there are many things to consider. What is the exposure of the site, how big is it, and how do you want to utilize the garden space? We will look at the how to evaluate and record the conditions of the site and the desires of the clients. 

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(Webinar) Site Analysis & Design Development – Layout (part 2/3)

Saturday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 79 tickets left

What shape should your garden take? Learn about different garden layouts, flow and access as well as other factors to consider when creating or redesigning the overall structure of your new garden.

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(Webinar) Site Analysis & Design Development – Choosing a Plant Palette (part 3/3)

Saturday, May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 78 tickets left

There are many factors to consider when selecting your plant palette. We will look at color theory, texture and how specific plants can clearly communicate specific garden styles.

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Ikebana (Japanese floral art) Workshop

Saturday, May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$80 – $90 5 tickets left

Join Sharon Suimei Doi, an ArtScapes exhibitor, for a hands-on ikebana (Japanese floral arrangement) influenced succulent arrangement workshop.

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Garden iPhoneography Workshop

Saturday, May 29 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
$30 – $40 10 tickets left

Take your iPhone (or Android) to the next level and elevate your smartphone skills by exploring the powerful photography abilities in the colorful spring setting of the Garden in this two-part workshop.

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June 2021

(Webinar) Focal Point Plants in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 71 tickets left

Focal point plants sets the tone for the entire design and helps determine all the other plantings.  Learn how to select focal point plants for both aesthetics and conditions during the planning and planting process.

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(Webinar) Essential Cacti in Dry Gardens

Saturday, June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 79 tickets left

Learn how to successfully incorporate cacti into your dry garden landscape design.

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(Video & Webinar) Soil Basics in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, June 23
Free – $30 87 tickets left
soil in hand

Soil is the foundation of healthy plants.  Join Walker Young, Assistant Curator, for a virtual lecture to learn about the content of soil, recommendations for the perfect ratio of materials, and the care that your soil needs in order to keep your dry garden plants healthy and happy.

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(Webinar) Basic Irrigation in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 75 tickets left

Join Cricket Riley, in-house Landscape Designer, for an introductory course about how to assess your landscape and install a drip irrigation system that is suitable for dry gardens.

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July 2021

(Webinar) Groundcovers & Vines in Dry Gardens

Saturday, July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 79 tickets left

Layering a garden with groundcovers and vines can help highlight hardscapes and focal plants as well as providing a practical element of weed and erosion control.  Learn how to incorporate a variety of groundcovers and vines into a dry garden landscape.

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(Webinar) Essential Agave & Friends in Dry Gardens

Saturday, July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 87 tickets left

With bold, eye-catching features, agaves and similar plants (like yuccas and Bromeliaceae plants) can be a wonderful addition in dry garden designs, whether as an accent or companion plant.

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(Webinar) Dry Garden Installation

Wednesday, July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $20 93 tickets left

Please note that this will be a live, webinar workshop (offered via Zoom) and not a lecture at the Garden. After registration (see below), you will receive further instructions from the Program Director prior to the workshop date. Registration will close on 28 July 2020 at 8am.  This class is part of the Dry Garden Design Certificate program series and is a Required Course.   A garden's success is highly dependent on certain foundational elements. Learn how to properly prepare the soil,…

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August 2021

(Webinar) Dry Garden Care & Maintenance

Wednesday, August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 73 tickets left

Join Cricket Riley, in-house Landscape Designer, for a lecture on how to properly care for your dry garden landscape.  She will cover basic pruning, fertilization, and common pest control techniques.

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(Webinar) Essential Trees & Palms in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $20 85 tickets left

Tree and palm selection sets the tone for the entire design and helps determine all the other plantings. Learn how to choose appropriate trees and palms for your dry garden landscape while taking into consideration design styles and garden conditions.

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