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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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

February 2020

Basic Design Principles- Small Spaces

Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15 Sold out

Have a small front, side or back garden and don’t know what to do? Cricket Riley, Landscape Design Consultant, will go over how to create that perfect ‘jewel box’ of a space as well as cover plant suggestions that create big impact in small spaces.

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Nature Inspired Art for Children

Wednesday, February 5 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 26, 2020

$70 – $80 9 tickets left

Is your child creative and curious about plants? Then this class is the answer. Join us in February and follow in Ruth Bancroft’s footsteps and explore her garden to get inspired.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Dish Garden

Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$40 – $45 5 tickets left

Come create an artful succulent dish garden with your significant other or come solo to make a custom gift for a loved one, just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Curator’s Garden Tour- Flowering Aloes

Saturday, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$25 – $30 7 tickets left

Join Brian Kemble, world-renown aloe expert, for a garden walk and learn all about the Garden's unparalleled collection of aloes, including hybrids not found anywhere else in the world.

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Author Talk- Jeff Moore & Spiny Succulents

Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 – $57 38 tickets left

Join Jeff Moore for a presentation about his new publication, "Spiny Succulents." Books will be available for purchase in addition to a book signing after the talk.

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Exclusive Tour of Lotusland

Friday, February 21 - Sunday, February 23
Lotusland, Cold Spring Road
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
$200 2 tickets left

Join friends of The Ruth Bancroft Garden and curator Brian Kemble and assistant curator Walker Young on this exclusive tour of Ganna Walska's Lotusland. Lotusland is an incredible succulent garden near Santa Barbara, California.

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March 2020

Yoga Series

Wednesday, March 4 @ 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, March 18, 2020

$55 – $65 20 tickets left

Start your day with a dose of mindfulness with certified yoga instructor, Kate Douglas.

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Garden iPhoneography

Saturday, March 7 @ 4:30 am - 7:00 pm
$20 – $25 14 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.

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Exhibit: Sogetsu School of Ikebana

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Come view the San Francisco Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) exhibit, presenting 20 unique and artistic Ikebana arrangements in the Visitor and Education Center at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. 

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Ikebana Workshop: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$70 – $75 15 tickets left

Watch a basic ikebana demonstration, led by Suiei Sensei, and then make your own arrangement to take home with materials inspired by the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Garden iPhoneography

Saturday, March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$20 – $25 11 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, early spring setting of the Garden.

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Free Day at Museum of the San Ramon Valley for RBG Members

Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On 10 March 2020, RBG members enjoy free admission at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley!

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Spring Watercolor Series

Friday, March 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, March 27, 2020

$85 – $90 8 tickets left

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor in the beautiful spring setting of the Ruth Bancroft Garden with Wendy Soneson.

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Firescaping- Designing a unique garden with the Firescaping Guidelines

Saturday, March 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$15 – $20 46 tickets left

Join us for a lecture about fire-safe garden design and fire-resistant plants that will make your garden more resilient if the worst does happen.

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Metallic Leaf Art

Saturday, March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55 – $60 15 tickets left

Capture the essence of your favorite plants in this fun metal art class. Learn how to create stunning botanical embellishments that will liven any room or patio.

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Jr. Botanist Series- Rooting For Plants

Wednesday, March 18 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 8, 2020

$70 – $80 10 tickets left

Does your child want to learn about plants, how to propagate and start a collection? Then this STEM related class is for your budding botanist!

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Landscaping with Trees

Saturday, March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15 48 tickets left

Learn how to select the best tree for your needs and what factors to consider for choosing the right species of tree for your yard. Proper site preparation and planting techniques will help you with successful, long-term maintenance in your landscape.

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Bancroft History Tour

Saturday, March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 – $10 11 tickets left

Learn all about Ruth Peterson Bancroft’s life story through the narrative of the Bancroft family’s illustrious legacy in California.

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Movie Night & Potluck- Members only

Wednesday, March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$3 50 tickets left

Join a community gathering with Ruth Bancroft Garden members for a potluck and movie viewing, "The Gardener."

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Basic Design Principles – Gardening with Crassulaceae

Saturday, March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15 28 tickets left

Join Cricket Riley for a Basic Design Principle series lecture about how to best incorporate Crassulaceae (stonecrop) family into your plant collection.

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April 2020

Succulent Yoga & Wellness Series

Wednesday, April 8 @ 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, April 29, 2020

$75 – $80 20 tickets left

Join Kendra Fried, founder of Neshamah Yoga & Wellness, for a four-week yoga and wellness series at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Basic Design Principles- Plant Selection

Saturday, April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15 28 tickets left

Selecting the right plant or combination of plants is one of the keys to success in the garden. We will discuss site conditions, basic design guidelines, plant combinations and other factors.

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Easter in the Garden

Sunday, April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Easter in the Garden

This Easter, hop over to the Ruth Bancroft Garden for some special family fun!

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Printing with Flora from RBG

Saturday, April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 – $55 17 tickets left

Join Kalen Meyer for a morning at the Ruth Bancroft Garden learning to make prints with plants!

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CA Native Garden Tour

Saturday, April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$5 – $10 10 tickets left

Join a Ruth Bancroft Garden docent for a colorful spring walk through the garden and you can learn about how you can incorporate natives into your water wise landscape.

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Beginning Succulent Propagation

Friday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25 – $30 44 tickets left

Join us for a workshop with Walker Young, Assistant Curator, and learn how to properly take cuttings and propagate with leaves.

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All About Air Plants

Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 – $25 50 tickets left

Dive into the world of air plants! Join Nathan Miller and learn all about the origin and types of tillandsias as well as care and design.

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May 2020

Agaves, Up Close & Personal! (Lecture & wine reception)

Friday, May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$25 – $30 46 tickets left

Join us for a slide show lecture and wine reception with Brian Kemble, as he shares images displayed in the "Agave Wonderland" photo exhibit, along with pictures of the whole plants, explaining what he zoomed in on to get the images seen in the show.

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Agave Wonderland – Photo Exhibit

Saturday, May 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Come view Brian Kemble's stunning collection of agave images that he's collected from this garden and his extensive travels.

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Felt Succulent Garden

Saturday, May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60 – $65 24 tickets left

Calling all felt gardeners! Come learn to make an assortment of felt succulents and design your own succulent garden box, perfect for home, office, or faux-garden.

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Natural Perfume Workshop

Saturday, May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$90 – $95 13 tickets left

Join us for a two hour, beginner natural perfume workshop!  You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

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October 2020

Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday, October 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$105 – $110 5 tickets left

Using locally gathered pine needles, a tapestry needle and raffia, learn how to coil a small, fragrant pine needle basket.

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