What's Happening at the Garden

All events are open to the public and free, except as noted. They are held in the Garden's Horticulture Building, unless otherwise stated. The Garden is open daily for self-guided tours from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Nature Craft Workshops.

Events for October and November

  • rose hipsYoga and Ethnobotany at the Arboretum. Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm and Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 am – 8:45 am. A class combining the ancient practice of yoga and using plants as healing agents. Instructors: Lisa Marie, Yoga/Flower Essence Therapist; Rick Flores, steward of the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program. Registration is required.
  • arboretum signArboretum Board Meeting. Wednesday, October 24, 5pm in Horticulture II Building.
  • silk scarf printNature Craft Workshop: Saturday, October 27, 10 am-2 pm. "Eco-Printing on Silk", with Burl Wood and Elena Staley. Using leaves, flowers, vegetable skins, mushrooms, nut hulls and roots, we will naturally dye silk scarves. This class will include a short walk to identify particular plants, and classroom time designing and steaming our scarves. Class size is limited to 15.
  • rose hipsYoga and Ethnobotany at the Arboretum. Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm and Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 am – 8:45 am. A class combining the ancient practice of yoga and using plants as healing agents. Instructors: Lisa Marie, Yoga/Flower Essence Therapist; Rick Flores, steward of the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program. Registration is required.
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    Ray Collett Rare and Extraordinary Plant Lecture Series: Nov. 1st, 7pm in Hort II. Liv O'Keeffe, What People Don't Know: Lessons from Two Years with the California Native Plant Society.

  • No alternative textFirst Saturday Free TourNov. 3rd. Free tour with paid admission. Meet at Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop at 11:00 am.
  • No alternative textSeed Nature Craft Workshop November 4th, with Vincent Waring and Melody Overstreet 10am to 2pm. Come gain hands-on experience with seed saving, learn strategies for habitat restoration, and explore the life cycle of select native plants. 
  • No alternative textCommunity Day: Nov. 6th, Free admission. The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open without charge to visitors.
  • No alternative textGift & Wreath Sale, Nov. 17th. Annual Holiday Sale, hand-made creations by volunteers, from natural materials. 9am-10am Members' Pre-Sale, 10am-4pm General Public.
  • No alternative textArboretum Board Meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5pm in Horticulture II Building.