Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

The Theodore Payne Foundation, Southern California’s leading native plant nursery and educational center, will hold its 19th Annual Native Plant Garden Tour on April 23 and 24. The event, titled Metropolis to Metamorphosis, will be in-person after a two-year hiatus, with brand new narrative content and special events. The Garden Tour opens 34 private and public native plant gardens across L.A. for tour goers to experience a curated selection of the most beautiful and visionary landscapes in the region.

Tickets are available at nativeplantgardentour.org along with detailed information about the tour, and associated offerings. Ticket price of $40 includes admission to all gardens on Saturday and Sunday, a beautifully designed guide booklet, and entry to the after party at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Orchid Magic International Spring Show and Sale

San Diego County Orchid Society (SDCOS) will host its large annual international spring show and sale – this year themed Orchid Magic – from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. “Visitors to this show will discover world class displays, hundreds of magnificent plants, and top orchid vendors. They can hear from expert speakers about growing orchids and orchid conservation,” said SDCOS President Debby Halliday. “We invite everyone to come and see, learn, and shop at this grand celebration of beauty and color.”

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California Native Plant Conference

The 2022 CNPS Conference will offer opportunities to connect, learn and share around California’s native plants—and the diverse communities that depend on them. Presenters will include conservationists, scientists, horticulturalists, educators, researchers, outdoor enthusiasts, culture keepers and more.

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San Francisco Bay Flower & Garden Show

Stroll through gorgeous designer gardens, with artfully arranged plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom. See the designs and watch the demonstrations by world-class floral designers. Discover how to create your own remarkable garden with hands-on demonstrations and inspiring seminars. Meet professional gardeners and nursery owners who can answer all your questions … and help solve those nagging problems. Browse a wide selection of specialty shops featuring unique flowers, plants, gifts, tools, and more. Learn how to grow and prepare fresh, home-grown food.

You can attend the show or be part of it! Either way, be sure to be there! AHS members can present their card at the Box Office to receive $3 off the admission price.

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(Re)place: a Sculptural Installation at California Botanic Garden

(Re)place is a collaboration between artist Brandon Lomax and the California Botanic Garden’s past, present and future. Sculptural works will be shown at various stages of completion from fully-fired clay works that are as durable as stone as well as unfired works that are more vulnerable to the weather and elements of the Botanic Gardens. With guidance from the garden’s horticultural specialists, Lomax embedded some works with native plant species. Throughout the duration of the exhibit, unfired clay works will disintegrate and rejoin the soil, their once solid forms replaced by new plant species.

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Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour – A Journey Through Time and Place

Join us for an interactive at-home experience of California native plant gardens and landscapes through the seasons. Expanding from spring to an entire year of transformation, TPF’s 18th Annual Garden Tour will take you on an adventure through a select group of gardens with HD video and 360-degree views. Together, we’ll become immersed in the urban ecosystem and the native plant community which makes it thrive. Join us for stunning garden footage, landscape designer and homeowner interviews, expert panel discussions, live music, photo contests, native plant beer tasting, and a keynote address from Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home.

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Wild and Beautiful: Artist Alliance Sculpture Exhibit at San Diego Botanic Garden

It is with great pleasure that San Diego Botanic Garden, in partnership with Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance, presents the Wild and Beautiful sculpture exhibition. SDBG has developed a longstanding tradition of exhibiting sculptures within their lush 37-acre urban oasis that, in keeping with the times, continues on a moderated scale for 2021.

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San Diego Epiphyllum Society Mother’s Day Sale & Show

The San Diego Epiphyllum Society presents “Celebrating Our Past” with their 2020 Mother’s Day sale and show. Join in on celebrating their 50th anniversary at this weekend event! Come shop a wide selection of epiphyllum plants and cuttings and view a wonderful flower show. San Diego Epiphyllum Society, Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park, 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

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All About Air Plants

Dive into the world of air plants! Tillandsia, which are more commonly known as “air plants,” have over 500 varieties and are recognized for their ability to grow outside of soil. They are also revered for their beautiful and often unique shapes. During the talk, we will be discussing several Tillandsia subject areas including: the origin and types of air plants as well as care and design. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Beginning Succulent Propagation

Would you like to expand your succulent collection with what you already have? Join us for a lecture with Walker Young, Assistant Curator, and learn how to properly take cuttings and propagate with leaves. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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