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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CA Native Garden Tour

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. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Basic Design Principles- Plant Selection

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. The class will end with a short garden walk to look at some classic plant combinations in the landscape. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Basic Design Principles – Gardening with Crassulaceae

When most gardeners use the word ‘succulents,’ they are generally referring to members of the Crassulaceae (stonecrop) family. These wonderful plants (such as Echeveria, Sedum, Aeonium and many more) come in a wide variety of shapes and colors and are an essential element of the water-wise garden. We’ll go over best planting practices, how to make design decisions and dependable selections you can incorporate in your garden right now. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Bancroft History Tour

Learn all about Ruth Peterson Bancroft’s life story through the narrative of the Bancroft family’s illustrious legacy in California. Jack Grady O’Neil, RBG docent, will bring Ruth’s history to life set against the backdrop of Hubert Howe Bancroft, his children and their families in early Walnut Creek. His talk will include details of Ruth’s early life and the creation and evolution of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Landscaping with Trees

Learn all about finding the right tree for your space with Joshua Smith, horticulture instructor at Diablo Valley Community College. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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