A night of recognition of the Peggy Rahn and Susan Kranwinkle
A collection of cat-inspired automobiles, including Jaguars, Cougars, Tigers and more will captivate visitors as they admire these sleek cars amid the garden setting.
Donald R. Hodel, Environmental Horticulture Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension, will discuss and present photos of his two expeditions with Cuban botanists to document the amazing palms of this island nation.
Meet mixed-media artist Richelle Gribble whose works are derived from observations of living systems and their environment and inspired by ecosystems throughout the Arboretum. The reception will be from 1-3pm. Regular admission applied. members free. The exhibit runs though December 15.
Witness the transformation of a beloved fallen tree into a sculptural piece representing diversity of flora and fauna of the Arboretum. Charles Dickson, well known sculptor and artist in residence at Watts Towers, is one of the 120 artists whose work will be featured at the Forces of Nature II art exhibit in December.
Mitchell Hearns Bishop, the Arboretum’s Curator of Historical Collections, will lead this walking tour to visit trees planted more than a 100 years ago during the Baldwin era. You’ll learn all about the history, land and life on the Baldwin Ranch.
Join us for a demonstration showing how to create custom picture frames and shadow boxes with wood. The demonstration will be by Rockler Woodworking & Hardware, presenting sponsor of the Forces of Nature II exhibition in December of art created from trees lost at the Arboretum
Don’t miss the Gift Shop’s annual plant sale. If you’re an armchair gardener, stop by the Arboretum Library’s used book sale.
New this year: Flying Spiders with ScrapKins! Join Recycled Art masters, ScrapKins to transform a cardboard tube and a plastic bag into a flying Halloween spider and pick up an autographed copy of their book “ScrapKins: JunkFlying Spiders with ScrapKins! Other activities: Mini-pumpkin decorating, arts, crafts, games, spooky storytime, costume parade, and face painting.
Captured through the lens of photographer Rick Darke, New York City’s High Line and the acclaimed work of designer Piet Oudolf lend focus to the exploration of new landscapes emerging from vernacular origins. Darke photographs illuminate Oudolf’s transformative design of the High Line’s extraordinary public space, once an elevated freight rail line in Manhattan’s West Side.
Howl at the moon in upward facing Werewolf, stoke your inner bonfire with bellows breath of fire, hop on your broom, fly like a bat, stretch like a black cat, walk like Frankenstein and float like a ghost. Have fun, surrounded by nature as you lengthen and strengthen your muscles, and loosen your joints, just like a skeleton. There will be treats!