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Succulent wreaths are fun to make and a beautiful addition to your home decor. During this hands-on class, we will make our own wreath, which will grow out into to a lush and lively centerpiece for any table. Materials included in fee. 9:30am-12pm, $45 members; $55 non-members. Please register.
Decked out in it holiday finery, the Gift Shop will put in a festive mood for the season. You’ll find a wide selection of new products. Join us for refreshments, and more. Regular admission applies; members free.
Learn how we are preparing for winter and what vegetable we are planting in the Garden for all Seasons. Guide: Tom Moure, Arboretum Gardener. Included in admission; members free.
Learn how to safely make and bake your own sourdough bread starter. This workshop explores various known methods and techniques, includes a sampling of various sourdough breads, and the option to take home an active sourdough starter.
Please join us in the Library for a presentation by Kat High on making sun prints and bookmarks. Using sunlight and collected plants participants will enjoy creating one of a kind crafts to take home. Children and families are welcome! This workshop is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org. Free; RSVP required, space limited
This Thanksgiving week, the Arboretum is offering an all new, three-day Fall Nature Camp (Monday-Wednesday). Enjoy fall crafts, learn why leaves change as the weather cools and get outside to explore the Arboretum as birds fly south and stop by Baldwin lake. Late November is the best time to be outside so come join us as we explore fall at the Arboretum!
From creating natural raised beds just outside your door, to covering the back forty, sheet mulch will bring to life extremely beautiful, low-maintenance, low-cost gardens. Using what you have on hand or can source locally is true sustainable gardening. We will have a visual presentation and a hands-on activity where you will actually help us to transform inactive ground into fertile, resilient soil, for planting this fall.
“Tending the Wild shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This documentary examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.” —KCET Free and open to the public RSVP required, space limited
Join Master Artist Ron Pettie’s Oil & Acrylic Painting Class for a weekend of art, performance, and special prizes. The artists will be on hand to welcome the public and to share their knowledge and love of their art. Included in admission; members free.
Docent-Led Adult Walking Tours are Tuesdays–Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Tours are not offered on “free” Tuesdays (third Tuesday of the month). Please note that tours are not offered during the months of August and September.
Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a knowledgeable docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Tours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am-4pm, and Sundays 1-4pm.