Sick Plant Clinic:
Saturday, July 4, 9 am - noon
Dr. Raabe for his monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases
ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests
that are living in your plants. Please bring plants and disease samples
in closed containers or bags.Twilight Tour:
Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Explore the Garden's collection in the special
evening hours. With the entire Garden to yourselves, don't miss this
opportunity to see amazing plants with Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture Chris Carmichael.
$17, $14 members Reservations required.
NEW! Using Earth and Plant Pigments as an Artist's Medium:
Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29, 6 - 9 pm
Spend three lovely evenings at the Garden with artist Judi
Pettite, who will show you how to mix and apply these
pigments using a variety of natural binders and painting
supports. Discussion of pigment choice, purchasing and/or
growing your pigments, tools, history and contemporary
applications will be woven through each meeting. A few
of the many pigments we sample are: madder, goldenrod,
cosmos, indigo, and ochre.
Pigments and tools are supplied; please bring a sketchbook
and pencil, and additionally you may want to bring
a favorite brush or paper sample. Anyone with an interest
in exploring an ancient medium in a contemporary context
is welcome to attend.
$200, $180 members Reservations required. class limited to 12 participantsSummer Bird Walk:
Saturday, July 18, 9 - 10:30 am
Listen to the sounds of summer! Join Phila Rogers,
expert birder, and Chris Carmichael, Associate Director of Collections
and Horticulture, on a morning walk to discover the Garden's bird life.
$15, $12 members Reservations required.NEW! Shadow Puppet Making (Plants and Animals) for Kids:
Saturday, July 18, 10 - 11:30 am
Learn how to make dynamic plant and animal shadow
puppets inspired by the wonders of the UC Botanical Garden such as
cacti, butterflies, bees, frogs, and lizards. Then practice creative
movements with your puppets like the Jungle Boogie or the Bite of the
Venus Fly Trap! Take your puppets home or put them to work in the Shadow Puppet Theater workshop (August 9).
$18, $15 members Reservations required. Gary Bukovnik- Book Signing, Reception & Art Talk:
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Celebrate Sarracenia: a new watercolor of
carnivorous plant blooms by renowned botanical watercolorist Gary
Bukovnik. Meet the artist and enjoy a talk, an exhibition, book
signing, and twilight reception with wine and dessert, all amidst a
display of spectacular carnivorous plants, and then be the first to
take home a personally signed print of this Garden exclusive.
$40, $35 members; includes a signed and personalized print Reservations required.Redwood Grove Concert - Gojogo:
Thursday, July 23, 5:30 - 7 pm
Gojogo is an unusual quartet that combines the
Western sounds of classical and jazz with the rhythmic traditions of
India. The acoustic instrumentation includes violin, upright bass, tabla, and dholki, a double-headed drum from Northern India.
$15 non-members, $12 members Reservations required.NEW! Papermaking with Papyrus:
Saturday, July 25, 12:30 - 2 pm
Join us to experiment with making the oldest paper
medium in the world. Learn about history, materials and techniques used
to produce ancient papyrus. Then work first hand with papyrus plants
from the Garden to produce your own paper!
$10, $8 members Reservations required.NEW! Spider Hunt in the Garden:
Tuesday, July 28, 8 - 9:30 pm
Join spider expert and director of the Essig Museum of Entomology Dr. Rosie Gillespie for a spider hunt through the Garden. Observe wolf spiders, crab spiders, jumping spiders, sheet web and funnel weavers, long jawed spiders and more.
$15, $12 members; all ages welcome Reservations required.
Always check the Garden Calendar
for event details and updates.
Call 510-643-2755 x03 for event registration.