Sick Plant Clinic:
Saturday, October 3, 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.
Native Plant Dyes:
Sunday, October 4, 10 am - 4 pm
This one-day class focuses on dye making the natural way. Common California native perennials, and several invasive species will be used to create a myriad of colors. Participants will learn the art and ethical practice of harvesting. We will explore the general patterns of local land-use history, and its effects on our relationships with these plants. We will learn how to prepare plant fibers for dyeing. Dye vats from five plants will be made ready for us to experiment with, using locally sourced wool, and silk as our palettes.
$75, $65 members. FULL! Fall Harvest Social:
Thursday October 8, 6 - 9 pm
Celebrate our exhibit "Foods of the Americas" by coming to this exclusive after hours event. You'll have the opportunity to browse the displays, drink seasonal beers or warm cider, and carve pumpkins too!
$25, $20 members price includes 2 drink tickets, and a pumpkin. Registration Required
Mayan and Aztec Medicinal Plant Tour:
Sunday, October 11, 11am - 12:30 pm
Walk through the garden's collection of Mayan and Aztec medicinal plants in the renowned Mexico/Central America Area with Horticulturist Eric Schulz. See plants such as Mal Hombre, the Monkey Hand Tree and Tree Dahlias and learn how they were used.
$17, 15 members. Registration Required Members Only Redwood Grove Reception:
Thursday, October 15, 4:30 - 6 pm
Members are invited to join Director Paul Licht and Barbara Licht for an
afternoon wine and cheese reception celebrating the re-opening of the Stephen T. Mather
Members freeKids Cook in the Garden:
Saturday, October 17, 11 am - 12:30 pm
There's nothing better than eating what you've freshly picked! Join Garden education staff to discover foods growing in the Garden's Crops of the World Collection where you'll harvest ingredients and learn to create delicious snacks, like the Sunny Sunchoke Salad. For budding chefs aged 7-12.
$18, $15 members (adult chaperones welcome with Garden admission). Registration RequiredIntoxicating Plants of the Garden:
Sunday, October 18, 5 - 7 pm
Join us for this new and exciting evening event. A sunset stroll throughout the collection to learn about plants used for making intoxicating elixirs accompanied by food and drink. A few plants we'll see & taste along the way are opuntias, rhododendrons, wormwood, sugar cane, and more!
$55, $50 members Limited to 20 participants. Registration RequiredFall Bird Walk:
Saturday, October 24, 9 am - 10:30 am
Observe resident, migrant and vagrant birds in the Garden's many bird friendly micro habitats with birding expert Phila Rogers and Associate Director of Collections & Horticulture Chris Carmichael.
$20, $15 members. Registration Required3rd Annual Spooky Tales in the Redwood Grove:
Saturday October 31
,1 - 2:30 pm
Wear your favorite Halloween costume to the spell binding enchantment in the UC Botanical Garden.
OH YES! Join a costume parade among the tall, mysterious redwood.
OH DEAR! Bring your favorite Halloween riddle to stump the Witches.
OH MY! Listen to the Witches Four: Jean Ellisen, Bobbie Kinkead, Carol Nyhoff, and Karin Werner tell you playfully scary stories.
OH DEAR! And, watch the Teen Witches perform a hilarious 'Ghost Idol' with startling talents, of course!
$10, $8 for members, price includes one adult and one child, $3 for each additional family member. Registration Required
Always check the Garden Calendar
for event details and updates.
Reservations are accepted daily, including weekends, 9 am - 4:30 pm.
Call 510-643-2755 x03 for event registration or to purchase/renew a membership.