Gone East: Exploring the Beauty of the Perfect Tree
Sundays, November 1 & 8, 10 am - noon
Part One: Identification & Plant Selection
Get an overview of the Asian maple species in the Garden's collection, learn to distinguish the different species and explore Japanese maple cultivars recommended for our Bay Area climate in this presentation.
Part Two: Autumn in Asia
A tour of the Garden's Asian maple species in autumn color.
The Garden now has over 35 species of maples representative of species from Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and the Himalayas. Besides the commonly grown Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), there are species with atypical foliage; trifoliate and even entire, unlobed leaves on one evergreen species from Nepal!
Speaker: Elaine Sedlack, Horticulturist, Artist and Bay Area native has worked in the Garden for 25 years caring for the Asian Collection, Herb Garden and Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden.
$30, $25 members for both events. Registration Required Sick Plant Clinic:
Saturday, November 7, 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.Making Local, Traditional Brine Fermented Olives:
Sunday, November 15, 1 - 3 pm
Learn the art of curing olives with Jennifer House of Coco Ranch in Dixon and Kathleen Elliott of Sunol, whose Hillcrest Ranch is featured in the Fall/Winter 2009 edition of Edible East Bay. You'll learn everything from growing olives at home, sorting fresh olives, curing olives and recipes to use with your olives. We'll also learn a history and health of these wonderful fermented pro biotic foods. This event also includes a tasting of Early Harvest Fresh Olive Oil.
$35, $30 members. Registration RequiredBats in the Garden:
Wednesday, November 18, 6 - 7:30 pm
Join the "Bat Lady" Patricia Winters for an informative evening presentation in the Garden on bats. You'll learn the truth about bats and their benefits to the human population. A short lecture and presentation will be followed by a viewing of a variety of live bats that can be seen and enjoyed up close.
$15, $12 Members, $5 Accompanied Children Under 12. 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.