Sick Plant Clinic
Saturday, February 6, 9 am - noon
Full! Introduction to Botanical Art
Saturday and Sunday February 20 & 21 10 am - 4 pm
$125, $115 members, Registration required,
See below for new class added in March
A History of Gardens in Three Parts
Saturdays, February 13, 20 & 27, 2010, 1 - 3:30 pm
Part 1 | Ancient and Medieval Gardens
Part 2 | Landscape Design from the Renaissance to the Early Modern Period
Part 3 | Modernism
$15, $12 members each class; $40, $30 members for all 3Private Faunal Talk & Newt Tour
with Director Paul Licht
Friday, February 12, 1 - 3 pm
After 40 years as a zoologist, Director Paul Licht discovered plants, but his deep knowledge and love for animals continues in the Garden . Come listen to an exclusive presentation in the Myrtle Wolf Library, normally closed to the public, on Zoology in the Garden followed by a walk to the Japanese Pool where the Newts are having all kinds of fun.
$35, $30 members, Space is limited to 12, Registration requiredValentine's Day High Tea for Kids
Sunday, February 14, 2 - 3:30 pm
Enjoy a special celebration of herbs and flowers at this afternoon tea party for adults and children of all ages. Make fresh teas, herb finger sandwiches, taste lavender cookies and make valentines from pressed botanicals.
$20 (1 adult + 1 child), $17 Members (1 adult + 1 child), $12 Each additional child or adult
Registration requiredConservation Walk for Members
Thursday, February 18, 1 - 2 pm
Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to stroll the Garden with Curator Holly Forbes. She
will describe the Garden's conservation programs for the Presdio and
Franciscan manzanitas and take you to see these and other rare species
in the collection. Space is limited, so get your reservation in
Free, Members only, Registration required
Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, February 20, 9 - 10:30 am
Take a walk with Chris Carmichael, Associate Director of Collections and Research and Phila
Rogers, expert birder, and be surprised by how active the winter is.
$20, $17 Members, Registration required
Happy Newt Year!
Sunday, February 21, 1 - 2 pm
Enjoy this opportunity to visit the newts at the Garden's Japanese Pool with expert docent Jan Washburn on hand to describe what you see and answer questions.
Free with Garden Admission; Stop by the Japanese Pool anytime during the hour; All Ages
Pictured top right: Polypody fern (Polypodium calirhiza
) grows in the California Area of
Pictured bottom left: This is the underside of a Polypodium calirhiza
frond, showing the round sori (spore-bearing structures).
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.
Coming in March
Check the Garden Calendar for wonderful March programs
and events including The Buzz on Bees, a visit with author Pam Peirce, Fiber & Dye Exhibit & Reception, spinning with Eco-Fibers and Native Plant Dyes.New! Monthly Butterfly Walks
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month (March - October) 3 - 4 pm
Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady as she guides you through the collection in search of butterflies.
Free with Garden admission; Space is limited; Registration required; Children welcomeJust Added! An Introduction to Botanical Art
Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, 10 am - 4 pm
This two-day class will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail with botanical accuracy. Work with graphite, colored pencils and watercolor. Led by renowned artist Catherine Watters
. All levels welcome.
$125, $115 members, Registration required