And to say veritie, and not to fable, Sick Plant Clinic
We are a merry rout, or else a rable,
Or company, or, by a figure, Choris, That fore thy dignitie will dance a Morris. - John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen (1684)
Saturday, May 1, 9
am - noonBerkeley Morris Dancers
Saturday, May 1, 12:15 - 12:45 pm
Welcome the merry month of May with a performance in the Garden entry plaza by the Berkeley Morris dancers. Morris dancing
is a living tradition, linking pastoral communities of long ago with the
cities, towns, and extended communities we live in today.
Free with Garden admissionBringing Back the Natives
Sunday, May 2, noon & 2 pm
Come celebrate natives with our two special tour offerings. At noon families can join docents to learn about California Natives: Plants and People on our popular ethnobotanical tour.
At 2 pm join docent and California native propagator, Cristina Campbell, on a tour through the California collection.
Free with Garden admissionNational Public Gardens Day
Friday, May 7, 9 - 5 pm
Come support your favorite public garden. To show our gratitude for
your support we'll be handing out postcards and free one-time use
passes to all visitors who come through this day.
Sign up for a
membership and receive a fine art print (for details see the Membership
Matters article in this Clippings
). There will be docent tours
at 11 am and 1 pm leaving from the Garden Shop.
Free with garden admissionSucculents for Little Green Thumbs
Saturday, May 8, 2 - 3 pm
Children of all ages, together with their parent/guardian, will explore amazing succulents, discover where and how they grow, and pot-up their plants to take home. The program features a mini-tour of the Arid House and Desert collections, and refreshments made from edible succulents.
$20, $17 members; price includes one adult and one child; $12 each additional child or adult per family, Registration requiredRagas and Redwoods: Indian Classical Music in the Grove
Sunday, May 9, 2 - 4 pm Mothers Day!
Join visiting artists from India Partha Bose
on sitar with tabla player Indranil Mallick at this special Mother's Day concert. Perfect for families.
$15, $12 membersHorticultural Walk
Thursday, May 13, 1 - 2:30 pm
Join Horticulturist of the California Area Ken Bates on this special tour through the Garden's California collection.
$10; Free for Members, Space is limited; Registration required
Saturday, May 15, 1 - 3 pm
Join guest horticulturists and designers from Flora Grubb Gardens
in San Francisco to learn how to design vertical gardens. You'll learn the appropriate plants to use, their care and you will plant a vertical garden to take home with you.
$50, $40 members, Registration requiredA Walk Through the Garden of Old Roses
Garden of Old Roses
Saturday, May 15, 10 am - noon
Join horticulturist Peter Klement for a lovely morning stroll through the Garden of Old Roses at the peak of its bloom. Discover the rose's rich historical background and listen to amazing ethnobotanical tales.
$20, $15 members, Registration requiredIntroduction to Chinese Traditional Medicine
Sunday, May 23, 10 am - noon
Come listen to Anastacia White
, practitioner and teacher of Chinese Traditional Medicine talk on the principles of CTM. The talk will be followed by a walk in the Garden's Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden.
$20, $15 members, Registration requiredMonthly Butterfly
Tuesday, May 25, 3 - 4 pm Join Sally Levinson,
Garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady as she guides you through
the collection in search of butterflies. Rain cancels this walk.
Free with Garden admission; Space is limited; 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.