A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms:
41st Annual Fungus Fair at the
Lawrence Hall of Science
Saturday and Sunday,
December 4 & 5 | 10 am - 5 pm
The Hall will be filled with wild-mushroom displays, edible mushrooms, and plenty of mushroom ephemera.
Don't forget to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mushroom) for experts to indentify.
Our members get free admission by showing their membership card; our visitors get free admission by showing their (same day) receipt.
Sick Plant Clinic
Saturday, December 4 | 9 am - noon
Free. No reservations required.
Customer Appreciation Sale
Saturday | December 4 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Purchase $150 or more from the Landscape Cacti and Succulents Nursery and you will save 30% off the tagged price. This excludes succulent picture frames and mini-gardens. All sales are final, no exchanges or returns.
Wednesday | December 8 | 2:30 - 3:15 pm
Join Molly Bolt, Botanical Garden docent and mom with her son Rowan, on this special tour of the Garden for parents with their children under 3 years old. This 45 minute tour will guide you around the Garden and end on the lawn for gentle play and snacks (bring your own). While geared towards the adults, understanding accommodations are made for diaper changes and enthusiastic kids. Children must be in a stroller or carrier for the tour portion.
Free with Garden Admission; Meets in front of the Garden Shop
Evergreen Wreaths and Garlands
Wednesday | December 8 | 6 - 9 pm
Create and take home your own beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden and other materials are included, but be sure to bring your own hand pruners.
Registration required: $30, $25 UCBG Members. Limited to 20 people.
Winter Botanicals as Paintings
|Pinus Silvestris by Lee McCaffree|
Friday and Saturday | December 10 & 11 | 10 am - 4 pm
Take a break from the business of the holidays to explore the colors of winter by painting botanical subjects. Berries, evergreens, cones and dried plants make exciting subjects from the Garden's plants. Use paints or colored pencils to capture the beauty in a painting of your own. Each student will work at their own level. Taught by Lee McCaffree. Lee trained at Kew in London and is a popular instructor at Filoli.
Registration required: $160, $150 UCBG members
Register for two or more botanical illustration programs and receive $10 off each program.
Conifers and Caryota, A Few of My Favorite Things
Thursday | December 16 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Walk with Chris Carmichael, Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture through the Garden on December 16th when he will focus on the Garden's extensive collection of conifers, including several rarities. You'll also visit Chris' other favorite - and obscure - plants in the collection .
Registration required: $10, Free for Members Limited to 20 people
Coming in January
Plants Illustrated: An Exhibit of Botanical Art
sponsored by the Northern California Society of Botanical Illustrators
January 8 - 28, 2011 | 10 am - 4 pm
Free with Garden Admission
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.