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.
Sick Plant Clinic
Saturday | November 5 | 9 am - noon
Join 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 cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.
No reservation required: free
Sunday | November 6 | 11 am -1 pm
Errol Davis of San Francisco's Metaphor Organic will join the Garden for a charming, hands-on beeswax soap-making class. Students will be instructed on the steps of crafting functional and premium quality soap from local ingredients. Learn how to add your own scents and botanicals to make a one-of-a-kind creation. You won't want to miss this Bee Inspired event! Materials included.
$40, $35 members. Registration required. Space is limited!
Autumn in Asia
Thursday | November 10 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Join the Garden and Horticulturist Elaine Sedlack for a tour of the Garden's Asian maple species in gorgeous autumn color. The Garden now has over 35 species of maples representative of species from Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and the Himalayas.
Registration required: members only; free
Fred Dortort Book Signing & Reception
Saturday | November 12 | 2 - 4 pm
The UC Botanical Garden and Timber Press invite you to a special afternoon reception featuring the author of The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species.
Fred Dortort has grown succulent plants and cacti for over thirty years. He lectures widely on succulent plants, has taught classes at the Garden, and has written numerous articles for the Cactus and Succulent Journal, as well as for publications such as Pacific Horticulture and Garden. Please join us as we celebrate the publication of this groundbreaking book. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase. Click here to register.
Registration required: free for members, UCB staff & faculty, docents, volunteers and invited guests
Botanical Art: Autumn Leaves with Lee McCaffree
Sunday | November 13 | 10 am - 4 pm
Fall foliage offers a brilliant color palette to catch our eye, but a graphite drawing or green leaf can be just as fascinating. Expert Lee McCaffree will instruct students on the structure of leaves as students to draw and paint them. The class will consider many types of leaves from the Garden before drawing them and closely examine structure and detail. Students may use pencils or watercolor to create an original work using the colors and/or patterns of fall leaves. All levels are welcome. Registration required: $80, $75 members
Succulent Wreath Making
Wednesday | November 16 | 6 - 9 pm
Create a gorgeous succulent wreath to enjoy all year round. You'll select among a variety of succulents and be guided on how to plant and care for your wreaths. All materials provided. Registration required: $60, $50 members
California Natives: Plants and People Tour for Kids
Saturday | November 19 |1 - 2:30 pm
How could people get everything they need from the natural environment without stores? Learn about the plants used by California Indians for food, shelter, clothing, tools, medicine, games, and music. Join the Garden as we explore the varied customs and skills of California's earliest inhabitants. You'll even create your very own take-home project inspired by early-Californian crafts!
Registration recommended: $15 for each adult and child, $12 members; $5 each additional person