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 | February 4 | 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
Newts Explained at the Japanese Pool
Sunday | February 5 | 2-3:30 pm
Sunday | February 26 | 2-3:30 pm
Come visit the Japanese Pool at the Garden where the newts are having all kinds of fun. A docent will be available to explain the newt activity and maybe even net a newt or two for a close-up look, while explaining the newt's life-cycle and habitat.
Free with Garden admission. Registration not required.
Natural Discourse Symposium: Artists, Architects, Scientists and Poets in the Garden
Friday | February 10 | 9 am - 4 pm
Join the discussion with Natural Discourse: Culture and Ecology. This is an exciting opportunity to interact with a diverse group speakers who will address questions about how man's invention and interpretation of nature has influenced their practice.
Registration required; $65 general , $30 students. Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments.
Valentines Day Tea for Kids
Sunday | February 12 | 10 -11:30 am
Sunday | February 12 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Enjoy a special celebration of herbs and flowers at this afternoon tea party. We'll use our senses to explore these fragrant edibles, talk about their uses and benefits, and see how they grow. Make fresh teas and bite-size herb finger sandwiches. Also make valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.
Registration required: $18, 15 members
Garden Glasshouses: Members Walk
Thursday | February 16 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Come in out of the cold and delight in the "gems" we have in our glasshouse collections. You'll be introduced to some of the treasures in the Garden's glasshouses by expert Horticulturist Christy Matasick. The tour will take you through the Orchid, Fern and Carnivorous Plant House and the Tropical House. Please note, the Arid House is not included.
Registration required: members only; free.
Rainwater: What is it Good for? Absolutely Everything!
Saturday | February 18 | 1 - 2 pm
Tom Spargo, inventor of the RainSaucer standalone rainwater harvesting system, will discuss how personal rainwater collection is crucial to solving the world's water crisis. Learn how you can make a difference by harnessing this fresh, free, and sustainable resource. Tom will demonstrate how to create a standalone rain barrel in under 10 minutes with no tools required.
Registration required: $10, $7 members.
Members' Horticultural Walk: Magnolias
Tuesday | February 28 | 1 - 2:30 pm
Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture Chris Carmichael will lead a walking tour of the Garden's nationally recognized Magnolia
Free. Members only. Registration required. Register online or call 510-643-2755.