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2015 Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture Series

May 23, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Now in its fifth year, the Wine and Cheese Lectures are a fun way to relax with friends and engage with interesting speakers who share their unique perspectives on the natural world.

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Citizen Science Club & California Naturalist Open House

August 4, 2015

Would you like to learn more about citizen science at the Garden?

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Garden Explorations: Catastrophe in Mission Canyon

August 8, 2015

What on earth is the catastrophe in Mission Canyon?

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Tea House and Garden

August 8, 2015

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Trails 'n' Tails

August 15, 2015

It's awesome being a dog at the Garden! Garden visitors will receive one free admission per leashed dog to enjoy a number of exciting doggie activities!

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Sketching the Natives

August 21, 2015 - September 18, 2015

Botanical drawing is a time-honored way of studying and appreciating the natural world

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Digging Deeper: Understanding Soil

August 22, 2015

The time to plan for fall planting is now!

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Wine & Cheese Lecture Series: Dudleya's Kissing Cousins: Adventures in Baja, California

August 22, 2015

an overview of this diverse, beautiful, and quintessentially Californian genus of native succulent plants

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Design Ideas for Your Native Garden: Start With a Plan

August 29, 2015

Bruce Reed, SBBG Horticulturist, presents some guiding principles for conceiving and establishing home gardens with native plants

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California Naturalist Program

September 2, 2015 - November 4, 2015

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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