Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series

Summer Sips Series

June 17, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series kicks off its 7th year.

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Wild Bees

August 9, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp’s crisp macro photographs bring you closer to the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of wild bees and illustrate the unique relationship between native plants, crops, and bees.

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Create Your Own Nature Journal

August 24, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Enhance your nature journal with instructor JoAnn Metzger. Learn and practice some of the latest artistic techniques...

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Garden to Table Dinner in the Redwoods

August 25, 2017

Join us in the Redwood Grove for a special Garden to Table Dinner. 

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Natural History of the Channel Islands

August 26, 2017

Director of Conservation & Research Denise Knapp presents an overview of the natural history of the Channel Islands; the ‘Galapagos of California’.

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Gardening Under Oaks

August 26, 2017

The Garden’s head horticulturist and certified arborist Bruce Reed leads a discussion of the do’s and don’ts of gardening alongside the Central Coast’s premier shade tree. 

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Garden Tour: Chumash Ethnobotany

August 26, 2017

Explore the Garden through a new lens as our docent guide discusses Chumash uses of our native plants.

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Native Herbs of Mountain & Chaparral

September 2, 2017

Emily Sanders, certified clinical herbalist, leads a Garden walk, exploring folk, magical, medicinal, and culinary uses of the native herbs, trees, and shrubs found in mountain and chaparral plant communities. 

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California Naturalist Program

September 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017

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

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Teahouse and Garden (September)

September 9, 2017

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

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