Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Time: 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Instructor: Garden Staff

Location: Courtyard

Member: Preview Party @ $40.00
Nonmember: Preview Party @ $50.00

Get first pick at the Fall Native Plant Sale.

Join us in the Courtyard as we toast the beginning of planting season. Enjoy beverages and light appetizers while you shop the first pick of plants available at the Fall Native Plant Sale.

Celebrate Betsy Collins, Director of Horticulture

Betsy CollinsJoin us at the Fall Native Plant Sale preview party to wish Betsy Collins a very fond farewell as she retires from the Garden. Betsy began her involvement at the Garden as a volunteer in the Horticulture Nursery. She was hired as Living Collections Manager in June 1990 and was responsible for maintaining the plant records. The Garden was just beginning to use computer instead of paper records for tracking plants but had only a rudimentary computer database. Over time, Betsy developed the Garden’s current plant records database in Microsoft Access which is now used to manage both nurseries, public information labels, and seedbank processes. Field work was always a favorite activity and over the years Betsy has collected 1687 accessions for the Garden. Betsy became Director of Horticulture & Facilities in 2011.

Desert plants and Dudleyas were of particular interest and she spearheaded the renovation of the desert section in the 1990s and the development of the Dudleya display in 1993. Betsy initiated the image database project which became sbbgphotos.org which now contains over 90,000 images! After the devastating loss of plant labels caused by the Jesusita Fire, Betsy sought funding to create a GIS map of the Garden’s plantings. Creation of the Island View Garden with her talented staff is probably Betsy’s proudest accomplishment. 

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Become a Plant Sale Sponsor!

Help make this the most successful plant sale yet! Your cash sponsorships and in-kind donations of products and services help us get more native plants in gardens and landscapes throughout central and southern California. Become a sponsor by August 30 to make the most of our benefits:

• Brand exposure to thousands of garden enthusiasts
• Business recognition all month in advertising, signage, and social media
• Member & Sponsors' Preview Party tickets with access to early shopping
• Optional sponsor table on weekends
• Garden admission passes for clients

For more information, contact Heidi Whitman or call (805) 682-4726, ext. 133.

Category: 
Gardening/Horticulture

Fall Plant Sale Highlights

September 27: Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party 
Kickoff this month-long event with a members-only evening in the Garden's courtyard.

September 28: Opening Day
Open to the public: 11am - 6pm

September 29: Make the Most of Water Saving Rebates 
Heather Wehanu, Garden Propagation Manager
Learn how to maximize available rebates and incentives when converting your thirsty lawn to drought tolerant native plants. This discussion will give you a primer on which steps you need to take before you put a shovel to your turf, so you don't exclude yourself from eligibility.

October 5: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Bruce Reed
Bruce Reed, Garden Horticulturist
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

October 5: Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden
Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour. We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds.

October 11: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Heather Wehnau
Heather Wehnau, Garden Plant Progagation Manager
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Plant Propagation Manager Heather Wehnau-Federlein during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

October 19: Native Edible Landscapes
Natasha Elliott, Landscape Designer
Join Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott to enrich both your diet and your yard with native edible plants including Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, and California bay.

October 19: Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden
Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour. We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds.

October 19: Dara Emery Memorial Lecture
A diverse group of panelists will each share their unique perspective on the complicated question of where conservation ends and horticulture begins for the beloved Dudleya.

October 20: Picking Plants with Patrick: Slopes & Erosion Control
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
Don’t let your yard go downhill! Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will help you choose plants to stop erosion, recharge the water table, and frame your beautiful views.

October 26: Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
You don’t need a large landscape to enjoy native plants and create habitat for native insects and animals. Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will discuss how to grow California natives in small spaces.

October 26: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Patrick Wiley
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

- registration required for all events except Opening Day -

  image of SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of native iris available at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  A variety of native Pacific Coast image of iris at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of Matilija poppy, Romneya coulteri, blooming in the SBBG Meadow  Image of Bruce Reed at Members Preview Party taken by Betsy Collins