Summer Sips: Oaks in the Home Landscape

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Bruce Reed

Location: Blaksley Library & Courtyard

Summer Sips: Oaks in the Home Landscape

Can we create beautiful gardens under mature oak trees? Learn the simple rules and a few tricks for growing under oaks with the health of your trees in mind. Garden Horticulturist, Bruce Reed, shares some of his experience and observations on keeping our premier shade tree happy in a cultivated setting.


Image of Bruce Reed, HorticulturistBruce Reed was raised on an organic farm in the Lompoc valley, and received his B.A. at Westmont College. He has traveled widely since, gaining his experience in the retail nursery industry as a manager and grower. Bruce has managed the Garden Nursery for more than a decade and now supervises planting and growing throughout the Garden.


Grassini Family Vineyards

Grassini Family Vineyards

Botany/Natural History
Over 21

Summer Sips Series

Register for all 3 and recieve a discount

Each event begins with wine tasting paired with delicious appetizers and conversation with the local sponsoring vintner in the Garden’s Courtyard. 

  • Presentations are held in the Blaksley Library
  • Attendance is limited, please reserve early
  • Introduce a friend to the Garden by inviting them to join you for a Summer Sips event.
  • Tickets are fully transferable

-or- register for each lecture individually, see dates & event details below:

June 23: Oaks in the Home Landscape*
Bruce Reed, Garden Horticulturist
Winery: Grassini Family Vineyards

July 14: Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Island
Steve Junak, Emeritus Herbarium Curator, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Winery: Beckman Vineyards

August 11: Designing Native Gardens
Carol Bornstein, Director of the Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Winery: TBD

*rescheduled from 6/9 due to Red Flag