What's Happening at the Garden

All events are open to the public and free, except as noted. They are held in the Garden's Horticulture Building, unless otherwise stated. The Garden is open daily for self-guided tours from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 
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Events for March and April

  • salvia spathaceaPhenology Walk Workshop. March 18, Sunday, 11 am-1 pm. Learn how to monitor the effects of climate change on plants and apply your knowledge in the Arboretum. Advanced registration is recommended.
  • flowerThe Volunteer Enrichment Series. Wednesday, March 21,10am - 2pm, Horticulture II. "Plants of Australia", with Melinda Kralj, Curator of the Australian Garden. Sign up for this session online. Space is limited.
  • pressed flowersNature Craft Workshop: "Pressed Flowers for Crafts & Botany", Sunday, March 25, 10am - 1pm, with Dr. Martin Quigley. Join us for a workshop to learn the techniques not only for drying your plants and foliage, but also how best to mount and maintain them for display. Class size is limited to 20. So pay and reserve your space now!
  • flowerVolunteer Enrichment Series. Wednesday, March 28, 1pm - 3pm. "Nursery Tour & Propagation Demonstration", with Helen Englesberg. (Class limited to 15 persons)
  • No alternative textCommunity Day, April 3 The first Tuesday of every month admission is free to all visitors. NOTEDue to limited parking at the Arboretum and the popularity of Community Day, we greatly encourage visitors to carpool, bike, walk or use public transportation as much as possible.
  • tourFirst Saturday Free Tour, April 7. Free tour with paid admission. Meet at Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop at 11:00 am.
  • plant saleSpring Plant Sale. Saturday, April 14, 10 am - noon Members Pre-sale, Noon - 4 pm Open to the public. In partnership with the California Native Plant Society, the Arboretum's Spring Plant Sale will offer quality, regionally-friendly plants from both groups at great prices.
  • flowerVolunteer Enrichment Series. Wednesday, April 25. "Amah Mutsun Relearning Program", with Rick Flores.
  • Arboretum signFriends of the Arboretum Board Meeting. April 25, 5 pm in Horticulture II Building.
  • basketsNature Craft Workshop: "Pine Needle Basketry", Sunday, April 29, 10am - 2pm, with Kate Jaffe and Elizabeth Evans. Participants will explore the ancient art of coiled basketry, the importance of local botanical resources stewardship, and create a handcrafted basket featuring unique Arboretum fibers to take home. Workshop is limited to 15 participantsPay and reserve your space now!