January 2019

Submitted by Yvonne Savio
Contact each location to confirm the listed event, for details, and for a full schedule.
Events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

 

Armstrong Garden Centers

Including Anaheim, Claremont, Costa Mesa, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Long Beach, Monrovia, Newport, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Westchester

www.armstronggarden.com/

Saturday, 1/5, 9am.  Rose Pruning and Planting.  Armstrong professionals will demonstrate proper pruning techniques and provide helpful hints and tips for planting and caring for roses. 

Saturday, 1/5, 10:30am.  Fruit Tree Pruning and Planting.  Learn how to prune fruit trees for a more fruitful harvest and what to look for in a pruner and more.

Saturday, 1/12, 9am.  Rose Pruning and Planting.  Armstrong professionals will demonstrate proper pruning techniques and provide helpful hints and tips for planting and caring for roses. 

Saturday, 1/12, 10:30am.  Fruit Tree Pruning and Planting.  Learn how to prune fruit trees for a more fruitful harvest and what to look for in a pruner and more.

Saturday, 1/26, 9am.  Growing Your Own Berries.  Our experts can show you how blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and boysenberries can all be grown in California gardens.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
818-398-5420

http://cnps-sgm.org/

(None for January)

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
First United Methodist Church

1008 11th Street
Santa Monica 90403
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

(None for January)

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

(None for January)

Coastkeeper Garden

1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869
714-850-1965

www.coastkeeper.org

Saturday, 1/12/19, 9:30am.  Monthly Garden Share.  Attendees bring garden-related items such as plants, cuttings, pots, tools, produce, etc., to trade.  This is a great way to obtain new plants and meet like-minded plant lovers.  For more information, go to 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoastkeeperGardenShareRepeats second Saturdays. 

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011
818-949-7980

www.descansogardens.org

Saturday & Sunday, 1/12 & 1/13, 9am to 5pm. Cool Camellia Celebration. Descanso Gardens boasts the largest camellia collection in North America, and the blooms are especially spectacular in January. Celebrate these colorful winter blossoms with musical performances, special walks, crafting and flower arranging demonstrations. Activities are free with admission. Visitors can register online at www.descansogardens.org, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-4200.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
626-398-5420

http://www.ecnca.org/

Every Wednesday, and second Sunday, 10am.  Eaton Canyon Gardening Group.  Volunteers maintain the garden. 

Saturday, 1/19, 9am-12noon, Nature Patio.  Conservation Work Day. We will be weeding invasive plants to conserve habitat for the native species.  Gloves, tools and a snack will be provided. Please bring your own drinking water, and wear clothing, footwear and sun protection appropriate for outdoor work. As a reminder, our volunteers under the age of 18 should bring along an adult. RSVP to eatoncanyon.conservation@gmail.comRepeats third Saturdays. 

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815
562-570-1745

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/parks-centers-pier/el-dorado-nature-center/

(None for January)

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

Tuesday, 1/8, 1 pm. Container Gardening in Southern California. Expert gardener Yvonne Savio will discuss advantages and disadvantages of growing in containers, including choosing pots and plants, basic gardening considerations, many successful techniques, and some fun container. $20/members; $25/non-members.

Saturdays, 1/12, 10 am. Public Nature Tour. Meet at the Nature Center and join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden.   Repeats 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Saturdays, 1/26, 10 am. Public Nature Tour. Meet at the Nature Center and join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden.   Repeats 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108
626-405-2100

www.huntington.org

Every Saturday, 10am-1pm.  Ranch Open House. Stop by The Huntington’s urban agriculture site during our weekly open house and pick up some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening. Experts from the University of California Los Angeles County Master Gardener program will be on hand to answer questions and offer seasonal tips. The half-acre Ranch Garden—part classroom and part research lab—draws inspiration from The Huntington’s agricultural heritage to explore optimal approaches to gardening in Southern California’s semi-arid climate. The mission of the Ranch is to reconnect people with their food in beautiful and livable ways, inspiring visitors to incorporate edibles into the landscape of their home gardens. Visit huntington.org/ranchgarden/ to learn more. From the Teaching Greenhouse, follow signs to the site. Repeats every Saturday.

Thursday, 1/10, 2:30pm.  Rothenberg Hall.  Garden Talk & Plant Sale:  The ‘Huntington’s Hundredth’ Rose.  Rose hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington, will introduce his newest floribunda, ‘Huntington’s Hundredth’, developed to commemorate the institution’s upcoming centennial, which gets underway in the fall of 2019. The old-fashioned rose is a soft pastel yellow touched with a blush of orchid pink and cream, with a powerful fragrance reminiscent of citrus blossoms and sweet fruit. The ‘Huntington’s Hundredth’ rose will be available for purchase following the talk, along with other bareroot varieties.

Thursday, 1/24, 4:30-5:30pm, Auditorium, Brody botanical Center.  Botany Bay Series:  Plant Science for Citizen Scientists.  Explore the wonders of the plant world through discussion and hands-on lab time in this series for “citizen scientists” led by Jim Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

Daily, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, Tour meeting place outside the museum entrance.  45-minute Garden Tours.  The Central Garden, designed and conceived by artist Robert Irwin, is an evolving work of art, with tree-lined walkways through extraordinary sights, sounds, and scents.  Repeats daily.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, Tour meeting place outside the museum entrance.  40-minute Garden Tours.  Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of four ancient Roman gardens.  Repeats Thursdays and Saturdays.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
626-821-4623

www.arboretum.org/

Wednesday, 2/2, 1:30-3pm. Plant Information: Home Vegetable Gardening with Soil Preparation with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. Free for LA County Arboretum members, free for non-members (with admission). Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.  .  Repeats first Wednesdays.

Saturday, 2/5, 9-11am. Rose Pruning & Care with instructor Jill Morganelli, Horticultural Supervisor of LA County Arboretum. Join Jill Morganelli for a workshop about rose pruning and rose care. January is a big month for roses; proper pruning and soil building will determine the health and beauty of roses throughout the year. Disease control will also be covered. $25 for LA County Arboretum members, $35 for non-members (includes Arboretum admission). Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday and Sunday, 1/12 and 1/13, 9am-5pm.  Winter Cactus Show. The San Gabriel Valley Cactus & Succulent Society exhibits highlight the splendors of the fall and winter, growing succulents and cacti rarely seen in summer shows.

Saturday and Sunday, 1/19 and 1/20, 9:30am-4:30pm.  Baiko-En Bonsai Kenkyukai Show and Sale.  Baiko-En Bonsia Kenkyukai Society will present the only show of deciduous, miniaturized trees in the United States.

Saturday, 1/19, 10am-12noon. The Re-Generation of Gardens with instructor Shawn Maestretti, principal of Shawn Maestretti Garden Architecture (SMGA) and the creator of ‘The Re-Generation of Gardens.’ Join us for a presentation inspired by the synthesis of garden design, inspiration from nature, and the incorporation of natural processes into man-made landscapes. This presentation weaves together the importance of regenerative garden practices, the beauty of climate appropriate plants, and hands on tips for garden enthusiasts who want to deepen their connection to the soil, to nature and their gardens. One solution is to imagine and develop resilient gardens where humans and nature can grow and evolve together in a symbiotic relationship. Free for LA County Arboretum members, free with admission for non-members. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday and Sunday, 1/26 and 1/27, Sat 1-5pm, Sun 9am-4:30pm.  See and enjoy many different varieties of lovely camellias with a wide range of colors and forms.

Saturday, 1/26, 1:30-3:30pm. Herbs in the Kitchen – The Culinary Herbs with instructor Irene Strathis. Learn how to incorporate herbs into your cooking not just for their aromatic flavors, but more importantly for the ways in which they support our body’s natural systems of circulation, digestion, and metabolism. In this class, we will discuss the medicinal and folkloric uses of some common culinary herbs. Along with our discussion, we will prepare and sample some herbal foods, dips, and dressings, as well as employ traditional methods of herbal infusions, decoctions, and powders. $25 for LA County Arboretum members, $35 for nonmembers. Register online at arboretum.com/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

See website for updated info.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5pm. Garden One-Hour Tours. Rancho Los Cerritos offers free one-hour garden tours for visitors. For details about all of our tours, visit http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/things-to-do-hub/tours/. Repeats every weekend.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

rsabg.org

(None in January)

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

Church of the Nazarene
1307 E Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Frank Herendeen 909-793-3333

http://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Thursday, 1/17, 7pm.  Overview of the World of Mushrooms – Gourmet, Nutritional and Medicinal – with Master Gardener Jerry Poupard.  Fungi and their mushrooms have survived and thrived on earth to survive millions of years of challenges.  Closer to animals than plants, mushroom survival solutions provide numerous genetic solutions for mankind often in a delicious way.  Mr. Poupard’s presentation will give a broad overview of the quiet fungal space race taking place and focusing on mushroom nutritional and medicinal benefits, cooking and tincture methods to access these benefits.  A mycocentric world view that will change the way you look at gardening, landscaping, mushrooms, plants and … DIRT!

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
760-436-3036

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Sunday, 1/13, through Sunday, February 17, 10am-1pm (5-week course).  Master Composter Training.  Presented by the Solana Center for Recycling.  Learn the art and science of composting that includes lectures, demonstrations and a field trip. In this class, you’ll learn to reduce your carbon footprint by keeping food and yard waste out of landfills, turn it into a nutrient-rich amendment for use in your garden and increase water retention.  Cost: $50. Encinitas residents receive preferential registration.  Bring a buddy from Encinitas and their registration fee is waived. Register online at http://solanacenter.org

Saturday, 1/26, 9am-12noon.  Living Wall / Vertical Garden.  Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden for your garden or home. We will be planting a 10” x 20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used indoors or outdoors and incorporate a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.  Members $30, non-members $36. Additional $80 per-student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Register by January 19. 

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110
805-684-5725

www.sbchs.org

Wednesday, 1/2, 7pm.  California Natives – Nuanced or Needy? Ben Miller, S&S Seeds.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-544-1948

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

(None for January)

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
818-567-1496

http://www.socalhort.org/

Thursday, 1/10, 7-9pm.   Houseplants and Balcony Gardening with Jennifer Hinostroza of Mt. San Antonio College.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Fridays, 1/4, 1/18, and 2/1, 11:30am-3:30pm.  Three-part California Native Garden Design with Orchid Black, garden designer, Native Sanctuary.  This comprehensive course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability, and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Prerequisite: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class). Limit: 8.  Members $225, Non-members $275; Member couples $285, Non-member couples $335.  Last day to register: Friday, December 28.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-orchid-black-beginning-friday-january-4-registration-48927326952

Saturdays, 1/5, 1/19, and 2/2, 9am-1pm.  Three-part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, landscape designer.  This comprehensive course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability, and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Prerequisite: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class). Limit: 8.  Members $225, Non-members $275; Member couples $285, Non-member couples $335.  Last day to register: Friday, December 28.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-carlos-flores-beginning-saturday-january-5-registration-49252750302

Friday, 1/11, 9-10am.  Native Plant Maintenance Basics, a Walk and Talk with Steve Singer, horticulturist, Theodore Payne Foundation.  A quick overview of maintenance practices for the California native garden – held outdoors on TPF grounds. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring your hat and water bottle. Limit: 15.  Members $15, Non-members $20.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-maintenance-basics-a-walk-and-talk-with-steve-singer-tickets-52754495115

Sat, Jan 12, 9-10am.  Irrigation Basics for the Native Garden, a Walk and Talk with Tim Becker, Director of Horticulture, Theodore Payne Foundation.  Curious about the best ways to water your native garden? This focused walk on TPF grounds covers how, when and where to irrigate, as well as the benefits and drawbacks for overhead, drip and hand-watering equipment. Bring your hat and water bottle. Limit: 15.  Members $15, Non-members $20.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irrigation-basics-for-the-native-garden-a-walk-and-talk-with-tim-becker-tickets-52758933390

Saturday, 1/12, 1:30-4pm.  Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer, Director of Special Projects, Theodore Payne Foundation.  Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This course discusses local plant communities and their conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden site, including climate, soil, sunlight and space. A valuable class for beginners and the prerequisite for Theodore Payne Foundation’s Three-Part California Native Garden Design Course. Members $25, Non-members $35.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-plant-right-place-with-lili-singer-registration-52066772117

Friday, 1/18, 9am-12noon.  Propagating California Native Plants with Jordan Isken, Production Manager, Theodore Payne Foundation.  Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation with TPF nursery staff. A variety of native plant species will be started from cuttings or divisions in this hands-on session, and you’ll leave with a flat of starts for your own garden! Limit: 10.  Members $50, Non-members $60.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/propagating-california-native-plants-with-jordan-isken-tickets-50454852823

Saturday, 1/19, 9-10am.  Lawn to Garden Design Basics, a Walk and Talk with Flora Ito, Nursery Sales Manager, Theodore Payne Foundation.  The lawn is gone (or will be soon) and you’re looking for native plant inspiration? This focused walk in TPF’s gardens will showcase different landscape options and explain how to create a basic planting plan. Students will also receive a copy of TPF’s new From Lawn to Garden workbook. Limit: 10.  Members $20, Non-members $25.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-lawn-to-garden-design-basics-a-walk-and-talk-with-flora-ito-tickets-52977088899

Saturday, 1/19, 1:30-3pm.  Firewise Gardening: Groundcovers with Orchid Black, garden designer, Native Sanctuary.  Plant your groundcovers now for next winter using a designer's palette of gorgeous low-maintenance plants to lower fire risk, enhance defensible space, and reduce erosion. Members $20, Non-members $30.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-firewise-gardening-groundcovers-with-orchid-black-tickets-52734362899

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521
951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

Sunday, 1/13, 1-3pm.  Rose Pruning Demonstration and Raffle of Garden-Related Items. 

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

http://screc.ucanr.edu/Extension_Outreach_-_Education/

(None for January)

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