March 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/

Check website for events.

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 March)

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 March)

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

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Tuesday, 3/12, 7:30pm, Oaking the Simi Hills with Wendi Gladstone and John Luke.  Slide show and lecture presentation.  Refreshments will be available.

Coastkeeper Garden

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

www.coastkeeper.org

Saturday, 3/09/19, 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, 3/16/19, 5:30-8:30pm.  Night Garden: Plant Power.  Plants have the unique power to heal. Immerse yourself in nature and discover how the plants around you can make you healthier.  Take a guided tour and enjoy guest speakers who get you thinking and pique your curiosity about science, nature, people’s relationships to plants, and the world around you.  Hands-on activities for all ages.  Refreshments available.  $5 members, $15 non-members.  Register online at www.descansogardens.org or in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at 818-949-4200.

Friday through Sunday, 3/29 through 3/31, 9am-5pm.  Tomatomania!  Select from hundreds of tomato and pepper seedlings including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.  Also, talks and classes, cooking demonstrations, and tomato refreshments.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Sunday, 3/17, 11:30am-4pm.  14th annual Desert Garden Tour in Palm Springs.  Self-drive to five desert-friendly, water-conserving gardens of various sizes. Free for current members; $20 non-members, $5 students. Cash only. Register at deserthorticulturalsociety.org or onsite day of event at Sagewood, 1943 E. Sandalwood Drive, Palm Springs.  Information: deserthorticulturalsociety.org, Facebook at dhscvgardentour, or Tracy Merrigan at tracymerr@me.com or 310-428-9500.

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, 3/16, 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 March)

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

Saturday, 3/9, 10am. 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 on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Saturday, 3/9, 10am. Home Composting. Learn how to build and improve your composting system and speed up the process of turning yard clippings and food scraps into soil. This class provides an overview of composting for the beginner and focuses on answering questions and providing participants with advanced techniques. $7 members, $10 non-members.

Tuesday, 3/12, 1pm. Spring and Summer Gardening. Expert gardener Yvonne Savio will discuss the many edible and ornamental plants to add to your garden and enjoy during our warm season. $20 members, $25 non-members.

Wednesday, 3/13, 1pm. Herpetology. Students will compare and contrast several live reptiles and amphibians – learning about life cycles, animal behavior, and adaptations along the way. Come meet these scaly, slimy friends – and go searching for some local reptiles at the Arboretum’s pond! Ages 6-13, $15 per person.

Thursday, 3/14, 6pm. Yoga with Essential Oils. Join us for this introductory power yoga class, which includes foundational postures and flowing sequences. After class, students are invited to sample essential oils and to learn about their benefits. Specific essential oils were chosen representing plants found at the Fullerton Arboretum.  $15 members, $18 non-members.

Saturdays, 3/16-3/17, 9am-4pm. Veggiepalooza: Monster Tomato & Pepper Sale. More than 100 varieties of tomato plants will be for sale, including every size from cherry to beefsteak and every color from white to black. In addition, more than 70 varieties of peppers will be available, including Jigsaw Pepper, Atomic Starfish Pepper, Giant Ristra Pepper, and Shishito Pepper. We are very excited to offer Glass Gem Corn, whose beautiful kernels shine brilliantly like glass. This decorative, edible, and delicious variety was bred from a Native variety by Carl "White Eagle" Barnes, the famous Cherokee corn collector. All the plants for this sale were carefully propagated and organically grown exclusively in the Arboretum by skilled volunteers.

Thursday, 3/21, 9am. Beginner Bonsai. Have you ever wanted to have your own bonsai tree but did not know where to start? Attend this workshop and receive a bonsai tree, basic pot, soil, instructions on care and maintenance, and some history on the art of bonsai. This class is designed for beginners. $20 member, $25 non-members.

Saturday, 3/23, 10am. 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 on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Thursday, 3/28, 6pm. Make Jun Kombucha. Class focuses on developing unique flavor pairings of local and seasonal honey and green tea varietals to produce an amazingly healthy and delicious lightly effervescent beverage. Registration fee includes starter kit. $40 members, $45 non-members.

Saturday, 3/30, 10am. Composting with Worms! Learn how to introduce and maintain worms in your home composting system! When worms do the composting work for you, you get the reward of rich “fluffy” soil that works wonders in your garden. $7 members, $10 non-members.

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.

Saturday, 3/2, 9am-noon.  Tea Workshop: The Basics.  Angie Lee of 1001 Plateaus and Linda Louie of Bana Tea Company lead a tasting workshop covering the basic profiles and processing steps of the six major types of tea; factors that affect quality; and how to brew the perfect cup. $55 members, $65 non-members. Registration: huntington.org/calendar.

Saturday, 3/2, 10am-noon.  Flower Arranging: Spring Bulbs.  Create a colorful spring arrangement with tulips and other flowering bulbs in this workshop led by Casey Schwartz and Kit Wertz of Flower Duet. $85 members, $100 non-members.  Registration: huntington.org/calendar.

Saturday, 3/2, 1-2:30pm.  Children’s Workshop:  Spring Flower Arranging.  Kids ages 7 and up can learn how to create floral designs using tulips and other spring flowers in this fun, hands-on workshop presented by Flower Duet.  Fee includes one child and one accompanying adult – $35 members, $45 non-members.  Registration: huntington.org/calendar.

Saturday, 3/9, 9:30am-12:30pm.  Children’s Botanical Art Workshop: “Honey, I Shrank the Huntington”. Enjoy a tour of the Desert Garden and then learn how to design, build, and care for your own pocket-sized desert world with Jennifer Wilson of Understory Workshop. Ages 7 and up. Fee includes one child and one accompanying adult -- $55 members, $65 non-members.  Registration: huntington.org/calendar.

Sunday, 3/10, 10am-noon, Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center.  Penjing Demonstrations.  Chinese penjing masters Huang Jui Wei and Lu Xueming will demonstrate the art of making large tray landscapes with miniature trees—a horticultural art similar to Japanese bonsai. The finished works will be donated to The Huntington for the planned penjing courtyard in the Chinese Garden. No reservations required.

Thursday, 3/14, 2:30pm, Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center.  Garden Talk & Plant Sale:  The Changing California Landscape.  Nurseryman and new plant specialist Nicholas Staddon will spotlight some exciting plant choices from the desert southwest that are ideal for Southern California’s climate, requiring limited water, care, and attention. Staddon will also discuss some of the latest trends in the gardening world. A plant sale follows the talk. No reservations required.

Thursday, 3/14, 4:30-6pm, Auditorium, Brody Botanical Center. Historia Plantarum:  Botanical Texts From the Mediterranean World.  Alain Touwaide, historian of botany, medicine, and medicinal plants, explores related topics in this popular seminar series. No reservations required.

Saturday, 3/16, 9:30-11am. Family Curator Tour:  PlanTastic! Explore The Huntington’s Herb Garden using all of your senses in this workshop led by curator Kelly Fernandez. Touch, taste, and smell various plants; learn how to grow them at home; and make your own “smell art” with clippings from the garden. Ages 5 and up. Fee includes one child and accompanying adult.  $10 members, $20 non-members.  Registration: huntington.org/calendar.

Saturday & Sunday, 3/16 & 3/17, 10am-5pm, Brody Botanical Center.  16th Annual Clivia Show & Sale, presented by the Southern California Chapter of the North American Clivia Society.  Visitors can enjoy more than 200 beautiful plants and floral displays, prize-winning exhibits, browse through the sale area for unusual varieties to take home, and cast their votes for the “People’s Choice” award. Flower fans can also attend a series of informative, hour-long talks and demonstrations: Clivia Care and Repotting (11am Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday), Flower Arranging with Clivia (1pm Saturday and 3:30pm Sunday), and An Introduction to Clivia (1:30pm Sunday).

Tuesday, 3/19, 1-4pm, Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center.  Nigel Dunnett on Designed Plant Communities.  Sponsored by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Internationally acclaimed landscape designer Nigel Dunnett will speak about planting dramatic, long-season, low-input landscapes that create the immersive experience of being surrounded by nature—even in the most urban of contexts. Emphasis is placed on climate-adapted planting and practical maintenance techniques, with examples of no- or low-irrigation landscapes and water-sensitive design. Dunnett, one of the world’s leading voices on innovative planting design, is a past gold medal winner at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show and the 2018 winner of the prestigious Landscape Institute Award for Planting Design, Public Horticulture, and Strategic Ecology. Tickets: $40–$75. Reservations: www.eventbrite.com .

Saturday & Sunday, 3/23 & 3/24, 10:30am-5pm, Brody Botanical Center.  62nd Annual Bonsai Show, presented by the California Bonsai Society.  Discover the timeless appeal of an ancient horticultural art form featuring dozens of beautiful specimens created by bonsai masters. Additional examples can be seen in the permanent display in the Japanese Garden’s Bonsai Courts.

Sunday, 3/24, 2:30pm, Rothenberg Hall.  Documentary Screening:  Once Upon a Forest.  Watch a rainforest grow before your eyes in this exquisite documentary by filmmaker Luc Jacquet (The March of the Penguins). Narrated by renowned French botanist Francis HallĂ©, the film invites audiences to enter, discover, and marvel at a universe of untold treasures and to join their voices in the increasingly urgent call to preserve our world. Following the film, HallĂ© will participate in a short panel discussion and Q&A with botanists Matt Ritter (California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo) and David Lee (Florida International University). Running time: 78 mins. French with English subtitles. No reservations required.

Tuesday, 3/26, 7:30pm, Rothenberg Hall.  East Asian Garden Lecture Series:  Sino-Buddhist Medicine: A Missing Link in the Global History of Medicine.  The product of centuries of cross-cultural exchange between medieval India and China, Sino-Buddhist medicine is one of the best documented examples of the circulation of medical knowledge in the premodern world. C. Pierce Salguero, associate professor of Asian History and Religious Studies at Penn State Abington, will provide an introduction to the principles of Sino-Buddhist medicine, with particular focus on pharmacology and medicinal plants. No reservations required.

Thursday, 3/28, 4:30-5:30pm, Auditorium, Brody Botanical Center.  Botany Bay Series:  Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists.  Explore the wonders of the plant world through discussion and hands-on lab time in this monthly series for “citizen scientists” led by Jim Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens. Attend one session or participate every month. No reservations required.

Sunday, 3/31, 2:30pm, Rothenberg Hall.  Botany and the Roots of the British Conquest of Sri Lanka.  Sujit Sivasundaram, director of the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge, will discuss the historic gardens that existed in Sri Lanka before the arrival of the British and the changes they faced during the colonial period. Under foreign rule, botanical gardens became an important tool of empire building as sites for introducing, propagating, and collecting plants. This program is presented in conjunction with the LACMA exhibition, “The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka.”  No reservations required.

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, 3/6, 1:30-3:00pm. Plant Information: Flowering Trees & Fruit Trees with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. Register online at arboretum.org/calendar.

Saturday, 3/16, 11am. Botany of Booze: A Garden Walking Tour with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough.

Saturday, 3/16, 10am. Crescent Farm Workshop: Mycorrhizae. Learn about the subterranean secrets of these beneficial fungi. Register online at arboretum.org/calendar.

Friday & Saturday, 3/22 & 3/23, 9am-4:30pm. Tomato Plant Sale. Mark your calendar for our popular tomato talk and spring plant sale! You’ll find other vegetables, herbs and other plants to add to your garden.

Saturday, 3/23, 10am-noon. Native Shrubs in Your Landscape with Laramee Haynes. This workshop will cover designing and caring for native shrub gardens. $25 members, $35 non-members. Register online at arboretum.org/calendar.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

Daily, 3:30pm, Nature Gardens, just outside Nature Lab and under the bridge.  Nature Walk.  Join us on a walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing diversity of life that calls L.A. home.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am, Nature Gardens, just outside Nature Lab and under the bridge.  Nature Gardens Exploration.  Join us for a hands-on activity in our dynamic Nature Gardens.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815
562-431-3541

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/

Saturday, 3/9, 12noon-2:30pm, Rancho Gift Shop.  A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens with Janet Brown Becker.  There’s no better time to enjoy the Rancho’s nationally recognized gardens which were planned and executed in the early decades of the 20th century under the careful guidance of owner Florence Green Bixby using outstanding landscape architects and plantsmen of the era, including the Olmsted Brothers, William Hertrich, Florence Yoch, Paul J. Howard, and Allen Chickering.  Guide Ms. Becker has a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in California garden design and history from UC Berkeley. She studied under the Rancho’s preeminent landscape architectural consultants, Russell Beatty and David Streatfield. Ms. Becker oversees the historic interpretation, curatorial documentation and horticultural integrity of the Rancho’s gardens.  This tour is appropriate for adults and interested teens. Visitors will be on their feet, standing and walking for the entire tour. Comfortable shoes are a must, preferably with closed toes. A hat and drinking water are advisable.  $5 per person.  Space is limited.  Advance reservations required at www.rancholosalamitos.org .   Reservations are not refundable but may be transferred.

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

Saturday, 3/2, 10-11am. Edible Natives: Foraging, Growing & Preparing. Interested in California native edible plants? Join us to learn how to grow and prepare common native plants that provide sustenance and fabulous flavor! $5 public, free for members. Please register here: https://www.rsabg.org/events-programs/classes

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, 3/21, 7pm. Sub-Tropical Trees and Fruit Trees which are Adaptable in the Inland Empire with Larry Dodson.

San Diego Botanic Garden

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

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Saturday, 3/16, 10am-4pm, Got Green?  Gather ideas on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle with organic gardening tips, plant-based cooking demos, vegan food trucks, live entertainment and a Green Marketplace!  $32 Members, $40 non-members.  Register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Home

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

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

www.sbchs.org

Wednesday, 3/6, 7pm.  Heritage Mission-Era Plants of La Huerta Gardens at the Old Mission Santa Barbara with Jerry Sortomme.  Jerry discusses the 1769-1834 exact History-scape Flora of Alta California Mission plants, which he defines as singularly unique plant species or varieties or strains that are accurate for the Alta California mission era and have a distinctive storyline. The plants within the Old Mission's walled garden include edible trees such as ancient Mission citrus, fig, olive, pear and pomegranate; edible shrubs and vines such as Old Mission Santa Barbara nopal cactus, Mission grapevine and Castillo sugarcane; seasonal edibles such as Bolivian Rainbow chilis, maize/corn and Sonora winter wheat; frontier herbs such as horehound, sweet mace and lemon verbena; and utilitarian crops such as Pima cotton, gourds and Cochineal Mission cactus. Ornamental plants include Rose of Castile, Montezuma marigold, Blood of Christ begonia and Serra autumn crocus. Indigenous flora includes Portola California sycamore, Island Torrey pine, Sea Bluff white sage and Humqaq dudleya. After retiring from Santa Barbara City College as the Program Chair and an Instructor in the Environmental Horticulture Department for 22 years, Jerry created La Huerta Gardens. He is its manager and leads volunteers on Wednesday Work Days and other days to maintain the gardens. Jerry holds a California lifetime secondary education teaching credential and is a long-established professor, nursery professional and promoter of hands-on horticulture.  Repeats first Wednesdays.

South Coast Botanic Garden

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

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

Saturday, 3/9, 10:30am-4pm.  African Violet Show and Sale.  Learn about the care and culture of the African Violets. How to put down a leaf, re-pot a mature plant, rejuvenate a plant with a long neck and remove a sucker. The sale will feature many varieties of houseplants, including beautiful African Violets. The show will feature exquisite specimens.

Saturday, 3/30, 9am-4pm.  Spring Plant Sale.  Join us for the annual plant sale to get a head start on your home garden. Propagation and Back 40 Volunteers have been hard at work throughout the year to bring out their very best wares. From clivias to succulents, the Spring Plant Sale has you covered.  And, since the plants are grown here on site and in the open-air, they tend to be heartier than those sold at the local hardware stores.

Southern California Horticultural Society

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

http://www.socalhort.org/

Thursday, 3/14, 7-9pm.   California Native Plants with Mike Evans from Tree of Life Nursery.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Friday, 3/1, 9-11:30am.  Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Steve Singer, TPF Horticulturist.  Topics include watering, fertilizing (or not), mulching, pest management and other aspects of garden care. You’ll also discover how native plants respond to pruning cuts (good and bad), what we trigger with our gardening activities, and how to develop good maintenance goals. Part of the class with be held outdoors; bring your hat and water bottle.  $25 members, $35 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-garden-maintenance-with-steve-singer-tickets-52729943681

Saturday, 3/2, 1:30-3:30pm.  Look, Ma, No Lawn! With Steve Gerischer, Landscape designer, Larkspur Garden Design.  Are you ready to lose the lawn? Have you applied for a turf removal rebate? We’ll explain how to take it out and offer alternatives – specifically low-care native plants that need no fertilizer and use a fraction of the water required for turf. $25 members, $35 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/look-ma-no-lawn-with-steve-gerischer-registration-52624650747

Saturday, 3/9, 9am-noon.  Propagating California Native Plants with Jordan Isken,TPF  Production Manager.  Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation. 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.  $50 members, $60 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/propagating-california-native-plants-with-jordan-isken-tickets-50454918018

Saturday, 3/9, 1:30-4pm.  Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer, TPF Director of Special Projects.  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.  $25 members, $35 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-plant-right-place-with-lili-singer-registration-52066945636

Thursday, 3/14, 10-11am.  Irrigation Basics for the Native Garden, a Walk and Talk with Tim Becker, TPF Director of Horticulture.  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.  $15 members, $20 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irrigation-basics-for-the-native-garden-a-walk-and-talk-with-tim-becker-tickets-52965191313

Saturday, 3/23, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale.  Showcasing a large selection of local annuals, both popular and unusual. Plants for every corner of the garden, including natives that attract birds, butterflies, bees, and other welcome wildlife! Shop early for best selection!  TPF members get 15% off plants, seed and TPF gear.  Non-members get 10% off plants, seed and TPF gear.  More details at: http://theodorepayne.org/event/poppy-day-spring-plant-sale/?instance_id=294

Wednesday, 3/27, 3-5pm.  Right Plant, Right Place at the Natural History Museum.  NOTE:  meets at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), 900 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007.  Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This workshop 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 Native Garden Design Course. The workshop begins with a presentation and is followed by a walk through the Museum’s Nature Gardens. $25 TPF or NHM members, $35 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-plant-right-place-at-the-natural-history-museum-tickets-54771183083

Saturday, 3/30, 1:30-4pm.  Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer, TPF Director of Special Projects.  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.   $25 members, $35 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-plant-right-place-with-lili-singer-registration-52067085053

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521
951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

(None for March)

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