July 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, 7/6, 9-10am.  Growing Plumerias.  It is so easy to grow the Hawaiian lei flower. Learn basic care and techniques to keep plumeria healthy and blooming all summer long.  For more information: https://www.armstronggarden.com/event-calendar/event/eventview/id/188/

Saturday, 7/20, 9-10am.  Growing Succulents.  Trending succulents and cacti are some of the easiest plants to grow. Our experts will give you tips to keep them healthy, happy and beautiful.  For more information: https://www.armstronggarden.com/event-calendar/event/eventview/id/171/

Wednesday, 7/3, 10-11am.  Gardening With Kids – Seeds.  Available only at Anaheim Hills, Claremont, Monrovia, San Juan Capistrano, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin and Weschester locations.  Learn about the anatomy of seeds, and how they grow. Explore and compare different kinds of seeds, then make seed balls to take home and plant. Open to all ages but ideal for grades K-3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Must register online. For more information: https://www.armstronggarden.com/event-calendar/event/eventview/id/314/

Wednesday, 7/10, 10-11am.  Gardening with Kids – Birds.  Available only at Anaheim Hills, Claremont, Monrovia, San Juan Capistrano, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin and Weschester locations.  Gardens provide food and habitat for birds, in turn, birds help gardens grow. Learn how and then create a bird seed feeder to take home. Open to all ages but ideal for grades K-3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Must register online.  For more information: https://www.armstronggarden.com/event-calendar/event/eventview/id/313/

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 July)

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 July)

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 July)

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter
South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

http://www.crfg.org/south-bay

Saturday, 7/20, 10am-12noon.  How To Make My Dream Garden with Rick Yessayian, who is very knowledgeable in fruit trees propagation and interested in teaching everyone how to grow and propagate fruit trees.

Coastkeeper Garden

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

www.coastkeeper.org

Saturday, 7/13/19, 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

Check website for current listings.

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, 7/20, 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/

Check website for current listings.

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

Saturday, 7/13 and 7/27, 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. $5 donation. Repeats on 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.

Monday, 7/8, 11:30am-3:30pm at 20-minute intervals, Japanese Garden.  Japanese Teahouse Tours.  Learn about the history of the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and the traditions behind its use.  Repeats second Mondays.  

Thursday, 7/11, 2:30pm, Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center.  Second Thursday Garden Talk & Sale - Australian Ant-Plants.  Attila Kapitany, a leading expert on Australian succulents, will give an illustrated talk about ant-plants—one of the most unusual types of succulents in the world.  Also known as myrmecophytes, ant-plants are highly evolved succulents possessing structural adaptations that provide food and shelter for colonies of ants. The ants, in turn, contribute to this symbiotic relationship by aiding in pollination and seed dispersal, providing nutrients, and defending the plants against herbivores. A plant sale follows the talk.

Thursday, 7/25, 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. Repeats fourth Thursdays.

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, 7/3, 1:30-3pm.  Plant Information with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.  Repeats First Wednesdays.

Saturday, July 20, 9am-2pm. Plumeria Day. Plumeria plants for sale, expert talks, and tours of our spectacular grove! For questions, call 626.821.3222.

Saturday, July 27, 10am-12pm. Composting & Vermiculture with David Karp. Discover the different methods of the composting process, from collecting food scraps to vermiculture. Learn what materials can be composted and how worm castings (poop!) can improve your soil. $25 for LA County Arboretum members, $35 for non-members (includes admission fee). Register online at arboretum.org/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/

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.

Friday, 7/12 and 7/26, 5-9pm.  Summer Nights in the Gardens.  Get outside this summer and enjoy the evening breeze, late sunset, and starry skies in this celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens.  Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, wandering among a myriad of outdoor experiences, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens, all while enjoying the live music performances.  For more information, go to nhm.org/summernights

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

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

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/

Check website for current listings.

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

See website for current listings.

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

(None for July)

San Diego Botanic Garden

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

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Saturday & Sunday, 7/20 & 7/21, 10am-4pm.  Insect Festival 2019.  This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, ladybugs and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions at several information booths that will teach and entertain children and adults alike.  For more information, go to https://www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm

Sunday, 7/14, 9-11am.  Forest / Nature Bathing with Rhana Kozak.  Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea, and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in the natural world has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. $32 members, $40 non-members.  Please register by July 7 at https://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Sunday, 7/27, 9am-12noon.  Living Wall/Vertical Garden with Mary Lou Morgan.  Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden by planting your own 10" x 20" wall with a variety of succulents, in a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. Living walls can be beautifully displayed both indoors or out. $30 members, $36 non-members.  Additional $80 per student materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor at the class.  Please register by July 20 at https://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105
805-682-4726

https://www.sbbg.org/

See website for current listings.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

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

www.sbchs.org

Wednesday, 7/3, 7pm Monthly Meeting - check website for listings. Repeats first Wednesdays.

South Coast Botanic Garden

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

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

See website for current listings.

Southern California Horticultural Society

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

http://www.socalhort.org/

Thursday, 7/11, 7:30pm.  "Native Plants and the Critters That Love Them" with educator and co-author Robert Allen.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Saturday, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 9am-1pm.  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. Limit: 8. Prerequisite: Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class). $225 members, $275 non-members; $285 member couples, $335 non-member couples. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-carlos-flores-beginning-saturday-july-13-registration-56208406858

Saturday, 7/20, 8/3 & 8/17, 9am-1pm.  California Native Garden Design with Steve Gerischer, Landscape designer, Larkspur Garden Design.  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. Limit: 8. Prerequisite: Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class). $225 members, $275 non-members; $285 member couples, $335 non-member couples. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-steve-gerischer-beginning-saturday-july-20-registration-5620875790

Saturday, 7/6, 1:30-4:00pm.  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 your garden’s conditions, including climate, soil, sunlight and space. A valuable class for beginners and the prerequisite for our 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-55839919703

Friday, 7/12, 9-10am.  Irrigation Basics for the Native Garden, A Walk and Talk with Tim Becker, TPF Director of Horticulture.  This focused walk on TPF grounds covers how, when and where to irrigate, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of 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-61948828614

Saturday, 7/13, 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-61597527864

Saturday, 7/20, 9-10am.  Native Plant Maintenance Basics, A Walk and Talk with Steve Singer, TPF Horticulturist.  A quick overview of maintenance practices for the native garden held outdoors on TPF grounds. Limit: 15. $15 members, $20 non-members. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-maintenance-basics-a-walk-and-talk-with-steve-singer-tickets-62786154077

Saturday, 7/27, 8:30-10am.  Lawn to Garden Basics:  A Walk and Talk with Flora Ita, TPF Nursery Sales Manager. The lawn is gone (or will be soon), and you’re looking for native plant inspiration? This walk on TPF grounds showcases landscape options and explains how to create a basic planting plan. Students will receive a copy of our new From Lawn to Garden guide. Limit: 10. $20 members, $25 non-members. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawn-to-garden-basics-a-walk-and-talk-with-flora-ito-tickets-60669245346

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

Saturday, 7/13, 6:30-8:30pm.  Twilight Tour.  Join us for a guided tour and enjoy the magic of the Gardens at Twilight! Light refreshments will be served. $7 members, $10 non-members.  Tickets available at www.gardens.ucr.edu . For more information, ucrbg@ucr.edu or 951-784-6962.



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