August 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, 8/18, 9am.  Designing With Houseplants.  Houseplants are the biggest gardening trend with their ability to make our homes and offices healthier while adding beauty. You’ll learn how to determine your home’s light conditions along with houseplants in different colors and styles that thrive in each light condition.

Saturday, 8/24, 9am.  Creating a Fragrant Garden.  Fragrance can enhance your mood, boost confidence and trigger memories. Our Armstrong horticulturalist will show you plants that can easily be incorporate into your garden adding beauty while offering amazing fragrance.

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 August)

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 August)

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 August)

Coastkeeper Garden

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

www.coastkeeper.org

Saturday, 8/10/19, 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, 8/17, 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, 8/10 and 8/24, 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.

Saturday, 8/17, 9am-12noon.  Summer Fruit Tree Pruning.  Learn the importance of summer pruning for your fruit trees in this hands-on workshop led by Lora Hall of Full Circle Gardening. Topics covered will include training young trees; when, why and how to prune to maintain optimum health; and common pest and disease issues, with a focus on organic controls. $35 members, $45 non-members. Advance registration required at www.huntington.org/calendar .

Thursday, 8/22, 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.

Saturday, 8/24, 9:30-11:30am.  Children’s Workshop: Prickly Poetry.  Create original, mixed-media pop-up books inspired by cacti in the Desert Garden in this workshop led by book artist Rachel Curry. Kids will make three-dimensional cactus books embellished with spines and flowers and then write their own poems about these prickly plants. Ages 7 and up. Fee includes one child and one accompanying adult. $35 members, $45 non-members. Advance registration required at www.huntington.org/calendar .

Saturday, 8/31, 8:30am-5pm, Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center.  36th Annual Succulent Plants Symposium.  International succulent experts will discuss topics ranging from rare West Indian cacti to endangered species legislation. $85. Preregistration is required by phoning 626-405-3504.

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, 8/7, 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 & Sunday, 8/10 & 8/11, 9am-2pm. Inter-City Cactus & Succulent Show. Cactus and succulent lovers of Southern California and beyond have been coming together every August for a competitive display of some of the best grown cultivated plants.  Free for LA County Arboretum members, free for non-members (with admission). For questions, call 626-821-3222.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 8/16-18, 9am-12noon. California Rare Fruit Growers Festival of Fruit 2019.  This 3-day celebration of fruit offers fruit-growing talks, workshops, garden and nursery tours, fruit and plant vendor booths, tastings, and more. Free for LA County Arboretum members, free for non-members (with admission). For questions, call 626-821-3222. To register and the full schedule of events, go to https://festivaloffruit.org/ . 

Saturday, 8/24, 10am-12noon. Learn All About Invasive Plants with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. What makes a plant invasive? What are some of the most problematic invasive plants here in Southern California today? $25 members, $35 non-members. 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.

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

Saturday, 8/3, 9-10am, 11am-12noon, 1-2pm. Design Consultation Workshop: Creating a Native Garden.  Join experienced Nursery Staff for individual one-on-one design consultations.  Whether you are looking to start from scratch or already have an established garden, we will guide you through layout options and plant selection.  Participants must provide digital photos of their landscape at least one-week prior, and upon registration will receive a small information sheet with preparation suggestions. $80 members, $120 non-members. Limited to first 6 registrants (two per time slot). Registration Deadline is July 20, 2019. Please email gnnclaremont@rsabg.org for reservations.

Saturday, 8/24, 9-10am, 11am-12noon, 1-2pm.  Design Consultation Workshop: Creating a Native Garden.  Join experienced Nursery Staff for individual one-on-one design consultations.  Whether you are looking to start from scratch or already have an established garden, we will guide you through layout options and plant selection.  Participants must provide digital photos of their landscape at least one-week prior, and upon registration will receive a small information sheet with preparation suggestions. $80 members, $120 non-members. Limited to first 6 registrants (two per time slot). Registration Deadline is August 10, 2019. Please email gnnclaremont@rsabg.org for reservations. 

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 August)

San Diego Botanic Garden

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

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Check website for listings.Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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

https://www.sbbg.org/

Check website for 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, 8/7, 7pm.  Annual New Plants forum with San Marcos Growers and other local nurseries. Monthly meetings repeat first Wednesdays.

South Coast Botanic Garden

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

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

Saturday, 8/24, 9am-5pm.  American Begonia Society Palos Verdes Chapter Show and Sale.  Begonias are among the favorite foliage plants of gardeners and horticulturalists. They are found in rainforests and prefer a semi-shady location. Begonias do very well in Southern California. They are especially attractive in pots but also thrive planted in a garden. Join us and purchase a begonia of your very own!

Southern California Horticultural Society

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

http://www.socalhort.org/

Thursday, 8/8, 7:30pm.  Anthropologist Michael Wilken will speak on his book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Fridays, 8/2 & 8/16 & 8/30, 11:30am-3:30pm.  Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Orchid Black, Landscape 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. Limit: 8. Prerequisite: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class).  $225 members, $275 non-members; $285 member couples, $335 non-member couples. Last day to register: Friday, July 26, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-orchid-black-beginning-friday-august-2-registration-56059456343

Saturday, 8/3, 9-10am.  Gardening with California Desert Tortoises, a Walk and Talk with Katherine Pakradouni, Propagation Specialist, Grown in LA.  Captive desert tortoises need lifelong care and special attention, housing and food. This outdoor presentation reveals how to keep your tortoise healthy and happy. Native and non-native forage sources are covered, as well as the importance of water and mimicking natural conditions and seasonal rhythms. $15 members, $20 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-with-california-desert-tortoises-a-walk-and-talk-with-katherine-pakradouni-tickets-61590817794

Saturday, 8/10, 8:30-10am.  Cool Container Plants, a Walk and Talk with Flora Ito, TPF Nursery Sales Manager.  Planting a garden in summer heat can be a bummer, but summer is a great time for planting in containers. This outdoor session offers tips for potting up natives to enhance your door step, balcony, patio or larger garden. Pots and supplies, including our custom soil mix, will available for purchase. $15 members, $20 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-container-plants-a-walk-and-talk-with-flora-ito-tickets-62606607047

Saturday, 8/10, 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-55840253702

Saturday, 8/17, 9am-12noon.  Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens with Tim Becker, TPF Director of Horticulture.  This class for home gardeners discusses irrigation principles, techniques and equipment for native plant landscapes – with practical examples, a demonstration of TPF's irrigation system, and plenty of time for questions. Bring your hat and water bottle.  $30 members, $40 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irrigation-practices-for-native-plant-gardens-with-tim-becker-tickets-61957890719

Saturday, 8/17, 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-61716292091

Friday, 8/23, 9-11:30am.  Native Plant Garden Maintenance with instructor to be determined.  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.  $25 members, $35 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-garden-maintenance-with-steve-singer-tickets-62793797940

Saturday, 8/24 & 9/7 & 9/21, 9am-1pm.  Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Andreas Hessing, Landscape Designer and Contractor, Scrub Jay Studios.  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: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class). $225 members, $275 non-members; $285 member couples, $335 non-member couples. Last day to register: Friday, August 16, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-andreas-hessing-beginning-saturday-august-24-registration-57039095470   

Saturday, 8/31, 8:30-10am.  Lawn to Garden Basics, a Walk and Talk with Flora Ito, TPF Nursery Sales Manager.  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.  $20 members, $25 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawn-to-garden-basics-a-walk-and-talk-with-flora-ito-tickets-62095566511

Saturday, 8/31 & 9/14 & 9/28, 9am-1pm.  Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Shawn Maestretti, Landscape Architect, Shawn Maestretti Garden Architecture.  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: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class).  $225 members, $275 non-members; $285 member couples, $335 non-member couples. Last day to register: Friday, Aug 23, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-shawn-maestretti-beginning-saturday-august-31-registration-56208857205

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

Saturday, 8/10, 6-8pm.  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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