January 2020

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, 1/4, 9am.  Rose Pruning.  Now is the time to plant roses so you’ll be cutting bouquets of roses come spring. It’s also time to prune existing roses. Our local horticulturalist will show you the vast selection of roses and demonstrate step-by-step how to prune your roses.

Saturday, 1/4, 10:30am.  Fruit Tree Time.  Choose your fruit trees now from our largest-of-the-year selection, hand-picked by our experts for your neighborhood. We'll guide you in choosing the perfect fruit tree and demonstrate the easy steps in pruning.

Saturday, 1/11, 9am.  Rose Pruning.  Now is the time to plant roses so you’ll be cutting bouquets of roses come spring. It’s also time to prune existing roses. Our local horticulturalist will show you the vast selection of roses and demonstrate step-by-step how to prune your roses.

Saturday, 1/25, 9am.  Berry Delicious.  Plant berries now for flavorful summer harvests. Armstrong has its largest selection in stock now--chosen just for your neighborhood by our experts. Berries are easy to grow, even in small spaces. We'll show you how.

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/

Check website for current listings.

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

Check website for current listings. 

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, 1/14, 7:30-9:30pm, Fire-Safe Native Landscaping.  Our understanding of what puts homes and properties in danger is evolving. We now know that flying embers are most often responsible for home ignition and that homes can burn while nearby foliage remains intact. We also know that steps we took to save water in drought have made us more vulnerable to fire, flooding and mudslides. So where do we go from here? Cassy Aoyagi, president of FormLA┬« Landscaping and a board member of the LA Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will discuss the 10 steps we can take in our gardens to protect our properties and LA.  Aoyagi’s work includes several fire-wise demonstration gardens, including two fire station gardens. She believes native landscaping can save LA, broadly improving the city’s resilience, and has helped property owners rebuild after fires and is currently working on a series of public fire-wise tours and talks for 2020.

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

https://crfg.org/home/chapters/california/south-bay/

Saturday, 1/18, 10am-12noon, Room A. Grafting Demonstration. Learn how to graft your favorite fruit onto an existing tree or a new tree.  Normally, a tree will produce fruit about two years from the time you graft it. Free; if you join the club, annual membership is $12.  For more information, leave a message for Luz Keating at Ldkeating@sbcglobal.net or 310-765-0570.

Coastkeeper Garden

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

www.coastkeeper.org

Saturday, 01/11/20, 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, 1/11 & 1/12, 9am-5pm. Cool Camellia Celebration.  Celebrate the beauty of the camellia with crafting, walks and demonstrations. The Pacific Camellia Society will also be presenting their annual show.

Sunday, 1/19, 10-11am, Peace Tree Ceremony.  The Rotary Club of Little Tokyo will present Descanso with a Peace Tree that grew from the seed of a plant that survived the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.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, 01/18/20, 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, 1/11, 10am. Friends’ Guided Tour. Meet at the Nature Center and join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden. Limit 15 people.  $5 donation. Repeats on 2nd Saturday.

Saturday, 1/25, 10am. Friends’ Guided Tour. Meet at the Nature Center and join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden. Limit 15 people.  $5 donation. Repeats on 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, 1/9, 2:30pm, Rothenberg Hall.  Garden Talk & Plant Sale:  The ‘Huntington’s 100th’ Rose.  Rose hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington, will discuss how he developed his newest floribunda, ‘Huntington’s 100th’, named in honor of the institution’s Centennial Celebration. The old-fashioned rose is a soft pastel yellow touched with orchid pink and cream, and it has a powerful fragrance reminiscent of citrus blossoms and sweet fruit. The ‘Huntington’s 100th’ rose will be available for purchase following the talk, along with other bareroot varieties.

Saturday, 1/18, 9-10am, Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center.  Ranch Clinic:  Pollinators, People, and Plants.  Nature educator Kristy Brauch Clougherty of the UC Master Gardener program will discuss the symbiotic relationship between plants and insects and some of the common things people do that can disrupt the cycle.  The presentation will explore native and non-native plants, moths, butterflies, and more, and will highlight ways that individuals can participate in “citizen science” to assist with pollinator research.

Saturday, 1/18, 10-11am.  Walking Talk and Tour:  Another World Lies Beyond.  Artist Rosten Woo leads a walk through the gardens as he shares his audio project “Another World Lies Beyond,” part of the group exhibition “Beside the Edge of the World” on view in the Scott Galleries. Five audio stories (accessed via smartphone at locations in the gardens) and related materials on view in the gallery are based on Woo’s Huntington research in the archive of Robert V. Hine, a scholar of utopian communities in California. Reservations: huntington.org/calendar .

Thursday, 1/23, 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.

Thursday, 1/23, 7:30pm, Rothenberg Hall.  East Asian Garden Lecture Series.  I. M. Pei and Wang Shu: Modern and Post-Modern Transformations of the Chinese Garden.  From antiquity to the global present, Chinese gardens have undergone significant transformations. Hui-shu Lee, professor of Chinese art history at UCLA, will reflect on two recipients of the Pritzker Architecture Prize—I. M. Pei and Wang Shu—and their instrumental reinterpretations of Chinese garden design for the modern and post-modern worlds.

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/

Saturdays, 1/11, 1/25 (also 2/8 & 2/22), 8:30am-1pm. Four-Part Regenerative Garden Design Course with Shawn Maestretti. Join landscape architect, contractor, arborist and climate activist, Shawn Maestretti, for an in-depth journey through regenerative concepts and practices. Students will learn the principles and elements of design, how to capture rainwater, nurture living soil, design with native and climate-appropriate plants, re-purpose materials to reduce carbon footprint, implement permaculture techniques to reduce green waste, and so much more. $250 members, $300 non-members, $310 member couples, $360 non-member couples. To register, please call the Education Department at 626-821-4623.

Saturday, 1/18, 10am-12noon. Lasagna Mulching. Using what you have on hand or can source locally is truly sustainable gardening. This workshop will show you how using cardboard and mulch will build fertile productive soil. There will be a visual presentation and a hands-on activity where you will actually help us to build our Crescent Farm. Free but must pre-register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626-821-4623.

Saturday, 1/25, 10am-12noon. Tree Identification Jerry Turney. Each class will have a one-hour lecture that will cover 20 tree species followed by a walk in the Arboretum to see the trees that were covered during the lecture. $20 members, $30 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/

Weekends and Weekdays by Prior Arrangement. One-Hour Garden Tours. Visitors are free to explore the gardens on their own during open hours, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-5pm.  For details about all of our tours, visit http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/things-to-do-hub/tours/ .

Thursday, 1/9, 8-9:30am, meet in the lower parking lot at 8am sharp. Bird Walk. Stroll through the grounds of the historic Rancho and watch both resident birds and seasonal migrants. Participants will also listen to calls and songs and potentially observe other specific seasonal behaviors. Wear comfortable closed toed shoes and bring a hat and binoculars. Rain cancels. More details online at https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/bird-walk-october-2019/ . For more information, please contact Horticulturist Marie Barnidge-McIntyre, 562-206-2040.  Repeats 2nd Thursdays.

Friday, 1/24, 10-11:30am.  Volunteer Opportunities Open House. If you are interested in becoming a garden volunteer, this information session is for you. Gardening volunteers can help in a variety of ways including working in the historic gardens, harvesting fruit and herbs, and creating crafts from plants grown on-site. Must RSVP in advance. For more info and to RSVP go to: https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/volunteer-open-house/

Friday, 1/31 (also 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6), 9am-1pm. Five-Class Garden Docent Training. Learn how to share the Rancho Los Cerritos gardens with the public. After graduation, we ask that you lead at least one tour a month for the public. Must register in advance.  For more info and to register, go to: https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/garden-docent-training-begins-2020/

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

rsabg.org

Check website for 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

Thursday, 1/16, 7pm.  Going Native Replacing a Lawn – A 10 Year Experience with Linda Richards

San Diego Botanic Garden

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

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Sunday, 1/19, 10am-12noon.  Orchid Kokedama Workshop with Kodema Forest.  Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, you will learn the skills behind Kokedama and how to make your very own. Please bring your own apron and gloves. $20 members, $24 non-members; also $38 per student materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor at the class.  Register by 1/12 at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Home 

Saturday, 1/25, 9am-3pm.  12” Open Heart Succulent Wreath Workshop with the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team.  Create a unique Open Heart Succulent Wreath with special clippings from our Botanic Garden. This will make a beautiful centerpiece or welcome wreath for your front door. Please bring small clippers. $75 members, $90 non-members; fee includes all materials.  Register by 1/18 at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Home 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

Check website for listings. Monthly meetings repeat first Wednesdays.

South Coast Botanic Garden

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

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

Sunday, 1/5, 1-4pm, Classroom A.  The South Coast Rose Society will feature pruning demonstrations of hybrid tea, floribundas, climbing, miniature and old garden roses followed by a hands-on workshop. Demonstrators will cover proper pruning tools and preparing the rose garden for a spring bloom. Rose cocktail, clippers. For additional information, contact Howard Feltham at hfelt@aol.com

Southern California Horticultural Society

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

http://www.socalhort.org/

Thursday, 1/9, 7-9pm.  Tree Care and Keeping Trees Around As Long As Possible with Nick Araya.  Admission is free for members, children, and students with ID, and $5 for non-members. Meetings also include expert discussion of plants in the Plant Forum table, and we often have Plant Raffles. Plants, used and new books and magazines are usually for sale at the meetings.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Saturday, 1/4, 1-3:30pm.  Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer, 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-79750731585

Saturday, 1/4, 1/18, & 2/1, 9am-1pm.  (Last day to register = Friday, December 27.)  Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, Landscape Designer and Contractor, Seco Verde, Inc.  Class will be held in Tarzana; address provided after registration.  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. Limited to 8 students. Prerequisite: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class).  $235 members, $285 non-members.  $235 member couples, $345 non-member couples.  Last day to register = Friday, December 27.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-carol-armour-aronson-beginning-saturday-january-4-registration-63155931090

Friday, 1/10, 1/24, & 2/7, 8:30am-12:30pm.  (Last day to register = Friday, January 3.)  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. Limited to 8 students. Prerequisite: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class).  $235 members, $285 non-members.  $235 member couples, $345 non-member couples.  Last day to register = Friday, January 3.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-orchid-black-beginning-friday-january-10-registration-72746335247

Saturday, 1/17, 9-10am.  Irrigation Basics for the Native Garden, a Walk and Talk with Tim Becker, 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.  $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-81845930381

Saturday, 1/18, 9am-12noon.  Propagating Native Plants from Cuttings with Tim Becker, Director of Horticulture.  Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation. Various species of native plants will be discussed and started from cuttings in this hands-on session, and you’ll leave with a flat of starts for your own garden! Please note that this workshop is held in our propagation shed and gardens; students should come prepared for three hours of standing with up to one mile of walking in the sun. Limited to 10 students. $50 members, $65 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/propagating-native-plants-from-cuttings-with-tim-becker-tickets-81863717583

Saturday, 1/18, 1:30-3:30pm.  Sustainable Slopes with Joshua Link, Ecotone Studios. The fundamentals of gardening on uneven ground using native plants and light-on-the-land construction methods for stabilization and erosion control. This class includes information for gardeners in fire-prone areas.  $20 members, $25 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-slopes-with-joshua-link-tickets-84942897493

Saturday, 1/18, 1:30-3:30pm.  Native Seed-Starting Workshop with Tim Becker, Director of Horticulture.  Learn the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of propagating native plants from seed. This hands-on workshop covers basic seed physiology, seed viability, germination cues and pretreatments, and sowing and aftercare. Each student will take home a flat of seeds they’ve sown! All materials provided. Limited to 10 students.  $50 members, $65 non-members.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-seed-starting-workshop-with-tim-becker-tickets-81855735709

Saturday, 1/25, 2/8, & 2/29, 8:30am-12:30pm.  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. Limited to 8 students. Prerequisite: Theodore Payne Foundation’s Right Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before first design class).  $235 members, $285 non-members.  $235 member couples, $345 non-member couples.  Last day to register = Friday, January 17.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-part-california-native-garden-design-with-andreas-hessing-beginning-saturday-january-25-registration-70382236163

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

Saturday, 1/4, 7:30-10:30am.  Bird Walk & Breakfast.  Limited attendance.  Tickets available at www.gardens.ucr.edu 


Sunday, 1/12, 1-3pm (Rain date = 1/19, 1-3pm).  Rose Pruning Demonstration. 

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

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

Check website for current listings.  


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