botany 101

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

$150 Public | $125 Members

BOTANY 101

In this two day class, take your passion for plants to the next level with an introduction to botany! You will be introduced to plants' physiology from their roots to their shoots, and will explore concepts of their biological evolution, taxonomy, and ecology. This class will provide you with a larger overview of the diversity of plants found all around us and equip you with a grounded set of plant ID skills! 

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Midnight Magic BHK

Saturday, September 30
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25 Public | $20 Members

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA HERB WALK

Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore.

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bee class

Saturday, October 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$25 Public | $20 Members

WHY WE NEED OUR BEES: NATIVE BEE BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION

While the honey bee gets the most attention native bees are abundant in almost every garden and often go unnoticed. Join UC Riverside entomologist Quinn McFrederick, PhD., on this garden talk and walk as he introduces the biology of some common native bees, their importance as pollinators, and the threats they are facing. Bring a hat, water, comfortable walking shoes, and all your questions and join us first in the East Classroom where Dr. McFrederick will give a short introductory talk before taking you out on the garden trails.

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What to Plant

Saturday, October 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15 Public | $10 Members

WHAT TO PLANT? WHAT TO PLANT? WHAT TO PLANT?

Want to attract hummingbirds and butterflies but not sure which plants are best? Live above Claremont or at the beach? Have clay soils and the plant heartbreak that comes along with? Have an area under an oak that has seen multiple failures?
Join this two hour workshop with expert RSABG staff for suggestions and advice. The workshop is two weeks before the launch of the Grow Native Nursery season at RSABG to give you time to follow up with more sleuthing on your own so that you can arrive on the 21st with your plant list mapped out (or with refined questions to ask at the Experts' Table).
Limited to 20 participants to ensure quality of the experience

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Midnight Magic BHK

Sunday, October 15
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25 Public | $20 Members

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA HERB WALK

Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore.

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oak class

Saturday, November 4
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$120 Public | $100 Members

LEARN YOUR OAKS! 

OAK WORKSHOP

Learn from the expert! Fred Roberts, author of The Illustrated Guide to the Oaks of the Southern Californian Floristic Province, will help you to unravel our sometimes confusing oaks.

Oaks are an important element of the California landscape, and as a group, they are easily recognized. Nineteen species and five additional varieties are known to occur in Southern California, and telling them apart is not always easy. Many oaks are similar in appearance and, especially the white oaks, hybridize readily.

The goal of the class is to teach participants to recognize key characteristics for separating our southern Californian species and to recognize hybrid forms. 

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Midnight Magic BHK

Sunday, November 5
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25 Public | $20 Members

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA HERB WALK

Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore.

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holiday wreath

Saturday, December 2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$45 Public | $40 Members

HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOP

Looking for that perfect holiday-way to say you love California native plants? Show your spirit by crafting your own grapevine wreath decorated with fresh-cut California native plants from California's native garden. RSABG Volunteer and Florist, Linda Prendergast leads this fun holiday workshop where participants will style their own wreaths using fragrant foliage, fruits, and other native cuttings. Bright red toyon berries, fragrant stems of white sage and juniper lend themselves perfectly as adornments. Hang one on your door, fence, or mailbox - or make two - these native wreaths make great gifts! Space is limited, sign up today.

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Midnight Magic BHK

Sunday, December 3
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25 Public | $20 Members

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA HERB WALK

Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore.

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