FREE Programs at Grow Native Nursery - Claremont

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Grow Native Nursery Claremont free workshops. 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
 

OCTOBER 2016

FALL PLANTING FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 1, 10AM TO 4PM

(8am - 10am RSABG Members only access)

The seasonal opening of Grow Native Nursery includes several free lectures, including "Ethnobotanical uses of the Native Plants of California " with Nicholas Hummingbird at 11:30am to 1pm and "How to Water Your Plants for Drought-Tolerant Establishment" with Carlos Ruiz at 1:30pm to 3pm. Lectures will be held in the Lenz Classroom.  The nursery will open at 8 a.m. for RSABG members, 10 a.m. for the public, and remain open through the afternoon.

HOW TO PLANT AND WATER YOUR NATIVES

Saturday, October 15, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

New to California native gardening or need to refresh your skills? This lecture will cover and demonstrate the initial planting techniques and proper irrigation of your new plants. Highly recommended.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

PLANTING HABITATS IN SMALL PLACES

Saturday, November 5, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Come learn how to utilize small spaces to replicate the habitats of centuries past. Thomas Yeary will showcase the development of, and how he maximized the square footage of a plant community replication in his own yard and others.

SOIL 101: UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOIL

Saturday, November 19, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Soil textures? Percolation? It's just dirt,right? Sort of, come to this workshop to understand the importance of the soil in your garden and how to identify different types of soils.

 

DECEMBER 2016

CREATING SEED BOMBS

Saturday, December 3, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Take back the land! Learn how to craft the art that is the seed bomb using beautiful California Native Wildflower seeds.

HOW TO PLANT AND HOW TO WATER YOUR NATIVES

Saturday, December  17, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

New to California native gardening or need to refresh your skills? This lecture will cover and demonstrate the initial planting techniques and proper irrigation of your new plants. Highly recommended.

 

JANUARY 2017

SOWING , SEEDING AND PLANTING

Saturday, January 7, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Learn proper planting techniques (for a variety of plant types) for a successful native plant garden.

CREATING SEED BOMBS

Saturday January 21, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Take back the land! Learn how to craft the art of the seed bomb using beautiful California Native Wildflower seeds.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

CONTAINER GARDENING WITH CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS

Saturday, February 4, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Get some useful tips for growing and maintaining native plants in pots, perfect for patio & balcony gardens, or for adding an interest point to larger space.

SEED COLLECTING FOR THE HOME GARDENER

Saturday February 18, 10am - 11:15am Click Here to Register

Learn how to collect, store, and sow several types of California native plants' seeds.

 

MARCH 2017

CELEBRATING SPRING! PLANT SALE

Saturday, March 11, 8am - 4:30pm

Celebrate Spring with us at Grow Native Nursery.  We will have a wonderful selection of Native Plant Beauties to make your garden bloom spectacular.

HABITAT GARDENING FOR BIRDS AND ANIMALS

Saturday, March 11, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Gain the skills you need to successfully establish your native plants for or friendly Birds and Animals.

GARDEN GAB AT GROW NATIVE NURSERY

Saturday, March 11, 5pm - 7pm Click Here to Register

Open bar and open ears; come vent your gardening woes with us. Beer and wine will be served along with plant advice by the garden’s own nursery staff.

PRUNING 101

Saturday, March 25, 10am to 11am Click Here to Register

Don’t sweat the technique. Learn how to deadhead, pinch, thin and shape out your native plants.

 

APRIL 2017

HABITAT GARDENING FOR POLLINATORS

Saturday April 8 , 10am to 11am Click Here to Register

Curious on how to encourage and attract more pollinators to your own garden? This free lecture will inform you on how to do it!

GARDEN GAB AT GROW NATIVE NURSERY

Saturday, April 8, 5pm - 7pm Click Here to Register

Open bar and open ears; come vent your gardening woes with us. Beer and wine will be served along with plant advice by the garden’s own nursery staff.

EARTH DAY EVENT- SAGE IS THE RAGE!

Saturday April 22 , 10 am to 2pm Click Here to Register

Grow Native Nursery hosts a cornucopia of native sage infused foods to sample in celebration of Earth Day. Experience why sage is indeed the rage.

 

MAY 2017

CREATING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Saturday, May 6, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Creating urban wildlife habitat is an important facet of native gardening. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can help our local (and migratory) butterfly populations, by planting the proper native host plants for caterpillars and the best food plants for mature butterflies.

GARDEN GAB AT GROW NATIVE NURSERY

Saturday, May 20, 5pm - 7pm Click Here to Register

Open bar and open ears; come vent your gardening woes with us. Beer and wine will be served along with plant advice by the garden’s own nursery staff. The special end of season event!

 

SUMMER 2017

GNN classes will be on hiatus until OCTOBER 2017

As the weather in California heats up for Summer, native plants (and our nursery) like to take a brief rest. The long, hot and dry days can be very hard on young plants so this is also not the best season to adding new plants to your garden. Take this time to plan what you would like to be planting in the fall or better yet take this time to kill your lawn!

Check back in October for the reopening of the nursery and new classes that will be offered during the planting season.

 

GNN new logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grow Native Nursery Claremont free workshops. 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
 

OCTOBER 2016

FALL PLANTING FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 1, 10AM TO 4PM

(8am - 10am RSABG Members only access)

The seasonal opening of Grow Native Nursery includes several free lectures, including "Ethnobotanical uses of the Native Plants of California " with Nicholas Hummingbird at 11:30am to 1pm and "How to Water Your Plants for Drought-Tolerant Establishment" with Carlos Ruiz at 1:30pm to 3pm. Lectures will be held in the Lenz Classroom.  The nursery will open at 8 a.m. for RSABG members, 10 a.m. for the public, and remain open through the afternoon.

HOW TO PLANT AND WATER YOUR NATIVES

Saturday, October 15, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

New to California native gardening or need to refresh your skills? This lecture will cover and demonstrate the initial planting techniques and proper irrigation of your new plants. Highly recommended.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

PLANTING HABITATS IN SMALL PLACES

Saturday, November 5, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Come learn how to utilize small spaces to replicate the habitats of centuries past. Thomas Yeary will showcase the development of, and how he maximized the square footage of a plant community replication in his own yard and others.

SOIL 101: UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOIL

Saturday, November 19, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Soil textures? Percolation? It's just dirt,right? Sort of, come to this workshop to understand the importance of the soil in your garden and how to identify different types of soils.

 

DECEMBER 2016

CREATING SEED BOMBS

Saturday, December 3, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Take back the land! Learn how to craft the art that is the seed bomb using beautiful California Native Wildflower seeds.

HOW TO PLANT AND HOW TO WATER YOUR NATIVES

Saturday, December  17, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

New to California native gardening or need to refresh your skills? This lecture will cover and demonstrate the initial planting techniques and proper irrigation of your new plants. Highly recommended.

 

JANUARY 2017

SOWING , SEEDING AND PLANTING

Saturday, January 7, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Learn proper planting techniques (for a variety of plant types) for a successful native plant garden.

CREATING SEED BOMBS

Saturday January 21, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Take back the land! Learn how to craft the art of the seed bomb using beautiful California Native Wildflower seeds.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

CONTAINER GARDENING WITH CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS

Saturday, February 4, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Get some useful tips for growing and maintaining native plants in pots, perfect for patio & balcony gardens, or for adding an interest point to larger space.

SEED COLLECTING FOR THE HOME GARDENER

Saturday February 18, 10am - 11:15am Click Here to Register

Learn how to collect, store, and sow several types of California native plants' seeds.

 

MARCH 2017

CELEBRATING SPRING! PLANT SALE

Saturday, March 11, 8am - 4:30pm

Celebrate Spring with us at Grow Native Nursery.  We will have a wonderful selection of Native Plant Beauties to make your garden bloom spectacular.

HABITAT GARDENING FOR BIRDS AND ANIMALS

Saturday, March 11, 10am - 11am  Click Here to Register

Gain the skills you need to successfully establish your native plants for or friendly Birds and Animals.

GARDEN GAB AT GROW NATIVE NURSERY

Saturday, March 11, 5pm - 7pm Click Here to Register

Open bar and open ears; come vent your gardening woes with us. Beer and wine will be served along with plant advice by the garden’s own nursery staff.

PRUNING 101

Saturday, March 25, 10am to 11am Click Here to Register

Don’t sweat the technique. Learn how to deadhead, pinch, thin and shape out your native plants.

 

APRIL 2017

HABITAT GARDENING FOR POLLINATORS

Saturday April 8 , 10am to 11am Click Here to Register

Curious on how to encourage and attract more pollinators to your own garden? This free lecture will inform you on how to do it!

GARDEN GAB AT GROW NATIVE NURSERY

Saturday, April 8, 5pm - 7pm Click Here to Register

Open bar and open ears; come vent your gardening woes with us. Beer and wine will be served along with plant advice by the garden’s own nursery staff.

EARTH DAY EVENT- SAGE IS THE RAGE!

Saturday April 22 , 10 am to 2pm Click Here to Register

Grow Native Nursery hosts a cornucopia of native sage infused foods to sample in celebration of Earth Day. Experience why sage is indeed the rage.

 

MAY 2017

CREATING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Saturday, May 6, 10am - 11am Click Here to Register

Creating urban wildlife habitat is an important facet of native gardening. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can help our local (and migratory) butterfly populations, by planting the proper native host plants for caterpillars and the best food plants for mature butterflies.

GARDEN GAB AT GROW NATIVE NURSERY

Saturday, May 20, 5pm - 7pm Click Here to Register

Open bar and open ears; come vent your gardening woes with us. Beer and wine will be served along with plant advice by the garden’s own nursery staff. The special end of season event!

 

SUMMER 2017

GNN classes will be on hiatus until OCTOBER 2017

As the weather in California heats up for Summer, native plants (and our nursery) like to take a brief rest. The long, hot and dry days can be very hard on young plants so this is also not the best season to adding new plants to your garden. Take this time to plan what you would like to be planting in the fall or better yet take this time to kill your lawn!

Check back in October for the reopening of the nursery and new classes that will be offered during the planting season.

 

Past workshops

 

JANUARY 2015

Sowing, Seeding and Planting

Saturday, January 24, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Learn proper planting techniques (for a variety of plant types) for a successful native plant garden. Free, but please RSVP. 

FEBRUARY 2015

Design Details: Plant Pairings

Saturday, February 28, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click Here to Register

An illustrated discussion of color and texture pairings for designs striking or soothing, traditional or contemporary. Free, but please RSVP. 

MARCH 2015

California Native Sage Festival at RSABG (free with standard Garden admission or membership)

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Various lectures and workshops will be offered at the second annual California Native Sage Festival. Stay tuned for more details!

APRIL 2015

Container Gardening with Native Plants

Saturday, April 25, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click Here to Register

Care tips for native plants in pots, perfect for patio & balcony gardens, or for adding interest to larger spaces. Free, but please RSVP.

MAY 2015

Summer Color with Native Plants

Saturday, May 23, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click Here to Register

Water-wise California native plants for summer seasonal interest. Free, but please RSVP.

JULY 2015

Gardening for Pollinators

Saturday, July 11, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Learn about flower preferences, design techniques, and maintenance tips for a successful pollinator garden. Taught by April Garbat, landscape designer (and communications specialist at RSABG). Free, but please RSVP.

AUGUST 2015

Seed Collecting for the Home Gardener

Saturday, August 15, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Learn how to collect, store, and sow several types of California native plants' seeds. Taught by Anthony Perez, propagation intern. Free, but please RSVP.  

SEPTEMBER 2015

Fall Plant Preview

Saturday, September 19, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Antonio Sanchez will discuss several special plants that will be for sale at our annual fall opening (October 3, 2015), including how to grow them and why you might want them in your garden. Free, but please RSVP.   

OCTOBER 2015

Fall Planting Festival

Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.   

The seasonal opening of Grow Native Nursery includes several free lectures, including "How to Plant Your New Plants" and "How to Water Your Plants for Drought-Tolerant Establishment" at 10 and 11 a.m.  The nursery will open at 8 a.m. for RSABG members, 10 a.m. for the public, and remain open through the afternoon. 

Water-wise Groundcovers

Saturday, October 17, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Replacing your lawn? Learn about California native plants that make great groundcovers for sun or for shade. Free, but please RSVP.

NOVEMBER 2015

How to Plant and How to Water Your Native Plants

Saturday, November 7, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Gain the skills you need to successfully establish your native plants. Learn how to properly plant natives and how to appropriately water them once they are in the ground. Free, but please RSVP. 

Creating Hedges and Screens with Native Plants

Saturday, November 21, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Learn about several native plants that can be trained, pruned, or allowed to grow naturally to create privacy for your garden. Free, but please RSVP.   

DECEMBER 2015

How to Plant and How to Water Your Native Plants

Saturday, December 5, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click here to register 

Gain the skills you need to successfully establish your native plants. Learn how to properly plant natives and how to appropriately water them once they are in the ground. Free, but please RSVP.  

JANUARY 2016

How to Plant and How to Water Native Plants

Saturday, January 9, 10 - 11:15 a.m.  Click here to register 

Gain the skills you need to successfully establish your native plants. Learn how to properly plant natives and how to appropriately water them once they are in the ground. Free, but please RSVP.

FEBRUARY 2016

Container Gardening with California Native Plants

Saturday, February 13, 10 - 11:15 a.m.  Click Here to Register

Get some useful tips for growing native plants in pots, perfect for patio & balcony gardens, or for adding an interest point to larger spaces. Free, but please RSVP.

MARCH 2016

How to Plant and How to Water Native Plants

Saturday, March 12, 10 - 11:15 a.m.  Click here to register 

Gain the skills you need to successfully establish your native plants. Learn how to properly plant natives and how to appropriately water them once they are in the ground. Free, but please RSVP.

 

APRIL 2016

Soil 101: Understanding your DIRT!

Saturday, April 9, 10 - 11:15 a.m.  Click Here to Register

What kind of soil do you have in your garden? Come to this workshop to understand the importance of soil in your garden and how to indentify the different kinds of soils in our area. 

MAY 2016

Creating a Butterfly Garden

Saturday, May 7, 10 - 11 a.m.  Click Here to Register

Creating urban wildlife habitat is an important facet of native gardening. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can help our local (and migratory) butterfly populations, by planting the proper native host plants for caterpillars and the best food plants for mature butterflies.

SUMMER 2016

GNN classes will be on hiatus until August 2016

As the weather in California heats up for Summer, native plants (and our nursery) like to take a brief rest. The long, hot and dry days can be very hard on young plants so this is also not the best season to adding new plants to your garden. Take this time to plan what you would like to be planting in the fall or better yet take this time to kill your lawn!

Check back in October for the reopening of the nursery and new classes that will be offered during the planting season.