Sharpen your garden knowledge by attending our series of Garden Walks and Talks. Presented by our panel of garden docents and experts, you will be sure to learn some new garden techniques or find out about some plants you'll want to add to your garden. Pick from our list of timely and fun garden presentations that will make your green thumb the envy of your neighbors.
Each Garden Walk and Talk is held on Saturday, from 2:00 to 3:00-3:30 pm. Park in lot E at no charge from 1 pm to 4 pm.
No reservations for the Walks and Talks are required. Simply meet at the garden entrance gate near the yellow classroom building (1800 building). The talk is free with a recommended donation to the garden of $3.00 per person.
Here is the 2016 Schedule of Walks and Talks:
|Tips on Pruning Fruit Trees
||OK, now is the time to prune those fruit trees in your garden. Proper pruning results in a better tree structure, larger fruits, and helps the tree avoid serious insect and disease problems. Pick up some great pruning tips and get your trees off on a good head start for this year's fruit production.
||Local water restrictions are making it more and more difficult to water our plants properly and within the day and time restrictions set down by our local water districts. Subsurface irrigation applies water below the soil line, avoiding or lessening water runoff and water evaporation. See the proper methods of installing this type of irrigation system.
||Mother's Day Fun with the Kids
||Bring out the kids and let them create a garden gift for Mom. Great fun for kids between the age of 5 to 10 years old and they must be accompanied by a parent.
||Native California Plants
||Take a walk through the South Bay Botanic Garden and see what kinds of California Native Plants are best for you yard. Learn basic plant care tips that apply to natives.
| September 10th
||Learn how to propagate and grow those fantastic tropical and flowering plants known as Plumerias. Find out about the different varieties and the best locations in which to plant them.
| November 19th
||How would like to create a Thanksgiving floral centerpiece in the shape of a turkey? It is fun and you learn basic floral design techniques. Fee for flowers is $25, first 10 people to sign up and pay are enrolled. Enrollment begins November 1st. 10 attendees only.