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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Wreath Make N’ Take

Bring the welcoming, authentic spirit of stylish Old California to the front door with a glorious Santa Barbara style wreath. Demonstration is free. For those who would like to participate hands-on during the class and take home their own wreath, registration is required online or in store with a $30 fee paya..

Sponsored by: Event Location: Armstrong Garden Centers
Cost: Free, $30.00/Take home wreath



Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday Botanical Art & Illustration with Cristina Baltayian

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In addition, an exciting project has begun, in which, in conjunct..

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Arboretum
Cost: $275.00 - $295.00



Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop: Plant Information with Frank McDonough

Stay on top of the world of botany & horticulture when Arboretum botanist Frank McDonough covers various landscaping and gardening topics plus the latest news in gardening and plant science. Frank will also reveal some of the more important or unusual or entertaining questions that he and the volunteers have..

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Arboretum
Cost: Call for ticket cost



Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Wreath Make N’ Take

Bring the welcoming, authentic spirit of stylish Old California to one's front door with a glorious Santa Barbara style wreath. Demonstration is free. For those who would like to participate hands-on during the class and take home their own wreath, registration is required online or in store with the fee paya..

Sponsored by: Event Location: Armstrong Garden Centers
Cost: $30.00



Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Armstrong Garden Centers Annual Christmas Open House

This holiday season, Armstrong Garden Centers will be hosting its annual Christmas Open House at all 31 store locations throughout California. Armstrong Garden Centers will be spreading Christmas cheer with complimentary light appetizers, ‘poinsettia’ champagne (restricted to 21+ adults only), and special..

Sponsored by: Event Location: Armstrong Garden Centers
Cost: Free to attend



Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Holiday Garden Party

Celebrate a shared interest in gardening with a holiday garden party. In the spirit of sharing and swapping, bring a potluck dish, extra seedlings or plants, produce, flowers, seeds or un-needed gardening tools. Most importantly, bring your gardening stories to share with other gardeners...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Hill Avenue Branch
Cost: Free



Monday, December 08, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Japanese Teahouse Tour

Take a peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at hourly intervals on the second Monday of every month...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Huntington
Cost: Free with admission



Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Garden Talk & Sale: Infrared Photography – A New Realm in Seeing

Infrared light is invisible to the eye, but when revealed through the use of a specially equipped camera, the resulting images can be spectacular. Photographer Keith Skelton discusses the technique and shares some of his own photographs taken in the gardens. A plant sale follows the program...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center
Cost: Free



Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Lecture: Designing the Oak Woodland

Executive Director David Brown shares insights on the design of the newly opened Oak Woodland space, and the trend toward native-plant collections and displays in botanic gardens. Part of “Get Dirty: A Garden Series by Descanso” on Third Tuesdays. Meets in Van de Kamp...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Descanso Gardens Oak Woodland
Cost: Free with admission



Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Music in the Chinese Garden

Enjoy traditional Chinese music every Wednesday afternoon in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Huntington
Cost: Free with admission



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