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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies with Waterwise Plants

Learn tips and techniques along with which waterwise flowering plants to grow that attract these beautiful garden guests...

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



Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Pushing the Limits of Urban Gardening

Jose Ramirez presents a slide show of his high density fruit and vegetable garden in East Los Angelesm which reflects a fusion of his family heritage and contemporary ideas about high density urban backyard orchards...

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



Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Gardening with Succulents and Cacti

Waterwise succulents and cacti are some of the easiest plants to grow. Armstrong experts will give you tips to keep them healthy, happy and beautiful...

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



Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Japanese Teahouse Tour

Learn the traditions behind the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse. Informal tours are offered at 20-minute intervals on the second Monday of every month. No reservations required...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Huntington\'s Japanese Garden
Cost: Free with admission



Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Lakeside Lounge

Who says summer camp is just for kids? Check out the newest addition to Descanso Garden's extended summer hours in the new Oak Woodland. Buy a brew at the Boddy Lodge, and purchase summer-fresh fare created by Patina. Try one's hand at old-school camp crafts. The Flashdance will spin danceable tunes on vinyl...

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



Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Garden Talk & Sale – Vermicomposting

Urban farmer Andy Vaughan, founder of CaliFarmer, shares the secret to making great compost: Just add worms! Worms eat organic kitchen waste and convert it into castings, creating the best fertilizer for healthy garden soil. A plant sale follows the talk. No reservations required...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Huntington Brody Botanical Center
Cost: Free



Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Garden Talk & Sale: Vermicomposting

Landscape designer Stephen Baldonado of I Garden shares the secret to making great compost: just add worms! Worms eat organic kitchen waste and convert it into castings, creating the best fertilizer for garden soil. A plant sale follows the talk. No reservations required...

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



Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Taking Care of Garden Tools

Descanso's expert horticulturalists will teach participants how to best care for and maintain garden tools. Bring gardening gloves. Public admission to the Gardens and this workshop are free of charge the third Tuesday of the month...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Descanso Gardens
Cost: Free



Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Tropical Nursery Tour

Go behind the scenes with Dylan Hannon, The Huntington’s curator of tropical collections, for a tour of the botanical nurseries where rare orchids and other plants are grown. Note: For non-Members, Huntington admission is a separate required cost...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Huntington Library
Cost: $5.00



Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Lakeside Lounge

Who says summer camp is just for kids? Check out the newest addition to Descanso Garden's extended summer hours in the new Oak Woodland. Buy a brew at the Boddy Lodge, and purchase summer-fresh fare created by Patina. Try one's hand at old-school camp crafts. The Flashdance will spin danceable tunes on vinyl...

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



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