Featured programs and events...

Lavender Magic

Enjoy an afternoon of lavender delights. Children of all ages together with an accompanying parent/guardian will be making lavender wands and create lavender dream pillows while Annabella Dimattei, Bay Area storyteller, tells the story of the lavender fairy.

Sunday, July 7, 2007 1 PM - 2:30 PM
$15, $12 members, price includes onechild
and one adult. $7 additional child or adult per family.

Connections: An African Adventure

Kele Nitoto, a bay area percussionist, will be pulling from the culture of the African diaspora
to weave a tapestry of music and spirit. Using traditional drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling, Kele and Friends will explore questions of the meaning of music in our lives; the connections of modern and traditional music, as will as our connections with the inner, and
wider worlds .

Thursday, July 12, 2007 4 PM - 6 PM
$10, $8 members

Living Dinosaur Food: Preserving The Ancient Cycads in a Modern World

Cycads are primitive cone-bearing plants that have survived for over 200 million years. They once provided food for dinosaurs and are now giving pleasure to gardeners around the world. Most cycads are threatened or endangered in the wild, but they are now becoming available through cultivation. UC Botanical Garden Director Paul Licht will discuss the history and diversity of these plants, their conservation, and how to incorporate them into your own landscape. The program will end with a tour of the exciting new collection in the UC Botanical Garden led by Meghan Ray, horticulturist for Southern Africa and the Garden’s cycad collection.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 10 AM - 12 PM
$25, $20 members