A Garden Party Evening of Memories & Mysteries

The Los Altos History Museum’s Board of Directors invites you to experience a special fundraising evening, to enjoy live music, wine & beer tasting, a signature cocktail, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, dancing, Sarah Winchester stories, and mysteries among the gardens of  the oldest occupied residence in Los Altos. In 1888, Sarah Winchester purchased this farmhouse built in 1844 and the 140 acres surrounding it for her sister Isabelle Merriman and family. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate and share in its provenance with you.

Featuring:

  • Blue Heron Catering, Continental Caterers, Karen Bevels Custom Catering, Ginger Cafe, Pacific Catch, and Rustic House Catering
  • Signature Cocktail, ‘The Los Altan’ by The Post restaurant
  • Beer Tasting by ThrowOneBack
  • Wine Tasting: Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Kings Mountain Vineyards, Neely Vineyards, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside Vineyards
  • Music by the Kirk Abe Jazz Trio
  • Vintage cars on display: 1923 Clasic Ford Model T Speedster, 1924 Model T, 1937 Packard

*Note: the party will take place in the gardens, replete with dance floor and professional lighting created for the event. The inside of the home will not be on tour.

10th Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tours Plant and Flower Sale

Come visit the beautiful flower and plant farms of Monterey Bay!  Ever wonder what beauty lies behind the glass in a greenhouse?  Now’s your chance to find out during the 10th Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tours – Plant & Flower Sale!  Participating greenhouses will be open to the public June 8th between the hours of 10:00am-4:00pm.  There is an array of flowers, herbs, plants and trees to see ranging from roses to gerberas, succulents to citrus trees, and more while touring these Monterey Bay farms.

This event is FREE and open to the public, thanks to our sponsors.

There is no specific start point for the tour and no reservations are necessary.  Just pick to start at any of the participating nurseries and go!  We also have a couple of locations with food and beverages available and a few special presentations, rain or shine!! Come and enjoy this day of fun with your entire family! Each of the five locations on the map have a portion of their sales benefitting a local non-profit organization.

4th Annual Edible Tree Walk

Walk under the edible tree canopy in Palo Alto, from Johnson Park to Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. This will be a guided tour hosted by local arborists, historians, botanist, and culinarians, to introduce you to 20+ (public and private) edible trees along this route.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019; 10am – 12pm
LOCATION: Tour begins at Johnson Park (corner of Waverly St & Everett Ave) and the tour ends at Gamble Garden.
DISTANCE: 1 mile (a one-way tour, a van shuttle is available if needed)

Click here for info about our Edible Tree Walks — an overview, resource links, recipes and more.

Van shuttle:
Please note that this is a one-way tree walk. The Canopy van will be available to shuttle 7 people at a time back to the starting point, about 1 mile.

Go here to sign up for our “Edible Urban Forest” and any other tree walks that Canopy offers:
http://canopy.org/get-involved/tree-walk-sign-up/

This walk is sponsored by Canopy <http://canopy.org , Slow Food South Bay <http://slowfoodsouthbay.org/> , Transition Palo Alto <https://transitionpaloalto.org/> , South Bay Bioregional Hub, and Silicon Valley Permaculture Guild.

Growing Vegetables in Containers – San Jose

Did you know that you can grow vegetables in containers year-round? Even in small spaces, you can grow your own food. Container grown vegetables can be decorative as well as good to eat. Almost any vegetable can be grown in a container if given the proper care. Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, cucumbers and herbs do well. Santa Clara County Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will show you how, with an emphasis on vegetables you can plant now for eating all winter long.

Martial Cottle Park Spring Celebration

Experience Santa Clara Valley’s agricultural past, present and future, on land the Cottle family farmed for over 150 years. There will be children’s activities, local craft makers from San Jose Made, and food trucks. Meet the animals at the 4H parcel and visit the petting zoo.

The UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County will host gardening talks at the Master Gardener parcel. They will also have seedlings and succulents for sale. Come see their new educational pavilion and beautiful water-wise California Native Garden!

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