Join Quarryhill docents for a fall foliage walk celebrating our incredible collection of maples—over 40 species, diverse in stature and leaf shape but all with exceptional autumn color. The vast majority of maples are native to Asia and nearly a third of those species are growing right here at Quarryhill. While maples will take center stage, you’ll also learn about other colorful plants in the Garden. Members free, and included in admission fee.
In addition to shopping incredible local food and drink makers and local makers of handcrafted goods, attendees will be able to picnic, buy and paint pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, play pumpkin carnival games, buy fresh organic produce, participate in DIY craft workshops, enjoy a pop-up petting zoo, explore the park’s Master Gardeners’ Fall Garden Market, view up-close farm tractors and farm vehicles, enjoy live music, play at the cattle corral and so much, more!
New exhibit dedication. Activities. Displays. Demonstrations. Music. Vintage Fair.
Free fun for the whole family. Bring your friends and neighbors.
Museum doors will be open for your viewing pleasure.
Join local food policy expert Peter Ruddock, GreenTown executive director and local permaculturist Kris Jensen, and a local chef for a fun and informative walk near downtown Los Altos. We’ll meander through a residential neighborhood stopping to identify and discuss the wide variety of trees we have that produce something edible.
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.
Since 2003, the Bay Area’s pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format.
The gardens on the tour demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. The website also provides resources to help Bay Area gardeners to “go native” in their own gardens.
On tour day, sponsoring nurseries will conduct native plant sales at select gardens. Part of the proceeds benefit Going Native Garden Tour.
Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience.
With your SCM Wine Passport you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.