Save the Date
Italian Family Festa
Aug 24th and 25th
Pumpkins in the Park
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Growing All-Star Plants Workshop
Saturday July 13th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Age 18 and older
Join Master Gardener Marianne Mueller for a workshop on all-star plants to grow in your garden! Arboretum All-Star plants are easy to grow, easy to maintain, suited to our climate, low-water, attractive year-round, and beneficial for wildlife. Many plants in the collection are California native plants. Participants will learn about plants from each category (perennials, shrubs, vines, ground covers, trees), how to plant and maintain them, and tips for plant groupings. More info.
Family Workshop: Exploring the Historic Orchard
10:00 -- 11:30 am
$15/members, $20/non-members for a family of four
$10/members, $20/non-members for one parent and child
Did you know that Santa Clara Valley was once called the Valley of the Hearts Delight? Join us for an exciting science and history workshop that will be fun for the whole family! We'll travel back in time to the days when San Jose was covered by orchards and explore the trees in our Historic Orchard to understand the seasonality of trees. Later we'll search for pollinators to find out how flowers turn into fruit. Everyone will get the chance to try fresh or dried fruit, depending on availability. More info.
Nature Inspired Yoga in the Park
Session 2: July 18th through August 8th
Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15 pm
$25/members, $30/non-members, $10 drop in
With warmer weather and longer evenings on the horizon, it's time once again for Yoga in the Park. Join us and our favorite yoga instructor Kristin Strellis for a gentle yoga class designed to improve your flexibility, balance and relaxation. All necessary equipment is provided. All you need to bring is yourself, dressed in comfortable clothing, and any stress or worries that have accumulated throughout the week to release outdoors in the beautiful Guadalupe Park. This class will be taught outside. More info.
Guadalupe River Park Tour
10:00 -- 11:30 am
Wondering what's so special about the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens? Join Richard Tejeda for a free fun and informative tour of our park! While walking along the river trail we'll learn about the history of the park, the natural and man made wonders within it, the amazing flood control projects and the return of the California Golden Beaver! The walk will include visits to interpretive overlooks, public art and points of interest relating to wildlife. Participants will meet at the GRPC Visitor and Education Center, please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. More info.
Bike Ride to Alviso
Sunday, August 4th
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$10 members, $15 non-members
Been wanting check out the trail to Alviso but reluctant to go on your own? Join GRPC Executive Director Leslee Hamilton for a leisurely roundtrip ride to check out the trail's interpretive plazas and other destinations. Bring water, helmet and a sack lunch. More info.
Retirement accounts, which are subject to income tax, are good vehicles for charitable gifts. Charities aren't subject to income tax so your gift goes farther.