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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Garden Class: Soil
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Soil

  • Turtle Bay’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A healthy garden starts with healthy soil. Ken Waranius, owner of Redding Compost Tea, will teach us about the importance of nutrition-dense soil in organic gardening. Topics include soil biology, chemistry and physics as well as composting and soil testing. Meet in Turtle Bay’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office - 1135 Arboretum Drive (Next to Greenhouse in Nursery).

Cost: Members and Turtle Bay volunteers FREE, nonmembers $3

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Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping

  • urtle Bay’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drought and heat tolerant gardening aren’t limited to cacti and rock. Low water gardens can be colorful, interesting and attract lots of pollinators.  Join Turtle Bay Horticulture volunteer, Kelly Williams, for a vivid PowerPoint tour of xeriscape possibilities for the Redding climate. Weather permitting, there will be a short walk into the botanical gardens following the presentation. Meet in Turtle Bay’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office - 1135 Arboretum Drive (Next to Greenhouse in Nursery)

Cost: Members and Turtle Bay volunteers FREE, nonmembers $3

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Spring Plant Sale - Members
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Spring Plant Sale - Members

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Garden Nursery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our ever-popular, heirloom vegetables are featured at the Spring plant sale and they sell out fast! Additionally, we also have an enormous stock of unusual, drought-tolerant, hard-to-find perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as California native plants and a wide variety of sought-after ornamental grasses, all grown here in our Nursery and acclimated to Redding’s vigorous climatic conditions. Sale includes a 25% discount for the public and a 35% discount for Turtle Bay members. New Memberships will be available for purchase at the gate.

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Spring Plant Sale - Public
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Plant Sale - Public

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Garden Nursery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our ever-popular, heirloom vegetables are featured at the Spring plant sale and they sell out fast! Additionally, we also have an enormous stock of unusual, drought-tolerant, hard-to-find perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as California native plants and a wide variety of sought-after ornamental grasses, all grown here in our Nursery and acclimated to Redding’s vigorous climatic conditions. Sale includes a 25% discount for the public and a 35% discount for Turtle Bay members. New Memberships will be available for purchase at the gate.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Garden Class: Indoor Propagation for Vegetables and Perennials
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Indoor Propagation for Vegetables and Perennials

Dreaming of your spring garden while perusing seed catalogs on cold winter nights? February is an ideal time to get a head start on Spring. Join Turtle Bay’s Nursery Specialist Lynne Klocke and Horticulture Manager Lisa Endicott to learn about easy (and productive) indoor home seed starting and other types of plant propagation for your spring garden!

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Garden Class: Fruit Tree Selection and Cultivation
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Fruit Tree Selection and Cultivation

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session will be taught by Certified Arborist Rico Montenegro of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundations.. Learn about fruit tree selection, IPM or natural techniques of pest control, soils and fertilization, how to train young and newly planted trees and pruning methods that include ways to maintain fruit trees in a compact or reduced size. Also learn an introduction on how to restore old, neglected and abused fruit trees and information applicable to all types of trees. Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office - 1135 Arboretum Drive (office inside Nursery, next to Greenhouse).

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Garden Tour
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Tour

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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Charlie Rabbit and Friends
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit and Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Garden Tour
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Tour

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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Week of the Young Child: Pop-Up Story Time
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Week of the Young Child: Pop-Up Story Time

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at Turtle Bay with pop-up story time to encourage early literacy and learning. Join us for a story, healthy snack and fun activities!    

Free with Park admission

Children’s GardenMcConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
1155 Arboretum Drive (Turn off Market Street at Dutch Bros.)

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Spring Plant Sale
Apr
7
to May 26

Spring Plant Sale

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get your garden going with our ever-popular heirloom vegetables, huge selection of unusual, drought-tolerant, hard-to-find perennials, shrubs, and trees, as well as California native plants and a wide variety of sought after ornamental grasses. All plants are propagated in our Nursery and acclimated to Redding’s vigorous climate conditions. Sale includes a 20% non-member discount and a 30% Turtle Bay Member discount.

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