Although the UC campuses tend to get a bit quieter during the summer months, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has a number of events coming up that should be of interest—and not just to those who already have a garden full of native plants.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sunset Stroll
“Come enjoy the early evening hours at the Garden on this
self-guided walk through the collection. An exclusive opportunity to wander the Garden paths underneath the sunset. Also a great time to take beautiful photographs in the evening light.”

Thursday, June 11, 2009 5:30 pm – 7 pm Grove Concert

“Come listen to an evening of Jazz in the Garden’s magical Redwood Grove
Amphitheater performed by the acclaimed BabShad Jazz trio, featuring
Barbara Hadenfield on vocals, Bob Calo, on guitar and Dean Muench,

Saturday, June 13, 2009 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Oceans and Water Children’s Tour – Water Ecology: Ponds and Creeks
“Visit the Garden’s creeks and ponds. Be amazed by the plants, insects and microorganisms you’ll discover in these watery environments. Investigate the crucial role of photosynthesis and decomposers as you compare and contrast the Garden’s pond and creek ecosystems.”

Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14 10am – 6pm

Live Oak Park Fair 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009 2 pm – 5 pm
Garden Party Fundraiser: Cultivate your couture
“Join this year’s Garden Party Fundraiser, green gala, for a
one of a kind event. A fashion show of sustainable and local designs will be held in our stunning Redwood Grove Amphitheater followed by festivities in the Garden. Taste delicious creations by Aimee Alan’s seasonal and organic catering. Enjoy live music and wine from local wineries. Bid on items in the silent auction. give to green!

Registration is generally required and some events may have a fee. See the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden website for more information.

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