Regularly scheduled events and volunteer opportunities happening at Peckerwood Garden
Peckerwood is celebrating its new role as a public garden in part by scheduling additional events and strengthening ties with horticultural groups and institutions across the county. Peckerwood staff and volunteers invite you to discover what all the fuss is about by touring the garden and enjoying newly scheduled evening lectures. Horticulturist Adam Black will introduce you to Peckerwood’s treasured plant collections, fill you in on how he’s adding more exciting specimens and share inspiring stories of this magical garden.
There are several, new opportunities to visit the garden, and groups also can schedule private guided tours most days. Peckerwood Insider’s Tours are held at 10 a.m. the first Saturday each month. On October 1st we will host a tour of “Peckerwood Phase II Expansion – A Sneak Peak off the Beaten Path.”
Open Days take place the fourth Saturday of each month. We will begin at 10 a.m. and modify tours to accommodate the extreme climate.
We also are offering regular monthly Evening at Peckerwood Garden lectures conducted by knowledgeable Peckerwood staff and volunteers, as well as local or visiting experts. The 7 p.m. lectures will be held on the third Friday of each month. On September 16th, topic is “Peckerwood’s Plant Collecting History and Future: Promoting Conservation and a Diverse Landscape”
Volunteers are welcome to lend a hand with garden work 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Please sign up online here.
Our third-annual Taking Root Luncheon is coming up on October 20th and will feature keynote speaker landscape designer Deborah Nevins, Principal of Deborah Nevins & Associates. You can order your tickets here.
Schedule a Garden Tour
Group tours of Peckerwood Garden may be scheduled for any time of year. Have lunch under the trees before or after your tour.
Peckerwood Garden — A Natural Treasure
Peckerwood Garden is one of America’s most remarkable garden environments, an award-winning, beautiful space that is also a living laboratory to learn about rare and unusual plants. Located at the convergence of three climatic zones, it features a collection of more than 3,000 plants from Mexico, Asia, and the United States, many of which are no longer found in the wild. The garden has been a testing ground for plants that are beautiful as well as durable under demanding growing conditions and therefore suitable for communities throughout the region as we respond to climate change.