Join us for a “behind the scenes” exploration of Walnut Creek
Each month, the Second Saturday Spotlight will "shine" on a new subject. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month through November 2013, and will include hands-on demonstrations and guided tours. Please pre-register so we know how many people to expect! Registration for each Spotlight will open four weeks in advance. JUNE SPOTLIGHT Walnut Creek Garden Stroll to Gardens at Heather Farm and Ruth Bancroft Garden - Saturday, June 8 Registration now open DESCRIPTION: This is a walk between two of Walnut Creek's amazing non-profit gardens, the Gardens at Heather Farm and the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Gardens at Heather Farm is dedicated to inspiring and educating the community about gardening and stewardship practices that preserve and protect the environment. The Gardens at Heather Farm features six acres of gardens used in education programs for people of all ages. In addition, the GHF provides a serene environment for strolling, resting or picnicking with family and friends. One of the highlights are the roses, which come into bloom in May and continue throughout the summer. The Ruth Bancroft Garden features a world-class collection of succulents, cacti, and other drought-tolerant plants as well as California natives. A highlight each summer is Sculpture in the Garden, where the Ruth Bancroft Garden provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. On Saturday, June 8, artists will be busy installing their works for the event, which opens Friday, June 14.
DETAILS: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Dr. Park in the parking lot. (Do not park in the Diablo Hills Golf Course lot) Participants will tour the Gardens at Heather Farm, then walk to the Ruth Bancroft Garden (approximately 1 mile), then tour the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Participants must walk back to their cars at the Gardens at Heather Farm. Wear a hat and sturdy walking shoes. Don't forget suncreen and water!
Check in at the front door of the Howard Center, which is adjacent to the Gardens at Heather Farm parking lot.
A YEAR OF SPOTLIGHTS
January 12: The inside story at the Walnut Creek Library
February 9: Mayor's State of the CIty presentation
March 9: "Keeping things running smoothly" -- behind the scenes at the Public Services Maintenance Corp Yard
April 13: Walnut Creek's legacy of Open Space, led by the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation
May 11: "Magical History Tour" a historical walking tour of the downtown led by the Walnut Creek Historical Society
June 8: Walnut Creek Garden Stroll --- A walk to the Ruth Bancroft Garden and the Gardens at Heather Farm
July 13: Backstage at the Lesher Center for the Arts and the Bedford Gallery
August 10: Behind the gates at Rossmoor
September 14: The changing face of downtown
October 12: Walnut Creek Police Department highlights
November 9: Behind the Scenes at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Check back each month to see the schedule for upcoming Spotlights. Remember, registration opens four weeks in advance --- and pre-registration is greatly appreciated!
Questions? Call Gayle Vassar, Communications & Outreach Manager for the City, at 925-943-5895 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org