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October 2021

Admission Tickets

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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October 18 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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October 19 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Introduction to Drawing and Botanical Illustration

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CA

Are you inspired by the beauty of Sherman gardens? Come and learn to draw it! In this new four week class local art instructor, Brenda Beneviste, will give you the basic tools and techniques to draw some of the exquisite flowers and foliage you will find in the garden. Inspired by the stunning patterns and intricate natural designs of botanical subjects, participants will learn a variety of illustration and sketching techniques including detail observation, concepts of light value, and shading…

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October 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Workshop: Soy Wax Candle Making

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Learn how to make your own seasonal soy wax candle. Michelle Bendetti will show you how to make two soy wax candles in your choice of autumn fragrances, and embellished with fall wax leaves. You will learn all about different waxes, wick sizes, pouring temperature,  candle curing and proper burning procedures. Fee: $55 Member / $65 Non-Member    

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Admission Tickets

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Little Seedlings Story Time

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Admission Tickets

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Chrysanthemum Show & Sale

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA

Come explore the beauty and variety of Chrysanthemums. This "Queen of the Fall" flower comes in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and vibrant colors. This plant show and sale will feature blooms and plants from members of the Orange County Chrysanthemum Society.Saturday, October 23 at 11am Free Talk: Introduction to ChrysanthemumsJoin the experts from the Orange County Chrysanthemum Society for a deep dive into the 13 different classes of Chrysanthemum that are grown in the United States. Take a close look…

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Admission Tickets

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Chrysanthemum Show & Sale

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA

Come explore the beauty and variety of Chrysanthemums. This "Queen of the Fall" flower comes in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and vibrant colors. This plant show and sale will feature blooms and plants from members of the Orange County Chrysanthemum Society.Saturday, October 23 at 11am Free Talk: Introduction to ChrysanthemumsJoin the experts from the Orange County Chrysanthemum Society for a deep dive into the 13 different classes of Chrysanthemum that are grown in the United States. Take a close look…

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Admission Tickets

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Autumn Flower Printmaking on Fabric and Paper

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Make your own botanical prints by using flowers and leaves that reflect the Autumn flower palette. By using a mallet to lightly “pound” flowers and leaves, you will release their natural dyes to make prints on paper and fabric. The class includes printing on fabric to decorate a small zipper bag and printing on paper to make glass gem magnets, bookmarks and gift tags. All materials are included but you are welcome to bring a few flowers from your own…

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October 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Mosaic: Day of the Dead

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA

Learn about nipping and fitting porcelain and glass tiles while designing a Day of the Dead image on a 6" x 6" ceramic tile base.  All materials included! Fee: $110 Member / $120 Non-Member    

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October 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Little Seedlings Story Time

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Admission Tickets

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Creatures of the Night

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CA

By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants.  But on the evenings of October 29 & 30 Sherman Gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world, when the Gardens presents “Creatures of the Night” a family friendly evening of entertainment and education. Creatures of the Night is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of birds of prey and nocturnal animals.  OC…

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Admission Tickets

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Creatures of the Night

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CA

By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants.  But on the evenings of October 29 & 30 Sherman Gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world, when the Gardens presents “Creatures of the Night” a family friendly evening of entertainment and education. Creatures of the Night is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of birds of prey and nocturnal animals.  OC…

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Admission Tickets

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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November 2021

Admission Tickets

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Holiday Gift Faire & Volunteer Cookbook Launch

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA

Start your holiday shopping early!  Sherman Library & Gardens’ Volunteer Association presents the Holiday Gift Faire & ‘First Monday Coffee’ Cookbook Launch.  All visitors will enjoy free admission to the Gardens on November 4!  Members of Sherman Library & Gardens receive a 15% discount on all Garden Shop purchases of seasonal plants, one-of-a-kind handmade items, unique holiday gifts, and the new Volunteer cookbook. “The Holiday Gift Faire rings in the holiday season and raises money for our beloved Library and Gardens.  In addition to the seasonal…

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Admission Tickets

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Junior Gardeners After School Program

November 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
CA

Four week course for kids aged 8-10 years: Thursdays, November 4, 11, 18, & December 2 @ 3:30 - 5 pm Start your child on a gardening adventure!  During this four week practical class the Junior Gardeners will learn to plant and care for seeds and seedlings, transplant edible plants and learn the difference between good bugs and bad bugs. As a final project, the kids will build their own “mini garden” box project to take home and start growing…

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Little Seedlings Story Time

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

Find out more »

Admission Tickets

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Family Tour of Sherman Gardens November 6

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Sherman Gardens is full of unique plants, interesting exhibits and wildlife.  Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with our expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission. Registration required.    

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Admission Tickets

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Photography Class: Take One Bloom

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
CA

Join photographer, Jeanine Hill, for an in depth look at flower photography. During the class you will pick your favorite bloom in the garden and learn to photograph it in a variety of different ways. Following a live demo, using a variety of lenses, Jeanine will work with you in the garden to develop your skills. She will share some of her own techniques, such as the use of water droplets, and pass on some of her editing tricks. Jeanine…

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Harvest Pumpkin Planter

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Create a charming succulent centerpiece that will last long after the turkey is gone, using Cinderella pumpkins and drought-tolerant plants. These arrangements are low maintenance, eco-friendly, and make a great focal point for fall gatherings in the home. Fee: $45 Member / $50 Non-Member    

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Admission Tickets

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Introduction to Pastel Painting with Gianne de Genevraye

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Learn the basics of pastel technique from artist Gianne de Genevraye and take inspiration from the garden. The class begins with a short presentation about the history of pastel painting followed by practical exercises in pastel technique. You will complete a finished painting of a simple still life with plants from the garden. Our instructor, Gianne de Genevraye, specializes in painting public places and gardens in Europe and the United States. She describes herself as a contemporary nature painter and…

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Admission Tickets

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Lunch & Lecture: Teresa Sabankaya, Author of The Posy Book

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
CA

On select Wednesdays of the month, Sherman Gardens, in partnership with Cultivar restaurant, will feature a horticulture speaker combined with a delicious lunch. Scott LaFleur, Executive Director of Sherman Library & Gardens, and Program Chair for the Los Angeles Men’s Garden Club, has a long list of contacts from botanic gardens, horticulture, landscape design and beyond.  As Program Chair, he has created many outstanding programs for the LA Men’s Garden Club.  Teaming with Chef Jessica Roy at Cultivar, we’re bringing back…

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Workshop: A Posy for You

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

At the Posy for You Workshop, you will learn how to combine the beautiful aesthetic of good floral design with the historical language of flowers. The result is a gorgeous, modern-day Posy that you will take home with you! Teresa Sabankaya is one of the most innovative floral designers in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area and has exhibited her floral art at numerous museums and flower shows including the Bouquets to Art exhibition at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate…

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Admission Tickets

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Little Seedlings Story Time

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Watercolor Class: Autumn Leaves

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. This month Erna takes inspiration from autumn leaves. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter and each participant will take home her/his own charming painting. Fee: $35 Member / $45 Non-Member    

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Admission Tickets

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Parent & Me Painting: Autumn Leaves

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
CA

Create your own nature journal and fill the first page with a kaleidoscope of autumn color! You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of leaves and use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own illustration. Grandparents and favorite adults welcome too – open to all ages! No experience necessary. All materials provided. Nature Journal available to purchase on the day (optional). Fee: $25 Member / $30 Non-Member - Each adult and child should purchase their own spot.…

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Admission Tickets

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Admission Tickets

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA
$5

Your Garden Admission Ticket is valid anytime between 10:30 am -  4 pm (the Gardens close at 4 pm).  Members do not need to make an advance reservation.

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Little Seedlings Story Time

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Floral Class: Terra-Cotta Thanksgiving Florals

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

"Fall" in love with warm autumn flowers, leaves, and berries arranged in a terracotta vase. During this class you will make a lovely centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Fee: $75 Member / $80 Non-Member    

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 25 @ 10:30 am
CA

The Library & Gardens will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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December 2021

Little Seedlings Story Time

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

Find out more »

Family Tour of Sherman Gardens December 4

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Sherman Gardens is full of unique plants, interesting exhibits and wildlife.  Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with our expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission. Registration required.  

Find out more »

Little Seedlings Story Time

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

Find out more »

Little Seedlings Story Time

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Closed for Christmas

December 25 @ 10:30 am
CA

The Library & Gardens will be closed on Christmas Day.

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