Saturday, April 5; (1-4) (Bean Sprouts are from 12-3) Free with Admission to the Garden
**Join the California Indian Basket Weaver's Association as they demonstrate traditional Pomo style basket making.
**Make an Elderberry Flute with East Bay Regional Parks Naturalist Antonio Flores!
Enjoy the blazing colors of wildflowers in our California Native Garden and see some fine examples of native crafts, baskets and tule toys. Garden guides will be leading hands-on demonstrations of indigenous people's crafts. Try your hand at making tule twine, elderberry rattles and grinding acorn flour. Take a mini tour of our Native Garden with a Garden naturalist and stroll through purple irises, wild lilac and a rainbow of wild flowers. Native Garden, 1-4 PM.
In our Children’s Garden, families can bring their young children for a California native experience. We are kicking off our weekly Bean Sprouts Family Days. Learn to make a cattail bracelet, decorate a redwood windsock, help plant natives in our garden and enjoy family-friendly demonstrations of traditional uses of native plants. Great for children 3 and up, bring a picnic and enjoy the day! Follow signs from either entry gate. Children’s Garden, 12-3 PM.
More about the Arthur Lee Menzies Garden of California Native Plants
With displays of over 500 taxa (species and cultivars), the four-acre Arthur L. Menzies Garden of California Native Plants features arroyos, ponds and woodlands, and at its center, a wildflower meadow. This historic collection of plants is at its peak bloom now! April and May are the best times to visit and catch a glimpse of bright blue wild lilac amidst a carpet of meadowfoam, iris, poppies and other amazing California native plants.
Natural Habitat Garden magazine author Ken Druse wrote of the Arthur L. Menzies Garden, "Beyond a collection, it is perhaps the most beautifully planned and maintained public garden in the country dedicated to habitat-style planting."
California Indian Basketweaver's Association