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November 15th-16th, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm

*Tentative Plant List

**Members Only Presale Nov. 15: 8:30am - 10:00am

   California Native Sale

- A tentative schedule of events has been posted below -


Featuring over 100 varieties of CA Native plants for sale.

Learn how to build a native habitat garden to
attract butterflies, bees, and birds.


10:00am - 4:00pm

California Native Plant Society - Talk with the experts about growing CA Natives in your garden.

So Cal Bluebird Club - Display and Birdhouse Sales / Children's Activity

UCCE Master Gardeners of OC
-Available to help visitors find the right plants
-"The CA Native Garden" Discussion Booth - One on one discussions with MG's about replacing lawns, choosing plants, layout and planting processes, and care and maintenance.

Museum Exhibit - "Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers"

Monkey Business - Delicious, fresh lunches-to-go.
*Available for purchase in the Pavilion from 10:30am to 2:30pm


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Free Public Nature Tour - Meet at the Nature Center at 10:00am

So Cal Bluebird Club - "The importance of preserving natural habitats for cavity nesting birds and how you can help" at 12:00pm

Brian Barnes - Fullerton Arboretum Beekeeper
-Display of Beekeeping tools, smoker, and empty beehive - All Day
-Honey extraction Demos - Tentatively 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm

UCCE Master Gardeners of OC
-Free Seminars in the Pavilion Classroom: 10:30am & 2:00pm - "Turf Removal & the CA Native Garden," presented by Steve Williams

Alison Terry - Terry Design Architecture
-11:00am "Designing a CA Native Garden" in the Pavilion Classroom, presented by Alison, a licensed landscape architect


Sunday, November 16, 2014

So Cal Bluebird Club - "The importance of preserving natural habitats for cavity nesting birds and how you can help" at 11:00am

Community Education Classes
Registration Required ~ Available online or at the door

Children's Bug Safari - 9:30am - 10:30am
Join the Arboretum's own "Bug Lady," Cindy Calisher, in the garden and learn how to spot and identify many of the littler critters that inhabit our world. You will have opportunities to spot insects and other bugs!
Location: Nature Center and Grounds
Cost: $5/child - ages 5 & up (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult).

Butterfly Gardening with The Butterfly Lady: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come and learn how author of Monarch Garden Adventures, Monika U. Moore, the Butterfly Lady, has strengthened monarch numbers by gardening. Before you remove those weeds from your garden, learn which ones are actually beneficial for butterflies to lay their eggs on. Learn how to get involved in strenthening the number of monarch butterflies by planting their favorite plants in your garden. Butterflies are not just beautiful, but they are beneficial pollinators as well. Demonstration of life cycle.
Location: Pavilion Classroom Cost: $15/person

Nature Photography: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
This seminar is for amateur photographers who want to take better, more beautiful photos. Nature photographer Steve Kaye will share 49 years of experience in 3 hours. We’ll begin with basic concepts. Then you’ll learn how to use space, light, and time to take memorable photos that people want to see. Watch step-by-step sequences that show how to create exceptional compositions. Compare different situations shown in before and after (or with and without) photos. Gain easy, practical techniques that you can use now. Inspire your creativity by seeing over 280 photos that show what's possible.
Location: Pavilion Classroom
Cost: $30/non-members, $25/members



Win a FREE copy of "The Southern California Native Flower Garden," by Susan Van Atta.

Register for any community class, such as Nature Photography or Butterfly Gardening, before or during the California Native Plant Sale on Nov. 15 & 16 and you will be entered in the raffle to win the book, a re-usable Potting Shed tote-bag and t-shirt!

-View our community classes-


California Native Plants  

*All plants purchased at the Potting Shed help raise revenue in support of the Fullerton Arboretum.

Please call our office to inquire (657)278-4010 or email Potting Shed Manager, Michelle Coker:

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