Get Outside! 3 Garden Events in the Bay Area


Don’t be deceived by San Francisco’s chilly mornings; these events will get you in the mood for some outdoor fun.

16th Annual Days of Wine and Lavender Festival at Matanzas Creek Winery
Saturday, June 30
As if the rolling hills of Northern California weren’t gorgeous enough, the lavender fields are in full bloom now. Visit Santa Rosa this weekend for an afternoon celebration at Matanzas Creek Winery. Taste an array of wines paired with food courtesy of estate chef Justin Wrangler. Then head to the massage chairs to sit back and relax to the live music. Swing by the barn to snag some of the famed bath soaps and lotions or learn how products are made. Saturday, June 30 from 12 to 4 p.m.; tickets are $85 for non-Wine Club members, Santa Rosa.

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Monthly Plant Sale at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 14
Is your garden in need of an update? Each month the famed San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts a sale of plants propagated from the Garden’s own buds. This July, the garden celebrates salvias and shrubs. Head over for a day in Golden Gate Park and snag unique native plants that are tough to find in your typical garden shop. Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bollywood Nights at the Conservatory of Flowers
Wednesday, June 25
Spice up your week with the Conservatory of Flowers’ after hours Bollywood Night. Legendary Bhangra dance group Non Stop Bhangra will be teaching a Bollywood dance workshop. Plus, you’ll get a chance to snack on Indian bites and sip intoxicating libations. Wednesday, July 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.

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