Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

Quarryhill is open; wreath workshop Nov. 18

Saturday November 18th - 10:00am

Quarryhill Botanical Garden, which miraculously escaped major damage from the fires, reopened to the public on Oct. 28. General garden admission will be waived through Dec. 31 and docent-led tour prices will be reduced by 20 percent. Quarryhill President and Executive Director Bill McNamara emphasized, “We want to share our tranquil garden with those who need a place to go for a peaceful, pastoral experience as the community unites to rebuild our beloved Valley of the Moon. Our hope is the garden will serve as a place for healing and refuge.”

All visitors need to check in at the Visitor Center before entering the garden. The gift shop will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wreath making workshop

Succulents make great year-round wreaths, adapting well when grown in moss and continuing to grow for many months, or much longer with good care. Master Gardener Kim Pearson will lead a wreath making workshop at Quarryhill on Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

In this hands-on class, Pearson will teach you how to make a 14-inch wreath to display on your front door, just in time for the holidays.

Pearson has been a landscape designer and consultant for more than 20 years. She is a Master Gardener volunteer and has designed the Master Gardener county fair demonstration garden for the past four years, focusing on sustainable education for home gardeners. She has been a Garden Sense consultant, taught water conservation to home gardeners, and given presentations on sustainable gardening throughout the North Bay.

All materials are provided. Cost is $40. Space is limited. For more information and to sign up, go to

The 25-acre Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Sonoma Hwy. in Glen Ellen. For general questions, call 996-3166 or go to

To schedule a docent-led tour, call 996-6027 or contact