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Cross off your shopping list AND benefit the Garden with these experiential “stocking stuffers”

Christmas is just four days away and 2018 around the corner. If you’re still racking your brain for meaningful gifts for friends and family, consider these wonderful garden ideas—affordable, fun, and in the case of membership, all year long!

Memberships Starting at Just $50

Starting at just $50, memberships at all levels enjoy free admission year-round to the Garden, free entry on festival days, 10% discount in the QBG shop, subscription to QBG Newsletter, and more!

Winter Family Programs

Saturdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 11am to 12pm • $10 per child Registration required: winterfamilyatqbg.eventbrite.com

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather! Sign up for single sessions or all four. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is not a drop-off program.

January 13: Herbal Creations

January 20: Winter Trees

January 27: The World of Bugs

February 3: Tabletop Gardening

Family Cooking Classes

Sundays, January 21 and February 18, 11am to 1pm • $12
family-level Member participant / $15 Not Yet Member
Registration required:

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat you make for lunch at the end of each session. Appropriate for all ages—children to grandparents.

Henna Workshop I & II

Saturdays, January 13 and January 27, 2 to 4pm • $15 Members / $20 Not Yet Members
Registration required:
Sign up for both! In Henna Workshop I, learn about the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Participants will see the henna plant, learn to prepare henna paste, and try their hand at practicing this unique art form. Further develop your technique in Henna Workshop II, where you will learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will also learn the basic elements that make up a henna design, and how you can create your own. Beginners are welcome to the second workshop as well.

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Winter Terrariums

Wednesday, January 17, 6 to 8pm • $15 Members / $18 Not Yet Members

Registration required: winterterrariums.eventbrite.com
Build a tiny green world and bring some delight into your home this winter. All materials provided, including container, plants, and care sheet. Warm up while you work with a botanical cocktail.

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentines

Thursday, February 8, 6 to 8pm • $15 Members / $18 Not Yet Members

Registration required: botanicalvalentines.eventbrite.com

Craft a hand-made valentine for your special someone and get in the mood with a botanical cocktail to let your love-light shine!

Winter Watercolor Workshop I & II

Saturdays, February 10 and 24, 2 to 4pm
$15 Members / $20 Not Yet Members
Registration required:
Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. These classes will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s working greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. Participants are encouraged to register for Winter Watercolor Workshop II to further develop their technique and explore the unique qualities of winter light and landscape through watercolor painting.