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Wild Collections: Expeditions for Education

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Saturday May 18th 2019 - 5:30pm to

Quarryhill Botanical Garden will host its annual fundraiser, Wild Collections: Expeditions for Education, in the garden on Saturday, May 18, 5:30-8 p.m. Last year Quarryhill hosted over 1,400 fourth and fifth grade Sonoma County students in its science education program, but it needs community support to continue providing hands-on opportunities to students.

As a party guest, you will be ferried up through the profusion of flowering dogwoods, irises and rhododendrons to the center of the garden where you will sip and stroll amongst the beauty of spring blossoms and foliage. Savor Asian-inspired cuisine while enjoying a cocktail and listening to the soothing sounds of Chinese harpist Melody Yan and her accompanying flutist. At the conclusion of the evening, tropical rain forest canopy biologist Dr. Meg Lowman will speak on the importance of educating children about nature, followed by a brief Fund-A-Need to benefit Quarryhill’s education program. This will be a special evening to experience the award-winning garden and honor the importance of science education.

With community support, Quarryhill will keep students engaged in science and help foster the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, and scientists.

For information and all the details about Wild Collections: Expeditions for Education, including member and non-member prices, go to or call 996-3166.

Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen.

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