Extreme Environments: Rainforests to Deserts

California Ecosystems and Habitats

Ethnobotany: People Using Plants

Pollinators in the Garden

Evolution: Plants through Time

Gratis College Class

Gratis UCB Class

Painting with Plant Pigments

Learn to make water-based paint and inks with plants and earth pigments for use on paper or fabric with local artist and instructor Judi Petitte. Sample paper, fabric sample and brushes, ink rollers, stamps provided. The inks are appropriate for printing on paper or fabric. We will use earth, plant and fungi for pigment.

Botany on Your Plate


String From Sticks: Using Plant Fibers with Tamara Wilder

Immerse yourself in the world of plant fibers! Extract high quality fiber from Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and other local native & naturalized plants and explore several different cordage methods including leg rolling, mouth rolling, triangle twisting & splicing. Includes an in-depth discussion of fiber plants used for string, ropes, nets, cloth, etc... and basic overview of harvesting common processing methods. As a group, we will also make a rope using a basic ropewalk system. 

Discovering Flowers & Plants

Plant Wonders: A Sensory Walk

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop

Botanical Illustration with Catherine Watters

Gratis Group

Integral Taiji and Qigong

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi dance, push hands, the Yang style slow form, and more. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of prior experience. 

Sound Bath

Natural Perfume Workshop - with Jessica Hannah

Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Roving Ambassador Training

Twined Sweetgrass Basket with Charlie Kennard

Green Stuff Day Camp 2020

Green Stuff is a week-long summer science day-camp where children explore plants from around the world through walks and creek discoveries, hands-on investigations, crafts, journaling, animal studies, edible gardening and lots more. Regular camp hours are Monday-Friday, 9am - 2pm. 

(Aftercare is available to extend the day from 2 to 4pm.)

Camps are divided into groupings of ages 5-7 or 8-10, with a special Alumni week for 10-12 year olds. 

Registering Parent/Guardian: Enter your child's name as "Registrant" and use their home contact information. 

This is set to automatically populate the Personal Information window at check-out on the next page. On the check-out page "Personal Information" window, please be sure to REPLACE the child's name with YOUR name and contact information as the purchaser for check-out.

Once you have registered, you may add an additional week or Aftercare to your shopping cart by clicking the  CAMP tab above to return to the CAMP webpage and clicking on another registration link. Register again and both weeks/items will appear in your "cart" for purchase.

(We recommend no more than 1-2 weeks per camper.)

Read our Refund policy in the "Registration Information" section on our CAMP webpage.

Gallery Talk with Becky Jaffe

Green Stuff Camp Aftercare 2020

"Aftercare" extends our Green Stuff summer camp day, Monday-Friday, 2pm - 4pm, with enrichment activities based on experiences from the day and individual camper interests. 

Registering Parent/Guardian: Enter your child's name as "Registrant" and use their home contact information.  This is set to automatically populate the Personal Information on the next page.  Please be sure to replace your child's name with YOUR name at the Personal Information window as the person purchasing camp.

Once you have registered, you may add additional camp weeks to your shopping cart by clicking the CAMP tab above to return to the CAMP webpage and selecting another week's registration link.  Register your child again and both weeks will appear in your "cart."

If you will only need certain days for Aftercare, you may register at a per-day rate of $30/day starting the first day of your camp week.

iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Medicinal Plant Cultivation in Techtropolis

Private Program

UCBG and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: Progress through Partnership

A Posy for You!

You CAN Garden For Life!

Native Dyes of Brazil

Color Colloquium: Brazil

Panel Discussion: Diverse Perspectives on Conservation Action in California

Conservation Talk: Oaks, Ferns, Magnolias, and Cycads: Conservation & The Garden's Nationally Accred

Earth Day Book Release and Signing: Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change