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Succulent Bed August, 2011


Friday September 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM PDT
Saturday October 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM PDT

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Succulent Gardens Nursery 
2133 Elkhorn Road
Castroville, CA 95012

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Places to Stay

Holiday Inn Express Marina

This is a newer hotel, minutes from shops and restaurants and only 15 minutes away from our nursery!


Sanctuary Beach Resort

This one is for those of you looking to splurge on your weekend in town. Beautiful hotel, right on Marina State Beach, minutes from shops, restaurants and only 15 minutes away from our nursery!


Best Western Watsonville

This hotel is located in Watsonville and only 18 minutes from our nursery!


Captain's Inn Moss Landing

If you are looking for an older quaint place to stay this might be it! Only minutes from several of our favorite places to eat in Moss Landing. This is the closest to the nursery at a mere 3 miles!


Best Western Seacliff Inn


Succulent Gardens Extravaganza! 


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Event Schedule 

Both Days                    

9a - 10a Coffee, tea and local treats.


 9:30a - 11a Habitat Walk through the nursery led by Brian Kemble curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden.


Hypertufa Demonstrations by David Jessup of Green Collar Guy Design, Boulder, Colorado. 

Friday September 30

11a - 12p Succulents and the California Landscape Randy Baldwin Grower and General Manager, San Marcos Growers, Santa Barbara, California.

1p - 2p Designing Container Gardens with Succulents Debra Lee Baldwin author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens.


2p - 3p Growing Aloe Polyphylla, the Spiral Aloe Alan Beverly owner of Ecoscapes brings a lifetime of experience growing A. polyphylla from seed.


3p - 4p Echeveria in Habitat  Brian Kemble presents his amazing collection of images showing many varieties of Echeveria in the wild.

4p - 5p A Grower's Tour of Succulent Gardens  Robin Stockwell


Saturday October 1


11 - 12p Designing with Succulents in the California Landscape Debra Lee Baldwin author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens.  


1p - 2p Landscaping with Succulents  


Jarrod Bauman of Zeterre Landscape Architecture and  Davis Dalbok of Living Green discuss and demonstrate the bold and unique way they use succulents in their work.


2p - 3p Regionalism with an Emphasis on Succulents Jeffrey Gordon Smith author and owner of an award-winning landscape architecture firm in San Luis Obispo. 


3p - 4p Vertical Gardening with Succulents   Robin Stockwell