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New Executive Director at The Gardens at Heather Farm

The Gardens at Heather Farm has hired Karen Young as their Executive Director effective January 2015. Ms. Young served for over five years as Executive Director of Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon. During her tenure, she initiated and completed master and strategic plans, managed a major property acquisition, terrace hardscape renovations, and rain…


Added by Janet Fazio on January 27, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

Discovering a Sense of Place

Co-sponsored by The Gardens at Heather Farm and the City of Walnut Creek, Discovering a Sense of Place is a free lecture series open to the public that runs from January to May 2015 with topics ranging from landscape and irrigation tips to the basics of backyard composting.


In addition to providing valuable gardening resources,…


Added by Janet Fazio on January 2, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Learn Proper Pruning Techniques

There are several consequences of not conducting a regular pruning program. These include increased risk of failure, development of low limbs, formation of co-dominant stems, defects such as included bark and dead branches, and obstructed views.

When pruning is properly executed, a variety of benefits can occur, such as reducing risk of branch and whole-tree failure. Join The Gardens at Heather Farm’s Garden Manager Brian Larsen for an informative evening.

When: Thursday,…


Added by Janet Fazio on November 11, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

17th Annual Wine & Roses Gala Fundraiser

Join family, friends and neighbors at The Gardens at Heather Farm for Wine & Roses on Sunday, October 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.  The evening starts with a Champagne Stroll in the Rose Garden, which will be followed by wine and beer tasting, food sampling, live music by the Dirty Cello Band and a raffle and silent auction. 

This year’s guests will be treated to inspired small plates created by Checkers Catering, Englund’s Catering, Il Fornaio, Sunrise Bistro, Culinary Excellence…


Added by Janet Fazio on September 16, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Natural Science Classroom Teaches Children about Water and Conservation

Central and Eastern Contra Costa elementary students will receive water science and conservation education in their classrooms this school year from an affiliation of the Contra Costa Water District and The Gardens at Heather Farm.

Sponsored and developed by the Water District, the programs will be taught to more than 7,000 students by the Youth Education Staff of The Gardens.

Students will participate in hands-on classes and learn about the water cycle, water…


Added by Janet Fazio on September 4, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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