Calendar

Credit

Epicurean Palette 2019 – an annual celebration of food and wine to benefit Grounds For Sculpture, photo: David Michael Howarth Photography

Grounds For Sculpture offers a rich calendar of year-round events for all ages. Find inspiration and insight into the artistic process during lectures, and presentations by top creative minds. Meet and experience artists up close during salons, tours, and talks. Unleash your inner artist through a variety of hands-on classes and workshops for adults, children, and families. Be entertained by outdoor movies, contemporary dance performances, and concerts indoors, and out. Learn about wellness, horticulture, and experience the beauty of the gardens through tours of all sorts.

Some programs require registration, others are free with your paid park admission. Reach out in advance if you need special accommodations. Scooters and wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis in our Welcome Center. Assisted listening devices are also available in the Welcome Center.

Browse the programs below. You can sort by topic or view by date. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
January 16, 2020 — March 27, 2020 Thursdays and Fridays, 4pm — 7pm
Rat's
Rat's Event
Rat’s Winter Restaurant Week
January 16, 2020 — January 25, 2020 5pm — 9pm
$35
Rat's
Family
Tots For Sculpture | Movement and Motion
January 25, 2020 10:30 AM — 11:45 AM
Member $5 per child material fee, Non-Members $5 per child material fee
SOLD OUT
Family
Young Artist Workshop | Wildest Dreams: Futuristic Investigations
January 25, 2020 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Member $10 per child, Non-Members $15 per child
Education Studios
Wellness
Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop | 1 PM — 2:30 PM
January 25, 2020 1 PM — 2:30 PM
$20 Member, $30 Non-Member
SOLD OUT
Wellness
Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop | 11 AM — 12:30 PM
January 25, 2020 11 AM — 12:30 PM
$20 Member, $30 Non-Member
Auditorium
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Spicy Oxymels
February 1, 2020 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
$35 Member, $45 Non-Member
Education Studios
Horticulture
Evergreen Exploration Tour
February 1, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30AM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member. Includes park admission
Welcome Center and Grounds
Rat's Event
Wine Tasting – Classic California Wines
February 7, 2020 5pm — 7pm
$15
Rat's
Rat's Pavilion
Comedy Night Show in the Pavilion
February 7, 2020 8pm — 10:30pm
$30
Rat's
Rat's Event
Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 14, 2020 5pm — 9pm
Rat's
Family
Tots For Sculpture | Shadows
February 15, 2020 10:30 AM — 11:45 AM
Member $5 per child material fee, Non-Members $5 per child material fee
Education Studios
Family
Young Artist Workshop: Playing with Perspective
February 15, 2020 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Member $10 per child, Non-Members $15 per child
Education Studios
Horticulture
Winter Rose Pruning
February 22, 2020 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
$20 Member, $30 Non-Member
Park
Wellness
Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop
February 22, 2020 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
$20 Member, $30 Non-Member
Auditorium
Horticulture
Berries and Bristles Tour
February 22, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30AM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member. Includes park admission
Park
Film
Film for Thought: PINA
February 23, 2020 2:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Free with Admission. Advance registration recommended.
Auditorium
Rat's Pavilion
New York on Broadway Cabaret Night by Katie Welsh
February 27, 2020 7:30pm — 9pm
$40
Rat's
Horticulture
Berries and Bristles Tour
February 29, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30AM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member. Includes park admission
Park
Family
Family Open Studios: Time Capsules
February 29, 2020 11:00AM — 4:00PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Education Studios
Family
BLACKS IN WAX: A Performance by Foundation Academy Students
February 29, 2020 11:00AM — 1:00PM
Free with Admission.
Welcome Center
Wellness
Tai Chi
March 5, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Rat's Event
Wine Tasting – Wines of Burgundy
March 6, 2020 5pm — 7pm
$15
Rat's
Adult Workshop
Studio Intensive: Mixed Media
March 7, 2020 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
$110 Member, $130 Non-Members
Education Studios
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Lymphatic Health
March 7, 2020 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
$35 Member, $45 Non-Member
Education Studios
Wellness
Tai Chi
March 12, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Rat's Event
Murder Mystery Dinner
March 12, 2020 6pm — 9pm
$100
Rat's
Family
Tots For Sculpture | Textures: Smooth and Scratchy
March 14, 2020 10:30 AM — 11:45 AM
Member $5 per child material fee, Non-Members $5 per child material fee
Education Studios
Family
Young Artist Workshop | Patterns in Nature: Microscopic to Galactic
March 14, 2020 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Member $10 per child, Non-Members $15 per child
Education Studios
Wellness
Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop
March 14, 2020 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
$20 Member, $30 Non-Member
Auditorium
Horticulture
Greenhouse Tour
March 17, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30AM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member. Includes park admission
Seniors
Creating Connections: Open Studio – March
March 17, 2020 12:00PM — 3:00PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Education Studios
Special Tours
The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier Tour
March 18, 2020 5:30PM — 7:00PM
$25 Member, $30 Non-Member, $15 Student Rate with college ID
Seward Johnson Atelier
Wellness
Tai Chi
March 19, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Rat's Event
Louis Martini Wine Dinner
March 19, 2020 6pm — 9pm
$100
Rat's
Film
Film for Thought: AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
March 22, 2020 2:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Free with Admission. Advance registration recommended.
Auditorium
Wellness
Moving Through the Seasons: Spring Detox
March 22, 2020 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
$35 Member, $45 Non-Member
Education Studios
Wellness
Tai Chi
March 26, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Rat's Pavilion
Comedy Night Show in the Pavilion
March 26, 2020 7:30pm — 10pm
$30
Rat's
Adults
Artists In Action
March 28, 2020 11:00AM — 4:00PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Motor Exhibits Building
Horticulture
First Sightings of Spring Tour
April 1, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30PM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member. Includes park admission
Wellness
Tai Chi
April 2, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Spring Foraging
April 4, 2020 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
$35 Member, $45 Non-Member
Education Studios
Horticulture
First Sightings of Spring Tour
April 4, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30PM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member. Includes park admission
Special Event
Slow Art Day Tour
April 4, 2020 12:30PM — 1:30PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Special Event
Slow Art Day | Upon Further Examination
April 4, 2020 11:00AM — 2:00PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Wellness
Tai Chi
April 9, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Family
Tots For Sculpture | Inside Out: Fascinating Fabrics
April 11, 2020 10:30 AM — 11:45 AM
Member $5 per child material fee, Non-Members $5 per child material fee
Education Studios
Family
Young Artist Workshop: Spotlight on Scale
April 11, 2020 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Member $10 per child, Non-Members $15 per child
Education Studios
Seniors
Creating Connections: Open Studio – April
April 14, 2020 12:00PM — 3:00PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Education Studios
Wellness
Tai Chi
April 16, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Special Tours
Tour & Pour at The Seward Johnson Atelier
April 16, 2020 5:30PM — 6:30PM
$30 Member, $35 Non-Member
Seward Johnson Atelier
Horticulture
Jewelry Making with Ornamental Seeds
April 18, 2020 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM
$45 Member, $55 Non-Member
Education Studios
Film
Film for Thought: FREE SOLO
April 19, 2020 2:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Free with Admission. Advance registration recommended.
Auditorium
Horticulture
Spring in Bloom
April 22, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30AM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member
Wellness
Tai Chi
April 23, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Adult Workshop
Botanical Drawing
April 25, 2020 10:30 AM — 1:30 PM
$140 Member, $160 Non-Member
Tech Workshop
Horticulture
Spring in Bloom
April 25, 2020 10:30AM — 11:30AM
$10 Member, $20 Non-Member
Family
Family Open Studios: Fleeting with Nature
April 25, 2020 11:00AM — 4:00PM
Free with park admission, Free for Members
Member Event
Member Mornings
April 26, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Wellness
Tai Chi
April 30, 2020 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
$10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Does not include park admission
West Gallery
Member Event
Member Preview Day – Spring/Summer 2020 Exhibition Season
May 2, 2020 9:30AM —
Free for Members
Family
Mother’s Day Weekend
May 9, 2020 — May 10, 2020 10:00AM - 9:00PM
$20 Online Tickets. Timed Tickets & Free Member Reservations Required.
Park
Member Event
Member Mornings
May 31, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Member Event
Member Mornings
June 28, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Member Event
Member Mornings
July 26, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Member Event
Member Mornings
August 30, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Member Event
Member Mornings
September 27, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Member Event
Member Mornings
October 25, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
Member Event
Member Mornings
November 29, 2020 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Members-only
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