Upcoming Events

Our 2018 Activities Calendar is full of exciting events!
Click here for the full list!

Please Note: Reservations for events are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your reservation to another participant.

Meanwhile, please be sure to visit our Exhibits page for information about any exhibits we have coming up. And be sure to check out the Other Events page for exhibitions and other activities in which our members participate. And don’t forget to watch for Calls for Entries deadlines!

DATE CHANGE: Oak Ranch Conifer Garden Tour and Sketch Day – October 27

Laguna Ranch Gardens Tour & Sketching Day with MaryJo Koch –
July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Location: Laguna Ranch Gardens, Laguna Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
To reserve space or if you have questions, contact: Celia Bakke

This event is a unique opportunity to visit Laguna Ranch Gardens, a private residence and collection of stunning gardens situated within the 400 acre estate of Stephanie Mills, owner and curator. The property is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Maryjo Koch, a Santa Cruz Mountains resident, will lead a tour of the gardens and provide guidance to those sketching in the gardens. She is a naturalist painter who has authored and illustrated nearly two dozen books.

Cost: $40 for members – $50 for non-members (Non-refundable). (Includes a 20% donation to NCalSBA).
Deadline to register is Friday, July 20, 2018

Please bring sketching supplies, a bag lunch, beverage, and clothes for variable weather. More information and reservation form here.

Potted Agave ‘Blue Bola Select’ accents a thriving collection of Southern Hemisphere plantings. Photo: Jeff Rosendale (Pacific Horticulture, July 2012)

2018 Board Meetings

All members are invited to attend our board meetings.
Contact the president (president@ncalsba.org) for details of location.

In the Works

As always, if there is something you’d be interested in that we haven’t considered, please let us know!. And be sure to check back often for updates!