2017 Succulent Extravaganza Schedule

The Art and Science of Succulents

We're thrilled to host the 7th Annual Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.

We have an amazing lineup of tours, workshops, and lectures for you led by our own Succulent Gardens professionals and creative types from around the United States. In no particular order, presenting this year will be: 

  • Robin Stockwell, Founder of Succulent Gardens
  • Debra Lee Baldwin, Author and 'Queen of Succulents'
  • Brian Kemble, Curator at The Ruth Bancroft Garden
  • Janet Sluis, Sunset Western Garden Collection
  • Ryan Penn, The Ruth Bancroft Garden
  • Walker Young, The Ruth Bancroft Garden
  • Aaron Ryan, General Manager of Succulent Gardens
  • Dylan Toms, Production Manager of Succulent Gardens
  • Kristin Scheidt, Propagation Manager of Succulent Gardens
  • Laura Balaoro and the Succulent Fanatics
  • Brian & Mary Merrell, Living Creations
  • The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners
  • and more!

Learn more about our speakers and presenters >

 **Bring your own wagon so you can shop 'til you drop!**

Schedule

Succulent Extravaganza will close at 4pm sharp each day.

 

Friday, September 29


8:00: Early Bird Nursery Tour, Brian Kemble (Ruth Bancroft Garden)

9:30: Hybridization of Succulents Part 1, Robin Stockwell (founder of Succulent Gardens; The Succulent Guy)

10:45: Designing with Colorful, Textural Succulents Part 1, Debra Lee Baldwin, ‘Queen of Succulents’

11:30: Lunch & Music at Nayarit's Taco Truck

12:00: Wholesale Customer Discussion, John Rodkin (Owner-Succulent Gardens)

12:30: Living Art Demonstration, Brian Merrell (Living Creations)

1:00: The Science of Propagation, Aaron Ryan (Succulent Gardens)

2:00: Walker Young (Ruth Bancroft Garden)

3:00: Self-guided Propagation Tour, Designed by Kristin Scheidt (Succulent Gardens; Desert Mandala)


SATURDAY, September 30

8:00: Early Bird Nursery Tour, Brian Kemble (Ruth Bancroft Garden)

9:30: Hybridization of Succulents Part 2, Robin Stockwell (Founder of Succulent Gardens; The Succulent Guy)

10:45: Designing with Colorful, Textural Succulents Part 2, Debra Lee Baldwin, ‘Queen of Succulents’

11:30: Lunch & Music at Nayarit's Taco Truck

12:00: Dylan Toms (Succulent Gardens)

12:30: Living Art Demonstration, Brian Merrell (Living Creations)

1:00: The Science of Succulent Design, Ryan Penn (Ruth Bancroft Garden)

3:00: Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Western Garden, Janet Sluis (Sunset Garden Collection)

3:00: Self-guided Propagation Tour, Designed by Kristin Scheidt (Succulent Gardens; Desert Mandala)

4:00 Thanks for coming! See you next year!



Learn more about our speakers and presenters >

 

Important Info

HOW MUCH DOES THE SUCCULENT EXTRAVAGANZA COST?
It’s FREE!

HOW CAN I PAY FOR ALL OF THE PLANTS I PLAN TO BUY?
Cash, check, and credit card!

WHAT ARE THE FOOD OPTIONS?
We will have a coffee truck serving coffee and pastries in the morning, and there will be a taco truck onsite for purchasing lunch.  Bring a water bottle; we will have water coolers available to for fill up!

WHERE DO I PARK?
We will have parking attendants to direct you to parking across the street.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Prepare for a rain-or-shine event that is largely outdoors. Wear good walking shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We suggest wearing layers and bringing your own shopping wagon. Bring your camera, of course, and water!

WHERE CAN I EAT WHILE IN TOWN?
We love the Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing! We recommend a reservation if you’re having dinner there. Call (831) 633-5843.