Winter Exhibit and Classes at Berkeley’s UC Botanical Garden

An apple (and more) caught our eye as we read about upcoming programming at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley.

Plants Illustrated Exhibition: Edible Native Plants of California
January 17–February 4, 10am–4pm except Tuesdays
We’re especially excited about this exhibition showcasing edible California native plants. The closing reception on Sunday, February 4, 5–6pm, features Sara Calvosa Olson, author of the new cookbook Chimi Nu’am: Native California Foodways for the Contemporary Kitchen. The exhibition is free with garden admission. Closing reception with author Sara Calvosa Olson has an admission fee of $25/$20 (member).

Drawing Nature with Karen LeGault 
Saturday January 13, 9:30am–noon
Join artist Karen LeGault to practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art.
Cost: $55

Introduction to Botanical Art with Catherine Watters
Thursday January 25, 10am–4pm
Learn how to skillfully observe, measure and draw a Gala apple in great detail and with botanical accuracy.
Cost: $100/$95 (member)

Information and registration for all events:

Gala apple illustration by Catherine Watters