Dive into the bountiful world of succulent plants, taking a virtual walk through garden imagery. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is pleased to host landscaper Gabriel Frank for an afternoon of learning about essential succulent families and how to showcase them in your own garden. On Saturday, March 20 from 1 pm – 2pm, Gabriel will lead a Zoom talk about design principles, materials, and techniques to help gardeners with plots of any size succeed in working with these water-wise allies. Then, from 3 pm – 4 pm, join Gabriel at the Garden for an in-person demonstration of how to assemble a striking succulent arrangement in your own container. Plants and soil will be provided.

Gabriel Frank

Tickets are $10 public/ $5 SLOBG members for the talk alone and $55 public/ $45 SLOBG members for the talk and planting class. Class size is limited. Sign up for one or both! Details at SLOBG.ORG.

Gabriel Frank is the founder of Gardens By Gabriel, Inc, a landscape design + build firm based in Morro Bay known for its distinctive water-wise landscapes. A graduate of the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, he has been honored by America in Bloom, Better Homes and Gardens, and the Obispo Beautiful organization. Gabriel is the author of Striking Succulent Gardens, a book about succulent landscaping from the five Mediterranean climate regions.

About San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization that showcases plants from Mediterranean climates throughout the world. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and encourages a sense of stewardship for the natural environment. The Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., within El Chorro Regional Park off Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Admission is $5 per person and free for both children 12 and under and Garden Members. To learn more visit slobg.org or the SLO Botanical Garden Facebook page.