All programs are held at the Kohl Pumphouse in San Mateo Central Park. Enter at 9th & Palm Avenues. Dec 8, 9:15 am & 11 am (1 hour each session): Wreath Making Workshop. Greens, frame & ribbon will be supplied. Bring your imagination, pruning shears & gloves. By using colorful greens and cuttings from San Mateo Central Park, you will be able to create a one-of-a-kind beautiful wreath. This is a family activity appropriate for all ages. Space is limited, so call for reservations. (650) 574-1677 or 574-4811. Fee: SMAS members $15/wreath; nonmembers $25/wreath.
Next Master Gardener Plant Clinic: Feb 2Come anytime between 11:30am – 1pm. FREE. The Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions from general information to advice about specific problems. You may bring samples of your plants for better diagnosis. Use a Ziploc or similar bag to carry your sample. If you suspect insect damage, try to include some of the insects so they can be correctly identified.
Tribute BricksHelp complete the final phase of our new Butterfly-Hummingbird garden. The San Mateo Arboretum Society is pleased to announce the offering of engraved, personalized tribute bricks to finish the pathway in this special garden. With your purchase you will have the opportunity to honor a loved one, convey appreciation, or recognize a special date among the flowers and heritage trees of historic San Mateo’s Central Park. For more information or to order your bricks, CLICK HERE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteers are the core of the Arboretum Society and give their time and energy so that the community can learn about and enjoy the beauty and bounty of plants and trees. We are currently in need of new helpers to continue the strong volunteer legacy of SMAS. Click here to check out the Volunteer page. ORCHIDS, in bloom or bud, are always available for sale at the Greenhouse. If you can grow a houseplant, you can grow an orchid! Many species are amazingly hardy and do not require as much care as some common houseplants. Don't be intimated by these beauties.
The San Mateo Arboretum Society is a “member and volunteer powered” organization dedicated to the preservation of San Mateo’s rich horticultural heritage and protecting the botanical aspects of San Mateo's Central Park. Our headquarters and most of our activities are focused around the historic Kohl Pump House area in Central Park, adjacent to downtown San Mateo.
Come Grow With UsJoin us as a member. Expert skill level is not required – simply a desire to contribute to the Arboretum Society’s objectives. Members receive newsletters and 10% discounts on all plant purchases. To become a member via a secure Web form click here.
Host your event with usThe historic Kohl Pumphouse and Victorian Garden are available for small group rental. For additional information - click here