Upcoming Events

All programs are held at the Kohl Pumphouse in San Mateo Central Park.  Enter at 9th & Palm Avenues.

   May 3, 1 – 2:30pm.     FREE Seminar
       "A Common Sense Approach
               to Healthy Plants"

Nothing is more satisfying than having your own fruit and vegetables and a beautiful garden. How can a healthy garden be best achieved? Can diseases and pests be avoided? Understanding a bit about why pests attack plants can help us figure out what to do when things don’t go as planned.
Speaker, Ann Northrop has a master’s degree in Plant Pathology from UC Berkeley.  www.gardendiagnostic.com

May 3, 11:30am – 1pm (walk-in) FREE
      Master Gardener Plant Clinic

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. Website: http://ucanr.org/sites/MGsSMSF/

Garden News

Central Park Rose Pruning Event   See how much our volunteers accomplished!  Enjoy the pictures taken by San Jose Mercury News photographer John Green, posted here.
Discounts: Don't forget that Arboretum members receive a discount on purchases at our supporting local businesses.

Tribute Bricks

Help 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,

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. Miltonopsis