Events and Educational Classes

All programs listed below are held at the Kohl Pumphouse in San Mateo Central Park.
Enter at 9th & Palm Avenues, follow path to iron dog statue.  Go through white gates to the left of the statue, and the Pumphouse is behind the Victorian fountain.

Nursery/Greenhouse * Plant Sales

Open Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 2:00pm.  Sunday: 10am-Noon

Effective December through February, the Tuesday & Thursday greenhouse hours will be 10am – noon.

Ph. (650) 579-0536

* Become an SMAS member and receive a 10% discount in addition to supporting San Mateo Central Park.

Sunday, February 14

Harvesting Rainwater

1 – 2:30pm. FREE
Rain is a precious thing–don’t let it get away! There are many ways to keep rainwater on site and available to your plants. In this class we’ll talk about how you can shape your land to hold water, the design of dry creeks to pull water into your garden, and some of the options for capturing and storing rainwater.

Sunday, March 6

Spring Fairy Garden Workshop

1 – 3pm. Children ages 5-12 welcome with accompanying adult
FEE: SMAS members $30/garden; nonmembers $35/garden
Reservations are required, so call 650-787-1558 or 650-579-0536 x3.
Let’s celebrate springtime by creating a fairy container garden. We provide basic clay container, 3 small live plants, pathways and naturals to build clothes lines, fairy beds or chairs. If you have a favorite 8 inch container or even a basket, bring it. Fairy dust a must to attract the wee folks. Extras can be purchased.