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, December 6

Wreath Making Workshop
9:15am & 11am (1 hour each).
Fee: SMAS Members $15/wreath; nonmember $25/wreath.

Reservations are required, so call 650-579-0536 x3
Greens, frame and ribbon will be supplied. Bring your imagination, pruning shears & gloves. By using colorful greens and cuttings from the 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.

Sunday, January 10

Rose Pruning Symposium

1 – 3pm. Free, but reservations required.
SMAS rose expert, Norma Bennett will teach you how to shape your rose bushes to encourage beautiful profuse flowering with winter pruning and proper care. This is a free hands on program in which you will have the opportunity to prune a container rose. If you want to take a plant home, there will be a charge of only $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Bring pruning shears and gloves. Space is limited. Reservations required.
(650) 579-0536 x3

Saturday, January 16

Help Prune Central Park’s Rose Garden

10am – noon.
Come to learn or share your expertise on how to prune roses. Dress warmly and bring pruning shears and gloves. Heavy rain cancels. This is a free event in which you will contribute to the beautification of San Mateo’s beloved rose garden. No experience is necessary. Volunteers from the San Mateo Arboretum Society will be on hand to instruct beginners. Dress warmly and bring pruning shears and gloves.