Welcome to the 57th Annual Wildflower Show

April 20, 21, 22 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For over half a century this Wildflower Show has been one of the largest on the Northern and Western Hemispheres with over 600 species and varieties of wildflowers. This is truly an event that generations of families can remember.

The Museum partners with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to hold this cherished annual event. Over 30 members of the Native Plant Society spend over a week scouring Monterey County and beyond collecting the finest specimens of wildflowers blooming that spring.

Botanists, garden enthusiasts, and people just looking for flowers they would like to plant in their gardens will all appreciate this comprehensive and spectacular array of wildflowers.

Wildflower Show and Museum Admission (tickets can be purchased when you arrive at the Museum):

  • $8.95 adults who live outside of Monterey County
  • $5.95 youth 4-18, students with ID, military who live outside of Monterey County
  • Free for 3 y.o. and under
  • Free for Museum Members and CNPS Members
  • $5 admission for Monterey County residents

Flower Power

Artist and teacher Tara Carmichael will guide your child through fun and exciting art classes every Saturday this month. Choose one class or many! Each will allow your child to create a different art piece to take home.

Something Giant from Something Tiny

April 7th, 2018. 9:00-10:30AM, Kindergarten- 5th grade

$25: Non-member, $20: Member

Artists will take our tiny flowers and draw and paint giant wild flower paintings with oil pastels and tempera paint.

 

Flower Chalk

April 14th, 2018. 9:00-10:30AM, Kindergarten- 5th grade

$25: Non-member, $20: Member

Artists will combine skills in drawing wildflowers using chalk pastels.

 

Wildflower Notebooks

April 21st, 2018. 9:00-10:30AM, Kindergarten- 5th grade

$25: Non-member, $20: Member

Artists will take advantage of the Native Plant Show by creating a mini wildflower book with pen and paper. Artists will visit the show and draw what they see.

 

Stitching Stuffies

April 28th, 2018. 9:00-10:30AM, Kindergarten- 5th grade

$25: Non-member, $20: Member

Artists will learn to stitch and create felt wildflowers. Add them to clothing, bags, coats, hair ties, or even make a stuffy!


Introduction to Sketching Flowers

April 14th, 2018. 3-5 PM

$30: Non-member, $25: Member

Spend an afternoon with a science illustrator learning basic botanical drawing techniques. We'll go over some botanical anatomy and spend time closely observing native California wildflowers, then practice observational drawing using these blooms as our inspiration. All skill levels welcome. 


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Beers and Bouquets

Beers and Bouquets

April 8th, 2018. 1:30-3:30 PM

$40: Non-member, $35: Member

Join us over a drink as we explore the Museum’s native plant garden. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our local flora and the skills to draw them. Instructor Liana Vitousak will guide you through the basics of plant identification and recording what you see through field sketches and notes. Two pints of locally brewed beer, generously donated by Carmel Craft Brewing Company included with registration for 21 and over. 

April 29th, 2018. 1:30-3:30 PM

$40: Non-member, $35: Member

Join us over a drink as we explore the Museum’s native plant garden. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our local flora and the skills to draw them. Instructor Liana Vitousak will guide you through the basics of plant identification and recording what you see through field sketches and notes. Two pints of locally brewed beer, generously donated by Carmel Craft Brewing Company included with registration for 21 and over.   

Online registration is closed, but walk ins are welcome!                                                                          

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