Twilight hike at Quarryhill
On Wednesday, July 20, nature enthusiasts are invited to Quarryhill Botanical Garden for an easy-to-moderate hike through a wealth of botanic wonders gathered from Asia. Hikers should plan to meet at 5:15 p.m.
Executive Director Bill McNamara will give a brief introduction to the 25-acre home of one of the largest collections of scientifically documented, wild-source Asian plants in North America. A free, docent-led hike will follow on trails through oaks, maples, dogwoods, lilies and roses. Hikers will cross over bridges above lily ponds and waterfalls, meander on winding paths through flowering gardens and take in the views of Sonoma Valley from the Prayer Flag precipice at the top of the property. The evening will conclude with a bring-your-own picnic in the private garden of founder Jane Davenport Jansen's home.
The short informational talk and hike will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Sonoma Highway in Glen Ellen.
Attendees are asked to bring exact change for the $6 vehicle parking fee and meet in the parking area under the trees near the information kiosk.
For more information, call hike leader Lonnie Greenfield at 933-8882 or to get on the email list for future dates and locations of the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association Twilight Picnic Hikes contact firstname.lastname@example.org.