Learn flower arranging at Viansa Sonoma
Guests will be poured a complimentary splash of wine while they play with the flowers on June 3. And after that they can walk off with a stylish arrangement. You don’t need to bring anything with you to this Art of Flower Arranging workshop because Alice’s Table, which is hosting the event, will provide the flowers, vases, and tools. The 11 a.m. event can take one to two hours, depending on the format of the arrangement. Guests can purchase wine by the glass or partake in a tasting and lunch after the class. Viansa Sonoma is in Sonoma Valley and it dates back to 1896 when Samuele Sebastiani arrived from Tuscany and purchased the vineyard property in 1904. The fee is $65 per person. 25200 Arnold Drive, email@example.com, 617-603-7439.
Tour the Zen garden at Osmosis Day Spa
A guided tour of the authentic Japanese-style garden at Osmosis Day Spa on June 13 will offer an in-depth look at its underlying Zen themes.
Osmosis founder Michael Stusser and a tree pruning expert Michael Alliger will point out the rock arrangements and pond layout, as well as planting themes and plant materials.
The garden was built over a period of many years and was designed by British landscape designer Robert Ketchell. Admission is $25 and includes a cedar enzyme foot bath, tea and snacks. Participants will also get a $20 discount off any spa service.
Space is limited so reservations are encouraged. 707-823-8231. 209 Bohemian Highway, Freestone.
Learn more about succulents at talk
The Valley of the Moon Garden Club will offer a workshop on planting succulents in containers during its June 7 meeting.
Members will help students find a style of planting succulents that fits their garden’s theme. The club will provide the soil, plants and cuttings, but participants are welcome to bring cuttings to share. Students should bring a small to medium size container, preferably with a drainage hole. The fee is $5. 6:30 p.m., Sonoma Veterans’ Building, 126 First St. W. 707-935-8986, vom-garden-club.org.
Take morning walk in Asian gardens
A docent-led walk through Quarryhill Botanical Garden on June 9 will focus on exuberant and fragrant roses and colorful lilies.
Docent Kathleen Aspenns, a certified Flower Essence Practitioner,will also share the history, lore and botanical characteristics and healing gifts of the flowers.
Quarryhill is a renowned collection of plants from East Asia, set in a secluded wild garden filled with ponds, gently rolling paths and scenic vistas. Cost of the tour is included with the $12 admission to the garden. 10 a.m. to noon. 12841 Highway 12, Glen Ellen. 707-996-3166.
Explore 6 gorgeous secret gardens
Six gorgeous gardens — all private — will welcome visitors Saturday during The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program on June 2.
People can visit one or all of the gardens, which include a garden on the Belvedere Lagoon, a mature plant lovers hillside garden filled with ornamental grasses, succulent and Mediterranean plants, two gardens in Tiburon with views of the bay and two Meditarranean gardens in Mill Valley.