Upcoming Classes

agave blooming in our demo gardenSucculent Talk July 11th 10-Noon
Join to master teachers; Dan Lassanske (of Inspiration Day Fame) and Bryan Tassey (horticulture instructor at Merced Community College) for an educational experience like no other! Dan and Bryan are seasoned succulent growers, they can’t wait to teach you all about succulents.

You will learn succulent plant identification, landscape uses, and how to combine them with other low water use plants. The instructors will also share care and culture for the different groups of succulents. Your succulent garden can glow with colors and textures that are so unique and beautiful; these instructors will show you how.

Each participant will have an opportunity to design their own mini landscape using succulents with other drought tolerant plants. Bryan and Dan will walk you through the steps.

This two hour class will be jam packed with great information and useful tips for starting your low water succulent garden.

You must call ahead and reserve your spot; we expect this class to fill quickly, (925) 447-0280.

Cost: $5.00 per person
When: Saturday, July 11th
Time: 10am-noon
Teachers: Dan Lassanske and Bryan Tassey
Where: Alden Lane Nursery 981 Alden Lane Livermore CA 94550


Nancy’s Lawnless Living – Sunday July 12th from 2:30-3:30
Join ALN Staffer Nancy McNeish as she takes you step by step through the process of going lawnless. Nancy has before and after pictures from her yard. She has first hand experience going through the steps removing the lawn and replacing it with low water use plants.

Nancy’s created a beautiful plant filled oasis in her front yard and she’ll show you how. Join her for this one hour class and learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that uses less water now and in the future.

Please call ahead to reserve your seat in this free class. (925) 447-0280.

When: Sunday July 12th from 2:30-3:30
Where: Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane
Livermore CA



Crafternoon July  

CONCRETE POT-PALOOZA! – Saturday, July 25th  1:30 to 3pm
What FUN! We are going to construct 4 different fast drying concrete pots using different methods with one beautiful result! These crafty concrete containers will be  a variety of shapes- pleated, free formed with fabric, tostada shaped and unique, and will fit a 4-5″ potted plant. Your imagination will go wild once you get hooked on making these hefty little gems. We include all materials and instruction, and you will go home (maybe a little dirtier than when you started)  with the satisfaction of saying “I made that!” and be proud of what you have accomplished. We promise you will have FUN, and be inspired to make more at home. The cost for this workshop is $35.00 plus tax. Please sign up by July 22 to reserve your space.