Passport to Spring – Super Seminars

Container by Shawna Anderson

Join us February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate the emerging Spring Season with a morning of seminars.

Are you more than ready to “Get Your Garden Gloves On”? Join us as we present three exciting speakers. Inspire, inform, and transform your old garden into NEW with great ideas and expert advice. PLUS- we include a yummy catered lunch from Sweet and Savory top off your morning. We begin our day at 9 am with the following speakers.


9 am to 10 am – Shawna Anderson

The Container Diva will WOW us with her passion for designing fabulous potted perfection to fit in any size garden. She is known for her combination of “Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers.”

10 am to 11 am – Claire Splan

Clair is the Author of several books, including Month-by-Month Gardening in California, Not-so-Hot Tomatoes, and California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening. She will show us the many ways small spaces can yield bumper crops by Gardening on the “Up-and-Up” with vertical gardens. Don’t miss this inspirational lady!

11:15 am to 12:15 – Don Dillon Jr.

Don will entice us with the knowledge and satisfaction of growing dwarf citrus to perfection. He will share with us his families 60-year history of pioneering dwarf citrus varieties and how to grow them in the ground, in pots, and some citrus varieties even as houseplants. If you yearn to grow any variety of citrus well, this talk is for you!



12:15 pm to 1 pm –a delicious lunch is served catered by Sweet and Savory Cafe.

Our offering is a delicious gorgonzola salad, with or without chicken.


The reservations for this “ Passport to Spring” Speakers Day is a cost of $45.00, which includes all three speakers and a catered lunch with beverage.

You can make reservations by calling the Alden Lane Cashiers (925)447-0280 or in person. Payment in advance by February 7th is required to reserve your space and lunch. There is not a separate cost for each speaker; it is a package of all three and a meal.

Please come and join us- Spring is just around the corner!