Upcoming Events

Join us at the garden for free educational classes,

planting demonstrations, children's activities, and more!

Besides the events listed below, the garden is open to the public every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm for individuals or groups to tour the space and see what our gardeners are growing. Take a self-guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden.

Local Garden Share DATE CHANGE: the event will temporarily change to meet on the 3rd Sunday in Nov + Dec 2018 due to the holiday season. It will return to the 4th Sunday from Jan 2019. Please contact Sunnyvale Garden Share for more information through their Google Group: garden-share-sunnyvale@googlegroups.com

January 19, 2019
  • Grape Vine Pruning Workshop

    January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    In this hands-on workshop, Bill Weaver will demonstrate how to prune your grape vines and get them in tip-top shape, ready for spring!

    You'll learn techniques and information essential to maintaining your vines year round.

    COST: Free!
    BRING: Your own refreshments, if needed.
    MEET: At the Main Gate, located inside the parking lot next to the garden.

    See more details

January 22, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    January 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

January 26, 2019
  • Pruning Fruit Trees

    January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate how to prune your fruit trees and get them in tip-top shape, ready for spring!

    You'll learn techniques and information essential to maintaining your trees year round.

    COST: Free!
    BRING: Your own refreshments, if needed.
    MEET: At the Main Gate, located inside the parking lot next to the garden.

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  • Fruit Tree Selection + Care

    January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    This is the perfect time to plant fruit trees from "bare root" stock. Plants grown from bare root often are more vigorous and healthy and it is less expensive to buy a bare root plant than a nursery plant. How do you find and select the best trees? What is the recommended way to plant - including when and how to prune initially? The answer to that might surprise you! 

    Learn about some of the less common fruit trees, such as pomegranate, Jujube and Mulberry, where to find and buy your own plants, and which fruit tree varieties do best in our area. Come learn about these topics and much more from Master Gardener Kalpana Jain. See also homeorchard.ucdavis.edu for information on Home Orchards.

    Presenter: UC Master Gardener Kalpana Jain 

    Cost: Free

    See more details

January 27, 2019
  • Local Garden Share

    January 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    You are invited to join us at the picnic tables to celebrate our monthly Local Garden Share event from 11am - 12noon. Open to the public, this is a free event.

    We have been gathering together monthly since July 2011!

    Come let your fellow gardeners know what you are planting in your seasonal gardens, how you are tending your soil and what you are doing to conserve water. Please bring whatever you have extra from your garden to share, and even if you don’t please come and share yourself.

    Please join our Google Group to receive up to date information regarding our Sunnyvale Garden Share: garden-share-sunnyvale@googlegroups.com

    Request to join Sunnyvale Garden Share

    Also, here is our Meetup:
    https://www.meetup.com/Sustainable-Homesteading-in-the-South-Bay/

    See more details

January 29, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

February 5, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    February 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

February 9, 2019
  • 2nd Saturday Workday - Hi Rise, Orange + Plum

    February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    JOIN US! At our next 2nd Saturday Workday at Charles Street Gardens.

    Bring your friends, family and spend a fun day volunteering and enjoy contributing to your local community garden. 

    2nd Saturday Workdays are open to all gardeners and interested local volunteers, from 9am - 12pm, no gardening experience needed! Bring gardening gloves, water, a hat and a smile 😊 No job is too big or too small!

    For garden members: Start as early or stay as long as you like! Every months workday is scheduled for specific rows to complete their community hours, but all rows are invited. Once gardeners have completed volunteer hours, please be sure to fill out the form on our website so we can log your time and apply toward your annual hours. 

    http://charlesstreetgardens.org/csg/gardeners/

    Look forward to seeing you in the garden 🌻

    See more details

February 12, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    February 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

February 16, 2019
  • Tool Sharpening Workshop

    February 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Richard Bullene will demonstrate how to take pruners apart, clean, sharpen, and oil them as well as show you a quicker technique for when you're short on time. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their pruners, loppers etc. and will learn how to work on their own tools.

    Richard Bullene owned 'Bullene Landscaping' business for many years and is our guru on tools!

    COST: Free!
    BRING: Your own loppers and hand pruners
    MEET: At the Main Gate entrance of Charles Street Gardens, Sunnyvale

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  • 'A Winter Start for you Summer Garden'

    February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    February is the time to begin planning your summer vegetable garden. Instead of buying expensive transplants from the nursery, how about growing them yourself? It's easy, fun, and inexpensive to start tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, herbs, and many other vegetables and flowers from seed. This talk by Master Gardener Louise Christy will cover seeds, seed sources, planting seeds, germination, creating the right environment for strong growth, materials and equipment, and transplanting into the garden.

    Presenter: UC Master Gardener Louise Christy
    Cost: Free
    Meet: Program Room, Sunnyvale Library

    See more details

February 19, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

February 24, 2019
  • Local Garden Share

    February 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    You are invited to join us at the picnic tables to celebrate our monthly Local Garden Share event from 11am - 12noon. Open to the public, this is a free event.

    We have been gathering together monthly since July 2011!

    Come let your fellow gardeners know what you are planting in your seasonal gardens, how you are tending your soil and what you are doing to conserve water. Please bring whatever you have extra from your garden to share, and even if you don’t please come and share yourself.

    Please join our Google Group to receive up to date information regarding our Sunnyvale Garden Share: garden-share-sunnyvale@googlegroups.com

    Request to join Sunnyvale Garden Share

    Also, here is our Meetup:
    https://www.meetup.com/Sustainable-Homesteading-in-the-South-Bay/

    See more details

February 26, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    February 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

March 5, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    March 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

March 9, 2019
  • 2nd Saturday Workday - Apricot + Blackberry

    March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    JOIN US! At our next 2nd Saturday Workday at Charles Street Gardens.

    Bring your friends, family and spend a fun day volunteering and enjoy contributing to your local community garden. 

    2nd Saturday Workdays are open to all gardeners and interested local volunteers, from 9am - 12pm, no gardening experience needed! Bring gardening gloves, water, a hat and a smile 😊 No job is too big or too small!

    For garden members: Start as early or stay as long as you like! Every months workday is scheduled for specific rows to complete their community hours, but all rows are invited. Once gardeners have completed volunteer hours, please be sure to fill out the form on our website so we can log your time and apply toward your annual hours. 

    http://charlesstreetgardens.org/csg/gardeners/

    Look forward to seeing you in the garden 🌻

    See more details

March 12, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    March 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

March 19, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    March 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

March 24, 2019
  • Local Garden Share

    March 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    You are invited to join us at the picnic tables to celebrate our monthly Local Garden Share event from 11am - 12noon. Open to the public, this is a free event.

    We have been gathering together monthly since July 2011!

    Come let your fellow gardeners know what you are planting in your seasonal gardens, how you are tending your soil and what you are doing to conserve water. Please bring whatever you have extra from your garden to share, and even if you don’t please come and share yourself.

    Please join our Google Group to receive up to date information regarding our Sunnyvale Garden Share: garden-share-sunnyvale@googlegroups.com

    Request to join Sunnyvale Garden Share

    Also, here is our Meetup:
    https://www.meetup.com/Sustainable-Homesteading-in-the-South-Bay/

    See more details

March 26, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    March 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

April 2, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    April 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

April 9, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

April 13, 2019
  • ALL HANDS Workday - All gardeners to attend, CSG members only

    April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    JOIN US! At our next ALL HANDS Workday at Charles Street Gardens.

    ALL HANDS Workdays are for garden members ONLY, all gardeners must attend.

    We will have docents attending with a volunteer work list from 9am - 12pm

    Gardeners can start as early or stay as long as you like! Once you have completed volunteer hours, please be sure to fill out the form on our website so we can log your time and apply toward your annual hours. 

    Gardeners may bring their friends and family to help out and spend a fun day volunteering and enjoy contributing to your local community garden. Bring gardening gloves, water, a hat and a smile 😊 No job is too big or too small!

    http://charlesstreetgardens.org/csg/gardeners/

    Look forward to seeing you in the garden 🌻

    See more details

April 16, 2019
  • Public Open Hours

    April 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

    Charles Street Gardens, Community Garden
    The gardens are open to the public every Tuesday for individuals or groups to tour the space, enjoy the Childrens Garden or see what our local gardeners are growing in their beds. Take a self guided tour and feel free to ask gardeners questions about the garden. 

    Master Gardeners Teaching + Demonstration Garden
    Located in the southeast corner of CSG, this demo garden showcases vegetables and ornamentals growing organically in raised beds, in-ground beds, and containers, with an emphasis on using recycled, recyclable or salvaged materials. UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara are available for gardening questions:
    Summer Hours: Every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm
    Winter Hours: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm

    Please contact CSG via email if you’d like to schedule a different time to visit the garden; we’re happy to accommodate. See you in the garden soon! 

    See more details

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