Save the Date! Teddy Bear Tea 2019 is coming!

Are you ready for the holidays yet? Well, we’re already starting to gear up for another AMAZING year of our popular holiday tradition, TEDDY BEAR TEA, coming to The Gardens at Heather Farm on December 6, 7 and 8, 2019!

Join is THIS DECEMBER for a truly unique and festive holiday experience!

It’s a colorful, magical, winter wonderland tea party at the 24th Annual Teddy Bear Tea, where snowflakes and twinkle lights hover overhead, sugar plum fairies sparkle nearby, and bears and other woodland animals share in the joys of the season with you and your family. Hundreds of families flock to our door for this amazing event, and tickets sell out every year — often in less than a day!

This year, Members of The Gardens at Heather Farm at the FAMILY LEVEL ($75 per year) or higher will receive priority access to tickets, with an opportunity to purchase before the general public. To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up to become a member today!

TEDDY BEAR TEA 2019
December 6, 7 & 8

Tickets on sale this fall. More details coming soon!

S’mores at Sundown concert for families returns for 5th season on August 11

Say “So long!” to summer before heading back to school and enjoy sweet treats and live music for families in a beautiful garden! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see one of the most popular and talented performers in the Bay Area family music scene, Andy Z.

An award-winning singer/songwriter and children’s performer, Andy Z energizes audiences with his creative combination of music and movement. Andy engages children (and parents) with songs and stories that range from educational to silly, from dance songs to lullabies, from sing-a-longs to finger plays. His fun and witty lyrics are perfectly paired with traditional and original songs from a variety of musical styles including rock, folk, jazz, country, hip-hop, surf, reggae and more.

As with previous S’mores at Sundown events, kids love exploring along the garden paths and dancing on the lawn. Parents love the relaxed atmosphere and chance to socialize with friends.

And no summer night would be complete without fresh s’mores! Grab a ready-made pack of s’mores ingredients when you arrive and roast these yummy treats over the grill during the event.

Head on over to The Gardens after dinner for music and s’mores, or come early and bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden!

Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Admission:
$15 GA adult
$10 GA child ages 2 and up
Kids under age 2 are free

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Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; concert starts at 6:00 p.m. Venue seating is limited. BYO blankets and lawn chairs welcome. BYO alcohol prohibited.

This event is part of the 2nd Annual Concerts in the Garden series showcasing outstanding live music in a stunning outdoor atmosphere. Some of the Bay Area’s best local musicians perform among The Gardens’ lush and colorful landscapes creating a totally unique and natural entertainment experience. Proceeds from Concerts in the Garden support this nonprofit public garden — open daily to the public for free — and its nature education program which offers environmental science curriculum to 25,000 local school children annually.

New date for classical music concert in the garden, now September 14

Revel in the beauty of our gardens while enjoying an enchanting selection of romantic classical favorites including Ravel, Debussy, Chopin and more! Performers Ernie Mansfield (flute), Larisa Smirnova (harp), and Pawel Walerowksi (cello) perform for the second time in the garden as the Romance Trio, offering inspiring arrangements to thrill the spirit and soothe the soul. Relax at the picturesque Gazebo and take in the inspiring views of our renowned rose garden. Proceeds support our nonprofit public garden and nature education programs. Event photo by Summer Bear Photography.

ROMANCE TRIO: ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

Pawel Walerowski (cello): Originally from Poland, Pawel graduated from the Conservatory in Poznan in Cello Performance. An award-winning performer, he served in numerous European ensembles and toured across Europe as a lead cellist with an original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. For the past 10 years he has toured the U.S., premiered musicals, played at Berkeley Rep, worked for SF Symphony’s education department and freelanced with many ensembles. Currently, Pawel serves as a musician at St Mary’s church in Walnut Creek, where he plays piano, organ and cello.

Lisa Smirnova (harp): Bay Area-based harpist and pianist, Larisa performs regularly as soloist, accompanist, and orchestral musician. Born and educated in Russia, she received both her Bachelor of Music and Master’s Degree in Piano and Harp Performance there before coming to the United States where she performed in various cities. She has given numerous recitals in Russia (Moscow, Great Composers Performance Hall) and throughout Northern California (CSU Sacramento, UC Davis, Sonoma University, Mondavi Center, among others). Her recent performances include collaborations with the Kensington Symphony, Auburn Symphony, Folsom Symphony, Camellia Symphony, and Camerata California.

Ernie Mansfield (flute): A classically-trained musician, with experience performing classical, pop, rock, and jazz, Ermie studied flute, sax, piano, and music composition at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Illinois, and University of the State of New York. His credits include albums, soundtracks, children’s music, commercials, music for educational software, orchestral works, and works for dance theatre. He has performed and/or recorded with many artists, including Dan Fogelberg, François Beranger (France), Joan Bibiloni (Spain), and Glen Cronkhite (ECM, Reunion Blues).

NEW DATE AND TIME:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tickets: $40 GA; kids under age 12 are free.

BUY TICKETS

Doors open at 6:30pm; concert starts at 6:45pm. BYO alcohol prohibited.

This event is part of the 2nd Annual Concerts in the Garden series showcasing outstanding live music in a stunning outdoor atmosphere. Some of the Bay Area’s best local musicians perform among The Gardens’ lush and colorful landscapes creating a totally unique and natural entertainment experience. Proceeds from Concerts in the Garden support this nonprofit public garden — open daily to the public for free — and its nature education program which offers environmental science curriculum to 25,000 local school children annually.