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Los Altos resident Jeri Goodman's kiln-formed glasswork and Los Altos resident Jan Presley's ceramics will be featured at the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 10 and 11, at the Palo Alto Art Center (formerly the Palo Alto Cultural Center), 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto.

More than 150 exhibitors will be present, giving collectors and casual shoppers an opportunity to meet them and take home contemporary crafts. Food and drinks will be on sale both days and admission is free. For more information, call 329-2366.

Native plants, tea and sandwiches

Yerba Buena Nursery, California's oldest retail native plant nursery business, is "up on the hill," at 19500 Skyline Blvd., in Woodside. Along with thousands of drought-tolerant native plants for sale and a walking path through mature plantings of native plants, the nursery also offers a tea terrace from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The nursery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call 851-1668 or visit Yerba Buena's Website at www.yerbabuenanursery.com.

Classes at Gamble Garden

July will be a busy month at Gamble Garden Center in Palo Alto. Education classes are available for members and non-members. For more information and registration, call 329-1356.

The Center, located at 1431 Waverley St., is open to the public, free of charge, during daylight hours. Free walk-in plant clinics are offered on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m.

Hidden Villa welcomes volunteers

Garden volunteers may assist Hidden Villa staff with planting, composting, harvesting and cultivating in the organic vegetable garden from 9:30 to noon on Wednesdays (and stay for a shared potluck lunch with the farm crew).

Those interested in ornamental and landscape gardening are needed for help with transplanting, pruning, cultivating and planting.

Call Patricia Becker, Hidden Villa Volunteer Services Manager, at 949-8655 for more information. Hidden Villa is located at 26870 Moody Road in Los Altos Hills.

Best roses at Filoli

Filoli in Woodside, a Property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has one of the largest rose gardens, completely labeled, on the Peninsula.

Lucy Tolmach, director of horticulture, reports the following roses as the best performers of 1998, judged according to disease resistance and fragrance.

They include Double Delight, Futura, Just Joey, Mister Lincoln, New Zealand, October, Secret, Summer Dream, Via Mala, Tournament of Roses, Iceberg, Simplicity, Claire Rose, Gertrude Jekyll, Graham Thomas, Ballerina, Penelope, Sally Holmes, Buff Beauty, Mme. Alfred Carriere.

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