Classes

Whether you are a nature-lover interested in learning more about the natural world around you, a novice home gardener who wants to learn about horticultural techniques, an advanced professional seeking specialized training, or you simply enjoy the aesthetics of nature's bounty through art or photography, the Garden's educational programs have something for everyone. Our expert staff and local professionals provide participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge by offering courses that address a range of topics for participants of all levels of knowledge and interests. 

Contact the SBBG Registrar or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 102
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

image of Song sparrow in the Meadow at SBBG, photo by Ian K. Ross

Morning Bird Walk (January)

January 18, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Image of drawing by Jo Ann Metzger

Drawing the Natives

February 2, 2017 - March 9, 2017

Botanical drawing is a time-honored way of studying and appreciating the natural world.

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image of Thermopsis macrophylla seedlings growing from seed at SBBG

Seeds to Soil

February 6, 2017

The basics of native plant propagation taught by Heather Wehnau

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Image of X-Stream Teen Science Team

Citizen Science Club (February)

February 7, 2017

Would you like to learn more about citizen science at the Garden?

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image of a white throated sparrow in the Garden, photo by Daryl Metzger

Morning Bird Walk (February)

February 15, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Image of Channel Island Poppy taken by Nancy Miller

Native Herbal Medicine

March 11, 2017

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join Emily Sanders to explore some in your own backyard.

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image of Dark-eyed Junco in the Garden, photo by Michael Horns

Morning Bird Walk (March)

March 15, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Image of Ladybug by Frederique Lavoipierre

Introduction to Beneficial Insects

March 18, 2017

Learn how your garden allies can help your garden flourish.

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Image of watercolor painting by Don Matsumoto

Painting the Natives

March 23, 2017 - April 27, 2017

Capture the structure and beauty of native wildflowers in vibrant watercolor.

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Image of Ferns by Linda Ann Vorobik

Intermediate Botanical Watercolor

April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Linda Vorobik returns to dive deeper into botanic watercolor

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