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 Drip irrigation install. Photo provided by Cathie Pare

Hands-on Drip Irrigation Workshop

October 2, 2016

Sold Out! Water wisely by tuning into your garden's needs and tuning up your irrigation system!

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Image of Garden Growers Nursery by Kristen Hehnke

Garden Planning with the Experts 1

October 8, 2016

Make the most out of a visit to our Fall Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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Image of Triteleia laxa taken by Steve Junak

Fall Sowing

October 15, 2016

Native Annuals & Bulbs for Southern CA Gardens

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

Fall Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 19, 2016

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

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Image of a Container garden taken by Don Matsumoto

Container Gardening from Planning to Potting

October 22, 2016

Make your own container garden

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Image of pots in nursery taken by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

Garden Planning with the Experts 2

October 29, 2016

Make the most out of a visit to our Fall Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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Image of magpie in sycamore tree taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Citizen Science Club (November)

November 1, 2016

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

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

Fall Morning Bird Walk (November)

November 15, 2016

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

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Winter Morning Bird Walk (December)

December 7, 2016

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

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Image of wreath made at SBBG

Wreaths, Swags, and Garlands 1

December 9, 2016

Make your own beautiful holiday decorations with California native plants

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