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 Juniper bonsai by Tom Post

Bonsai Workshop

May 30, 2015

Create your own bonsai!

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Liliaceae copyright Vorobik

Botanical Drawing with Linda Vorobik

June 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Learn the basics for creating botanical drawings

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Liliaceae Illustrartion by Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik

Botanical Illustration Series with Linda Vorobik

June 6, 2015 - June 14, 2015

We are excited to announce two fabulous botanical illustration workshops by Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik

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image of botanical artwork by Linda Vorobik

Botanical Watercolor or Gouache Workshop with Linda Vorobik

June 13, 2015 - June 14, 2015

Basic botanical painting through creating plant portraits using watercolor and/or gouache.

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Picture of a lady bug on leaves

Garden Explorations: Follow Your Nose

June 13, 2015

Discover the diversity of the aromatic foliage of California native plants

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Garden Explorations Summer Series

June 16, 2015 - August 8, 2015

Take a class alongside your child and remember the joys of discovery in nature,

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

Morning Bird Walk (June)

June 17, 2015

Be the first morning visitors in the Garden, join naturalist Rebecca Coulter and enjoy watching the diverse and beautiful bird species that make the meadow, woodlands and creek their home!

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image of Matilija poppy flower with visiting honey bee

Garden Exploration: Bees and Blooms

June 20, 2015

How do our native flowers attract pollinators?

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Garden Explorations: Seeds on the Move

June 27, 2015

Plants have some wonderful and surprising ways to move their seeds around.

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B. appositus on Plectritis congesta. Photo courtesy Rich Hatfield

Buzz in the Garden: Bumble Bee Workshop

June 27, 2015

Join us for a special day all about bumble bees!

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