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 

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Meditation with Sound

July 1, 2018

Join us for this soothing meditation through the vibrations of various instruments such as Tibetan/Crystal singing bowls, voices, bells and rattles.

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Member Event: Sunset Yoga

July 6, 2018

Garden Members are invited to an empowering all-levels yoga class with an unforgettable view. Free for members!

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Herbal Medicine of Sage Scrub Chaparral

July 7, 2018

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join Emily Sanders and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native plants in the sage scrub chaparral plant community.

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Behind the Scenes Tour

July 10, 2018

Explore the Pritzlaff Conservation Center in a behind-the-scenes tour led by Executive Director, Steve Windhager. Members only.

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Healing with Flower & Plant Essences

July 11, 2018

An introduction on the foundational aspects of healing with plant and flower essences.

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California Naturalist Open House

July 18, 2018

Would you like to learn more about the California Naturalist Program?

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Member Event: Behind the Scenes Tour

July 22, 2018

Explore the Pritzlaff Conservation Center in a behind-the-scenes tour led by Executive Director, Steve Windhager. Members only.

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Member Event: Full Moon Hike

July 27, 2018

Enjoy an after-hours hike through the Garden by the light of the full moon! Hikes for all levels available. Members Only!

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Member Event: ShinKanAn Tea Ceremony

July 28, 2018

Observe a traditional tea ceremony, enjoy a bowl of tea, and learn about the history of the Teahouse.

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Garden Tour: Oaks of the Garden

July 28, 2018

Join us for this special docent-led tour of California’s remarkable diversity of native oak trees.

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