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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Fall Morning Bird Walk (September)

September 16, 2015

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

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Environmental Book Club (September)

September 21, 2015

Why is the sky blue? Join in as we discuss the second half of David Carle's non-fiction book.

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Roots!

September 27, 2015

A special workshop and book signing featuring drip irrigation and roots expert Robert Kourik

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Putting Natives to Work: Design Tips for Any Garden

October 3, 2015

Clear some space in your garden, empty the trunk of your car, and join us for the first weekend of the Fall Plant Sale.

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Garden Planning with the Experts 1

October 17, 2015

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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Environmental Book Club (October)

October 19, 2015

Sex on 6 Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

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Fall Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 21, 2015

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

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Desert Dandelions with Moth by Ines Roberts

Hort & Hops Series

October 23, 2015 - November 13, 2015

Learn more about gardening successfully with California native plants

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Hort & Hops: Gardening the Plant Community Way

October 23, 2015

Gardening according to plant communities

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Landscape for Life

October 24, 2015 - November 14, 2015

3-week course: How to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live

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