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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Wreaths, Swags, and Garlands 1

December 9, 2016

Make your own beautiful holiday decorations with California native plants

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Wreaths, Swags, and Garlands 2

December 10, 2016

Make your own beautiful holiday decorations with California native plants

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Native Herbal Medicine

December 17, 2016

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

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Education Volunteer Training

January 7, 2017 - February 4, 2017

Share your passion for native plants, natural history, and foster the conservation of California’s flora.

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Guide to the Jepson Manual

January 13, 2017 - February 10, 2017

Join botanist Mary Carroll for this hands-on introduction to the mysteries of the Jepson Manual

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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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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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Seeds to Soil

February 6, 2017

The basics of native plant propagation taught by Heather Wehnau

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Citizen Science Club (February)

February 7, 2017

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

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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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