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

Morning Bird Walk (March)

March 18, 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 Blue Tarantula Hawk ~ photo by David Escamilla

Garden Allies: Landscape Design for Pesticide-Free Gardening

March 21, 2015

Learn the many different species of insects and the specific pests that they control.

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Garden Planning with the Experts

April 11, 2015

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

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image of photographer Saxon Holt

The Magic of Light: Native Plant Photography Workshop

April 12, 2015

Join Saxon Holt, a professional garden photographer who has been photographing gardens for 25 years!

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image of Song sparrow in the Meadow at SBBG, photo by Ian K. Ross

Morning Bird Walk (April)

April 15, 2015

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

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Garden Planning with the Experts

April 18, 2015

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

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image of California wildflower display, photo by Frank Ford

Introduction to California's Plant Families

April 24, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families using the Jepson Manual

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Garden Planning with the Experts

April 25, 2015

Make the most out of a visit to our

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Desert Dandelions with Moth by Ines Roberts

A Hort and Hops Workshop Series

May 2, 2015 - May 16, 2015

Learn more about gardening successfully with California native plants

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Hort & Hops Workshop: For the Birds!

May 2, 2015

Learn how to attract birds to your garden with native plants

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