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 Manzanita taken by Betsy Collins

Pruning Natives Demystified

September 8, 2018

Take some of the mystery out of pruning and maintaining your natives with this informative workshop led by Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed. 

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

Morning Bird Walk (September)

September 19, 2018

Join Rebecca Coulter in watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Designing with Water Wise Natives

September 22, 2018

Learn the steps professional designers use to assure that the finished garden is beautiful, useful and sustainable.

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Image of the Jepson Manual taken by Don Matsumoto (1993)

Identify Plants Using the Jepson Manual

October 19, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Join botanist Mary Carroll for this hands-on introduction to the mysteries of the Jepson Manual and the basic terminology used in plant identification.

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

Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 24, 2018

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

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Image of Herbal Medicine Walk taken by Nancy Deacon-Davis

Herbal Medicine of Trees & Leaves

November 3, 2018

Join local herbalist, Emily Sanders, and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native trees.

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image of Dark-eyed Junco in the Garden, photo by Michael Horns

Morning Bird Walk (November)

November 7, 2018

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

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Morning Bird Walk (December)

December 5, 2018

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

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