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

Morning Bird Walk (March)

March 15, 2017

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

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Image of Ladybug by Frederique Lavoipierre

Introduction to Beneficial Insects

March 18, 2017

Learn how your garden allies can help your garden flourish.

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Image of watercolor painting by Don Matsumoto

Painting the Natives

March 23, 2017 - April 27, 2017

Capture the structure and beauty of native wildflowers in vibrant watercolor.

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Image of Ferns by Linda Ann Vorobik

Intermediate Botanical Watercolor

April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Linda Vorobik returns to dive deeper into botanic watercolor

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Image of Dudleya pulverulenta taken by Betsy Collins

Introduction to California Plant Families

April 7, 2017 - May 12, 2017

Mary Carroll leads this overview of common California plant families

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Image of Artemisia pygmaea by Linda Ann Vorobik

Sketch Your Way to Better Botany

April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Hone your skills at sketching plants in pencil or pen for field notes or journals, while at the same time, increase your botanical vocabulary.

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Image of Bee on blue eyed grass taken by Frederique Lavoipierre

Citizen Science Club (May)

May 2, 2017

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

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Citizen Science Club (August)

August 1, 2017

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

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California Naturalist Program

September 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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