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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Botanical Drawing

May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Learn the basics for creating botanical drawings from Linda Vorobik

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Botanical Illustration Series with Linda Vorobik

May 14, 2016 - June 5, 2016

We are excited to announce two fabulous botanical illustration workshops by Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik

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

Spring Morning Bird Walk (May)

May 18, 2016

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

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Botanical Watercolor or Gouache

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Basic botanical painting through creating plant portraits using watercolor and/or gouache with Linda Vorobik

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image of Juniper bonsai by Tom Post

Create Your Own Bonsai

June 11, 2016

We'll give you everything you need to take home your own unique bonsai

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

Spring Morning Bird Walk (June)

June 15, 2016

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

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Image of Salix babylonica taken by Bob Haller

Native Herbal Medicine

June 18, 2016

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join Emily Sanders and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native plants.

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Citizen Science Club (August)

August 2, 2016

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

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California Naturalist Program

September 7, 2016 - November 9, 2016

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

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Image of magpie in sycamore tree taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Citizen Science Club (November)

November 1, 2016

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

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