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 Teahouse taken by Kristen Hehnke

Garden Tour: ShinKanAn Teahouse

September 23, 2017

The tea house at the SBBG is unique in that it is the only traditional Japanese tea house open to the public on the central coast and it has a Japanese tea garden interpreted with native California plants. 

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Image of Roots provided by Robert Kourik

Good Fungi, Good Roots, Happy Natives

October 14, 2017

Robert Kourik digs into the relationships between fungi and roots

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Image of Monkey flowers, CA Poppies, and Heuchera cultivars taken by Betsy Collins

Survey of California Native Garden-Worthy Plants

October 19, 2017 - November 2, 2017

Cultivation and instillation of the best of the best native California flora with Bruce Reed

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