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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Herbal Spa Kit: Spa Kit Making

March 10, 2018

Join us for this hands-on workshop on creating your own herbal spa kit using California native plants.

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Investigating Native Salvias

March 17, 2018

An in depth investigation of our California native Salvias (Sages).

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Morning Bird Walk (March)

March 21, 2018

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

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Native Trees & Shrubs Design 101

March 25, 2018

You’ve got them home, now what do you do? Join Nursery Technician, Patrick Wiley, in a tutorial on planting and early care of your new plants.

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Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

March 31, 2018

Join author, Robert Kourik, as he discusses the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. 

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Herbal Medicine of Desert Plants

May 5, 2018 - December 5, 2018

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

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Native Herbs of Sage Scrub Chaparral

July 7, 2018

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join Emily Sanders and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native plants in the sage scrub chaparral plant community.

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Herbal Medicine of Riparian Plants

September 1, 2018

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

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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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