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 Laying lines by Isaac Hernandez

Graywater 101

November 13, 2018

Join us for an overview of the concepts, design, and best practices for laundry to landscape and shower to flower graywater systems.

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Image of Cut flowers at Beer Garden taken by Kristen Hehnke, Veils & Tails Photography

Bring the Wild Inside

November 16, 2018

Try out different native foliage to create your own floral arrangements to take home right in time for Thanksgiving!

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Yoga in the Garden (November)

November 17, 2018

Join Michelle Rousseau for an empowering all-levels yoga class at the Pritzlaff Conservation Center.

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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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image of Thermopsis macrophylla seedlings growing from seed at SBBG

Grow Your Own: Seeds to Soil

December 7, 2018

The basics of native plant propagation taught by the Garden’s Plant Propagation Manager, Heather Wehnau-Federlein.

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Image of Plants in Horticultural Nursery taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Grow Your Own: Native Plants from Cuttings

January 18, 2019

Many California native plants are easy to propagate once you know how. Join the Garden’s expert propagator Heather Wehnau for a workshop packed with tips – and take home some cuttings ready to grow!

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