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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Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the Garden (July)

July 24, 2019

SOLD OUT: Aliza Lederman’s Vinyasa Flow class is an empowering, energetic flow that builds strength and balance inside and out.

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Summer Blooms

August 3, 2019

Want to see what's blooming in the Summer as you get ready for Fall planting? Join us for a presentation and walking tour to soak up the summer beauty many people walk right past.

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Painting the Natives

August 9, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Learn how to capture the structure and beauty of native wildflowers in vibrant watercolor in this introductory course on watercolor basics.

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Herbal Stress Relief Kit

August 10, 2019

Join Emily Sanders to learn about local plant allies that help calm the nerves, sooth sore muscles, relieve tension, and increase overall relaxation. You'll make your own herbal stress relief kit to soothe anxiety and tension.

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Slow Flow Yoga in the Garden (August)

August 14, 2019

Join the Amelia Neal for an empowering slow flow yoga class at the Pritzlaff Conservation Center.

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Natural History of the Channel Islands

August 15, 2019 - October 10, 2019

In this 9-week course, learn about the natural history of the Channel Islands from all angles: climate, geology, plants, animals, native peoples, human history, threats and management.

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Life After Lawns - Ideas & Actions

August 17, 2019

Discovery alternatives to the "perfect lawn" that save both money and resources in this lawn conversion course. Learn native design ideas, alternative uses of the space, site preparation, a step-by-step action plan, and more.

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Greet the Day Stroll (August)

August 28, 2019

Greet the day while building your nature knowledge on this morning walk with our Director of Education and Engagement Scot Pipkin.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the Garden (August)

August 28, 2019

Aliza Lederman’s Vinyasa Flow class is an empowering, energetic flow that builds strength and balance inside and out.

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Image of Greet the Day Stroll by Michelle Cyr

Greet the Day Stroll (September)

September 4, 2019

Greet the day while building your nature knowledge on this morning walk with our Director of Education and Engagement Scot Pipkin.

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