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 

Photo of Yoga in the Garden by Caitlin Lam

Yoga in the Garden (June)

June 12, 2019

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

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Image of White Tail Kite by DeniseDewirePhotography

Morning Bird Walk (June)

June 19, 2019

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

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Bring the Wild Inside

June 21, 2019

Learn the basics of flower arrangement by trying out different greens and flowers to create your own native arrangements to take home.

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Intro to Digital Painting

June 22, 2019

Learn new digital art tools and techniques, then practice these new techniques in the beautiful setting of the Garden.

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Image of Quercus lobata by Betty Randall

Garden Tour: Oaks of the Garden

June 22, 2019

Join us for this special docent-led tour of California’s remarkable diversity of native oak trees.

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Image of Bumble Bee on Penstemon by Lynn Watson

Building Habitat in Your Home Garden

June 23, 2019

Discover how you can better attract our local animals to your garden using natives plants and natural features for the home gardener.

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Field Trip to Mount Piños

June 29, 2019

Join the Garden as we explore the slopes of Mount Piños in search of high elevation plants with Pam De Vries and Scot Pipkin.

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Image of California Naturalist on Geology Field Trip by Michelle Cyr

California Naturalist Open House

July 10, 2019

We invite you to join us for our California Naturalist Open House to learn how you can become a certified state naturalist.

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Photo of Yoga in the Garden by Caitlin Lam

Yoga in the Garden (July)

July 10, 2019

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

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Image of Blaksley Boulder taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Greet the Day Morning Walk (July)

July 17, 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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