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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Morning Brew & Botany (November)

November 17, 2019

Rise and shine with new and old friends at this morning gathering, half social hour, half enlightening presentation.

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Morning Bird Walk (November)

November 20, 2019

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

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Forest Bathing (December)

December 7, 2019

Allow yourself to be immersed in the serenity of a still and quiet morning on a forest bathing walk lead by Certified Forest Therapy Guide Carrie Drevenstedt.

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Winter Nature Crafts

December 8, 2019

Sip hot cider, enjoy some treats, and meet new friends while you create wreaths, dry flower arrangements, and ornaments using natural materials collected from the Garden.

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Greet the Day Stroll (December)

December 12, 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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Full Moon Family Night (December)

December 13, 2019

Join Education and Conservation staff for a moonlight exploration of the Garden including night hikes, storytelling, wildlife observation, and stargazing.

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Morning Brew & Botany (December)

December 15, 2019

Rise and shine with new and old friends at this morning gathering, half social hour, half enlightening presentation.

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image of a hummingbird in the Desert Section at SBBG, photo by Leonard Porzio

Morning Bird Walk (December)

December 18, 2019

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

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Image of Greet the Day Stroll by Michelle Cyr

Greet the Day Stroll (January)

January 9, 2020

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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Advanced Plant Identification

January 10, 2020 - February 7, 2020

Do you want to expand your plant identification skills? Join Botanist Mary Carroll to learn botanical terminology, hone your observational skills, learn how to use a dichotomous key, and discover the awe-inspiring details of plants under magnification.

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