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 

image of a white throated sparrow in the Garden, photo by Daryl Metzger

Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 17, 2018

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

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Yoga in the Garden (October)

October 17, 2018

Join Michelle Rousseau for an empowering all-levels yoga class with an unforgettable view from the patio of the Pritzlaff Conservation Center.

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Image of the Jepson Manual taken by Don Matsumoto (1993)

Identify Plants Using the Jepson Manual

October 19, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Join botanist Mary Carroll for this hands-on introduction to the mysteries of the Jepson Manual and the basic terminology used in plant identification.

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Image of Roots provided by Robert Kourik

Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

October 20, 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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Image of pots in nursery taken by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

Garden Planning with the Experts

October 27, 2018

Make the most out of a visit to our Fall Native Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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Image of Herbal Medicine Walk taken by Nancy Deacon-Davis

Herbal Medicine of Native Trees

November 3, 2018

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

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image of Dark-eyed Junco in the Garden, photo by Michael Horns

Morning Bird Walk (November)

November 7, 2018

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

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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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Bringing 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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Photo of Yoga in the Garden

Yoga in the Garden (November)

November 17, 2018

Join Michelle Rousseau for an empowering all-levels yoga class with an unforgettable view from the patio of the Pritzlaff Conservation Center.

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