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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Forest Bathing (January 2 of 2)

January 25, 2020

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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What's That Plant?: Stevens Park

January 26, 2020

Director of Education and Engagement, Scot Pipkin, will guide you on an easy hike and introduce you to the common plants of this region.

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Herb Walk: Infused Oils & Salves

February 1, 2020

Join local Herbalist Emily Sanders to learn about native California plants that can be prepared as infused oils, salves, and other topical remedies for everyday ailments.

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Bring the Wild Inside

February 7, 2020

What's better than a Valentine's Day arrangement for your sweetheart? A Valentine's Day arrangement of native California plants made by YOU! Learn the basics of flower arrangement, experiment with different native foliage, and create your own bouquet just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Morning Brew & Botany (February)

February 9, 2020

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

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Greet the Day Stroll (February)

February 13, 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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Thomas Fire Recovery Recruitment

Thomas Fire Recovery: Community Science Training

February 15, 2020 - February 29, 2020

The Garden needs YOU to help map over 300 miles of local trails that were affected by the Thomas and Whittier Fires as a Citizen Scientist.

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Morning Bird Walk (February)

February 19, 2020

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

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Family Nature Nights (February)

February 21, 2020

Join Education staff for a moonlight exploration of the Garden including night hikes, shadow puppetry, wildlife observation, and skygazing.

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Forest Bathing (February)

February 22, 2020

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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