Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM

Instructor: Patrick Wiley

Location: Blakesley Library

Space still available. Please check in with Instructor when you arrive.

Do you live in a small space where you can’t grow the native plant garden of your dreams? Is there a small or awkwardly-shaped area in your yard where you’d like to plant California natives? Or are you just interested in starting small? You don’t need a large landscape to enjoy native plants and create habitat for native insects and animals. Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will discuss how to grow California natives in containers, on balconies, and in oddly shaped spaces like the narrow bed between a wall and pathway. Bring your questions to Patrick and construct creative solutions together.

Please pre-register for this free class. Garden admission is not required to attend.


Patrick WileyPatrick Wiley was born and raised here in Santa Barbara. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cal Poly, SLO with an Environmental Horticulture concentration. He brings his 10+ years of high desert and native plant knowledge, his on-going dedication to our local community, and the ability to “chit-chat” to the Garden Growers Retail Nursery full time.

Horticulture & Gardening