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 Journal Entry of Blue Eyed Grass by Deborah Dal Zuffo

The Art of Journaling

September 13, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Create a nature journal while developing the skills of observation and documentation and relaxing in the natural beauty of the gardens.

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Image of Triteleia laxa by Steve Junak

Beautiful Bulbs

September 14, 2019

Learn about some of our most beautiful California native bulbs and how to care for them in your garden. A special emphasis will be placed on the culture, planting, and division of bulbs available at the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

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Image of Onion Painting by Linda Vorobik

Botanical Painting: Fruits and Form

September 15, 2019

Drawing and painting three dimensional botanical subjects with emphasis in capturing form. Values, brightness, and cool versus warm colors can all be used to make a painted image appear three dimensional. All levels welcome.

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Image of Pritzlaff Conservation Center taken by Randy Wright

Members Only! Behind the Scenes Tour

September 16, 2019

Explore the Pritzlaff Conservation Center in a behind-the-scenes tour led by Director of Conservation & Research, Denise Knapp. Members only.

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

Morning Bird Walk (September)

September 18, 2019

Join Rebecca Coulter in watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Members only! Morning Yoga at the Pritzlaff Center

September 21, 2019
  • Greet the day with this free morning yoga class, held on the Pritzlaff Conservation Center patio with a spectacular view of the Channel Island

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Image of Yoga Class by Caitlin Lam

Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the Garden (September)

September 25, 2019

Aliza Lederman’s Vinyasa Flow class is an empowering, energetic flow that builds strength and balance inside and out.

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Image of Savage Garden by Elizabeth Collins

Make the Most of Water Saving Rebates

September 29, 2019

Learn how to maximize available rebates and incentives when converting your thirsty lawn to drought tolerant native plants. This discussion will give you a primer on which steps you need to take before you put a shovel to your turf, so you don't exclude yourself from eligibility.

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Slow Flow Yoga in the Garden (October)

October 2, 2019

Join Michelle Rousseau for an empowering slow flow yoga class at the Pritzlaff Conservation Center.

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Image of Eriogonum arborescens by Sangeet Khalsa

Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden

October 5, 2019

Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour.  We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds. 

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