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 San Antonio Creek Trail

What's That Plant?: Tucker's Grove

February 23, 2020

On this field trip Director of Education and Engagement, Scot Pipkin, will guide you on an easy hike on a local trail and introduce you to the common plants of this region.

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Image of Ceanothus hearstiorum by Tricia Wardlaw

Botany Basics: Reproductive Structures

February 29, 2020

Learn the basics of seeded plant reproduction including the development and structure of cones, flowers, and fruits.

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Image of Frindelia stricta by Carol Bornstein

Botany Basics: Intro to Plant Families

March 7, 2020

Learn the basics of plant diversity and 10 of the most common flowering plant families in California.

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Image of Pinus torreyana cone by Dieter Wilken

Botany Basics: California Ecology

March 14, 2020

Discover some of the most common plant communities in California in this introductory course on California ecology.

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

Morning Bird Walk (March)

March 18, 2020

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

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Image of Enjoy Matcha Class by Caitlin Lam

Enjoy Matcha: The Urasenke Way of Tea

April 11, 2020

Enjoy the spirit of ShinKanAn Teahouse through this hands-on workshop with a demonstration of the Way of Tea.

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

Morning Bird Walk (April)

April 15, 2020

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

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image of Lesser goldfinch perched on Salvia in SBBG Meadow, photo by Tricia Wardlaw

Morning Bird Walk (May)

May 20, 2020

Be the first morning visitors in the Garden with experienced naturalist, Rebecca Coulter. Enjoy watching the diverse and beautiful bird species that make the meadow, woodlands and creek their home!

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Image of White Tail Kite by DeniseDewirePhotography

Morning Bird Walk (June)

June 17, 2020

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

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