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 

Garden Consultation with Bruce Reed

One-on-One Garden Consultation with Bruce Reed

October 5, 2019

Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

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Herbal First Aid Kits For Families Workshop

October 6, 2019

Active families are no strangers to skinned knees and bruises. Learn how to heal common first aid situations that can affect everyone in the family.

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One-on-One Garden Consultation with Heather Wehnau

October 11, 2019

Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Plant Propagation Manager Heather Wehnau-Federlein during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

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

Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 16, 2019

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

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Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden

October 19, 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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Native Edible Landscapes

October 19, 2019

Join Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott to enrich both your diet and your yard with native edible plants including Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, and California bay.

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Image of Ceanothus 'Anchor Bay' by Elizabeth Collins

Picking Plants with Patrick: Slopes & Erosion Control

October 20, 2019

Don’t let your yard go downhill! Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will help you choose plants to stop erosion, recharge the water table, and frame your beautiful views.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the Garden (October)

October 23, 2019

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

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Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces

October 26, 2019

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 small spaces.

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One-on-One Garden Consultation with Patrick Wiley

October 26, 2019

Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

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