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
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image of child exploring Mission Creek during SBBG summer nature camp

Summer Garden Exploration: Creek Critters

July 19, 2014

Expert Docent Diana Kennett leads an exploration of the insects and other small creatures that live in Mission Creek.

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image of Monarch caterpillar on California native milkweed plant

Summer Garden Exploration: Milkweed Community

July 26, 2014

Education Program Manager, Frederique Lavoipierre, leads this walk about Monarch butterflies, lacewings, tarantual hawks, bees, and the unusual str

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image of California quail in the ground cover display section of the Meadow at SBBG ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw

Landscape for Life

October 14, 2014 - November 11, 2014

5-week course: How to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live. Class will meet on October 14, 21 & 28 and November 4 & 11.

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