Horticulture & Gardening

California Native Plant Irrigation

Alejandro Lemus
Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
June 8, 2024
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pacific Blue sage (Salvia ‘Pacific Blue’)

Have you been mulling over whether or not manzanitas need water in the summer? Curious about ceanothus watering care? Wondering how to water woolly blue curls during their first summer? As we move into the warmer months of the year, it is important to know when and how to water California native plants. Join us for our irrigation class with a focus on watering in the summer. This class will meet in the classroom in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center, and will be followed by a walk around the Garden for demonstrations of irrigation systems and soils.

It is highly recommended that participants wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a hat and/or sunscreen and a water bottle.


Garden Members: $25

General Public: $40

About the instructor:

Alejandro Lemus was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has experience working in habitat restoration, horticulture and education. As the Garden’s Horticultural Educator, Alejandro develops and implements horticulture programming for professional landscapers and residential gardeners. Having spent many years working in propagation and retail nurseries, Alejandro is passionate about growing native plants for conservation and informing the public of the benefits and beauty of habitat gardening.

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