Horticulture & Gardening

Cultivars for the Garden with Carol Bornstein | Sold Out

Carol Bornstein
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
April 27, 2024
8:30AM - 10:30AM

For over 60 years, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been selecting and introducing exceptional California native cultivars to beautify gardens and landscapes. Whether the product of rigorous breeding efforts or chance discoveries made in the wild or in a garden, these 30+ cultivars are highly desirable for the wealth of forms, colors, and textures they provide. During this two-hour stroll through the botanic garden, hear stories about their origins, view their unique features, and learn how to use them in your own garden.

It is highly recommended that participants wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a hat and/or sunscreen and a water bottle. Although the Garden is dog-friendly, participants are asked to not bring their dog(s) to this class.

If you have questions about the class or need to cancel your reservation, please contact the Education Department: registrations@sbbotanicgarden.org or 805-682-4726, ext 102.


Garden Members: $25

General Public: $40

Registration is required.

About the Instructor:

Carol Bornstein is former Director of the Nature Gardens, a constructed habitat for urban wildlife at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. For nearly 30 years, she was horticulturist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where she managed the living collections, retail nursery, and plant introduction program. She co-authored the award-winning book, “California Native Plants for the Garden” and “Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs.” In addition to tending her own garden, Carol continues to advocate for sustainable, regionally appropriate landscapes in harmony with nature and to share her knowledge of plants native to California and other Mediterranean climate regions through teaching, writing, consulting, and garden design work.

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