Horticulture & Gardening

Introduction to Native Plant Gardening

Alejandro Lemus
Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
July 20, 2024
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Come out and learn all about the basics of habitat gardening with native plants. For a native plant garden to flourish, it is important to assess your site conditions to make well-informed planting choices. In this class, Alejandro Lemus, Horticultural Educator, will cover how to assess garden conditions, general design principles, and will include a walk through the Garden for participants to start to think about what native plants could work in their spaces. The class will conclude at the Garden’s retail nursery where participants will practice what they have learned about plant selection.

It is highly recommended that participants wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Please bring a hat and/or sunscreen and a water bottle. Although the Garden is dog-friendly, only service animals are permitted at this Garden class.


Garden Members and students: $25

General Public: $40

About the Instructor:

Alejandro was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up, he assisted his parents with their landscaping business. Some of his earliest memories are of looking at flowers, finding insects in the leaves, and spending many hours in the garden with his family. Alejandro has experience in habitat restoration, horticulture, and education. As the Garden’s horticultural educator, he is passionate about connecting people with native plants.

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