Horticulture & Gardening

Propagation of California Native Plants – Sowing Seeds in the Warm Season

Alejandro Lemus
Blaksley Library at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
May 11, 2024
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Just because it’s getting warmer doesn’t mean that seed-sowing stops! There are many California native plants that can be grown from seed in the warmer months. From buckwheats, sages, and desert perennials, there is sure to be a plant that you can grow from seed. Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn all about seed propagation of native plants. Learn all about the proper techniques and strategies for germinating seeds and growing your own native plants. Join Horticultural Educator, Alejandro Lemus, to practice sowing different species and go home with your own tray of freshly sown seed!

This is an Advanced class in the Garden’s Horticulture Class schedule. Classes in the advanced track are geared towards the native plant gardener interested in building upon their existing skillset. Classes in this track cover California native plant propagation, pruning techniques and strategies, and irrigation troubleshooting.

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. Although the Garden is dog-friendly, participants are asked to not bring their dog(s) to this class.


Garden Members: $40

General Public: $55

About Alejandro Lemus:

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.

Related Events