Horticulture & Gardening

Pruning California Plants with Stephanie Ranes

Stephanie Ranes
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
October 28, 2023
8:30AM - 10:30AM

This workshop will help take some of the mystery out of pruning and maintaining your California native plants! Join us on for this informative, hands-on workshop led by Stephanie Ranes, Grounds Manager. Our instructor will cover the process of pruning a variety of California native plants, including trees, shrubs and perennials. Participants in this workshop will walk to various locations in the garden to learn and practice pruning these different types of plants. There will be time for each participant to practice their newly acquired skills and to ask the instructor questions.

Tools will be provided but participants need to bring their own pair of pruners and be prepared to practice the pruning techniques presented in the workshop. Instruction will be held entirely outdoors – we highly recommend participants wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sun protection and a water bottle. Don’t forget to bring a notebook to take notes! This is an advanced level class in the Garden’s Horticulture class schedule.

This class is a part of our Advanced Track. Classes in the Advanced Track are geared towards the native plant gardener interested in building upon their existing skillset.

Pricing and registration:

Garden members: $25

General public: $40

Registration is required.

About Stephanie Ranes:

Stephanie Ranes is the current Grounds Manager at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden where she works with a team of nine Gardeners to help care and maintain our California native plant collections. Previous to this position she started and operated a small landscape company locally working to help homeowners improve gardens and incorporate more California natives and sustainable landscape practices. Born and raised in Southern California, she remains a lifelong enthusiast for the natural history of local ecosystems and dedicated to help preserve them.

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