Horticulture & Gardening

The Horticulture of Wildflowers

Alejandro Lemus
Blaksley Library at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
May 5, 2024
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Spring is the season of wildflowers! From the iridescent blue-violet hues of annual lupines to the orange blossoms of our iconic state flower, the California poppy, spring is the time of year to go out and admire the beauty that annual wildflowers provide to the landscape. In years with above-average rainfall and cooler temperatures, there can often be a “superbloom” of wildflowers that result in an explosion of colors and smells, enticing gardeners and nature-enthusiasts to experience this phenomenon in person. Did you know that you can bring home this “superbloom” effect? Join us to learn all about the horticulture of wildflowers and how fun and easy it is to grow annuals in your garden. The class will begin with a short presentation in the Garden’s Library, followed by a walk-and-talk around the Garden, including the Meadow!

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.

Please note this class was postponed from April 13 to May 5.


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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