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Past Events & Classes

Dec 5, 2023
Details: Visitors are welcome to step inside the gates of the Tea Garden and observe while Sensei (an instructor) teaches her students the art of Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony. This is an opportunity for visitors to…
Dec 2, 2023
Details: Children are invited to join us in some holiday cheer by creating a pinecone ornament. This activity will be hosted in the Backcountry and is free with admission for children ages 12 and younger.  …
Nov 16, 2023
About the Backcountry Casitas project: Whether you’re an architect, contractor, design-build team, artist, hobbyist, or student, the Garden needs your help to build nature playhouses that encourage the community – especially families – to get…
Nov 11, 2023
Details: New to native plant gardening? In this introductory course, learn the dos and don’ts of irrigating California native plants. Students will learn when, how and why we water California native plants. Join horticulturist and…
Nov 6, 2023
The 10th California Islands Symposium, November 6–10 at the Ventura Beach Marriott, will present recent work in all disciplines of natural, environmental, and cultural science on the California Islands, which include all of the islets, rocks, and…
Nov 4, 2023
Details: Fall is the perfect time to plant California natives in your garden! Shorter days, cooler weather and winter rains all help roots to grow deep, ensuring better establishment to help get your plants through…
Nov 4, 2023
Details: Biodiversity is key to a thriving food system. Join White Buffalo Land Trust and the Garden's Horticultural Educator, Alejandro Lemus, to discover how native plants can play a crucial role in supporting the local…
Oct 31, 2023
About: Join PALMA Colectiva and tune in to the healing sounds of nature in an outdoor morning meditation.  Nourish from the elements as you relax in the midst of a beautifully tended garden.  Breathe in the…
Oct 28, 2023
Details: 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…
Feb 11, 2024
Details: Garden members will have an opportunity to meet Executive Director, Steve Windhager, Ph.D., and gain behind-the-scenes access to the Garden’s Pritzlaff Conservation Center. This tour will include interactions with scientists at work in the…