To ensure you come prepared, please review the information for each workshop closely. All of these experiences are held outdoors (weather permitting). Specific location will be announced closer to the start date.

Whether it’s about gardening, health and wellness, or sustainability, we are always looking to bring new and engaging classes to the Garden. Here’s a list of our upcoming workshop experiences.

Mindrop Meditation: Music Hypnosis & Mindful Meditation

11 a.m. Noon Wednesday, June 19
11 a.m. Noon Wednesday, July 10

Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays with Gina Hemmings. Gina is a meditation teacher and hypnotherapist, her work helps people to connect back to themselves, by taking them on meditative visual journeys through the imagination, using sound, nature and positive suggestions for lasting change, healing and growth. Taking you on a deeply relaxing, musical, restorative & hypnotic journey through the subconscious mind – helping to clear old blocks & limiting beliefs, as we replace them with new positive suggestions. Using state of the art wireless headphones. As the mind and body deeply relaxes, we will help short circuit any looping thoughts or negative thinking, as we return to a state of presence, allowing for deep relaxation helping to bring balance to your overall well-being. Bring your own mat.

Price: $30 for Members, $33 for non-members 

Parent & Me: Bug Expedition

10 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23
10 11 a.m. Sunday, July 14

Calling all junior entomologists to discover and learn about the bugs in the garden! You will create your own identification guide that you can use at South Coast Botanic Garden and even your own backyard! Each child will use a magnifying glass, notebook, pencil, and crayons to record their findings. All supplies needed will be provided. Expedition will take place in rain or shine.

Price: $7/ kids parents free but still need General Admission tickets

Parent & Me: Butterflies 101

10 11 a.m. Fridays, June 7 and 21
10 11 a.m. Fridays, July 5 and 19

Calling all junior entomologists to discover and learn about the Tropical Butterflies visiting our SOAR Pavilion! Guests will get an up close and personal guided experience, starting at our Emergence Chamber Window, through our Host and Nectar Garden, and finishing up in our Pavilion with hundreds of tropical butterflies. Kids will create their own identification guide that you can use at South Coast Botanic Garden and even their own backyard! Each child will use a magnifying glass, notebook, pencil, and crayons to record their findings. All supplies needed will be provided. This class will take place in rain or shine! Price includes General Garden Admission, admission into SOAR and the class. All class participants (adults and children) require a ticket.

Price Breakdown:

Members: All – $13 ($6 for SOAR and $7 for class)

Non-Members: Adult – $30 ($15 for GA, $8 for SOAR and $7 for class) 
                            Senior – $26 ($11 for GA, $8 for SOAR and $7 for class)
                            Student – $26 ($11 for GA, $8 for SOAR and $7 for class)
                           Child ages 5-12 – $20 ($5 for GA, $8 for SOAR and $7 for class)
                           Toddler ages 2-4 – $15 (Free GA, $8 for SOAR and $7 for class)

Hummingbird Flights: Make Your Own Feeder Using Recycled Wine Bottles – Now with Wine Flights! 

2 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22

Get your garden humming with activity by creating the perfect visiting spot for our pollinator friends while enjoying some wine “flights”! Bring some friends to make your own hummingbird feeder out of recycled wine bottles and learn everything you need to know about maintenance and plant pairings to ensure plenty of visits from this favorite garden-space hummingbird visitor. Class price includes garden admission, and three tasters of wine. **Attendees must be 21+ 

Price: $45.00 for Members, $50 for non-members

How to Grow a Cocktail Inspired Garden  

2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Join our staff for a spirited afternoon! Come learn how to grow and harvest your own herbal ingredients and turn them into seasonal infusions and syrups perfect for delicious cocktails and mocktails. Guests will also be treated to a seasonal cocktail happy hour with topic-inspired libations to get into the spirit. Ticket includes General Garden Admission and 2 craft cocktails/mocktails. This class will be held outdoors.

Price: $45 for Members, $50 for non-members

Gentle Flow Yoga (with Gina Hemmings) 

11 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, July 24

We invite you to join Gina Hemming, an experienced yoga teacher, for a monthly class in the soothing embrace of nature’s elements. This transformative class is designed to help align, stretch, and balance both your mind and body, while nourishing your soul. Gina’s expertise and guidance will lead you through a series of gentle yoga postures that promote flexibility, improve posture, balance your energy centers and enhance overall well-being. Through mindful breathing techniques and meditation, Gina will guide you to connect with your breath and cultivate a deep sense of presence.

Price: $29 for Members, $32 for non-members

Sit & Stay A While: Basic Tips to Socialize Your Pet 

1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28

Does your pup like to make new friends? Maybe a little too enthusiastically? Or maybe they’re more introverted, and couldn’t be less interested in greeting anyone, four or two-legged. No matter on what end of the social spectrum your dog falls, this socialization meet-and-greet is perfect for them! Our instructor will lead them through how to say hello on-leash, how to recognize a safe interaction, and give individualized advice to each pet parent on how to best care for their pal!

Price: $20 for Members, $25 for non-members

Workshop Ticketing Calendar

Advanced reservations are required. 

Please note, if you need to reschedule or cancel your class reservation, please call 424-452-0920.

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All workshops take place outside, in the Garden. If inclement weather or a safety concern is expected, guests will be notified at least 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop via email. In the event of cancelation, workshop ticket(s) will be refunded.