To ensure you come to class prepared, please review the information for each class closely. All classes are held outdoors (weather permitting). Specific class 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 classes.

GYM: Goat Yoga and Matcha

10 – 11:30 a.m. and 12 – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30

Hit the G.Y.M. this New Year at the Garden – goats, yoga & matcha! Take part in this fitness craze and practice your flow in the presence of live goats followed by matcha. Bring your mat, camera and good humor for an outdoor yoga practice you won’t soon forget, held in a fenced-in area with four furry farm companions. Your purchase for goat yoga includes a 60-minute yoga session followed by a delicious cup of hot matcha, and admission to the Garden all day. No experience required. Space is limited, advanced registration required. Participants must be at least 10 years old, participants under 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Price: $53.10 for Members, $59 for non-members

Mindrop Meditation: Music Hypnosis & Mindful Meditation

11 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, April 3 & 17

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 

Blooms and Beauty: Flower Crown Making Class

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6

Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will create exquisite flower crowns using fresh plant material. Set amidst the colorful surroundings of the Garden, this class offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while learning the art of flower crown making.  Guided by skilled instructors, you will learn the techniques of selecting, preparing, and arranging fresh materials to craft your own stunning flower crown. As you weave together petals, leaves, and delicate blooms, you will discover the therapeutic qualities of working with nature’s vibrant palette and engage in conversations about the significance of flowers in various cultures and the symbolism associated with different blooms. 

Price:  $43.20 for Members, $48 for non-members

Parent & Me: Bug Expedition Class

10 – 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7 & 28

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

How to Grow a Cocktail Inspired Garden

2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13

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

Hummingbird Flights: Make Your Own Feeder Using Recycled Wine Bottles- Now with wine flights!

2 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14

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 for Members, $50 for non-members

Make Your Own Friendship Bracelets!

2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Look what you made us do! We’ve expanded our popular sustainable bead making workshop into a friendship bracelet making class! Learn to create delicate – yet elegant – paper beads, and use them to make a variety of jewelry! From friendship bracelets to paper rings, you’ll take your gift-giving to the next level. Are you ready for it? Sign up today! Recommended for ages 10+.

Price: $36 for Members, $40 for non-members

Mega Meditation Class: Awaken Your Senses – Inspired by Bloom!

11 a.m. – Noon Sunday, April 21

Step into the realm of oneness and tranquility as you join a massive gathering for an extraordinary guided meditation experience. This meditation is inspired by our In-House Exhibit, Bloom, with the goal of Awakening Your Senses and being present with the world around you. Using state of the art wireless headphones, the group will embark on a journey to explore the profound importance of listening to nature through our senses and become attuned to the whispers and soft nudges of our intuition. Bring your own mat. 

Price: $27 for Members, $30 for non-members

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

1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Calling all pet parents! Does your pup love to socialize? Do they have difficulty concentrating on commands in high-traffic areas? This on-leash, public obedience class might be perfect for them, and you! It’s a paw-some opportunity to help dogs of all ages be more comfortable around each other, learn to listen despite distractions, and to get some good bonding time with their owners and new classmates. The health and safety of Garden guests and employees are paramount, and in light of the recent case spike of the new strain of Dog RSV, that includes our four-legged guests as well! If your dog is on the older side, has breathing challenges, or is showing signs of illness, including sneezing and/or wheezing, please consider keeping them at home for the health of all our four-legged friends visiting the Garden. Thank you for your cooperation!

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

Class Ticketing Calendar

Advanced reservations are required. 

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

Class Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All classes 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 class via email. In the event of class cancelation, class ticket(s) will be refunded.