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.

Parent & Me: Butterflies 101

10 11 a.m. Fridays, August 2 & 16

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)

Gentle Flow Yoga (with Gina Hemmings) 

11 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, July 24
11 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, August 21

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
1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25

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

Parent & Me: Bug Expedition

10 11 a.m. Sunday, August 4 & 18

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

Mindrop Meditation: Music Hypnosis & Mindful Meditation

11 a.m. Noon Wednesday, August 7

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 

Bloom! and Beauty: Flower Crown Making Class  

2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10

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: $35 for Members, $41 for non-members

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

2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24

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

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.