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.

Bloom and Beauty: Flower Crown Making Class

2 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1

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

Make Your Own Friendship Bracelets

2 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8

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

Mindrop Meditation: Music Hypnosis & Mindful Meditation

11 a.m. Noon Wednesday, June 5 and 19

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

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

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

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.