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

Mindrop Meditation: Music Hypnosis & Mindful Meditation

11 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, March 6 & 20

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 

GYM: Goat Yoga and Matcha

10 – 11:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT) and 12 – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3
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

Integrated Pest Management – A Commonsense Approach

11 a.m. – Noon Saturday, March 9

Successful gardening is a partnership with nature. Understanding the core principles of an Integrated Pest Management approach will save you money, lessen heartache and frustration and offer tools to create a safe haven for a biodiverse environment. Learn to utilize science-based resources to assist with identification, diagnosis, and management strategies.

Price: $20.70/person for Members, $23/person for non-members

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

1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24

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

Parent & Me: Bug Expedition Class

10 – 11 a.m. Sunday, March 10 & 24

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

Hummingbird Flights: Make Your Own Feeder using Recycled Wine Bottles

2 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10

Get your garden humming with activity by creating the perfect visiting spot for our pollinator friends. 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 visitor. **Recommended for ages 12 and up!

Price: $31.50 for Members, $35 for non-members

A Clean Sweep: Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23

We want to take your spring cleaning to the next level! Join us to learn how to make your own cleaning solution, and get tips on how to keep your home mess and pest free all year long.

Price: $20 for Members, $22 for non-members

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.