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.

After a short hiatus during the pandemic, we are bringing classes back to the Garden! 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, October 4 and 18
11 a.m. – Noon Wednesday,
November 1, 15 and 29

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: $40.50 for Members, $45 for non-members 

That’s SO Cal: Introduction to Growing our Native Plants (Inspired by Rosa  Sunfinger, the Botanical Troll)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7

We are lucky to live in Southern California where we have so many plant species that don’t live anywhere else on Earth. As the region continues to lose valuable habitat through urbanization, we can help a little by creating safe spaces for wildlife in our own gardens. This class will teach you about our unique climate, our native plant species, and tips on how to select and cultivate native plants.

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

From Trash to Treasure: Sustainable Jewelry Making (Inspired by Kamma Can, the Trash Troll)

10 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 14
2  – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14
2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18

Join us for a unique and inspiring workshop that combines art and sustainability. In this class, we will explore the art of jewelry making using discarded materials and embrace the concept of “upcycling.” Inspired by the Troll sculpture named Kamma Can, who sees the beauty and potential in trash, we will learn how to transform recycled paper into colorful beads. No prior jewelry making experience is necessary. Discover the joy of repurposing materials, unleash your creativity, and leave with a bracelet or necklace that tells a story of environmental consciousness and artistic expression.

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

Mega Meditation Class, Whispers of Nature  (Inspired by Sofus Lotus, the Listening Troll)

10 – 11 a.m. Sunday, October 22

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 Sofus Lotus, our Listening Troll, who embodies the art of attentive observation and mindful awareness. Using state of the art wireless headphones, the group will embark on a journey with Sofus 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

Crafting Connections: Creating Bird Feeders Workshop (Inspired by Ibbi Pip, the Birdhouse Troll)

10 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 28
2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28

Join us for a delightful workshop where we will create bird feeders that will attract birds to your yard at home. Inspired by the troll sculpture named Ibbi Pip, a kind-hearted advocate for animals and nature, this class combines crafting with a mission to foster a deeper connection between humans and their natural surroundings. Coat your paper mache bird feeder with peanut butter and choose from an array of seeds to create your own intricate designs. Let your creativity flow as you learn about the importance of preserving habitats for birds and the vital role they play in maintaining ecological balance. All ages are welcome! A peanut butter alternative will be provided to those that indicate allergies when purchasing a ticket.

Price: $34.20 for Members, $38 for non-members

Blooms & Beauty: Crafting Fresh Flower Crowns (Inspired by Rosa Sunfinger, the Botanical Troll)

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday, November 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. This workshop is inspired by Rosa Sunfinger, our Botanical Troll, who expresses herself through plants and flowers and brings back joy through the beauty of nature. 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

Introduction to Nature Journaling (Inspired by Ronja Redeye, the Speaker Troll)

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11

Join us in the Garden for a therapeutic nature journaling session that will allow you to reflect on your relationship with the natural world. This activity is inspired by Ronja Redeye, the Speaker Troll, who often reflects on how to inspire humans to take better care of the environment. Learn about the benefits of journaling and explore what the Trolls in the Garden might be trying to tell us. Journals will be provided.

Price: $25.20 for Members, $28 for non-members

How to Grow a Cocktail Inspired Garden

2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, November 11
2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19

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

Digging Deep: California Soils and Composting Lecture

2 – 3 p.m. Thursday, November 16

Discover the interplay between soil types, climate and plant life, and how these factors contribute to California’s plant diversity. We will touch on the different types of composting, including traditional backyard composting, vermicomposting with worms, and innovative approaches suited for different scales and constraints. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of composting at home and how to maintain nutrient rich soil in your own thriving home garden.
Price: $27 for Members, $30 for non-members

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

10 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 25
2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 25

Join us in the Garden for our annual California Winter Wreath Workshop. Learn how to select and arrange an array of botanical elements, exploring different colors, textures and shapes to bring your vision to life. Take pride in your handcrafted wreath, a unique piece that can grace your front door, serve as home decor, or be given as a heartfelt gift to a loved one. You will have access to all of the hardware and tools necessary to build your wreath, as well as an array of plant materials to choose from. A variety of drinks will be available for purchase. 

Price: $58.50 for Members, $65 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.