Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Each season we select local gardening experts and designers, as well as our knowledgeable senior staff, to teach seminars & workshops in our popular gardening education series. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are free for Rewards Members (Workshop fees are additional), and $10 for non-members (membership is free!). All participants receive a 10% off coupon for redemption at any of our locations. Please call ahead to the seminar location to reserve a seat. Attendance is limited.

Make & Take Workshop: Create a Perfect Planter

Join us this week as we celebrate planters in all our stores!  Our designers will demonstrate and guide participants to create a colorful planter using favorite spring plants. Leave with a lovely arrangement that will bring beauty into your home. Class fee includes: 14” Ceramic pot, plants, soil, fertilizer, moss. Fee: $80 for Rewards Members, $90 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Saturday, May 26, Pleasant Hill, 10am (Ryan Daugherty)
  • Sunday, May 27, Concord, 10am (Dustin Strobel)
  • Sunday, May 27, Miller Ave., 10am (Jen Strobel)
  • Wednesday, May 30, Sloat Blvd., noon (Jen Strobel)
  • Wednesday, May 30, Danville Diablo, noon (Brad Sheehan)
  • Thursday, May 31, Kentfield, noon (Jen Strobel)

Kids Club Workshop: Terrariums for Dad’s Desk

Let’s surprise Dad with a terrarium for Father’s Day! We’ll create fun ‘mini worlds’ he’ll be able to enjoy at home or work. Class fee includes glass vase, succulents, greens, soil, gravel, moss. Fee: $30 for Members, $40 for Non-Members (Membership is free).

  • Saturday, June 9, Concord, 10am (Dustin Strobel)
  • Sunday, June 10, Pleasant Hill, 10am (Max Garrett)
  • Sunday, June 10, Sloat Blvd., SF, 10am (Cindy Bonilla)
  • Sunday, June 10, Kentfield, 10am (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, June 10, Novato, 10am (Leo Grassman)

Seminar: Composting Made Easy

Learn from Local Master Composters about the benefits and differences of the various ways to compost. Whether you’re already composting or looking to start, this seminar is an absolute must. Fee: Free for Rewards Members, $10 for Non-Members (Membership is free).

  • Wednesday, June 20, Sloat Blvd., noon (Suzanne Bontempo)
  • Wednesday, June 20, Pleasant Hill, noon (Patrice Hanlan)
  • Saturday, June 23, Concord, 10am (Patrice Hanlan)
  • Wednesday, June 27, Miller Ave., Mill Valley, noon (Suzanne Bontempo)
  • Saturday, June 30, Kentfield, 10am (Suzanne Bontempo)
  • Saturday, June 30, Novato, 2pm (Suzanne Bontempo)

Seminar: Beekeeping 101

Learn how to help sustain the local bee population from bee keeping experts. Our experts will introduce us to the art of beekeeping by showing us beekeeping equipment, observation hives, frames, combs, and more. Join us for this informational seminar!  Fee: Free for Rewards Members, $10 for Non-Members (Membership is free).

  • Saturday, June 23, Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 10am (Bonnie Morse)
  • Saturday, June 23, Pleasant Hill, 10am (MDBA)
  • Sunday, June 24, Diablo Rd., Danville, 10am (MDBA)
  • Sunday, June 24, Sloat Blvd., SF, 10am (Marc Johnson)
  • Wednesday, June 27, Kentfield, noon (Bonnie Morse)
  • Saturday, June 30, Novato, noon (Bonnie Morse)
  • Saturday, June 30, Concord, 10am (MDBA)

Make and Take Workshop: Succulent Centerpieces

Our designers will show you how to create beautiful Succulent centerpieces. Choose from multiple types of succulents and arrange them in a centerpiece for your home or to give as a gift. Class fee includes a 12”-14” glazed bowl, plants, soil, fertilizer, gravel. Fee: $80 for Rewards Members, $90 for Non-Members (Membership is free).

  • Saturday, July 7, Concord, 10am (Dustin Strobel)
  • Saturday, July 7, Diablo Rd., Danville, 10am (Brad Sheehan)
  • Sunday, July 8, Pleasant Hill, 10am (Alex Friedman)
  • Sunday, July 15, Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 10am (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, July 15, Kentfield, 2pm (Jen Strobel)
  • Wednesday, July 18, Sloat Blvd., SF, noon (Jen Strobel)
  • Saturday, August 11, Concord, 10am (Dustin Strobel)
  • Saturday, August 11, Diablo Rd., Danville, 10am (Brad Sheehan)
  • Sunday, August 12, Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 10am (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, August 12, Kentfield, 2pm (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, August 12, Novato, 10am (Tom Thompson)
  • Sunday, August 12, Pleasant Hill, 10am (Alex Friedman)
  • Wednesday, August 15, Sloat Blvd., SF, noon (Jen Strobel)

Planting Parties at Sloat Garden Center

Make an appointment for a planting party! Choose from a variety of individualized planting parties where participants create beautiful plant projects to take home (terrariums, wreaths, planters or centerpieces). Planting parties are a delight for birthdays, showers, or garden group meetings. Currently available at our Sloat Blvd., Mill Valley (Miller Ave.), Kentfield, Danville (Diablo Rd.), Pleasant Hill, and Concord locations. Classes last approx. one hour and are led by our excellent designers. Contact our Events Manager for details.

Jen Strobel, Events Manager

Garden Speakers Available

We have knowledgeable speakers available for garden clubs, as well as community organizations. Contact our Events Manager for details.

Jen Strobel,
Events Manager: