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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.

Seminar: Bootcamp for Beginners with Buzz Bertolero, The Dirt Gardener

Ready to learn the basics of gardening?  Join Buzz for an informational seminar on all you need to know. Bring questions and be ready to get your new spring garden into shape! Register in advance. Free for Rewards Members. $10 for nonmembers (membership is free!)

  • Saturday, February 18: Concord, 10am
  • Saturday, February 18: Pleasant Hill, 2pm
  • Saturday, February 25: Novato, 10am
  • Saturday, February 25: Kentfield, 2pm
  • Saturday, March 4: Sloat Blvd., 10am
  • Saturday, March 4: Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 2pm

Seminar: Soil & Fertilizer Basics with E.B. Stone

Curious what’s in that bag or box?  What do those 3 numbers mean? Join E.B. Stone Organics and learn how to amend your soil, when to fertilize, and why.  E.B. Stone is a local, family owned company with decades of knowledge to share.  Please join us! Register in advance. Free for Rewards Members. $10 for nonmembers (membership is free!)

  • Saturday, February 18:  Danville Diablo Rd., noon
  • Saturday, February 18:  Pleasant Hill, noon
  • Saturday, February 18:  Novato, noon
  • Sunday, February 19: Kentfield, 10am
  • Sunday, February 19: Concord, 10am
  • Sunday, February 19: Miller Ave., Mill Valley, noon
  • Wednesday, February 22:  Sloat Blvd., SF, noon

Seminar: Citrus Pruning 101

The correct pruning of citrus is important for disease resistance and fruit production. We welcome back Elizabeth Ruiz, aesthetic pruner and garden designer, to show us how.  Elizabeth’s classes are a must for any level of gardener to learn the most effective pruning techniques. Please join us! Register in advance. Free for Rewards Members. $10 for nonmembers (membership is free!)

  • Saturday, February 25:  Pleasant Hill, 10am
  • Saturday, February 25:  Danville Diablo Rd., noon
  • Sunday, February 26: Concord, 10am
  • Sunday, March 5:  Kentfield, 10am
  • Sunday, March 5:  Novato, noon
  • Sunday, March 12:  Sloat Blvd, 10am
  • Sunday, March 12:  Miller Ave. Mill Valley, noon

Make and Take Workshop: Succulent Bowls

Learn how to create a beautiful succulent combination for your patio or sunny window. Leave with a creation that you can enjoy for several months and beyond, plus our care tips. Join us for this popular workshop!  Fee: $75 for rewards members, $85 for non-members

  • Saturday, March 4:  Danville Diablo Rd., 10am
  • Saturday, March 4:  Pleasant Hill, 10am
  • Saturday, March 4:  Concord, 10am
  • Wednesday, March 8:  Sloat Blvd., SF noon
  • Sunday, March 12:  Miller Ave., Mill Valley 10am
  • Sunday, March 12: Novato, 10am
  • Sunday, March 12:  Kentfield, noon

Planting Parties at Sloat Garden Center

Plan a party with us!  Choose from a variety of planting parties where participants create beautiful plant projects to take home (terrariums, wreaths, planters or centerpieces, etc). Planting parties are a delight for   birthdays, showers, or garden group meetings. 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: