Bay Area Gardening Events & Classes

Join a garden club or volunteer your horticultural skills.  See our list below for organizations that are looking for members!

Groups: Add your garden related listing or class by emailing us. Please send 3 to 5 sentences that include website link, dates, times, pricing, etc.

Lose the Lawn, Get a Garden Workshop

How to Replace Your Lawn with a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape

Tired of your front lawn and ready for a landscape makeover? Set the trend this year and join Contra Costa Water District at our inspiring and informative 3-hour workshop designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with a beautiful water-wise landscape.

There has never been a better time to convert your lawn than now. Rebates up to $1000 are available from the District to remove your lawn and replace it with a water-wise garden. Learn how at one of our upcoming workshops.

The Workshop will have experts provide information and advice on:

  • Designing a water-wise garden
  • Selecting plants for your water-wise garden
  • Drip irrigation design and installation
  • How to get rid of your lawn
  • CCWD’s Lawn to Garden Rebate and Design Assistance programs

All Workshop Dates and Locations:

  • Friday, March 20, 2020 – CCWD – District Center
  • Friday, April 17, 2020 – Pittsburg City Hall – Council Chambers
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 – CCWD – District Center

Garden for the Environment Workshops

Our hands-on workshops teach the San Francisco Bay Area to garden sustainably. Join our gardening experts each week to learn how to grow food, conserve water with native and drought-tolerant plants, and build soil with compost.

Join the Marin Open Garden Project

Wondering what to do with excess bounty from your garden? Join the Marin Open Garden Project at one of their weekly exchanges where gardeners meet to share fruit, vegetables, eggs, cut flowers and other goodies from their backyards. Visit the MOGP website for the most current schedule of their exchanges as well as other useful gardening information.

San Francisco Rose Society Monthly Meeting

​2nd Sunday of each month — June through October
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

  • San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – Hall of Flowers
  • (County Fair Building – 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way)
  • Meetings conclude with raffle prizes and refreshments.

For Beginners
Ask questions and discuss rose culture with a consulting rosarian before each monthly meeting.

  • 12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Events

The UC Botanical Garden is a non-profit research garden and museum for the University of California at Berkeley, having a notably diverse plant collection including many rare and endangered plants. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes over its 34 acres.

Saving the Last of the Last:

Rare & Endangered Species:

Though each event is free, I highly recommend you register to ensure your spot!

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San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Events

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, at Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, offers several ongoing events. See their calendar of events here >