Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Each season we select from our skilled team members and local gardening professionals to teach webinars & workshops in our popular gardening education series. Our weekly Webinars are free to attend. Customized virtual classes are an additional charge. Join us live!
Watch previous Sloat Webinars here

Webinar: Identifying Beneficial Insects

Encouraging beneficial insects is one of the best ways to effectively reduce the number of pests in your garden. Learn which bugs are good and their jobs in the garden, plus how to keep them around. Join Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW for this interactive and fun program for the whole family.

Saturday, April 17th, 10am

Register for this free Zoom Webinar

Webinar: Attracting Native Pollinators in the Garden

Learn to create a pollinator garden with Joan Pont of the California Native Plant Society!  With an emphasis on natives mixed with edibles and some ornamentals, she’ll introduce you to the best plant choices and special botanical tricks that plants employ to ensure cross-pollination for the next generation. Join us!

Saturday, April 24th, 10am

Register for this free Zoom Webinar

Webinar: Eco-Friendly Pest and Disease Management

Learn how to prevent a variety of pest and disease problems without the use of chemicals. Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW will share advice on how to handle common seasonal pests in order to keep your garden healthy and happy.

Saturday, May 1st, 10am

Register for this free Zoom Webinar

Webinar: Growing Peppers 101

Whether you‘re a pepper aficionado or a first-time pepper planter, this class is for you! Our pepper expert Dan Alexander will go over the different varieties and how to plant for a successful pepper crop.

Saturday, May 15th, 10am

Register for this free Zoom Webinar

Webinar: Growing Succulents 101

Join us for a webinar on the basics of growing succulents successfully. We’ll discuss how to plant succulents, succulent propagation, and growing in frost conditions. We’ll also demonstrate how to put together a succulent container combination.

Saturday, May 22nd, 10am

Register for this free Zoom Webinar

Webinar: How to Grow Berries

Our edible gardening expert, Dan Alexander, will teach you how to grow the berries that are right for your micro-climate. Learn how to plant and grow strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in containers, plus care for and prune them. Join us and learn from our berry expert.

Saturday, May 29th, 10am

Register for this free Zoom Webinar

Planting Parties at Sloat Garden Center (*temporarily on hold*)

Make an appointment for a planting party! Planting parties are a delight for birthdays, corporate team building, garden group meetings, or just a fun get-together with friends. Choose from a variety of individualized workshops for kids or adults. See our menu of fun ideas, or create your own!

Kids Planting Party Menu

Adults Planting Party Menu

Contact our Events Manager for details. Please note that maximum attendance varies by store location.

Jen Strobel, Events Manager



Webinar Speakers Available

We can teach any gardening subject to your online group. Popular webinar topics include:

  • Indoor plant gardening
  • Edible gardening
  • Basic gardening 101 (tips on soil, fertilizer, watering)
  • Creating a pollinator garden

Contact Jen Strobel, Events Manager



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