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 register in advance. Attendance is limited.

Make and Take Workshop: Create a Succulent Centerpiece

Join us for this popular workshop! Our designers will show you how to create beautiful Succulent Centerpieces.These arrangements are perfect for your home, or as a gift. Class fee includes a 12”-14” glazed bowl, plants, soil, fertilizer, gravel. Please call ahead to the seminar location to register in advance. Attendance is limited.  Fee: $80 for Rewards Members, $90 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Sunday, May 19, 10am, Novato (Tom Thompson)
  • Sunday, May 19, 10am, Kentfield (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, May 19, 10am, Pleasant Hill (Tim Nash)
  • Sunday, May 19, 10am, Concord (Dustin Strobel)
  • Sunday, May 19, 10am, Diablo Rd., Danville (Pam Hester)
  • Sunday, May 19, 2pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley (Jen Strobel)
  • Weds, May 22, noon, Sloat. Blvd., SF (Jen Strobel)

Make and Take Workshop: Graduation Party Centerpiece

Looking for that special graduation party decoration, or perhaps you’d like to create a teacher ‘Thank You’ gift?  Our designers will help guide you create a stunning arrangement. Class fee includes 12” glazed pot, annual and perennial flowers, soil, and moss. Fee: $40 for Members, $50 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Saturday, June 1, 10am, Concord (Dustin Strobel)
  • Saturday, June 1, 10am, Kentfield (Jen Strobel)
  • Saturday, June 1, 1pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, June 2, 10am, Diablo Rd., Danville (Pam Hester)
  • Wednesday, June 5, noon, Sloat Blvd., SF (Jen Strobel)

Seminar: Berries 101

Learn to grow the berries that are right for your micro-climate. Our experts will teach you 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 experts. Fee: Free for Rewards Members, $10 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Saturday, June 1, 10am, Pleasant Hill (Tim Nash)
  • Saturday, June 1, 10am, Diablo Rd., Danville (Pam Hester)
  • Sunday, June 2, 10am, Concord (Dustin Strobel)
  • Sunday, June 2, 10am, Kentfield (Dan Alexander)
  • Sunday, June 2, 10am, Sloat Blvd., SF (Taylor Pochron)
    Sunday, June 2, 2pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley (Dan Alexander)

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’ that he’ll be able to enjoy at home or work. Class fee includes glass vase, succulents, greens, soil, gravel, and moss. Fee: $30 for Members, $40 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Saturday, June 8, 10am, Kentfield (Jen Strobel)
  • Saturday, June 8, 10am, Concord (Dustin Strobel)
  • Saturday, June 8, 1pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, June 9, 10am, Diablo Rd., Danville (Pam Hester)
  • Sunday, June 9, 10am, Sloat Blvd., SF (Taylor Pochron)
  • Sunday, June 9, 10am, Pleasant Hill (LeAnn Quinn)

Seminar: Native Plants in the Garden

We welcome Joan Pont of the California Native Plant Society. She’ll describe her personal journey with native plants and expertise transforming her garden into an orderly assemblage of 150 different native plant species. Fee: Free for Rewards Members, $10 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Saturday, July 6, 10am Kentfield
  • Saturday, July 6, 2pm, Novato
  • Sunday, July 7, 10am, Sloat Blvd., SF
  • Sunday, July 7, 2pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley

Seminar: Beekeeping 101

Beekeeping is increasingly important as we all aim to help sustain and grow the bee population. Join our local Bee Keeping Association experts as they teach us about bees and beekeeping. They’ll bring samples of equipment, observation hives, frames, combs, etc! This class is geared for those aged 5-100. Fee: Free for Rewards Members, $10 for Non-Members (Membership is free)

  • Saturday, July 6, 11am, Novato
  • Saturday, July 13, 11am, Pleasant Hill
  • Saturday, July 13, 2pm, Diablo Rd., Danville
  • Saturday, July 13, 11am, Kentfield
  • Saturday, July 13, 2pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley
  • Sunday, July 14, 11am, Sloat Blvd., SF
  • Sunday, July 14, 11am, Concord

Planting Clinic: Kids Week Celebration July 8-14

Drop in anytime during Kids Week for this kids clinic! Kids can plant up their very own pot with succulents, flowers, or ferns with the help of our experts. The fee includes one 2” ceramic pot, and one 2” plant of your choice. Fee: $5 for Rewards Members, $10 for Non-Members (Membership is Free)

  • Available at all locations
  • Monday July 8 – Sunday July 14
  • 9am-6pm

Scavenger Hunt: Kids Week Celebration July 8-14

Calling all explorers! We invite all kids to any of our locations to participate in a scavenger hunt. The hunt will take them through the nursery to find clues. If they find them all they’ll get to pick out a free 4” annual or herb.

  • Available at all locations
  • Monday July 8-Sunday July 14, 9am-6pm

Make and Take Workshop: Choose your Succulent Arrangement

We thought we’d offer a twist on this popular workshop. Attendees will be able to choose their container and plants to fill. Go big or small, it’s up to you! Class fee includes soil, gravel, and expert instruction (succulents and container are separate). Fee: $10 for Rewards Members, $20 for Non-Members (Membership is Free)

  • Saturday, July 20, 10am, Kentfield (Jen Strobel)
  • Saturday, July 20, 10am, Pleasant Hill (Tim Nash)
  • Saturday, July 20, 10am, Concord (Dustin Strobel)
  • Saturday, July 20, 2pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, July 21, 10am, Sloat Blvd., SF (Cody Calamia)
  • Sunday, July 21, 10am, Diablo Rd., Danville (Pam Hester)
  • Sunday, July 21, 10am, Novato (Tom Thompson)
  • Saturday, August 10, 10am, Kentfield (Jen Strobel)
  • Saturday, August 10, 10am, Pleasant Hill (Tim Nash)
  • Saturday, August 10, 10am, Concord (Dustin Strobel)
  • Saturday, August 10, 2pm, Miller Ave., Mill Valley (Jen Strobel)
  • Sunday, August 11, 10am, Sloat Blvd., SF (Rebecca Rodriguez)
  • Sunday, August 11, 10am, Diablo Rd., Danville (Pam Hester)
  • Sunday, August 11, Novato (Tom Thompson)

Planting Parties at Sloat Garden Center

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.

Jen Strobel, Events Manager
jenstrobel@sloatgardens.com
415-367-5200

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:
jenstrobel@sloatgardens.com
415-367-5200