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.
  
Watch previous Sloat Webinars:

Webinar: Introduction to Fruit Tree Pruning

We welcome back Elizabeth Ruiz, garden designer and aesthetic pruner. She’ll explain why it’s important to know when to prune fruit trees, and she’ll demonstrate techniques to maximize disease resistance and fruit production. Her classes are a must for all skill levels. Join us for her informative presentation.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 10am

Register for this free Zoom webinar

Webinar: Fertilizer Basics

Learn why it’s important to fertilize and how to apply fertilizer. This informative class is helpful for those starting out and also a handy refresher for more experienced gardeners. We welcome Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW (Our Water Our World) for this insightful webinar.

Saturday, February 6th, 10am

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Webinar: Learn to Care for Indoor Plants

Our indoor plant guru will discuss how to choose the best plant for your location, how to re-pot, care for indoor plants, and basic troubleshooting tips. Join Jen Strobel as she helps us grow healthy and beautiful indoor plants.

Saturday, February 13th, 10am

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Webinar: How to Prune Japanese Maples

Pruning professional Elizabeth Ruiz will teach you the correct way to prune these beautiful trees. She’ll also illustrate how Japanese Maples can be shaped through pruning. This is an excellent class for all skill levels.

Saturday, February 20th, 10am

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Webinar: Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Early spring is a wonderful time to plan and prepare to grow your own food! Our vegetable garden expert, Dan Alexander, will discuss how to prepare soil, choose plant combinations, design tips, and troubleshoot to get your garden ready.

Saturday, February 27th, 10am

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Webinar: Waterwise Gardening 101

Learn to create a water-efficient garden that will look beautiful through the dryer months. Charlotte Canner and Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW (Our Water Our World) will share techniques and strategies for water-wise gardening that will help keep your garden healthy and pest free. This webinar is a must for every gardener.

Saturday, March 6th, 10am

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Webinar: How to Prune Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, and Hydrangeas

Now is the time to prune these flowering plants to get them ready for the season. Pruning expert Elizabeth Ruiz will show us how to effectively prune acid-loving plants for shape/form, and also for optimum health and flowering.

Saturday, March 13th, 10am

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Webinar: Grow your Own Organic Vegetables

We welcome back Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW as she shares techniques to ensure a healthy environment for growing your own food. Join us and learn the many components to growing a successful organic veggie garden, including integrated pest management, companion planting, fertilizing, and choosing the right soil.

Saturday, March 20th, 10am

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Webinar: How to Prune Citrus

Correct citrus pruning is important for fruit production and disease resistance over time. Learn from Elizabeth Ruiz, aesthetic pruner and garden designer. Her classes are a must to understand the most effective citrus pruning techniques.

Saturday, March 27th, 10am

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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

jenstrobel@sloatgardens.com

415-367-5200

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

jenstrobel@sloatgardens.com

415-367-5200

Curious if we have your favorite plant or product in stock? Call one of our locations directly and we'll be happy to check.