A Smart Garden

      more than just a pretty space

33 S. Palm Street, Downtown Ventura, CA  93001                              805.667.8585                                                aSmartGarden.com


A SMART GARDEN offers gardening classes throughout the year on dozens of topics including:

  • Drought-tolerant Landscaping
  • Turf Replacement
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Native Plants
  • Container Gardening
  • Wildlife in Your Garden: Butterflies & Birds
  • Fruit Tree Pruning
  • Rose Care & Pruning
  • Orchid Care & Repotting
  • Shade Gardening
  • Houseplant Care & Design
  • Basic Landscape Design and more!



Saturday, January 20

10:30am - 12:00pm


Join Instructor Cari Vega to learn proper pruning techniques, how to keep your roses pest & disease free, and how to keep them healthy in drought-tolerant gardens.  Refreshments ~ Raffle ~ Shopping Discount  To sign up for this class, please call the nursery at 805.667.8585 or click here to send us a message via our contact page.


Saturday, January 27
9:30am - 12:00pm
Local native plant horticultural expert Antonio Sanchez is back by popular demand to teach you the ins and outs of taking and preparing native plant cuttings.  A short lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop making & preparing your own cuttings.  Click here for more information & to sign up for the class


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for the 1st of ELEVEN Winesday Night Workshops we will be hosting in 2018!  In our Terrarium Garden Workshop, you'll learn how to create and care for an arrangement of young houseplants in a glass container.* All materials and instruction will be provided, along with a selection of wines and light hors d'oeuvres! click here to purchase your ticket the 1/31/2018 WINESDAY NIGHT TERRARIUM WORKSHOP!

Refund Policy: Full refund given if cancelled 7 days or more before workshop. If cancelled 6 days or less before workshop, full store credit is given.

* Materials may differ from those shown in the photograph due to availability at time of workshop.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Join us for the 1st Succulent Wreath-making Workshop of 2018!  These versatile, living wreaths can be hung on a door, a wall, or used as a table centerpiece.  All materials and instruction are included.   Space is limited, so Click here to purchase a ticket and reserve your spot in the class


Student Feedback:

"WOW!!  Thank you so much for this amazing class."--R. Farrell, Oxnard

"I've been a member for 20 years, and she was great!!  She knew her orchids and the care of them" -- M. Shull, Sherman Oaks Garden Club

"I was late in attending but I learned so much!  I enjoyed the class very much.  I wish there were more classes I could attend."  -- J. Pyles, North Hollywood

"Roses are gorgeous!  Following your pruning suggestions." -- B. Mockler, Oxnard

"I am very interested in pruning my beautiful fruit trees and ... caring for my veggies and herbs.  Thank you for these classes."  -- M. K. Sachs, Van Nuys

"Great class!  Great teacher!" -- S. Carlin, Studio City

"I enjoyed this class tremendously.  Our instructor was tremendously knowledgeable, and also obviously passionate about orchids."    -- M. Bennett, Sherman Oaks

"Great presentation.  Cari is a wonderful, vibrant educator -- and pretty and fun!" -- T. Estrada, Port Hueneme

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