A Smart Garden

      more than just a pretty space

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

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!


UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULE

TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
$59
Learn all about the history of terrariums, how they work and how to care for them.   Then create your very own glass terrarium to take home with you!  This class is the weekend after Mother's Day, so if you're looking for a unique gift for Mom, this is it!  Buy a spot for both of you to attend, and save 5% on each ticket.*   All materials** and instruction will be provided, along with light refreshments. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW! 

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.

*5% refund on 2-ticket packages will be issued after sales goes through on PayPal, or at time of purchase if bought directly in-store or by phone.

** Materials may differ from those shown in the photograph due to availability at time of workshop.
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WINESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOP:  HANGING BASKETS

Wednesday, May23, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$69
Learn how to build your own colorful hanging basket full of sun-loving flowers!   All materials and instruction will be provided, along with a selection of wines and light hors d'oeuvres. Click here to reserve your spot today.  Hurry--space is limited!
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.
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CARING for CALIFORNIA NATIVES in the SUMMER

Wednesday, May 30
6:00 - 7:30pm
FREE
Join Antonio Sanchez of Nopalito Natives for a discussion on the particular needs of California native plants during the summer time.  Don't miss the informative and entertaining presentation!   Please call 805.667.8585 to RSVP as class space is limited.

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DRIP IRRIGATION WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
FREE
Industry experts from Toro Company will be teaching on the many benefits of drip irrigation.  They will provide details on how to install and maintain drip irrigation in your yard.  Click here to register early as space is limited!
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SUCCULENT WREATH WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
$69
Make your very own, living succulent wreath in this fun Saturday workshop!  It can be hung on a door, a wall, or used as a table centerpiece and can last for years with minimal care.  Keep for yourself or give a a one-of-a-kind gift!  All materials* and instruction will be provided, including light refreshments.   CLICK HERE to Reserve your Spot today!

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.

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PLANT SELECTION for WATER WISE LANDSCAPES
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
FREE
Join us for an overview of waterwise plants that are native to Mediterranean regions and thrive here in our climate.  You'll also learn simple steps you can take to save water and transform your garden!  Click here to register as space is limited!

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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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