A Smart Garden

      more than just a pretty space


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, July 28, 2018

10:30am - 12:00pm


Guest Instructor:  Eric Werbalowsky of Ventura Organic Garden Design

Join local landscaper and composting expert Eric Werbalowsky to learn how easy it is to turn your scraps into rich, nutritious soil for your garden.  Don’t miss this fun and educational class!  Enjoy light refreshments and shopping discounts too!  

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Guest Instructor:  Laura Bauer of Bauer Fine Gardening
Join local landscape designer Laura Bauer for a discussion on irresistable Scented Geranium (Pelargonium) varieties, their many uses and how to grow them.  There will be plenty on hand to purchase after class!   Enjoy light refreshments and shopping discounts too!   Click here to RSVP


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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