A Smart Garden

      more than just a pretty space


A SMART GARDEN nursery 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 September 29, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Instructor:  Cari Vega


Inviting Bees & Other Pollinators into Your Garden
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Guest Instructor:  Anna D. Howell,
We're so lucky to have Entomologist Anna D. Howell from the University of California join us for this class!  She'll cover the "all about bees" portion of the class, and then Cari Vega of A Smart Garden will show you the best plants for inviting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators into your garden.  Enjoy light refreshments, a raffle & savings.  Bring a friend! 
                                                                                 Please RSVP to 805.667.8585 

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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