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Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages!
Landscape and Gardening
Whether you are new to gardening or wanting to increase your knowledge, the Garden provides classes that will give you the necessary skills to become a successful low-desert gardener. Landscape and gardening programs cover an array of topics including vegetable gardening, pruning, desert plants, container gardening, sustainable practices and landscape design. Many of the classes are supported with hands-on investigative learning and taught by professionals in the field.

Home Landscape Design Basics II
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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This series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor walks you through each phase of design and assigns relevant exercises. You can use your own gardens for some of these exercises, whether you are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one.

Series instructed by Liza Blank, landscape architect. Limit 15.

This class builds on Home Landscape Design Basics I and further develops your landscape plan in a studio format. You will be guided through appropriate methods and sequence of installing your design. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for this class.

Best Bulbs for Desert Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday / Oct. 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Bulbs supply some of the most exquisite notes and seasonal surprises in a garden, and many species live happily in dry, hot conditions, shady areas or containers. There are bulbs that bloom in almost every month of the year. Discover which bulbs to plant and where to buy them, plus soil, watering and exposure requirements. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2017: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   CLOSED

SketchUp: Next Steps
Regular Price: $63.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Monday / Oct. 23 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SketchUp is a 3-D modeling software that is a powerful tool to accurately build a 3-D landscape design. With proper guidance, SketchUp is easy to use and will help you conceptualize the landscape of your dreams. These introductory classes will use the Garden's digital classroom to guide you through the features of SketchUp. Students need a basic working knowledge of computers and landscape design.

Instructed by Erin Hutton, landscape designer. Limit 15.

Enhance your SketchUp skills by designing a landscape using more advanced settings and tool bars. Topics include creating a base plan by importing aerial photos and using measurements, producing a concept plan and modeling landscape elements such as hardscapes, materials and styles. SketchUp: Getting Started is a prerequisite for this class.​


Landscape Lighting
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday / Nov. 1 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lighting is especially valuable in the desert during long, hot summers when the most comfortable time to enjoy and view your landscape is after sunset. This class focuses on designing and engineering affordable, energy-efficient functional lighting that creates visually dramatic effects. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest, landscape architect. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2017: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   OPEN

Meditation Garden
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday / Nov. 2 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A garden is a natural place for meditation and tranquility. Meditation gardens are designed to engage all five senses and remind you to be present in the moment. In this class, discuss how to create and design your own meditation garden. Participants will create a diagram with elements that engage and relax their senses. Instructed by Erin Hutton, landscape designer. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2017: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

Artisanal Flowers
Regular Price: $131.00
Member Price: $105.00
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Monday and Tuesday / Nov. 6 and 7 / 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Discover the background and future of our national cut floral industry with award-winning Slow Flowers Movement leader Debra Prinzing. Learn to grow trending botanicals from an Arizona flower farmer and design with local blooms. Floral artist Morgan Anderson, Ph.D. reviews the design process to assist in the step-by-step creation of your artisan botanical design to take and enjoy. All materials included. Limit 20.
Session Fall 2017: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM   OPEN

Pine Cone Wreath
Regular Price: $72.00
Member Price: $58.00
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Thursday / Nov. 9 / 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Handcraft your own holiday decoration or handmade gift by creating a pinecone wreath. Lynn Reves shows how to create a stunning wreath using pinecones and other dried, desert materials. This wreath will make a statement adorning your front door this fall and holiday season. All materials included. Limit 15.
Session Fall 2017: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 5:30PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

Container Gardening: Ornamentals
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Wednesday / Nov. 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore the basics of container gardening for patio and garden accents. Learn to consider plant size, shape and color to create intriguing arrangements that will add beauty and attract hummingbirds and other wildlife. Instructed by Starr Urbatsch, agavaceae collections manager at the Garden. Container and plant will be provided for students to take home. Limit 20
Session Fall 2017: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

Herb Gardening for Beginners
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday / Nov. 9 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Herbs have been grown in gardens for centuries and are prized for their flavor, fragrance and beauty. Explore the stories behind herbs, and their use throughout history and in the present day. This class will also cover the many herbs that are easily grown in the low desert and give essential tips for success. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.

Session Fall 2017: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   (7 AVAIL)

Pollinator Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday / Nov. 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Attracting pollinators to your garden is both enchanting and beneficial. Discover the best plants for attracting exquisite butterflies and moths, vitally important bees and fascinating hummingbirds to your garden! Carol Stuttard will share tips about specific plants and their care. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2017: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   OPEN

Strange Succulents for Unique Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday / Nov. 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Intrigued by succulents and ready to go beyond aloes, agaves and yuccas? In this class, look at the many strange succulents suited to our desert climate, such as Ariocarpus, Astrophytum, Euphorbia, Haworthia, Gasteria and Stapelia. Discuss plant placement, frost protection and watering requirements. Instructed by Angelica Elliott, program development manager at the Garden. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2017: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

The Art of Watering
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday / Nov. 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Watering is the most important task in a desert landscape, but most watering schedules are not based on the different needs of plants and specific microclimates and soils. Learn a simple process that will help you determine how and when to provide the proper amounts of water. Landscape architect Jack Gilcrest will discuss watering guidelines that will improve your garden's health and reduce water use. Limit 30.
Session Fall 2017: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM   OPEN

Herbal Tea Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Saturday / Jan. 6 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Growing plants for herbal teas can benefit your health while adding beauty and fragrance to your garden. Learn which herbs, including chamomile, hibiscus, rose hips and peppermint, are perfectly suited for tea and thrive in the desert. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sat, Jan 6, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Low-Water Use Vegetable Gardens
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Sunday / Jan. 7 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Learn the costs and benefits of the most commonly used techniques from high-tech to low-tech. Then, build your own efficient container garden to take home! Liz Lonetti shares her experience adapting these techniques for growing vegetables in the desert. All materials included. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Jan 7, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Growing Citrus
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday / Jan. 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Citrus trees are a great food source that you can grow at home. Learn how to select varieties that will ensure fresh citrus for up to nine months. We will discuss correct planting techniques and suitable locations, how to properly water and fertilize your citrus and how to protect them from diseases, insects and harsh weather. Instructed by Richard Gibson, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension agent. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Desert Gardening Maintenance: Month by Month
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Wednesday and Thursday / Jan. 10 and 18 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Do you ever wonder if you are doing the right garden chores and maintenance at the correct time in your garden? Learn the best times to plant, prune and perform other critical maintenance tasks in your desert garden and how to plan for year-round color. Instructed by Angelica Elliott, program development manager at the Garden. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday / Jan. 10 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Pests and diseases can cause problems in any garden. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach that relies on a combination of methods to manage and monitor problems. In this class, learn the fundamentals of IPM and how to effectively diagnose and manage problems while reducing risks to the environment. Instructed by Tracy Rhodes, horticulturist at the Garden. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Vegetable Garden Design
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Thursdays / Jan. 11 and 18 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A vegetable garden does not have to be square. It could be tiers off the back porch or a raised serpentine swath of color along a walkway. Come learn about the latest materials for raised beds, how to build an indigenous, sunken waffle bed that channels water and more. We will draw up a plan for your own edible, sustainable, accessible and beautiful garden. Get ready to think outside the box! Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Rose Gardening in the Desert
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Tuesday / Jan. 16 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to select and prepare a location for your rose bed and the different types of roses that will thrive. Join Steve Sheard as he discusses planting, efficient watering and fertilizing techniques. You will also learn how to foster survival during summer months, prune for maximum bloom and control insects. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Container Gardening: Succulents
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday / Jan. 17 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore the basics of growing succulents in containers for your patio and garden. Learn how to select plant size, shape and color to create intriguing arrangements of pots that will decorate your patio and add drama to your garden. Hands-on practice and demonstrations will be included. Instructed by Starr Urbatsch, manager of Agavaceae, Aloeaceae and non-cactus succulent plant collections at the Garden. Limit 25.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Terrarium Gardens
Regular Price: $63.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Wednesday / Jan. 17 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Lynn Reves as you create a whimsical and practical garden under glass. This class offers step-by-step instructions on how to use landscape techniques to build a garden setting. A variety of miniature plants, rocks, shells and moss will be provided to design your terrarium. All materials included. Students are encouraged to bring miniature items or accessories. Limit 15.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Growing Culinary Herbs
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Friday / Jan. 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A variety of culinary herbs are used to season pizza, make fresh salsa, flavor pesto or infuse vinegar to perk up salads. You can grow many of these herbs in your garden and on your patio. Come learn how to grow and care for plants that enhance both your cooking and your garden! Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Fri, Jan 19, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Gardening for Desert Tortoises
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Jan. 21 / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Making a healthy habitat for a desert tortoise involves offering a wide variety of plants for both food and shelter. Growing these tortoise-friendly plants in your garden not only provides a home for your desert tortoise but also offers your garden beauty, color and interest. Christine Brehm explains how to create a plant palette for both you and your tortoise to enjoy year-round. Limit 30.

Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM   COMING SOON

Herbs for Patio Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Jan. 21 / 12 - 2 p.m.

Container gardening adds color and fragrance to balconies, patios or any small space. Herbs are among the easiest, prettiest and most rewarding plants for pots. Learn how to grow basil, oregano, chives, cilantro, lemon balm, mint, lavender, parsley, rosemary, and the best pots, planters or window boxes to grow them in. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 30.

Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM   COMING SOON

Growing Orchids
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Jan. 21 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Orchids are unrivaled in their exquisite beauty and endless fascination.This class covers temperature, light, potting mixes, fertilizer, watering and other techniques for growing orchids, as well as varieties most likely to thrive indoors. Instructed by Bev Tall, Desert Valley Orchid Society. Limit 30.

Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Selection and Care of Fruit Trees
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Monday / Jan. 22 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Growing fruit trees in a city is significantly different from growing them in a rural area. You will learn how to avoid common mistakes when planting fruit trees other than citrus in the low desert, when to plant and how to manage your trees through irrigation and fertilization. Instructed by Richard Gibson, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension agent. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Package Deal - Home Landscape Design
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $108.00
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Package Deal: Register for both classes by the New Year and receive an exclusive 10 percent discount!

Offer expires on Jan. 1. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor walks you through each phase of design and assigns relevant exercises. You can use your own gardens for some of these exercises, whether you are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Instructed by landscape architect Liza Blank. Limit 15.

Home Landscape Design Basics I
Tuesdays / Jan. 23 and 30 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


This interactive, studio-format program guides you through basic design and provides a framework to create a new and enjoyable outdoor space using different plant material and hardscape options. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for Home Landscape Design Basics II.

Home Landscape Design Basics II
Tuesdays / Feb. 6 and 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


This class builds on Home Landscape Design Basics I and further develops your landscape plan through a studio format. You will be guided through appropriate methods and sequence of installing your design. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for this class.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Tue, Jan 23, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Home Landscape Design Basics I
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
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This series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor goes over each phase of design and assigns relevant exercises. You can use your own garden for some of these exercises, whether you are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one.

Series instructed by Liza Blank, landscape architect. Limit 15.

This interactive, studio-format program guides you through basic design and provides a framework to create a new and enjoyable outdoor space, using different plant material and hardscape options. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for Home Landscape Design Basics II.

Package Deal - Home Landscape Design
Regular Price: $135.00
Member Price: $108.00
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Package Deal: Register for both classes by the New Year and receive an exclusive 10 percent discount!

Offer expires on Jan 1. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor walks you through each phase of design and assigns relevant exercises. You can use your own gardens for some of these exercises, whether you are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Instructed by Liza Blank, landscape architect. Limit 15.

Home Landscape Design Basics I
Wednesdays / Jan. 24 and 31 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


This interactive, studio-format program guides you through basic design and provides a framework to create a new and enjoyable outdoor space using different plant material and hardscape options. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for Home Landscape Design Basics II.

Home Landscape Design Basics II
Wednesdays / Feb. 7 and 14 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


This class builds on Home Landscape Design Basics I and further develops your landscape plan through a studio format. You will be guided through appropriate methods and sequence of installing your design. Home Landscape Design Basics I is a prerequisite for this class.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Wed, Jan 24, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

How to Grow a Tomato
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday / Jan. 25 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

You can grow a juicy, succulent tomato right here in the Sonoran Desert. Learn which tomatoes--determinate or indeterminate, hybrids or heirlooms--you can grow and how to harvest them. Discover the many varieties of shapely, colorful tomatoes, including pear, plum, slicer, salad and cherry. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Saturday / Jan. 27 / 2 - 5 p.m.

Learn the basics of pruning to keep your trees and shrubs healthy, functional and attractive. This class will cover the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and the two worst pruning mistakes. Pruning demonstration and take-home materials included. Instructed by John Eisenhower, ISA Certified Arborist. Limit 25.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sat, Jan 27, 2018 2:00PM - 5:00PM   COMING SOON

Square-Foot Gardening
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Jan. 28 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Square-foot gardening uses intensive planting methods to grow edible plants in a small area. Carol Stuttard will guide you through this space-saving method of gardening, perfect for people short on room and time, or anyone new to vegetable gardening. She will discuss how to plan and lay out a square-foot garden, how much to plant and how to properly space your plants or seeds. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Vertical Vegetable Garden
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Feb. 4 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Are you limited in gardening space? You can maximize available space, light and harvest yields by growing upwards on a small balcony or patio. In this class, we will discuss the many advantages of vertical gardening and which vegetables, besides vines, are most appropriate for this method. We will also cover different construction and support materials, designs and soil mixes to create a vertical garden. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Package Deal - SketchUp Landscape Design
Regular Price: $113.00
Member Price: $90.00
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SketchUp is a 3-D modeling software that is a powerful tool to accurately build a 3-D landscape design. With proper guidance, SketchUp is easy to use and will help you conceptualize the landscape of your dreams. These introductory classes will use the Garden's digital classroom to guide you through the features of SketchUp.

Students need a basic working knowledge of computers and landscape design. Instructed by Erin Hutton, landscape designer. Limit 15.

PACKAGE DEAL: Register for Sketchup: Getting Started and Sketchup: Next Steps by the New Year and receive a 10 percent discount!

Offer expires on Jan 1. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

SketchUp: Getting Started
Thursday / Feb. 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


In this interactive program, you will learn how to use SketchUp's basic functions, including file handling, drawing tools, viewing options and organizational tools to create a simple 3-D model. SketchUp: Getting Started is a prerequisite for SketchUp: Next Steps.

SketchUp: Next Steps
Thursday / Feb. 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Enhance your SketchUp skills by designing a landscape using more advanced settings and tool bars. Topics include creating a base plan by importing aerial photos and using measurements, producing a concept plan, and finally modeling landscape elements such as hardscapes, materials and styles. SketchUp: Getting Started is a prerequisite for this class.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

SketchUp: Getting Started
Regular Price: $63.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Thursday / Feb. 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SketchUp is a 3-D modeling software that is a powerful tool to accurately build a 3-D landscape design. With proper guidance, SketchUp is easy to use and helps you conceptualize the landscape of your dreams. These introductory classes will use the Garden's digital classroom to guide you through the features of SketchUp. Students need a basic working knowledge of computers and landscape design.


Instructed by Erin Hutton, landscape designer. Limit 15.

In this interactive program, learn how to use SketchUp's basic functions, including file handling, drawing tools, viewing options and organizational tools to create a simple 3-D model. SketchUp: Getting Started is a prerequisite for SketchUp: Next Steps.

Session Winter 2017-2018: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Watering and Controller Programming
Regular Price: $44.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Saturday / Feb. 10 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Take an active role in the health of your landscape by learning correct watering techniques and how to properly control your home irrigation system. The details of irrigation-controller programming will be demonstrated through hands-on exercises with controller models in the classroom. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM   COMING SOON

Aloes for Desert Landscapes
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Feb. 11 / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Discover the many varieties of aloes--beyond Aloe vera--that are best suited to harsh desert summers. We will discuss placement, sun tolerance, frost hardiness and watering needs. Many aloes have different bloom seasons and, if properly selected, you can have something in bloom all year. Instructed by Starr Urbatsch, manager of the Agavaceae, Aloaceae and non-cactus succulent plant collections at the Garden. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM   COMING SOON

Sensational Salvia
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Feb. 11 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Salvias comprise the largest genus of the mint family and are a popular feature of Southwestern landscapes because of their hardiness and vibrancy. Learn how to incorporate the biennials, perennials and woody shrubs of the Salvia genus for a striking and colorful addition to your garden. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Grafting Fruit Trees
Regular Price: $53.00
Member Price: $42.00
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Monday / Feb. 12 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow more fruit varieties with fewer trees by grafting or budding different varieties onto the same tree. In this hands-on class, Steve Sheard will discuss the various methods of grafting including T-budding, whip, bark and cleft grafting. The class will also cover collecting scions, protecting the graft and necessary tools. You will go home with a fruit tree ready to plant. Root-stock, grafting knife and tape will be provided. Limit 15.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Mon, Feb 12, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Growing Great Chiles
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday / Feb. 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The cool days of fall are perfect for savoring the flavors of chile peppers! Fall is the time to choose the varieties you want to start from seed indoors. From the history of chiles and peppers to the vast variety available today, you will learn the secrets to growing, harvesting and using this flavorful plant. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Thu, Feb 15, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Double Duty Plants
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Feb. 18 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Many plants are not only beautiful, but many purify air, provide food and more. From fragrant herbs and ornamental fruits to sculptural espalier trees, discover which plants play double duty in your garden. In this class, you will discover the plants that are suitable for desert gardens and take on the roles of double duty in the landscape. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Garden Weeds
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Wednesday / Feb. 21 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Do you have problems with weeds in your vegetable garden? Weeds not only compete with vegetables for space, water and light, but can harbor pests and diseases. Join Carol Stuttard in identifying the most common weeds in low-desert gardens and learn how to deal with them in an environmentally sustainable manner. Instructed by Carol Stuttard. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Upcycled Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Thursday / Feb. 22 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Some of the most distinctive desert gardens are born out of modest budgets. Learn how to use recycled, salvaged and found objects to create sculptural or functional elements in your landscape. Landscape designer Erin Hutton presents creative ideas to repurpose materials and add unique personality to your garden. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Thu, Feb 22, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

Fuss-Free Gardens
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Saturday / Feb. 24 / 2 - 4 p.m.

Create an attractive outdoor space that does not require a lot of maintenance. Learn what plants will add welcome beauty without a lot of fuss. Pruning techniques and other helpful tips will be discussed to decrease the amount of time working in the garden and more time enjoying it. Instructed by Noelle Johnson. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sat, Feb 24, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Growing Herbs in Containers
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday / Feb. 25 / 2 - 4 p.m.

If you are low on space, growing herbs in containers is a great way to add a culinary accent to a patio or balcony. Learn about the surprising variety of herbs that do well in pots in a desert environment, like fragrant rosemary and flavorful basil. Then learn how you can successfully grow them in containers. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 30.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Dreamcatcher Wall Planter
Regular Price: $81.00
Member Price: $65.00
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Monday / Feb. 26 / 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Add a little green to your space with an eye-catching dreamcatcher wall planter. You will learn how to arrange and weave hoops together to hold and display the patterns of dream spirals. You will choose from a selection of air plants and other natural elements for your dreamcatcher wall hanging suitable for indoors or outdoors. All materials included. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.
Session Winter 2017-2018: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 5:30PM - 8:30PM   COMING SOON

CANCELLATION POLICY

Program registration may be canceled up to two weeks prior to the start date for a $20 processing fee. If you are unable to attend a class/workshop, you may transfer your registration to an alternate participant with your confirmation. Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. Please contact registrar@dbg.org or call 480 481.8146 (Option 2) for cancellations and refunds.