Grow Native Nursery in Claremont offers both free and for fee educational programs and workshops for the public. Please note the location is at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont at the following address:
Fall & Winter Free Workshops
Fall Planting Festival
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE.
10 a.m. (20 minutes) - Traditional and Medicinal Uses of California Native Plants - Nicholas Hummingbird
10:30 a.m. (30 minutes + Q/A) - Garden Design Principles - Carol Bornstein
11:30 a.m. (20 minutes) - TBA
Noon (30 minutes + Q/A) - Life After Lawns: How to replace your lawn - Molly Bogh
1 p.m. (20 minutes) - Traditional and Medicinal Uses of California Native Plants - Nicholas Hummingbird
Edible Native Plants: The Top 10
Saturday, October 18, 10 - 11 a.m. Click Here to Register
A free preview of our November 22 foods class, this talk by Antonio Sanchez will present ten tasty native plants to bring variety to your dinner plate, and basic tips for growing them.
Native Plant Gardening Tips for Fall
Saturday, November 8, 10 - 11 a.m. Click Here to Register
A great class for native plant beginners, Dolores Ruiz, manager at Grow Native Nursery Claremont, will present useful tips for preparing your garden for the rainy season (here's hoping it rains!).
Green Friday Sale
Friday, November 28, all day
A special sale to help you find something for all the gardeners and native plant lovers on your holiday shopping lists!
Holiday Decorations: a craft
Saturday, December 6, 10 - 11 a.m. Click Here to Register
Make and take one or two miniature native plant flower arrangements. Materials provided in class.
Intro to Gardening with California Native Plants
Sunday, March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Click Here to Register
Member fee: $25 / Public fee: $32
A great class for native plant beginners and folks looking to take their knowledge of native plant gardening to the next level! Nursery Production Manager Antonio Sanchez takes you on a 3-hour journey, breaking many native plant myths and helping you choose great plants for you gardens. Topics covered include: Easiest native plants for your garden, basics of planting, watering and pruning, and what makes native plants important and special to Southern California.
Container Gardening with California Native Plants
Saturday, March 15, 10-11 a.m. FREE. Please RSVP Here
Antonio Sanchez, Propagation Manager for RSABG, will help you learn how to select and arrange California native plants appropriate for containers. Perfect for patios, balconies, apartment dwellers, and adding interest to large gardens!
California Native Sage Festival
Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free with Membership or standard Garden Admission.
California Sages for the Garden: Antonio Sanchez, Propagation Manager for RSABG, will discuss selecting and caring for native salvia. (10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
Medicinal Uses of Plants: Nicholas Hummingbird Hernandez, ethnobotanical educator, will discuss medicinal uses of local California native plants, including sages. (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
For more information about the California Native Sage Festival, click here.
Spring Native Plant Maintenance
Saturday, April 12, 10-11 a.m. FREE. Please RSVP Here
Antonio Sanchez, Propagation Manager for RSABG, will present seasonal maintenance tips for the native plant garden.
Hot Spots for Native Plants
Saturday, April 26, 10-11 a.m. FREE. Please RSVP Here
With more than 6,500 kinds of native plants, California has more kinds of plants than any other state in the United States. California's status as a global diversity hot spot is not only due to the number of plants found here, but also due to threats that have caused many of our plants to become endangered.
Join Naomi Fraga (Conservation Botanist at RSABG) as she provides an overview--with photographs!--to some spectacular hiking locations in Southern California that are noted not only for their scenic beauty but also for the rare and interesting plants that occur here.
Mother's Day Gift Workshops
Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. One small/medium pot + plant: $20; One large pot + plant: $35. Please register here
Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. $20 per bouquet. Please register here
Join us for a hands-on workshop on making a native plant-themed gift! Class will begin with a walk around the garden to cut your mother's favorite flowers and foliage, and will conclude with making a stunning finished flower arrangement for your mother. (Please register for the number of bouquets you wish to make.)
Summer Native Plant Maintenance
Saturday, May 24, 10-11 a.m. FREE. Please RSVP Here
The heat is here and it will only get hotter! Join Dolores Ruiz Gault, Grow Native Nursery Manager in Claremont, as she talks about maintaining your natives for the summer season to keep them healthy and looking their best.
Spring and Summer California Native Plant Propagation
Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m. - noon. FREE mini class. Please RSVP here
How to sow seed, take cuttings and prepare divisions of some of California's most popular native plants: Learn the basics of California native plant propagation with hands-on instruction from production manager Antonio Sanchez and plant propagator Valentin Arvizu. Participants will learn the primary propagation methods; cuttings, division, and sowing seeds. All will receive great take home materials, including plant materials that participants themselves have begun to propagate! Limit 20.