Education

Group Tours

Plan your next outing at a Garden Tour! Sherman Gardens has a knowledgeable group of specially trained docents available to give tours of our beautiful gardens to both adults and children.

For Kids

We offer a variety of arts and garden based educational opportunities for children of all ages.  Our Gardens are a living laboratory of exploration and creative inspiration.

High School Internship

Sherman Gardens is seeking an inquisitive, energetic and motivated high school student to join the horticulture team for a fascinating educational experience.

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July 2022

Sherman Library & Gardens Class: Parent & Me Painting: Beautiful Birds

Watercolor Class: California Scrub Jay

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. This month Erna takes inspiration from a beautiful bird, the California scrub jay. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home her/his own charming painting. Fee: $35 Member / $45 Non-Member Reserve Your Space

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Sherman Library & Gardens Class: Parent & Me Painting: Beautiful Birds

Parent & Me Painting Class: Beautiful Birds

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
CA

Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a California scrub jay. You will use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own illustration of this beautiful bird. This fun, relaxed class takes place in our outdoor classroom before the garden is open. Grandparents and favorite adults are welcome too! No experience necessary. All materials provided. Nature Journal available…

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Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter

Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter AM

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CA

Come join the macrame craze! Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California is our instructor for this trendy project. The Macrame Hanging Planter is a suitable project for beginners as well as those of you who know all the ‘ropes.’ It’s made with a few simple knots, approximately 15″ long, and you’ll leave with a finished project. Pot and succulent included!

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Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter

Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter PM

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA

Come join the macrame craze!  Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California is our instructor for this trendy project.  The Macrame Hanging Planter is a suitable project for beginners as well as those of you who know all the 'ropes.'  It's made with a few simple knots, approximately 15" long, and you'll leave with a finished project.  Pot and succulent included!Members $40; Non-Members $50Max: 12 participants Register

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Workshop: Mosaic Butterfly

Workshop: Mosaic Butterfly

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CA

In the spirit of Sherman's Summer long Mosaic Art Exhibit you too can learn how to make a beautiful mosaic butterfly!  Mosaic artist/instructor David Jarvinen from The Mosaic Guys is back to present a fun workshop using glass tiles to make the butterfly.  It is attached to a metal base with a hanger, and will be a great addition to your garden.  Project measures 12" across the wings! All supplies included.  No formal breaks, please bring lunch or snacks.    Fee: Members:  $115Non-Members…

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Workshop: Tropical Container for your Patio Garden

Workshop: Tropical Container for your Patio Garden

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CA

Is planting in a pot trickier than you thought? You’re not alone! A patio garden has its own unique challenges. Learn some tips from our horticulture team and create a tropical container garden to celebrate the summer season.$85 member / $95 non-member20 people Register

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August 2022

Mosaic Workshop: Rock Your Garden (or Desk)

Mosaic Workshop: Rock Your Garden (or Desk) Session 1

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CA

INTRO TO MOSAIC TILING - SESSION 1 This mosaic workshop is a perfect class for beginners.  You'll be adorning a rock with mosaic tiles, glass, ball chain and a token.  Perfect for your garden or desk!  This class will be taught by Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California.  All materials included.   After class, our Venue Manager Beverly will conduct a guided tour of Sherman Library & Gardens' summer art exhibit, "Inspired by Nature" featuring 40 original mosaics by internationally acclaimed…

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Lunch & Lecture

On select Fridays of every month Sherman Gardens, in partnership with Cafe Jardin, will feature a horticulture speaker combined with a delicious lunch… the perfect way to end the week.