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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October 2021

Painting Class: Sunny Lemon

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Come join local artist Helen Plehn for a fun and expressive acrylic painting class. You will paint a lemon tree in a Chinoiserie vase. You will also be guided to do a 15-minute meditation while waiting for the acrylic paint layers to dry. You’ll take home a gorgeous finished 8″ x 10″ canvas painting.  All materials are included.  Class is designed for all levels of painters and non-painters. Helen Plehn is a painter, certified crystal healer, Yoga, and meditation teacher. …

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Introduction to Drawing and Botanical Illustration

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CA

Are you inspired by the beauty of Sherman gardens? Come and learn to draw it! In this new four week class local art instructor, Brenda Beneviste, will give you the basic tools and techniques to draw some of the exquisite flowers and foliage you will find in the garden. Inspired by the stunning patterns and intricate natural designs of botanical subjects, participants will learn a variety of illustration and sketching techniques including detail observation, concepts of light value, and shading…

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Workshop: Soy Wax Candle Making

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Learn how to make your own seasonal soy wax candle. Michelle Bendetti will show you how to make two soy wax candles in your choice of autumn fragrances, and embellished with fall wax leaves. You will learn all about different waxes, wick sizes, pouring temperature,  candle curing and proper burning procedures. Fee: $55 Member / $65 Non-Member    

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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.