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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April 2022

Earth Day Demonstration: Composting for Beginners

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
CA

  Do you want to compost but have no idea where to start? Drop by and talk to our team! Our Junior Gardeners After School Club have been learning about sustainability this month and are ready to share their worm composting knowhow. We’ll show you how kitchen scraps can be turned into beautiful rich fertilizer for your garden with a few simple steps. Drop-In (throughout the day 10:30 am - 2:30 pm)  Free with Garden Admission Reserve Your Space

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Photography Class: Bouquet Mix-Up

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
CA

Learn to create a bouquet and work with it to create a little garden magic. The class will start with the selection of blooms and the importance of color and form. You will then work with vases, light, and different areas of the garden to create some great still life images. The first hour of the class is a lecture and demonstration covering macro photography, color, creating flower art images and use of the garden environment. This will be followed…

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Workshop: The Art of Indigo & Shibori

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Learn about the mysteries of the plant Indigofera tintoria, otherwise known as Indigo. Together you will make an organic indigo dye vat, then explore the ancient technique of Shibori, a Japanese manual tie-dyeing technique. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of Shibori pattern making and how to create a variety of shapes focusing on folded, tied and clamped resist dyeing. Make your own napkin set and tea towel to take home. The class is instructed by Reem Khalil…

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May 2022

Flower Printmaking - Mother’s Day Cards | Sherman Library and Gardens

Flower Printmaking: Mother’s Day Cards

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two cards, two techniques! You will be using seasonal flowers to make these two original cards that can be used for Mother’s Day or any other event that you want to recognize!  You will first learn how to make your own botanical prints by using a mallet to lightly “pound” flowers and leaves to release their natural dyes onto paper. You will then learn the two techniques to create your cards. One will be made using the printing technique on…

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Gardening Class - Culinary Vintage Crate | Sherman Library and Gardens

Gardening Class: Culinary Vintage Crate

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to successfully grow tasty culinary herbs and beautiful edible flowers. Edible petals and fragrant herb leaves can enhance the beauty and taste of your culinary dishes. Find out which are the best to use and grow! Enjoy planting your own miniature kitchen garden in a vintage crate filled with parsley, viola, rosemary and many more. Fee: $80 Member / $95 Non-Member Purchase Tickets

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Watercolor Class - Bird of Paradise | Sherman Library and Gardens

Watercolor Class: Bird of Paradise

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 the Bird of Paradise flower. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter.  Each participant will take home her/his own charming painting. Class size is limited to ensure social distancing guidelines. Purchase Tickets

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Parent & Me Painting - Mushroom Visitors | Sherman Library and Gardens

Parent & Me Painting: Mushroom Visitors

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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 mushroom… and a few creepy crawly visitors!  You will use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own illustration. 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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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.