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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May 2022

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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Family Class - Butterflies, Bees and Bugs - How to be Pals with Pollinators | Sherman Library and Gardens

Family Class: Butterflies, Bees and Bugs (How to be Pals with Pollinators)

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sherman Gardens & Library 2647 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625 United States

Butterflies, bees, beetles, and more! Spring is the perfect time to learn about how we can be better friends to all the pollinators in the garden. During this family friendly class, we will talk about what a pollinator is, which ones we find locally, and what we can do to help them.  Then we’ll take a walk through the garden to find some of our pollinators' favorite flowers and find out why.  You will take home a pollinator friendly native…

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Tool Time - Shining and Sharpening Your Garden Tools | Sherman Library and Gardens

Tool Time: Shining and Sharpening Your Garden Tools

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
CA

Your gardening tools are the best investment you can make for your garden!  Well-lubricated and sharpened tools are not only better for trimming your plants but are also easier on your joints.  In this hands-on class you will learn how to clean, oil, and sharpen your tools.  Your hands, arms, and back will thank you! Each attendee is encouraged to bring three garden tools to clean and sharpen during the class and will leave equipped with a personalized tool maintenance…

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June 2022

Floral Class: Wedding Bouquets

Floral Class: Wedding Bouquets 10 am

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

A wedding bouquet may be the most romantic floral design in history. Let's celebrate June brides everywhere by practicing our spiral bouquet technique to make a fluffy, elegant, and fragrant summer arrangement. All experience levels are welcome! Tools, flowers, and supplies are provided. This workshop will be taught by Dawn of Sunrise Blooms, an AIFD accredited wedding and event floral studio.*Exact workshop design will differ from photoFee: $95 Member / $110 Non-Member Purchase Tickets

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Family Class - Butterflies, Bees and Bugs - How to be Pals with Pollinators | Sherman Library and Gardens

Family Class: Butterflies, Bees and Bugs (How to be Pals with Pollinators)

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sherman Gardens & Library 2647 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625 United States

Butterflies, bees, beetles, and more! Spring is the perfect time to learn about how we can be better friends to all the pollinators in the garden. During this family friendly class, we will talk about what a pollinator is, which ones we find locally, and what we can do to help them.  Then we’ll take a walk through the garden to find some of our pollinators' favorite flowers and find out why.  You will take home a pollinator friendly native…

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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.