Gardening Workshops


Gardening with Native California Plants!

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants and NHM are collaborating on classes that will inspire you to love our local green gems! Each workshop begins with a presentation and is followed by a walk through the museum’s Nature Gardens.

2/20 – Right Plant, Right Place
2/27 – Wild Space in a Concrete Place
3/27 Right Plant, Right Place
4/24Wild Space in a Concrete Place
5/8Right Plant, Right Place

Right Plant, Right Place
3 pm - 5 pm 

Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This class discusses local plant communities and their conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden site, including climate, soil, sunlight, and space. A valuable class for beginners and the prerequisite for Theodore Payne Foundation’s Native Garden Design Course.

Wild Space in a Concrete Place
3 pm - 5 pm

From butterflies and bees to lizards and hummingbirds, attracting wildlife to your garden is great for the environment! Whether you are designing your yard from the ground up or need tips for your container garden, this class will teach you about some of the best California native plants for habitat.

COST: $25 Members | $35 Non-members
Advanced registration required; click on the individual links above to sign up.  To see a listing of all upcoming classes click HERE



Grow Your Own Vegetables!  A workshop series

2019 Dates: February 23; March 2, 9

Registration has closed

Create your own edible garden of fresh, organic produce by learning:

1) How to create good soil out of your current one
2) What, how, and when to plant
3) How much and how often to water; to make and add home-made compost
4) Which are "good bugs" and to manage insect pests
5) To add variety and increase yield

In the Natural History Museum's Edible Garden | 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Members: $100 for 3-week series
Non-members: $120 for 3-week series
Discounted to $80 for residents of zip codes 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90062, 90089
Discounts are limited and only available over the phone, call 213.763.3499 for availability.