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Hands-on Horticulture

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Hands-on Horticulture Workshops and Resources

Get up close and personal with plants through hands-on horticulture workshops, gardening workshops, and volunteer opportunities.


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Volunteer Opportunities:

Green Team Orientations  

Volunteer Service Group


Magnolia Grafting Workshop

Pints and Plants: What Houseplants Want

Ask a Master Gardener 

Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden

Pints and Plants: Fern Terrariums

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Time in nature helps alleviate stress, promoting positive emotional and physical health. Consider the Garden part of your health regimen and enjoy a mindful stroll or one of our wellness programs.


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Magnolia Moving Meditation

Deep Listening®

Solstice Lantern Walk

Mini Nature Retreats

Yoga in the Garden

Meditation in the Garden

JAMboodas Dance & Music Class for Children

Half-Day Meditation Retreat

Tai Chi in the Garden

Sound Meditation

Dancing in the Garden: Earth to Ether

Sound Bath at the Garden

Botanical Art, Craft, and Literature

Botanical Art, Craft, and Literature

Plants have inspired art, craft, and literature for thousands of years. We celebrate nature as a muse through botanical art and craft workshops, author talks, and more.


All current programs


The Art of Knotting: Macrame Plant Hanger

Museum of Craft and Design Mobile MakeArt: Living with Scents + the Art of Natural Perfumery

Books on the Garden with Green Apple Books

Exploring Nature Through Clay

Virtual Illustration Classes with Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Inner Discovery Through Watercolor Florals with Kris Keys

Nature Printing in the Garden

Art in the Garden: Plein Art Artmaking Series

Virtual: Drawing Butterflies and Moths

Poetry in the Park

Basic Botanical Drawing and Sketchbook Techniques

Art & Algae Cyanotype Workshop with Josie Iselin

Drawing Magnolias and Camellias with Nina Antze

Silent Book Club

Author Talks

Watercolor with Sally Petru 

Wine and Wreaths

Wreath-making Workshops

LITQUAKE: Annual events occur in October

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Tours and Lectures

Tours and Lectures

The Garden’s 8,000 different kinds of plants means there are nearly endless stories to share about them. Join us for a free docent tour, seasonal highlight tour, or nature walk to learn more about the Garden and its collections.


All current programs


Palm Walk at the Garden

Introduction to Vallarta Botanical Garden

Birding at the Garden with Golden Gate Audubon

Magnolia Curator Tours

Magnolia Speaker Series

Full Moon Walks

Free Daily Docent Tours

Private Magnolia Tours

The Earth in Her Hands Talk

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