Programs Schedule

All programs, events, and classes are weather permittting.

Big n' Little Art Projects by Brighter Shade Studio

This class is for a pairing of an adult (over 18) and child (under 13). Each team of two will work on one (or if preferred, two) work(s) of art together to make a most special memory! The subject matter will be a variety of garden related themes over the course of a few months. We will meet at the Welcome Center Patio where class will be hosted. Questions: email Tobie Roach at

Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am | Dates Offered: Thursday, October 10th  |  Saturday, October 26th

Library in the Gardens

There’s nothing more relaxing than a good book in our beautiful Gardens! The Ventura Mobile Library will pay us a visit the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Dates Offered: Tuesday, October 1  |  Tuesday, October 15

Nature Day for Children

Looking for a place where your child can enjoy nature? Ventura Botanical Gardens is offering a sensory nature hike along its garden pathways, an art related activity, and a special dig in the dirt project, teaching soil amendment and planting succulents.

Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am | Availability: Ages 7 - 11. Class sizes are limited. Select a date to register.
Dates Offered: 

Yoga in the Gardens

Refresh body and spirit with yoga in the Gardens. Arrive around 9am and enjoy the profusion of wild flowers and amazing coastal views of the Rotary Plaza during 1 hour of yoga. Rotary Plaza is 15-20 minutes up the trail on the right, just past the open gate below the road, bordered by tall Eucalyptus trees. Make sure you bring your mat!

Time: 9:30 am | Availability: Class sizes are limited. Select a date to register.
Dates Offered:  Thursday, September 26 | Tuesday, October 15 | Thursday, October 24 Last class until April



Gardens Tour Schedule

Join us for our FREE tours led by our favorite tour guides discussing a wide variety of topics including botany, wildlife, photography, geology, technology and water. Group tours are available by request. All tours are weather permitting.

Rebirth & Changes in the Garden

Discover how the Ventura Botanical Garden has regrown & changed since the Thomas Fire. See what has been hidden on our hillsides for many years.

Time: 9:30 am | Availability: Tour limit to 15 people
Dates Offered: Saturday, September 14 | Thursday, September 19 

Walk this Way

While hiking the trail, join us for an exploration to improve your walking techniques. Garden volunteer and movement educator, Delia Gorey, will introduce 2 stretches and 5 concepts that will help you avoid injury and move more powerfully with less stress.

Time: 9:30 am | Availability: Tour limit to 15 people
Dates Offered: Saturday, August 24 | Saturday, September 21 | Saturday, September 28

Questions? If you'd like us to schedule another free tour with your favorite guide, please email us.