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Visit the Erika J. Glazer Family Edible Garden in the Nature Gardens for our gardening workshop series taught by a Master Gardener!
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Go Metro and Save $1.25 on Adult Admission!

Show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket at the box office and get $1.25 off adult admission. There are two NHM-convenient stops on the Metro Expo Line: the Expo/Vermont station or Expo Park/USC station.

(Hints: The Expo/Vermont station brings you by our Dueling Dinos statue. The pretty, short walk from Expo Park/USC is adjacent to the Rose Garden and NHM's renovated 1913 Building.)

Do You Want To Start Your Own Veggie Garden?

NHM's master gardner Florence Nishida explains why we should start our own healthy vegetable garden at home. Fall gardening classes start soon, part of our new and expanded Workshops program! 
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NHM workshops provide you with hands-on experiences and relevant skills. Enjoy your time at the Museum in our beautiful new garden spaces while also learning something new!




Grow your Own Vegetables

September 7, 14, 21, and 28 | 1 – 4:30pm

Create your own edible garden for fresh, organic produce by learning how to:

-Create good soil out of your current one
-What, how, and when to plant
-How much and how often to add compost and water
-Manage insect pests and encourage “good bugs”
-Increase yield and add variety

Instructor: Florence Nishida, Master Gardener (

Members: $100 for 4 class series
Non-members: $120 for 4 class series

Discounted to $80 for 4 class series for residents of zip codes 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90062, 90089 Discounts are limited, call 213.763.3499 for availability.

You can register online here or over the phone at 213.763.3499.


Introduction to Growing CA Native Plants

Saturday, September 13 | 9:30 – 11:30am

Calling all apartment dwellers and novice CA plant lovers. Do you you love Native CA plants but don't know which ones are a good match for you? In this workshop we will explore which ones are easy to grow, which are low maintenance, which retain their beauty, and which work well in containers. 

Take a tour through the Museum's Nature Gardens to learn what the plant's needs are, soil types, irrigation, when and how to plant. Learn tips on growing ones that are excellent alternatives to non-native plants and which will beautify your landscape. The workshop will prepare you for your fall planting season, before you purchase them. 

You can register online here or via phone at 213.763.3499.