Native Plant Water Gardening in Containers with Andrew Chaves

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Native Plant Water Gardening in Containers with Andrew Chaves

How to prepare and plant a beautiful California native plant container water garden!

By Theodore Payne Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 3 · 1 - 3pm PDT


Theodore Payne Foundation 10459 Tuxford Street Los Angeles, CA 91352

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

In this class, we will explore the world of small-scale water gardening, focusing on how to create and maintain a beautiful and sustainable water garden using native California plants. Water gardening is a unique and rewarding way to add natural beauty and serenity to any outdoor space, and it is an excellent way to incorporate both native plants and water sources for wildlife. With the use of containers, we can create water gardens in small spaces, patios, and even on balconies.

This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning about water gardening and discovering new ways to incorporate native California plants into their outdoor spaces. This class includes an illustrated lecture and a planting demonstration. Join us to explore the possibilities of container water gardening with California native plants!

Andreas Chaves is TPF's Director of Finance and Operations and a passionate horticulturist, dedicated educator and a certified UC California Naturalist. His love for plants started at a young age, he learned ‘botanical Latin’ from his grandfather, a nursery professional and horticulturist. Through the years he has honed his skills in growing and nurturing plants of all kinds. As education supervisor at the Redondo Beach SEA Lab, he gained invaluable experience in plant propagation and native plant restoration while honing his abilities as an informal educator. He then went on to work at Theodore Payne Foundation, with a focus on community engagement and native plant advocacy.

Andrew is committed to inspiring and educating about plants and the importance of native plant gardening. His workshops are engaging and hands-on, with plenty of opportunities for students to get their hands dirty and learn by doing. His teaching philosophy revolves around creating a safe and inclusive learning environment where all students feel comfortable asking questions and sharing their ideas. He believes that native plant horticulture is not just about growing plants but also about cultivating a deep connection with nature and developing a sense of stewardship towards our environment.

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COVID Policy for Classes:

If you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we urge you to stay home, regardless of vaccination status. COVID-19 symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea)

About the organizer

Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.

We are located on 22 acres of canyon land in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley. Our full-service native plant nursery, seed room, book store, art gallery, demonstration gardens, and hiking trails are open to the public year round. We offer garden tours and classes for adults and families, as well as field trips to TPF and in-classroom programs for children. Friendly on-leash dogs are welcome and there is no admission charge!