Garden Docent Class at Rancho Los Cerritos!


Cause Areas


Sat Mar 03, 2018 09:00 AM - Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:30 PM


4600 Virginia RoadLong Beach, CA 90807
Inner Courtyard of the adobe house


Learn about the historic gardens at Rancho Los Cerritos and become a volunteer garden docent. This is a perfect opportunity for garden lovers who want to share their joy of plants with visitors from near and far! The serene 4.7 acres of landscaped grounds include trees from the mid-19th century, historic roses, exotic vegetation, an herb garden, an adobe horno and an old water tower. Learn about the early development of the gardens, their renovation in the 1930s by landscape architect Ralph Cornell, and new garden restoration work as you explore hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers in docent training.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with our horticulturist as she takes you on an enlightening, educational experience during the class. Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge to give garden tours and teach visitors about the rich history of the Rancho grounds.

Training sessions will be held held all 5 Saturdays in March beginning on the 3rd and ending on the 31st from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Training will prepare volunteers to give tours of the rancho's gardens to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5. Reservations requested; please call (562) 206.2040 or register on our website.


  • Public Speaking
  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Training & one 4-hour shift per month

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