Are you looking for a little natural inspiration for inside or outside your home?  Do you have an artistic bent?  Then you should definitely check out “50 Shades of Green”, an ongoing series of art workshops sponsored by the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts in partnership with Laguna Nursery.  Develop you artistic talents while enjoying the natural beauty we’re surrounded with here in Laguna Beach!

50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green is a new program that features garden-themed art workshops that are perfect for adults of all skills levels – from beginner to advanced.  Classes meet on Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.  The next classes are scheduled for April 10th and 17th, as well as May 1st and 8th.

Every class is focused on a different medium or subject, so participants can enjoy as many classes as they wish.  Subjects range from succulents to wildflowers, while mediums include flower arrangements, clay sculpting, painting, collage, printmaking and more.  Upcoming classes include:

  • April 10th – Floral Design with Ruben Flores

  • April 17th – Floral Watercolors with Lydia Delgado

  • May 1st – Tufa Garden Pots with Tufa Treasures, pots made to look like the tufa stone that was popular in English gardens centuries ago

All classes are held at the Laguna Nursery and parking is free.  Classes begin at 9:30am, but participants are encouraged to arrive early and explore the beautiful nursery.

Prices and Materials

Classes include step-by-step instructions and all art supplies are included.  You’ll even take home a piece of finished art that you can proudly display in your Laguna home!  Prices are $30 per person or $125 for a group rate of five people.  Classes are restricted to those ages 16 and older.  Advance registration is required.  Instructions and directions will be emailed upon registration.

About the Laguna Nursery

The Laguna Nursery was reopened in 2007 in the historic nursery location on the Pacific Coast Highway.  The nursery is operated by Ruben Flores, a renowned California horticulturist and award-winning landscape designer.  The nursery offers a wonderful and unique combination of gifts, art, plants, fountains, furniture, and architectural artifacts.  The Laguna Nursery is open seven days a week and is a great place to stop by for some gardening inspiration!  It is also available for events and celebrations, including weddings, receptions and parties.

There’s a little bit of something for everyone at this picturesque plant paradise, whether you’re a weekend gardener or a serious plant enthusiast.  From exotic plants to those that are more familiar, you’ll find so much to accentuate your home and boost your curb appeal here at the Laguna Nursery.

More Information about 50 Shades of Green

To learn more about the art workshops 50 Shades of Green and to register for any of the classes, please visit  To take advantage of the special group rate, please email [email protected] or call 949-363-4700.  With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to get out there and create!