A variety of interactive, informative, and exciting events are set to take place in the months of January and February at the San Diego Botanic Garden. The free series WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series: Saving Water One Zone at a Time will take place on Jan. 10, 17, 31 and on Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The four-class series is designed to provide homeowners with a comprehensive overview and the basic skills necessary for the successful conversion of their traditional turf grass yard in to a WaterSmart landscape. Pre-registration is required.  Please note that walk-in students cannot be accommodated due to the pre-class tasks that need to be completed prior to Class #1. Information and the application are available at www.landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org.

Docent Training Class will take place on Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Become a docent at the San Diego Botanic Garden and gain in-depth knowledge of the unique collection of plants at this 37-acre botanic wonderland. Meet others who share your interest in the natural world, while learning from experts in a variety of species. Docent activities include planning and working on special events, volunteering in garden beautification, leading Garden tours and more. More information is available at  http://www.sdbgarden.org/docent.htm.

A succulent turtle class will take place on Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Take home a charming succulent turtle that you make yourself in this class taught by the SD Botanic Garden Wreath Team. Please bring small clippers or scissors to class. Fee includes materials. Register by Jan. 23. More information is available online at  http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm.