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Lila B. is lucky enough to have set up shop in the garden of the Stable Café, a Mission neighborhood staple in the sunniest part of the city. The hearth room tucked in back is where our classes take place and is the best space in this best place. Rustic charm mingles with modern sensibilities to create an outer-city experience - and when the fire is going - there is a feeling of being transported into another time. Join us and experience it for yourself!

  • Design with Spring Plants

    April 6 2017
    Filoli

    Come play with plants that are popping with color and celebrate the new season of spring. One-on-one instruction provided to every participant as we make our plant arrangements together. Go home with something beautiful – made by you.

  • Garden Up a Wall

    June 17 2017
    Filoli

    Learn how to create some living botanical art. For those short on floor space or just interested in adding some greenery to your walls, this class is for you. Baylor will show you some unconventional ways to display your plants vertically. Join in on this hands on class and take home a living piece of art.

  • The Magic of Succulents

    August 17 2017
    Filoli

    For those who are curious about succulents and want to explore the many possibilities of using them in arrangements, this class is for you. Learn how to create beautiful designs using this very versatile and easy-to-care-plant through hands-on work with and one-on-one instruction.

  • Adorn with Garlands and Swags

    November 2nd 2017
    Filoli

    Fall is an amazing time to gather from the nature and bring it home. Whether decorating for a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas celebration or a Happy New Year – wreaths and swags are a fabulous ways to adorn doors, fireplaces, and table tops. Using a sumptuous fall color palette and nature’s beautiful bits, Baylor will provide inspiration and practical tips on how to create and care for a lovely natural displays.

  • “Plant Recipes” for Living Centerpieces

    Date TBD

    Follow Baylor’s step-by-step design approach to creating centerpieces with living plants. This workshop, based on The Plant Recipe Book, will use single plants three ways–moving from super simple to more complex designs.  You’ll go home inspired to turn your ordinary plants and household bowls into lush long-lasting arrangements.

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  • Designing with Succulents

    Date TBD

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  • Terrariums: Life in a Glass House

    Date TBD

    Design your own tiny plant world with us. Terrarium planting is a wonderful way to create a beautiful living décor piece that is both low maintenance and a lovely reminder of the natural world that resides on the other side of your walls! Tucked up in the Stable Café’s cozy hearth room, you’ll learn all the techniques and information needed from author Baylor Chapman – all while sipping a glass of wine or beer by the fire.

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  • Arranging In a Vase With Succulents

    Date TBD

    Learn all the skills needed to create a gorgeous living bouquet that will not only last longer than a traditional flower arrangement, but can be planted afterwards for even longer enjoyment! You will be guided by our own Baylor Chapman, floral design expert and author, in creating a truly unique living landscape piece for your home. Join us for a glass of wine, fun, and learning that will last a lifetime.

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  • Create a Living Arrangement for Your Tabletop

    Online DIY Videos

    A catchall isn’t just for keys and jewelry. It can also become a base for a living plant arrangement to enjoy on a tabletop now, then transplant later as the plants grow.

  • Make a Fragrant Wreath for Your Front Door

    Online DIY Videos

    Wreaths can be beautiful and welcoming while also smelling wonderful. In this episode of Houzz TV, garden designer Baylor Chapman explains how to make a fragrant wreath for your front door. Grab your materials and start creating.

  • Create a living centerpiece in under 15 minutes

    Online DIY Videos

    Share the gift of nature during your party and beyond with this tabletop arrangement. In this episode of Houzz TV, plant designer Baylor Chapman explains how to quickly create a living centerpiece for your dining room gatherings. Plus, at the end of the night, you can take it apart and send your guests home with little plant gifts.

  • Garden Tribe

    Online DIY Videos

    Two cool garden gals have started a whole new online community of DIY video classes with GardenTribe. They invited me to join in, and the online DIY class we made together is called “Party Plants.” Woo hoo!

  • HGTV

    Online DIY Videos

    Got 5 minutes or less? Pick one of the (5) short HGTV DIY videos here and learn a few tips of the trade from our Lila B. founder, Baylor Chapman, and create your own living arrangement.

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    Wonder where we’ve lectured, given DIY classes, or participated in fun sales events? See here…

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  • Create your very own private class

    Have a group who’d like to learn about flowers, plants, or design? We’d love to host a private class for you. Hands on or demo only. We do both. Learn and create with us in our studio, in your home, or office. We travel too! Inquire details here.

Making beautiful statements with living things