BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills Community Service Department will be offering two gardening workshops for kids between the ages of 8-12 years old on Sunday, October 22 and Sunday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Greystone Mansion Demonstration Garden.

According to a press release Canyon News received from Dana Beesen, Publicist for the city of Beverly Hills, children can enroll in an individual workshop or both. The price for each workshop is $15 for residents of Beverly Hills and $19 for non-residents.

The gardening workshops offer kids an opportunity to interact and learn what it takes to grow fruits and vegetables and develop their own garden. The workshop will teach children the importance of tool safety, soil types, preparation and maintenance, introduction to seeds, plant selection, transplanting seedlings, plant nutrition and fertilizer, irrigation, mulching, seed tape and more.

Greystone Mansion & Gardens has a region that is aimed for a demonstration garden to showcase outdoor venue where individuals can come together to promote the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-effective. Ongoing classes and community gardening efforts assist in keeping the demonstration garden alive.

The Doheny Estate includes a 46, 000 square foot mansion and formal gardens on over 8.5 manicured acres. It was built in 1927 by the Doheny family, and the Greystone estate was purchased by the city of Beverly Hill in 1965. The grounds are open daily to the public, while private or group tours for the mansion are seasonal. The venue is available for private, corporate and non-profit event rental.

To register for the workshops, register online at or contact the Registration Office at (310) 285-6850.

For additional information about the gardening classes, contact Master Gardener Instructor, George Pessin at or call (310) 779-8816.