A hands-on class in making a miniature garden to take home, a discussion of great roses and tips for photographing nature are three of the offerings you'll find at the 20th annual "Nursery School: Lessons in Gardening."

Spread out along a hillside near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Susan Gottlieb's baseball-field-size home garden — dubbed the Gottlieb Native Garden — boasts more than 100 species of native plants and brims with wildlife activity.

Alma Gaul