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SPECIAL EVENTS

Ecke Building
Ecke Building

Double Takes - Art/Photo Show


Now – September 26
Ecke Building
9 am – 5 pm


San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to present “Double Takes,” a botanical art display with a unique twist! This exhibit showcases the photography of Rachel Cobb, an International Photographer, paired with the drawings of Lesley Randall, the Garden’s Curator of Collections.
Visitors will see the same plant species depicted in a photograph and a fine art work. The artists have selected works that capture some of the unusual and striking plants growing in the Garden.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.

 

 

 




Classes

For further information, call Stephanie Wilson at [email protected] or call 760/ 436-3036 x201

     
   

 

2015

     
SDBG Class   Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, September 15, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG wreath team.

Cost: Members $60, non-members $72. Fee includes materials.
Please register by September 11.
Succulent Wreath Class
     
SDBG Class   Smartphone Nature Photography
Saturday, September 19, 9 am  -  1 pm

If you own an iPhone or an Android and love nature photography then this class is for you. Today’s smartphones empower us to record the world in ever newer and more personal ways. This 4-hour (and totally fun!) photo workshop will teach you how to take an ordinary nature snapshot and turn it into a work of art using phone aps like Snapseed, Slowshutter, and Procamera. The class will end with a photo critique and discussion. Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by September 11.
Smartphone Nature Photography
     
SDBG Class  

Cooking Class with Chef Elizabeth,
the Opera Singing Chef
Autumn Themed Recipes

Saturday, September 19, 2 – 4:30pm

Learn art of making Apple-Smoked Chicken Breasts with Cherry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce, Rustic Red Potato Mash and Gingersnap Rum-Baked Pears. Recipes and samples of each dish will be offered. Instructor: Chef Elizabeth

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42.
Please register by September 11.

Autumn Themed Recipes

     
SDBG Class  

Creative and Colorful Succulent Landscapes
Sunday, September 20, 10 – 11am

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation presents, “Creative and Colorful Succulent Landscapes” as part of their Green Living Workshop Series. A drought-tolerant landscape doesn’t have to be a blah, boring xeriscape. Learn how to create a waterwise garden full of color, texture and creativity! This workshop will teach you how to use an artistic approach to design a succulent landscape that is lush, vibrant and low-water use. Melissa Teisl and Jon Hawley of Chicweed Landscape Design will cover design basics, plant selection, plant placement, care and maintenance and provide a handout.

For more information about Solana Center for Environmental Innovation please click on this link: http://www.solanacenter.org/

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36.
Please register by September 11.

Creative and Colorful Succulent Landscapes
     
SDBG Class   Succulent Turtle Class
Tuesday, October 6, 9 am – 12 noon

Take home a charming succulent turtle that you make yourself in this class taught by the SDBG succulent team. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48.
Please register by October 2.
Succulent Turtle Class

     
SDBG Class   Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, October 10, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall.  We will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36
plus $70 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by October 2
Living Wall/Vertical Garden
     
SDBG Class   Greywater Demystified Workshop
Saturday, October 10, 10 am – 11 am

Candace Vanderhoff, Founder and CEO of RainThanks & Greywater will share information with participants on: diverting greywater to landscapes; selecting the safest soap to use; understanding the greywater state code; using simple low-tech greywater solutions.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36.
Please register by October 2.
Greywater Demystified Workshop

     
SDBG Class  

Mosaic Birdhouses
Wednesday, October 21, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm &
Wednesday, October 28, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Decorate a cute little birdhouse with a variety of tiles, beads and other adornments. At the end of the class, students will take home a beautifully decorated birdhouse for their home or yard. Instructor: Candy Sharda.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36.
Please register by October 16.

Mosaic Birdhouses

     
SDBG Class   Succulent Wreath Class
Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG wreath team.

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78. Fee includes materials.
Please register by October 16.
Succulent Wreath Class
     
SDBG Class   Build Your Own Hydroponic
Fall Garden

Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 12 noon

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90. Fee includes materials.
Please register by October 16.
Hydroponic Garden
     
SDBG Class  

Watershed Gardens: Retain rainwater and reduce runoff pollution
Sunday, November 8, 10 am – 11 am

Learn how to design a landscape or transform your existing landscape into a watershed garden that will retain precious rainwater, reduce runoff pollution, and help to save our watersheds and ocean.
Taught by Landscape Designer Morgan Vondrak

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36.
Please register by October 30.

Watershed Gardens

     
SDBG Class   Free Members Only Plant Clinic
Chickens and Your Garden

Saturday, November 14, 10 – 11:30 am

Learn the basics about raising chickens in your backyard meet San Diego Botanic Garden’s new chickens!  You will also find out how chickens can impact your garden.
 
Please RSVP to Stasi Kubrock via email at [email protected] 
or by calling 760/ 436-3036 x214.  Space is limited.

     
SDBG Class  

Abstract Nature Photography    
Saturday, November 14, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
      
During this 4-hour workshop we are going to depart from reality by using nothing but our creative eyes and imagination. We will explore the Garden with our cameras like never before and transform ordinary objects of nature into works of art. We will use a variety of techniques including unique camera angles, slow shutter, macro, zoom, repeating patterns and texture.

Smart phone photographers are encouraged to participate, and all levels are welcome. For more info, visit www.Photo-tipster.com

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by November 6.

Abstract Nature Photography

     
SDBG Class   Farmer’s Market Watercolor Workshop with Helen Shafer Garcia
Sunday, November 15, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Create a still life based on colorful farmer’s market produce. Learn how to set up a small still life with clever compositional tips. Spend a delightful day embracing watercolor techniques while learning drawing and painting techniques at the same time. We will explore layering color, washes and glazes, and detailed drawing tips.

Cost: Members $65, non-member $78.
Materials list will be sent upon registration.
Please register by November 6.
Farmer's Market Watercolor Workshop
     
SDBG Class   Succulent Mushroom Class
Tuesday, November 17, 9 am – 2 pm

Create your own unique miniature succulent mushroom for your Garden or table. Forms and succulents are provided . Please bring small clippers for this easy, clever garden design workshop. Taught by the SDBG wreath team.

Cost: Members $45, non-members $54. Fee includes materials.
Please register by November 13.
Succulent Mushroom Class
     
SDBG Class   How to Install a Laundry to Landscape (L2L) Greywater Irrigation System
Saturday, November 28, 10 am – 12 noon

Learn how to turn your laundry waste water into a resource again by irrigating your garden and saving up to 50% on your water bill. This system is low-cost, legal without a permit, and a lot of fun to build.  
Taught by instructor Greg Bullock. 

Cost: Members $70, non-members $84.
Please register by November 20.
Greywater Irrigation System
     
SDBG Class   Holiday Wreath Making
Saturday, December 12, 10 am – 2 pm

Students will build a beautiful full-sized, mixed-greens wreath to decorate the home for the holidays. This technique can be applied to items often found in the garden. These gorgeous wreaths also make great gifts.

Cost: Members $50, non-members $60.
Please register by December 4.
Holiday Wreath Making
     
SDBG Class  

Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Docent-led Guided Tours Every Saturday, 10:30 am
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Botanical Printers 1st Sunday of each month, 9:30 am

Bird Watching 1st Monday of each month, 8 am
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For the convenience of our guests a complimentary public access wireless network is available in
San Diego Botanic Garden. No password needed, choose SDBG-Guest login.

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