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SPECIAL EVENTS

Ecke Building

Sculpture
in the Garden

Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2015

Free with paid admission
or membership.

This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 31 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the Garden’s lush and natural 37 acres. Curator Naomi Nussbaum of Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design has orchestrated an eclectic exhibition ranging from functional garden artwork to large abstract pieces with an emphasis on diversity of media and scale. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s dedicated Sculpture Map.
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Classes

For further information, call 760/ 436-3036 x201

     
   

 

2014

SDBG Class   Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, September 16, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $60, Non-members $72. Fee includes materials.
Register by September 5.
Succulent Wreath Class
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Stress Management and Healing Class
September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn to reduce stress and release daily tension with Reiki Master Mary-Joy Neuru in the beautiful environment of the Walled Garden. Six bi-weekly classes will incorporate education, meditation, relaxation and healing exercises using Usui Reiki and Alchemy Singing Bowls. Each class will focus on one or two chakras, starting with information about the specific chakra and exploring reasons why energy gets stuck in the body. For more information, visit ReikiDanceIntl.com
Instructor: Mary-Joy Neuru

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36
Register one week prior to the date you would like to attend.



September 28
     
SDBG Class  

WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series: Saving Water One Zone at a Time
Saturdays, September 27, and October 11

San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego County Water Authority, and DeLorenzo International are teaming up to offer a WaterSmart Landscape Workshop Series. This FREE series is designed to provide homeowners with a comprehensive overview and the basic skills necessary for the successful conversion of a traditional turf yard in to a WaterSmart Landscape.

For more information and to fill out an application go to: landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org or email Angela Benson at landscapemakeover@sdcwa.org

     
SDBG Class   New Plants for Southern California
Saturday, September 20, 10 am – 12 pm

Wendy Proud of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery will introduce you to some exciting plants for our dry Southern California landscapes. New to Southern California, these plants have been used in low-water areas like Arizona. Plant sale will follow her presentation.
Instructor: Wendy Proud, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Cost: Members $10, Non-members $12.
Register by September 12.
New Plants for Southern California
     
SDBG Class   Focus on Orchids Photo Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 9 am – 1 pm

Orchids are among nature’s loveliest creations but are often very challenging to photograph. Bob Bretell has been shooting orchids for 20 years and will demystify the frustrations many camera enthusiasts have capturing these exotic flowers on digital. During this 4 hour workshop you will learn how to look for and create the "sweet light" that will make your photos jump off the page. The class will consist of demonstrations using natural garden vignettes as well as some of Bob's favorite painted canvas and handmade paper backgrounds. There will be lots of outdoor shooting in the garden followed by a critique and discussion. All levels are welcome!
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, Non-members $71.
Register by September 12
Focus on Orchids
     
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Succulent Wreath Class
Saturday, October 11, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the Garden’s wreath team.

Cost: Members $65, Non-members $78. Fee includes materials.
Register by October 3
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Succulent Wreath Class

     
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POWER OF THREE - Gluten Free
Saturday, October 11, 2 – 4:30 pm

Join Chefs Elizabeth Podsiadlo, Mary Dralle and Patty Mekita for an informative and delicious afternoon of Gluten Free Recipes. Learn how to prepare a Rosemary Scone with Lemon Curd, plus an award winning Quinoa Salad made using Three Sisters bean, corn and pumpkin seeds. Also featured is a layered sweet potato and russet potato casserole with herbs and apples. As a grand finale, a traditional Macaroon recipe made gluten free with a few simple ingredients you can keep on hand. Everyone will enjoy these wonderful recipes - even those that aren’t gluten free!

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36.
Register by October 3.

POWER OF THREE

     
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Water Color Journaling: Fall Harvest
with Helen Shafer Garcia

Sunday, October 12, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Embrace the day exploring botanical details with watercolor, collage, and ink journaling style. This workshop taught by Helen Shafer Garcia will focus on combinations of drawing and painting botanical elements with thoughtful descriptive words. Each student will create a pocket in their journal where their collection of dried leaves and other natural element will be stored.

Cost: Members $70, Non-members $83.
Register by October 3.

Water Color Journaling

     
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Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden
Saturday, October 25, 9 am – 12 noon

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

Cost: Members $75, Non-members $90.
Register by October 17

Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden

     
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Succulent Turtle Class
Tuesday, October 28, 9 am – 12 noon

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

Cost: Members $40, Non-members $48.
Register by October 24.

Succulent Turtle Class

     
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New Class! HDR Photography Effects
Saturday, November 1, 9 am – 1 pm

Learn how to shoot HDR from photo-tipster Bob Bretell. HDR (high dynamic range) is an amazing photography technique that is ideal for any subject matter including flowers, portraits, architecture, and still life. The process is easy to learn - all you need is a camera capable of manually adjusting exposure, a computer, and an HDR processing program (there is a free download available).

For HDR examples and more information, please visit
www.Photo-tipster.com

Cost: Members $59, Non-members $71.
Register by October 24.

HDR Photography Effects

     
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FREE Members Only Plant Clinic
Permaculture Gardening

Saturday, November 8, 10 – 11 am

Are you interested in sustainable gardening? Learn about the philosophy of permaculture and practices used in the Hamilton Children’s Garden from Garden staff and volunteers.

Cost: Free for Members.
RSVP by calling Stasi at 760/ 436-3036 x214.

     
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Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, November 18, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the Garden’s wreath team. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $65, Non-members $78.
Register by November 14.

Succulent Wreath Class

     
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FREE Composting Workshop
by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 12 noon

In our two-hour workshop at the Garden, you will learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Using trial-tested advice and interactive demonstrations, our expert educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. We invite you to join us to learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community. Additional workshops are held throughout the County, so there’s sure to be a workshop near you!

Please register in advance at
http://www.solanacenter.org/free-compost-workshops

     
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Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Sculpture in the Garden Now – April 2015
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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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