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SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN OPENS TO GENERAL PUBLIC ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
Both SDBG Members & General Public Can Now Register Online to Begin Visiting the Garden
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DICKINSON FAMILY EDUCATION CONSERVATORY UNVEILED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Botanic Wonderland guests will get first glimpse of this incredible greenhouse-like structure housing rare & unusual tropical plants
This holiday season, San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to unveil its newest visitor attraction – the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory!
To Save Biodiversity and Feed the Future, First Cure “Plant Blindness”
Vanishing animals command headlines but declining plant diversity also imperils humans. Researchers and educators explain how curing “plant blindness” is essential to saving biodiversity and ourselves. Food plants are a great place to dig in. Download Full Press Release
San Diego Botanic Garden Named one of Top 10 Botanic Gardens In North America by USA TODAY
Winner of 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award Contest for Best Botanical Garden in 2019!
Unearthly-looking Sapphire Tower (Puya alpestris)
Now In Bloom at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas
This South American wonder will continue to flower for several weeks. Characterized by unearthly, metallic-looking, deep turquoise blooms, that are punctuated by bright orange anthers, the Puya alpestris, commonly known as the Sapphire Tower, looks like nothing else in the plant world.
This striking flower that often causes visitors to say ‘Is this REAL?’ is now in bloom at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. A native plant of South America, this Chilean species is a member of the pineapple family, with flowers measuring 2” across with a number of them blooming up an 18” spike (or tower) over a 2-3 week time frame.
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