• San Diegp Botanic Garden Classes

Classes

 

All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

We are pleased to announce SDBG will be using ActiveNet for class scheduling and payment processing.

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SDBG Class

Mosaic Bird or Turtle Workshop
(Two day class)

Tuesday, June 25, 10 am – 2 pm &
Wednesday June 26, 10 am – 11 am


In this two-day class you will create a mosaic bird or turtle on an ocean rock using a variety of beads, tile and glass. Please wear old clothing and/or an apron. Instructor: Candy Sharda.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48. Plus a $30 materials fees is paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by June 18.
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SDBG Class

Jewelry for the Wall – Tapestry Mirrors
Saturday, June 29, 9 am – 4 pm

Using beautiful glass and mini ceramic tiles as our fabric and millefiori as our thread, we will weave a rich tapestry around our mirrors using a variety of materials including glitter glass, jewels, gems, ball chain, copper tubing and beads. Instructor: Marsha Rafter.

Cost: Members $80, non-members $96. Plus a $60 materials fees is paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by June 22.
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SDBG Class

Natural Curiosities Journaling
Sunday, June 30, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Spend the day learning how to capture and record the details of nature that we sometimes overlook. Plants, stones, pods and other natural structures have amazing shapes that are intriguing to draw and paint. Discover ways to document findings in a watercolor journal to hold onto and paint in year after year. Express yourself with verses, notations, curious observation, and paint while learning to draw with confidence.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia.

Cost: Members $110, non-members $132. Fee includes special materials. Separate supply list will be e-mailed once registration is received. Please register by June 23.
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SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, July 14, 9 – 11 am

Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea, and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in the natural world has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Register today! This class will sell out fast! Instructor: Rhana Kozak

Cost: Members $32, non-members $40.
Please register by July 7.

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SDBG Class

Open Air Yoga Experience
Thursday, July 18, 9:30 - 10:30 am
 
Breath in fresh air while being sheltered by beautiful trees surrounding your mat. Immerse your senses in the sights and smells of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Please bring your own mat.
 
Cost: Members $20, non-members $24.
Please register by July 11

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SDBG Class

Upcycling: Bees, Butterflies and Botanicals
Saturday, July 27, 1 – 4 pm

Learn how to upcycle found paper materials into unique and beautiful cards, gift bags, and gift tags using various collage, simple sewing and stamping techniques. Instructor: Kathryn Hilton.

Cost: Members $75, non-members, $90. A class supply list will be emailed after registration is received. Please register by July 20.
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SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Saturday, July 27, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall with a variety of succulents. 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. Register Today! These classes will sell out!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by July 20.

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SDBG Class

Plein Air Painting in the Garden
Sunday, August 11, 1 pm – 4 pm

Like the French Impressionists, we will set up our easels outdoors in the beautiful Garden and paint directly from life. Ample discussion on art materials, composition, color and light will give even the most beginner painter ample understanding to enjoy what they are doing. Students are required to bring their own supplies. Instructor: Alex Schaefer.

Cost: Members $45, non-members $54. A supply list for students to purchase themselves prior to the class will be emailed after registration is received. Please register by August 4.
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SDBG Class

Mosaic Mini Totems
Sunday, August 11, 9 am – 4 pm

Learn how to build a mini totem for your garden or patio. Using a rock as a base, stack small beads of handmade clay onto a pole and select from a heart, a fish, a butterfly for the top focal point which you will mosaic.
Instructor Marsha Rafter.

Cost: Members $75, $90 non-members. Plus a $75 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class.
Please register by August 4, 2019.

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SDBG Class

Open Air Yoga Experience
Thursday, August 15, 9:30 - 10:30 am

 
Breath in fresh air while being sheltered by beautiful trees surrounding your mat. Immerse your senses in the sights and smells of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Please bring your own mat.
 
Cost: Members $20, non-members $24.
Please register by August 8.

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SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, August 18, 9 – 11 am

Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea, and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in the natural world has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Register today! This class will sell out fast!
Instructor: Rhana Kozak

Cost: Members $32, non-members $40.
Please register by August 11.

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SDBG Class

Succulent 10” Wreath Workshop
Tuesday, September 17, 9 am – 3 pm

Design and create your own succulent wreath using over 100 cuttings from the Garden. Use your new succulent wreath as an accent in your home or garden. Please bring small clippers to class. Instructor: SDBG succulent Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78. Fee includes materials.
Please register by September 10.

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SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Sunday, September 15, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall with a variety of succulents. 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. Register Today! These classes will sell out!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by September 8.

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SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, September 15, 9 – 11 am

Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea, and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in the natural world has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Register today! This class will sell out fast!
Instructor: Rhana Kozak

Cost: Members $32, non-members $40.
Please register by September 8.

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SDBG Class

Open Air Yoga Experience
Thursday, September 19, 9:30 -10:30 am

 
Breath in fresh air while being sheltered by beautiful trees surrounding your mat. Immerse your senses in the sights and smells of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Please bring your own mat.
 
Cost: Members $20, non-members $24.
Please register by September 12.

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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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