• San Diegp Botanic Garden Classes

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All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden
May 4 & 5, 2019
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SDBG Class

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

Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden by planting your own 10" x 20" wall with a variety of succulents, in a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. Living walls can be beautifully displayed both indoors or out. REGISTER EARLY! 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 at the class. Please register by April 20.
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Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, April 28, 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 a natural environment, has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. You will be amazed at the results! Instructor: Rhana Kozak.

Cost: Members $32, non-members $40.
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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden
May 4 & 5, 2019
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SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, May 12, 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 a natural environment, has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. You will be amazed at the results! Instructor: Rhana Kozak.

Cost: Members $32, non-members $40.
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Spring Succulent 10” Wreath Workshop
Tuesday, May 14, 9 am – 3 pm

Design and create your own succulent wreath using over 350 cuttings from our big, beautiful Garden. Proudly display your new wreath on any wall or table indoors or out. Instructor: SDBG Succulent Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78. Fee includes materials. Bring small clippers to class. Please register by May 7.
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Take a Walk in the Herb Garden
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 – 11 am

Camomille, basil and mint, oh boy! Walk down the glorious path to our Herb Garden and learn about the medicinal, aromatic and culinary properties of herbs. We will create herbal products for the body, mind and the senses and teach you what you you need to create a successful backyard or container herb garden. Instructor: Jano Nightingale.

Cost: Members $50, non-members $60 plus a $10 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Please register by May 11
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Two House Plants Kokedama Workshop
Sunday, May 19, 10 am – 12 pm

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, learn how to make Two House Plants Kokedama! Fee includes all of the supplies you’ll need, including two house plants, moss, soils, and more. Instructor: Kodema Forest.

Cost: Members $15, non-members $18. Plus a $33 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by May 12.
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Acrylic Hummingbird Painting
(for beginners)

Saturday, June 8, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Capture a beautiful hummingbird with acrylics on canvas – no drawing skills required! This class is perfect for beginners with templates supplied.
Instructor: Victoria Gobel.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48. Plus a $20 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by June 1.
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SDBG Class

Two House Plants Kokedama Workshop
Sunday, June 9, 10 am – 12 pm


Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, learn how to make Two House Plants Kokedama! Fee includes all of the supplies you’ll need, including two house plants, moss, soils, and more. Instructor: Kodema Forest.

Cost: Members $15, non-members $18. Plus a $33 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by June 2.
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Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, June 16, 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 a natural environment, has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. You will be amazed at the results! Instructor: Rhana Kozak.

Cost: Members $32, non-members $40.
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SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Sunday, June 16, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden by planting your own 10" x 20" wall with a variety of succulents, in a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. Living walls can be beautifully displayed both indoors or out. REGISTER EARLY! 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 at the class. Please register by June 9.
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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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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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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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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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