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Classes

 

All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

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SDBG Class

Spring Herb Walk
Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 12 pm

Lavender, basil and mint, Oh Boy! Take a walk into the fragrant SDBG Herb Garden to learn about growing and utilizing herbs in your kitchen. 
We will explore the medicinal and aromatic use of herbs and create herbal products for home and body. Learn how to plant and care for herbs in your garden and create a kitchen herb container garden.
Instructor: Jano Nightingale

Cost: Member $45, non-members $54. Plus a $10 supply fee that is paid directly to the instructor. Please register by April 20. 

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Walk28

 

SDBG Class

Pour it On
Sunday, April 29, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Putting paint on paper can be a mixed bag of unexpected surprises with unknown endings. Pouring paint onto paper will certainly give you combos of astonishing intense and luminesce colors. This process allows you to discover ways to define the space around shapes with contrast and glazed colors. In this class, you’ll find that painting is about discovery and expression of your own personal creativity. This art class is for all levels.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia.

Cost: Members $105, non-members $124. Fee includes $10 for materials. Separate supply list will be e-mailed once registration is received.
Please register by April 20.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Pour29

 

SDBG Class

Permaculture and Sustainable Gardening: Part 1
Saturday, May 5, 9am – 12 pm

Permaculture and sustainable concepts, strategies and applications, as well as themes and methods in design and pattern, to implement in your own urban garden are key points covered in this class. Knowing what to plant in your garden in order to reduce resource use, energy consumption, and your carbon footprint will also be discussed. This class includes a walk around the Garden demonstrating some of these ideas. Instructor: Dennis Pilien.

Cost: Members $45, non-members $54.
Please register by April 27.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Sustain5

 

SDBG Class

Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, May 8, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Students should bring small clippers or scissors to class.

Cost: Members $65, Non-Members $78. Fee includes materials.
Please register by May 4.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Wreath8

 

SDBG Class

Zentangle – Native American Dreamcatcher Class (Ages 12 +)
Saturday, May 19, 10 am – 12 pm

This class brings together the world of Native American dreamcatchers with Zentangle.  Create your own dreamcatcher using the Zentangle Method. No art experience necessary. Instructor: Janet Massey.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48. Plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by May 11.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Dream19

 

SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Saturday, May 26, 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 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 May 18.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - LW26

 

SDBG Class

Mosaic Birds (Ages 16+)
Saturday, June 2, 9 am – 4 pm

Learn glass cutting techniques for creating feathers for your mosaic bird. Using a rainbow of stained glass, you will learn how to cut pieces for your bird, as well as various techniques for creating borders and backgrounds. A pattern will be available for you to use, or you can choose your own with instructor’s permission. Instructor: Marsha Rafter.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90. Plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. Please register by May 25.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Bird2

 

SDBG Class

Mosaic Flower Pots
Thursday, June 7, 10 am – 2 pm and
Friday, June 8, 10 am – 12 pm

Create a mosaic a terra cottage flower pot for your garden. Learn how to use a variety of irregular shaped glazed tiles, square tiles in various sizes, circles, glass gems and pottery to make your own unique pot. Instructor: Candy Sharda

Cost: $35 members, $42 non-members. Plus a $25 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor. Please register by June 1.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Flower7

 

SDBG Class

Lavender Wreath Making Class
Saturday, June 16, 10 am – 2 pm

Using fragrant, fresh Provence lavender, we will make a lovely, scented 10 – 12” wreath. These wreaths dry beautifully and last many years. Herbs and other flowers will be available to add to your wreath as well as ribbons.
Instructor: Diana Burke.

Cost: Member $30, non-member $36. Plus a $50 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. Please register by June 8.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Lavender16

 

SDBG Class

Photography Fundamentals and Creative Control
Saturday, June 30, 9 am – 12 pm

Ready to get more from your camera? Join Sandy Zelasko as she reviews basic camera controls and how to apply them in everyday situations. Improve your photography with techniques we share in class then practice what you’ve learned in the gardens using your newfound photographer’s eye. Be sure to bring your digital camera (DSLR or point & shoot) and camera manual to class.
Instructor: Sandy Zelasko.

Cost: Member $55, non-member $66. Please register by June 22.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Creative30

 

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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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