Encinitas CA— December 2017 Events, Classes and Volunteer Orientation at the Sand Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens dr. in Encinitas.
December 2 – 23 & 26-30, 5-9 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Admission Prices from Sunday – Thursday: SDBG Members, Seniors, Students & Active Duty Military $10. Adult Non-Members $15. Children ages 3-12, $5. All children 2 and under, free. Admission Prices on Friday & Saturday: SDBG Members, Seniors, Students & Active Duty Military $10. Adult Non-Members $20. All children ages 3-12, $5. Children 2 and under, free.
Garden of Lights. After the sun goes down in December, the Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 125,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience – Southern California style! Join in the fun that includes horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, live entertainment, food, hot mulled wine (on select nights) and visits with Santa. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/lights.htm
Daily, NOW – April 2018, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.
Sculpture in the Garden. This unique exhibition showcases 50+ sculptures from more than 30 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. All sculptures are for sale and a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm
Saturday, December 9, 10 am – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members $50, Non-members $60.
Holiday Wreath Workshop. Students will build a beautiful full-sized, mixed-greens wreath to decorate their homes for the holidays. These gorgeous wreaths also make great gifts. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Saturday, December, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $30/Non-Members: $36. Plus a $80 materials fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.
Living Wall/Vertical Garden. REGISTER TODAY! THIS CLASS WILL SELL OUT! Learn the basics of planting a living wall in just 3 hours! Students will be planting a 10” x 20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used to adorn exterior or interior spaces. Use your imagination to come up with striking patterns and unique designs with a multitude of colors/textures/sizes of succulents. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan. SORRY… NO STUDENTS ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF CLASS. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
About San Diego Botanic Garden
Named as one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For” (in 2017) by the American Gardens Association, San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful urban retreat nestled on 37-acres in the midst of Encinitas. Visitors enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild Southern California climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a wide variety of microclimates giving visitors the sensation of strolling through a tropical rainforest to hiking in the desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden.