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San Diego Botanic Garden Events for May 2015

Encinitas CA— Events for May 2015 at the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Unique Driftwood Garden Art Design.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $40, Non-Members $48.

Select a personal piece of driftwood as a base to hold your own unique design of succulents. You only need a pair of clippers to create this inspirational, artistic addition to your garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

 Chocolate Festival.

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. Tasting tickets will be sold on site. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm

 Endangered Species Day.

Friday, May 15, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.  

San Diego Botanic Garden will celebrate Endangered Species Day by providing guests with a map guiding visitors to some of our notable endangered species both native and from other parts of the world, and signs with QR codes at those locations which will direct visitors to additional information and photos on plants we are helping to preserve for future generations. The Garden will offer free admission to San Diego Audubon Society Members. San Diego Botanic Garden and Living Coast Discovery Museum members can enjoy free reciprocal admission on Endangered Species Day. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/endangered.htm

Build Your Own Hydroponic Garden. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $75, Non-Members $90. Fee includes materials.

 Learn the principals of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home for summer. Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

About the San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful garden oasis 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 high-desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden.