Encinitas CA— 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. The 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.
Below are events for June and the Summer season.
Each Thursday, Now – August 27, 2015, 4:30 pm – 8 pm. Hamilton Children’s Garden is free with paid admission or membership.
Thursday Family Fun Night. Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun in Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided each Thursday night from 6-7 pm. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnight.htm
Now – Monday, July 13, 2015. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.
9th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale. The 9th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale features original Chinese Brush Paintings created by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting. The exhibit and sale is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm in the Ecke Building in the Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm
Now – Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free admission for active-duty military and up to 5 immediate family members.
Blue Star Museum Program. The San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus 5 immediate family members). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/military-specials.htm
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5 – 8 pm. Hamilton Children’s Garden. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Ticket prices range from $60 – $135.
Encinitas Rotary Wine and Food Festival. 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.encinitaswinefestival.com/product/event-tickets-benefitting-san-diego-botanic-garden/
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 1:30 – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: $42 for non-members; $35 for members.
Food and Wine Pairing with the Opera Singing Chef. Chef Elizabeth’s annual food and wine pairing class features a fabulous selection of local wines and great food! This year’s menu features Tuscan Spiced Chicken Wings, finished with a glaze of balsamic vinegar; Tamales with a Twist, filled with potatoes and cilantro, topped with two tasty salsas, tomatillo and roasted vegetables; and to top it all off, Mexican Brownies, made with Ibarra and dark bakers chocolates, spices and pine nuts. Singing during each course included. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Small fee for crafts.
Fairy Festival. Calling all fairies! Come celebrate spring at San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Fairy Festival! Enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, ice cream and more. This family-friendly event also features entertainment with Tom Gates, playing the steel drums, and folk-music favorites Hullabaloo. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/fairyfest.htm