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Become a Docent at San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Gain in-depth knowledge about the unique collection of plants at this 37-acre botanic wonderland. Meet others who share your interest in the natural world, while learning from experts in a variety of specialties. Experience the satisfaction and personal accomplishment that comes from making a commitment to such a stimulating and worthwhile organization.

Docent activities include planning and working on special events, volunteering in garden beautification, and helping the Garden run smoothly. Docents are also encouraged (but not required) to lead garden tours. To each of these activities docents bring valuable leadership made possible only through this specialized training.

Classes take place in the morning at SDBG on the following dates:

September 10 —                          Orientation to Docent Program and SDGB

September 24 —                          Botany Boot camp

October 8 —                                Succulents

October 22—                               Trees in the Garden and the Herb Garden

November 5 —                            Bamboo and Tropical Fruit Garden

November 19 —                          California Natives and Firescapes

December 3 —                             Mediterranean Climate Gardens

December 17—                           Palms and Cycads


Space is limited, so start today by contacting Operations Manager Allison Nye at anye@sdbgarden.org or 760-436-3036 x206 to add your name to the roster. For more specific information, contact Docent Training Coordinator Linda Stewart at lbs@san.rr.com or 858-488-8234.


Cost: $50 fee for 8 classes. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment required.

About 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 nationally-acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden.

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