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SD Botanic Garden Events and Classes for August 2015

Encinitas CA— Here are some events and classes for August at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas.

Sunday, August 9, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Adults: SDB Garden members $15/Non-members $25; Children (3-12 years) SDB Garden members $5/Non-members $10.

Summer Jazz Concert featuring The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra. Spend the evening listening to the sounds of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra performing the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and more! The Orchestra’s talented musicians play authentic arrangements of these famous big bands. CD’s will be available to purchase the day of the concert. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/jazzconcert.htm


Daily, NOW – April 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Sculpture in the Garden. This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 27 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 with a portion of the price going to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Daily, NOW – September 26, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Double Takes Art/Photo Show & Sale. A botanical illustration display with a twist! This exhibit showcases the photography of Rachel Cobb, an International Photographer, and the botanic illustrations of Lesley Randall, SD Botanic Garden’s Curator of Collections. Visitors will see the same plant species depicted in a photograph next to a fine art work. Select photographs and botanic illustrations are for sale. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm


 Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Thursday Family Fun Nights. 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. Entertainment in August includes: August 6, Puppet Potpourri: Dragons, Damsels and ‘Gourdian’ Angels; August 13, YMCA Dance Team; August 20, Clint Perry;  August 27, San Diego favorites, Hullabaloo.  Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnights.htm


Saturday, August 15, 10 am – 12:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. FREE. Presented by the Solana Center for Recycling

FREE Composting Workshop.  This 2-hour interactive workshop, presented by the Solana Center for Recycling, will teach the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Please register online at: http://www.solanacenter.org



 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 acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden.