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October 2015 Events and Classes at SD Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— The San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive is offering the following events free with paid admission or membership. SD Botanic Garden is open daily, 9:00am-5:00pm

Sculpture in the Garden. This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 42 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 goes to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm

Saturday, October 3, 10 am – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Orchid Clinic. Four great education sessions, each presented by local expert orchid growers, will impart valuable, easy to use information on how to select, grow and care for orchids. Local orchid vendors will be on hand selling orchids and available to answer questions. Public is welcome to shop the orchid sale. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/orchid.htm

Tuesday, October 6, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $40/Non-members: $48 per class. Fee includes materials. Succulent Turtle Class. Take home a charming succulent turtle that you make yourself in this class taught by San Diego Botanic Garden’s Succulent Team. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, October 10, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $30/Non-Members: $36. Living Wall/Vertical Garden Class. Learn the basics of planting a living wall. Students will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, October 10, 10 – 11 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $30; Non-Members $36.  Greywater Demystified Workshop. Candace Venderhoff, founder and CEO of RainThanks & Greaywater, will share information on diverting greywater to landscapes; selecting the safest soap to use; understanding the greywater state code; and using simple low-tech greywater solutions. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 10am – 4 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Admission only $5 on Sunday, October 18. Fall Plant Sale. Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals make this one of the most interesting and diverse plant sales in San Diego County! Visit our Botanic Attic for garden-related items and stop by for a homemade goodie at The Bakery Shoppe. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/plantsales.htm

 

Wednesday, October 21, 12:30 – 3:30 pm & Wednesday, October 28, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $30/Non-members: $36. Mosaic Birdhouses. Decorate a cute little birdhouse with a variety of tiles, beads and other adornments. At the end of class, students will take home a beautifully decorated birdhouse for their home or yard. Instructor: Candy Sharda. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, October 25, 10am – 4 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale. The Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society bring cacti and succulents from all over the world for show and sale to San Diego Botanic Garden. Pottery and additional plant vendors will also be on hand selling a wide variety of items. Judging will take place on Saturday from 12 – 3 pm. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/cactus.htm

Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $75/Non-members: $90.Fee includes materials. Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden. Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $65/Non-members: $78.Fee includes materials. Succulent Wreath Class. Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG Wreath Team. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, October 31, 10 am – 2 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Family Fall Festival. Come to Hamilton Children’s Garden and celebrate the season with Hullabaloo’s kid-friendly live entertainment and fall-themed activities like hay wagon rides, Halloween crafts and a petting zoo. Taco Man, Leucadia Pizzeria, and Rita’s Italian Ice will have delicious food and treats.Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/family-fall.htm