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April 2016 Events, Classes at San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Classes and events for April, 2016 at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encintas.

Daily, April 1 – 11, 2016, 9 am – 5 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. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2016, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.
ArtFest. Don’t miss ArtFest, a delightful combination of a Fine Art Show, Asian Art Show and Art Demonstrations.  NEW THIS YEAR – A WOODY CLASSIC CAR SHOW (Saturday 4/9 only). A Quick Draw competition for youths and adults will take place during ArtFest on Saturday, April 9 from 9 am – 1 pm. The Garden’s juried Fine Art Show features more than 20 artists showing and selling their works including sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, as well as gourd and fiber artists. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/artfest.htm


Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $80, Non-Members $96.
Build Your Own Hydroponic Spring Garden. Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS. Fee includes materials. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Wednesday, April 18, 2016 – Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Daily, 9 am –5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. 
10th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale. The 10th 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 Garden. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, May 22 from 2 – 4 pm. Paid admission to the Garden is your admission to the reception. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm


Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9 am – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $65, Non-Members $78 (Materials included in fee). 
Succulent Wreath Class. Create a beautiful succulent wreath yourself! Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Please bring small clippers or scissors to class. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, Non-Members $36, plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.
Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a living wall. Students will be planting a 10” x 12” wall utilizing a variety of succulents. Vertical gardens can be planted on exterior or interior walls with plants creating a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1 – 3 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $40, Non-Members $48, plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.

Introduction to Zentangle. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. No art experience necessary! Zentangle increases participant’s focus and sense of well-being. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2 – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $35, Non-Members $42.

Cooking Class with the Opera Singing Chef. This month’s class menu features Lamb Ragout (with tomatoes, celery and rosemary in a rich red-wine laced broth), Onion Focaccia, and a refreshing Lemon Tequila Granita. Samples of each dish prepared offered, as well as copies of the recipes. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


About San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful urban retreat 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. In addition, the Garden regularly offers classes covering many topics including certification classes covering popular plant varieties, water conservation, fire-safe landscaping, hands-on flower and plant arranging, art in various media, and healthy cooking. Visitors and members also participate in frequent special weekend events and Docent-led tours.