Encinitas CA— San Diego Botanic Garden has a rich heritage of garden art, both natural and man-made. Our 37-acre urban oasis provides the beautiful natural setting for this year’s Sculpture in the Garden – a collection of 53 works created by 32 (mostly local!) artists.
From June 27, 2016 to early April 2017 visitors are invited to engage with these diverse creations set against a unique backdrop of dragon trees, rare fruit gardens, bamboo groves, tranquil ponds, and other natural settings. Naomi Nussbaum, curator of this year’s exhibition, has mindfully selected diverse art works primarily from regional artists, including acclaimed local artists James Hubbell. The exhibit also includes several national artists.
“The quality and diversity of the annual sculpture displays improves each year. The program has grown because artists love having this beautiful setting for their work. Also, with over 40 works on display our visitors have a whole other level of enjoyment from their experience in the Garden,” said Julian Duval, President and CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden
Ranging from the whimsical to the abstract, each piece has been carefully placed to help guests visualize these stunning works of art in their own gardens. All of the sculptures on display in the Garden are for sale, and is part of our fund-raising efforts to keep our beautiful Garden open and accessible to the public, 364 days a year.
Anyone interested in purchasing one of the sculptures can come to our Administrative Office Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
To view sculptures on display, please visit www.SDBGarden.org/sculpture.htm
Cost: Free with admission or membership.
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.