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July Events and Classes at SD Botanic Garden in Encinitas

Encinitas CA— Events and Classes at the San Diego Botanic Garden for the month of July.
Daily, July 2016 – April 2017, 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 32 talented artists – including renowned local artist James Hubbell – set against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Botanic Garden. All sculptures are for sale and are part of the Garden’s fund-raising effort. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm

Saturday, July 4, 10:00 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.4th of July Parade. Children and their families are invited to celebrate 4th of July at San Diego Botanic Garden. Dress up in red, white and blue, and bring decorated strollers and wagons (no bikes, please!). Meet at Seeds of Wonder at 10 am. Parade begins promptly at 10:30 am. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/seeds_wond.htm

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 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. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnights.htm

Now – Monday, July 11. 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 Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Kids 12 and under free. Insect Festival. This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages featuring thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches! The Insect Festival is sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and sponsored by K&M Pest Solutions. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm

Now – Labor Day, September 5, 2016. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free admission for active-duty military and up to 5 immediate family members. Blue Star Museum Program. The San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus 5 immediate family members). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/military-specials.htm

Classes

Saturday, July 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $30/Non-Members: $36.Material fee of $75 per student is paid directly to the instructor at the class.Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics planting a living wall. Students will plant a 10” x 20” wall comprised of a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used to decorate an exterior or interior wall with multitudes of colors, textures, and sizes. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, July 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $59/Non-Members: $71.Flower Photography Artistic Effects. Join acclaimed flower photographer Bob Bretell in the Garden as he teaches you how to use natural light to create beautiful and unique flower images. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden. Free. Free Composting Workshop: Presented by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. In this inter-active 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Wednesday, July 27 & Thursday, July 28, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $135/Non-members: $162, plus a $50 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.The Art of Painting on Silk – Introduction. This two-day class is an enjoyable introduction to painting on silk taught by Instructor Jamie Kirkell. Each student will have an opportunity to develop their own unique designs on beautifully painted scarves. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, July 30, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $75/Non-members: $90. Mixed Media Botanical Art. This class will focus on the bold nature of pen and ink. By adding watercolor, colored pencil (or both) to ink, students will develop a striking design reminiscent of a woodcut. No experience is necessary for this class. 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 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 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.