Encinitas CA— Events and classes being offered at the San Diego Botanic Garden in October.
Daily, NOW – November 18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Cornucopia: A Botanical Art Exhibit of Edible Plants. Thirty-nine different works by 18 different artists focus on the key role that plants – especially edible ones – have upon our personal well-being. Each piece comes with a recipe for how to enjoy the item. Many pieces are for sale. Works by internationally- and nationally-recognized botanic artists/illustrators are on display. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/artshows.htm.
Saturday, October 1, 10 am – 3 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. 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
Saturday, October 8, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $80/Non-members: $96.Fee includes materials. Build Your Own Hydroponic Winter 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
Sunday, October 8, 9 am – 4 pm & San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $75/Non-members: $90. Plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Beginning Mosaics – Butterflies & Dragonflies for the Garden. Come and enjoy a relaxing day creating art for your garden with friends. You’ll create a butterfly or dragonfly using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. Instructor: Marsha Rafter. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 10am – 4 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Admission only $5 on Sunday, October 16 & Monday, October 17 (until 12 noon). 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
Saturday, October 22, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, October 23, 10am – 3 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 11 – 12:30 pm. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/cactus.htm
Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 2 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Family Fall Festival. Come to the Garden’s Eucalyptus Grove and celebrate the season with Little Catbird’s kid-friendly live entertainment and fall-themed activities like pony rides, Halloween crafts and a petting zoo. The O-Truck will offer a selection of delicious farm-to-table entrees. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/family-fall.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.