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January 2017 Events & Classes at SD Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Events and Classes for January 2017 at San Diego Botanic Garden.

Daily, January 14 – March 31, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. Ecke Building. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Garden Tapestries from Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center in Giza, Egypt. For the FIRST TIME WORLD-WIDE, the garden-themed tapestries from the Rameses Wissa Wassef Art Center in Giza, Egypt will be on display in a prominent public garden. The Egyptian artists in this exhibit vividly celebrate the flowers of the desert, villages and Nile River in their work. These tapestries are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/artshows.htm


 Daily, NOW – April 2017, 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 52 sculptures from more than 30 talented artists – including renowned local artist James Hubbell – set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. These beautiful pieces of art are available for purchase to display in your own garden with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Wednesdays, January 18 & 25, 2017, 12:30 – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG members $75; non-members $90. A $60 materials fee is also paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class.

Beginning Mosaics – Butterflies, Dragonflies, Seahorses, Owls & Turtles. Come and enjoy two relaxing days creating garden art for your garden with friends. In this beginning mosaics class, students will create a butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse, owl or turtle using beautiful stained glass, mirrored glass, iridescent glass, beads and glass gems. All materials and tools will be provided. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $30, non-members $36. A $80 materials fee per student is also paid directly to the instructor at the class.

Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a 10” x 20” vertical living wall made out of succulents. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. Register TODAY! This class will SELL OUT. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm & Saturday, January 28, 9:30 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $30, non-members $36. A $30 materials fee per student is also paid directly to the instructor at the class.

Mosaic Garden Jewels. Create a beautiful mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads. Students will learn how to glue and grout colorful beads to create flowers, plants or other shapes resulting in attractive garden art. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $62, non-members $74.

Focus on Orchids: Photo Workshop with Bob Bretell. Orchids are among nature’s loveliest creations but are often very challenging to photograph. Bob Bretell has been shooting orchids for 20 years and will demystify the frustrations many camera enthusiasts have capturing these exotic flowers on digital. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $45, non-members $54. Fee includes materials.

Succulent Turtle. Take home a charming succulent turtle that you make yourself in this class taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Students should bring small clippers or scissors to class. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm