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April 2017 Events and Classes at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Events ans classes being offered at the San Diego Botanic Garden for the month of April, 2017.

Events

Daily, April 1 – 11, 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 32 regional artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. Take one home and support the Garden! Many sculptures that are part of our Sculpture in the Garden exhibit will be discounted 5-50% off during ArtFest on Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 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.  A Quick Draw competition for youths and adults will take place during ArtFest on Saturday, April 8 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. Many sculptures that are part of our Sculpture in the Garden exhibit will be discounted 5-50% off during ArtFest. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/artfest.htm


Saturday April 15, 10 am & 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Participation passes for this event will be sold on the day of the event at the Garden for $15 per child.

Spring Party with Bunny. Children are invited to meet our gentle bunny for a photo op, decorate their own bunny ears, and get a bunny face paint during this fun springtime event! Visit with real bunnies in a petting zoo, plant a spring flower to take home and make some colorful spring crafts. At 12:30 pm, our Big Bunny will lead a parade through the Native Plant Native People Trail. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/seeds_wond.htm


Tuesday, April 25 – Tuesday, 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 Garden. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, April 30 from 2 – 4 pm. Paid admission to the Garden is your admission to the reception. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm

 Classes

Tuesday, April 4, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, Non-Members $36.

Succulent Easter Basket Class. Create your own unique miniature succulent Easter Basket for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clippers to class. Taught by the SDBG succulent wreath team (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Friday, April 21, 10 am – 3 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $40, Non-Members $48, plus a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

Mosaic Birdhouse. Decorate a wooden birdhouse for your garden! Paint your own birdhouse with a variety of outdoor paint colors. Then, embellish your birdhouse with glass tiles, beads and gem marbles. Finish off with little birds, flowers and butterflies. FUN! (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, April 22, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, Non-Members $36, plus an $80 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. REGISTER EARLY! THIS CLASS WILL SELL OUT! (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, April 22, 2 – 4 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.

Tropical Garden Zentangle Class. You’ve seen adult coloring books, now make your own! 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 (Ages 12+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, April 22, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $62, Non-Members $74.

NEW CLASS! Fine Art Nature Photography. This class is recommended for all nature lovers who want to capture their vision with a camera. We will explore ways to help you create more personally satisfying images that not only look beautiful, but also convey a certain mood or emotion. Taught by Bob Bretell. (Ages 18+).  Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm