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Events and Classes for June 2017 at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Here is a list of events and classes for June 2017 and beyond at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.

Now – 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 – a group that has been painting together for 25 years! 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


Now – Labor Day, September 4. 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


Thursday, June 1, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: Members $40, non-members $48, plus a $25 material fee paid directly to the instructor.  

Mosaic Mirror Class. Make a beautiful shell mirror for your home in this fun and easy-to-learn class. Students can embellish their mirrors with a variety of shells, glass gems, stones & pearls. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, June 3, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $62, non-members $74.   

The Art & Science of Composition. No matter what type of photography you enjoy, composition is fundamental in creating great pictures. In this 4-hour workshop, you’ll learn the ‘rule of thirds’ as well as how to fill the frame using lines and shapes. Plenty of one-on-one instruction and camera time included! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, June 3, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $30, non-members $36, plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.   

Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a living wall by making your own 10” x 20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. One of our most popular classes… so register today! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, June 10, 9:30 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $75, non-members $90.   

FRESH START: How to use Soul Collage to Discover Your Hidden Creativity. Soul Collage is a fun and easy way to use pleasing pictures to create collaged cards while tapping into the creative mind. Anyone can do it! Come discover how the poetry of images can uncover hidden brain sources to activate key areas to find creative solutions to puzzlers in your life. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, June 11, 9:30 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $75, non-members $89. Fee includes special materials. List will be emailed to participants.   

Watercolor Pencil Botanical Journaling. In this class, students will combine the use of watercolor pencils with water-soluble pens while learning clever, user-friendly ways to draw. Colors become especially vibrant when water is applied to the paper surface! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Small fee for crafts.

Fairy Festival. Come celebrate spring at San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Fairy Festival for children. Youngsters can enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, ice cream and more. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/fairyfest.htm


Wednesday, June 21 & 28, 9:30 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $75, non-members $90, plus a $60 fee paid directly to the instructor.  

Beginning & Intermediate Mosaics. Come and enjoy two relaxing afternoons creating art for your garden with friends. Make a butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse, owl, turtle, elephant, frog, bird or sun (your choice!) Use beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads and glass gems to adorn your project. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm