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Events and Classes for August 2017 at San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Events and classes happening at the San Diego Botanic Garden for August 2017.

Volunteer Orientation

Friday, August 11, 9:30 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive.

Come meet Garden staff and volunteers for an overview of what the Garden’s Volunteer Program offers and how you would fit in with your talents and goals. Volunteering at San Diego Botanic Garden is fulfilling for you and beneficial to the Garden in so many ways! Whether you are interested in gardening, guest interaction, giving tours or becoming a Docent, this is the time to start!

For additional information on San Diego Botanic Garden’s Volunteer Program, please contact Jill Gardner, Volunteer Manager, at 760/436-3036 x 213. Or email her at jgardner@sdbgarden.org .

 Events

Daily, NOW – April 2018, 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 49 sculptures from 31 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. All sculptures are for sale with a portion of the price going to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


 Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. San Dieguito Heritage Museum. 450 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 the Garden! Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided each Thursday night from 6-7 pm at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. See website for entertainment listings. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnights.htm


Sunday, August 13, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Adults: SDB Garden members $15/Non-members $25; Children (3-12 years) SDB Garden members $5/Non-members $10. Summer Jazz Concert featuring The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra. Spend the evening listening to the sounds of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra performing the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and more! The Orchestra’s talented musicians play authentic arrangements of these famous big bands. CD’s will be available to purchase the day of the concert. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/jazzconcert.htm


Classes

Saturday, August 5, 9 am – 11:00 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, non-members $36. Fee includes materials. Planting for Pollinators.  Learn all about how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Learn about the different pollinators including honey bees, wild bees, humming birds, moths, hoverflies and butterflies. Learn the important role pollinators play in our lives and how we can create a garden environment that supports the various pollinators. http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, August 12, 9 am – 12:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $80, non-members $96. Build Your Own Hydroponic Summer Garden.  Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, August 19, 10 am – 4:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $50, non-members $60. Plus a $37 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Pine Needle Basketry.  After learning this easy way to start a basket, you’ll find yourself looking for exciting things to use for centers in your basket, such as brooches, old earrings, stones, pendants and more! Pine needles and Irish linen thread are provided. http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, August 20, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $87, non-members $109. Crinkly Vestiges Botanical Paper Quilt.  Create your own paper quilt loaded with colorful crinkly textures. Paint and ink will flow into the crevices, giving papers a wonderful aged look. Explore this special water media batik-like technique on Masa rice paper with us! 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.

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