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San Diego Botanic Garden October 2017 Events and Classes

Encinitas CA— Events and Classes at the San Diego Botanic Garden for October 2017:

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 (mostly local!) 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 and a portion goes to benefit the Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Saturday, October 7, 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 7, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $45/Non-members: $54.Fee includes materials.

Succulent Turtle. Create your own unique miniature Succulent Turtle for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clippers to class. Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, October 7, 10 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden. FREE.

All About Worms Composting Workshop. Vermicomposting (worm composting) is an environmentally friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for your plants or garden beds. Learn how easy it is to compost your food waste with wriggler worms at this interactive presentation. Register at: http://www.solanacenter.org/sdbgworms


Sunday, October 8, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $80/Non-members: $96.Fee includes all 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


Wednesdays, October 11 & 25, 12:30 – 4 pm.  San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $75/Non-members: $90. Plus a $60 materials fee payable directly to the instructor the first day of class.

Mosaic Mandala. Make your own 10” mosaic mandala (a round spiritual symbol representing the universe) in this 2-day class using gems, stained glass, mirrored glass and ceramic tiles. Materials are waterproof, so you can hang your piece outside. No experience necessary. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, October 7, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $45/Non-members: $54.Fee includes materials.

Succulent Pumpkin. A Succulent Pumpkin makes a fantastic centerpiece or front door décor for Fall. Design your own pumpkin by topping it with moss, succulents, fall leaves and berries. It will last for months! Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10am – 4 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Admission only $5 on Sunday, October 22 & Monday, October 23 (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 & Sunday, October 28 & 29, 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 am – 12:30 pm. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/cactus.htm


Saturday, October 28, 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 and celebrate the season with 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. Come and take a picture with the Big Pumpkin! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/family-fall.htm