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February Events, Classes and Volunteer Orientation at SD Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Events and classes plus volunteer orientation happening this February. 2018 at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.

Volunteer Orientation

 Friday, February 9, 9:30 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden, Ecke Building. Paperwork and background check ($17) may be completed and orientation.

 Volunteers Needed, Wanted & Loved! If you’re interested in Volunteering at San Diego Botanic Garden, you’ll be in good hands! We have a dedicated and excited team of volunteers who have extensive knowledge and a passion for their Garden. Come find out more at our next orientation on Feb. 9th. Your unique skills and interest have a place in our Garden! Info at: http://www.sdbgarden.org/volunteer-2.htm



 Saturday, February 17, 8-11 am. This year the event will be staged at San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 400 Quail Gardens Drive, with the walk commencing through the Garden through a side entrance to Hamilton Children’s Garden. Members: SDBB Adult $21, Adult Member/Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) Volunteer $21; SDBG Member Youth $21, Youth Member/RCHS Volunteer $14. Non-members to either organization Adult $32 and Youth $21.

5K Paw Walk in the Garden. Once a year, San Diego Botanic Garden opens the gate to our furry friends and their families. Dogs are encouraged to bring their owners to enjoy the 5K walk as well as pet products, doggie treats, people food and other great items for dog lovers. The walk is limited to 2 dogs per person. Vaccinated and well-behaved dogs only. No dogs in heat. This event is co-hosted by Rancho Coastal Humane Society, with proceeds going to both non-profit organizations.

Info: www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm 760-436-3036

Daily, NOW – March 31, 2018, 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. Back by popular demand are the garden-themed tapestries from the Rameses Wissa Wassef Art Center in Giza, Egypt! 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 most of the proceeds going to support the artists – many of whom work on these tapestries for up to 2 years! Last year, these tapestries almost completely sold out. Come early for the best selection. Some dates/times the Tapestry exhibit will be closed due to previously scheduled meetings. Please call our Welcome Center at 760/436-3036 x227. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/artshows.htm

Daily, NOW – April 2018, 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 SDB Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9 am – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $65, non-members $78. Fee includes materials.

Succulent Wreath. Take home a charming succulent wreath 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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:30 – 4 pm & Wednesday, February 21, 12:30 – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG members $75; non-members $90 plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.

Mosaics For Your Garden. Create a beautiful garden mosaic you make yourself using glass gems, ceramic tiles, stained glass and more. Choose from a turtle, fish, seahorse, dragonfly, butterfly, owl, frog, dolphin, crab or bird. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

About San Diego Botanic Garden

Named as one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For” (in 2017) by the American Gardens Association, 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.

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