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May 2018 Events and Classes at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Events and Classes at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas for May, 2018.

Tuesday, May 1 – Labor Day, September 3. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm.  San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free admission for active-duty U.S. 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). As our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women of the U.S. Military, the Garden will begin our Blue Star program on May 1st a full 3 weeks ahead of other museums locally and nationally. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/military-specials.htm


Now – Tuesday, July 10. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. 

11th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale. The 11th 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. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm


Saturday, May 5, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $45, Non-Members $54. 

Permaculture & Sustainable Gardening. Permaculture and sustainable concepts, strategies and applications, as well as themes and methods in design and pattern in order to create your own urban garden are key points covered in this class. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Tuesday, May 8, 9 am – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $65, Non-Members $78 (fee includes materials). 

Succulent Wreath Class. Take home a beautiful succulent wreath you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Students should bring small clippers or scissors to class. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


 

Saturday, May 12, 9 am – 4:30 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Chocolate Festival. Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. Tasting tickets will be sold on site. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm


 Saturday, May 19, 10 am – 12 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $40, Non-Members $48, plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

Zentangle – Native American Dream Catcher (Ages 12+).  This class brings together the world of Native American Dream Catchers with Zentangle. No art experience necessary. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, May 26, 9 am – 3 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.  

Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale. This one-of-a-kind event features rare and exotic species of palms, cycads and other tropical plants provided by exceptional Southern California Nurseries. This event is co-hosted by the Palm Society of Southern California and San Diego Botanic Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/plantsales-tropical.htm


 About San Diego Botanic Garden

Named as one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For” 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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