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August 2018 Events and Classes at SD Botanic Garden in Encinitas

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

Sunday, August 12, 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


Daily, Now – April 2019, 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 61 sculptures from 30 talented artists – including renowned local artist James Hubbell – set against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Botanic Garden. Most sculptures are for sale and are part of the Garden’s fund-raising effort. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm


Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 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 at San Diego Botanic Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided each Thursday night from 6-7 pm. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnights.htm


Now – Friday, August 31. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.  Gardens of Ink. Enjoy an invigorating display of Chines Bruch Paintings by a select group of San Diego artists. Curated by Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, a scholar of contemporary and traditional Asian art. The public is invited to a reception on Sunday, August 19 from 2-4 pm. Your paid admission to the Garden is your admission to the reception. 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 3, 2018. 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

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JUST ADDED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH:  FOREST BATHING/SHINRIN-YOKU

Sunday, August 5, 9 – 11 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $32/Non-Members: $40. Shinrin-Yoku/Forest Bathing:  Sinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Register today and find out why! This class will sell out fast!! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, August 4, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $75, non-members $83. Plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to instructor at class. Mosaics for Your Garden.  Choose from a turtle, fish, seahorse, dragonfly, butterfly, owl, frog, dolphin, crab or bird and learn how to create a beautiful garden mosaic using glass gems, ceramic tiles, ball chain, stained glass, mirrors and more! http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, August 12, 12 – 2 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $40, non-members $48. Plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at class. Zentangle – Canvas Workshop (ages 12+).  Design a 10×10 canvas with zentangle patterns. NO art experience needed! http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, August 25, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, non-members $36. Planting for Pollinators & All Things Gardening. This fun and informative class covers many gardening topics including how to attract and support the various pollinators that may visit your garden! Other topics include creating good soils for your garden, tips on planning and planting a healty garden and more. http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, August 25, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $59, non-members $71. Abstract Garden Photography.  Bob Bretell returns from Arizona to present one of his most popular photography workshops. Students will explore the garden using a variety of techniquest including unique camera angles, slow shutter, macro, zoom, repeating patterns and texture. http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.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.