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San Diego Botanic Garden Events and Classes for October 2018

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

Events

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 (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 6, 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 & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 10am – 4 pm, and Monday, October 23, 9 am – 12 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 27 & 28, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, October 23, 10 am – 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


Daily, NOW – Thursday, November 1, 9 am – 5 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. Botanica: Flowers, Foliage & Botanically-Inspired Art Works from Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance. Come enjoy the flowers, foliage and botanically-inspired art created by members of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) Artist Alliance. The Alliance is a group of OMA affiliated members which provides opportunities to grow and show their work together. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, October 14 from 1 – 3 pm. Reception is included with paid admission or membership on Oct. 14. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/botanica.htm

 Classes

Sunday, October 7, 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


 Wednesday, October 10, 12 – 3 pm.  San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $55/Non-members: $72. Plus a $35 materials fee payable directly to the instructor the first day of class. Mosaic Jewelry. Make your own unique piece of jewelry that expresses your personal one-of-a-kind style. Design and complete two mosaic pendants using a variety of beautiful materials such as glass, stone and millifiore. Materials and tools provided. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, October 14, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $30; Non-Members $36. Plus a $80 materials fee paid to instructor at class.  Living Wall/Vertical Garden. REGISTER TODAY! THIS CLASS WILL SELL OUT! Learn the basics of planting a living wall in just 3 hours! Students will be planting a 10” x 20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used to adorn exterior or interior spaces. Use your imagination to come up with striking patterns and unique designs with a multitude of colors/textures/sizes of succulents. Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.  SORRY… NO STUDENTS ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF CLASS. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Tuesday, October 23, 9 am – 12:30 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $35/Non-members: $42.Fee includes materials. Succulent Mushroom. Take home a charming succulent mushroom that you make yourself taught  by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Bring small clippers or scissors to class. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, October 28, 9 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden. Members: $50/Non-members: $60, plus a $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Paper Marbling. Learn how to prepare paper to be marbled. Acrylic paint floats on a prepared solution and raked into patterns to reveal a beautiful marbled design. Please bring an apron and wear old clothing, as this can get pretty messy (and fun)! Taught by Grace Swanson. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Wednesday, October 31, 10 am – 1 pm & Thursday, November 1, 10 -11:30 am.  San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDB Garden Members: $30/Non-members: $36. Plus a $30 materials fee payable directly to the instructor the first day of class. Mosaic Graden Jewels. Create a beautiful mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads in this 2-day class. Students will learn how to blue and grout colorful beads to create flowers, plants or other shapes resulting  in attractive garden art. 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” 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.