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Events, Classes, Art Show Plus Military Special in May at SD Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— Events, Classes and special events happening this month at the SD Botanic Garden (www.SDBGarden.org), 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas.

Military Special

 Saturday, May 18 – Labor Day, September 2. 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. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/military-specials.htm

Art Show

Now – Monday, July 8. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership. 

13th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale. The 13th 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

Events

Saturday, May 11, 10 am – 4 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 25, 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

Classes

 Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, 8 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Class prices and times vary. Check website for complete information and registration. 

Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Weekend. Basket weavers and artisans from around the country share their expertise in both traditional and new basketry techniques. Classes are available both days from beginner to advanced-level students. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Tuesday, May 14, 9 am – 3 pm San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $65, Non-Members $78 (fee includes materials). 

Spring 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 18, 9:30 – 11 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $50, Non-Members $60, plus a $10 per student materials fee. 

Take A Walk in the Herb Garden. Camomile, basil and mint, oh boy! Come walk down the glorious path in our herb garden and learn about the medicinal aromatic and culinary properties of herbs, while also creating herbal products for the mind, body & senses. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, May 19, 10 am – 12 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $15, Non-Members $18, plus a $33 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

Two House Plants Kokedama Workshop.  Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art Form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to make two house Kokedama house plants! Fee includes plants, moss, soil and more. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm