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San Diego Botanic Garden June 2019 Events and Classes

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

Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Seeds of Wonder. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Entrance to this event is included with paid admission or SDBG membership.

Fairy Festival. Calling all young fairies! Come celebrate summer at the Garden with your friends and enjoy fun crafts, live music with Ruth & Emilian and Twinkletime, the Wishing Bush, Fairy Princesses and more! This festival is geared to children and pre-teens. No adults in costume please. Info: https://www.sdbgarden.org/fairyfest.htm


Each Thursday, June 6 – July 18 (except for July 4th), 6-7 pm. Seeds of Wonder. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Entrance to this event is included with paid admission or SDBG membership.

Thursday Family Fun Night. 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 in our Seeds of Wonder children’s garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnight.htm


Each Thursday, June 6 – August 29 (except for July 4th), 5-8 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Entrance to this event is included with paid admission or SDBG membership.

Extended Garden Summer Hours. Garden lovers of all ages are invited to take advantage of extended evening hours in the Garden every Thursday (except July 4th) from 5-8 pm. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy being outdoors in our beautiful 37-acre urban oasis! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnight.htm


Now – Labor Day, September 2. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm.  San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free admission for active-duty US 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


Now – Monday, July 8. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Entrance to this event is included with paid admission or SDBG 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 – a group that has been painting together for over 25 years! The exhibit and sale is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm in the Ecke Building. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm

Classes:

Sunday, June 16, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, Non-Members $36, plus an $80 materials fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.

Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a living wall. Students will be planting a 10” x 12” wall utilizing a variety of succulents. Vertical gardens can be planted on exterior or interior walls with plants creating a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. REGISTER EARLY! THIS CLASS WILL SELL OUT! (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, June 16, 9 – 11 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG members $32; non-members $40.

Forest/Nature Bathing. Shinrin-yoku – or Forest Bathing – is a way of connecting people with nature. The positive health effects of simply being in and walking around in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. Come experience for this innovative programming for yourself that is trending in gardens and nature reserves around the country. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, June 8, 1 – 3:30 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: Members $40, non-members $48, plus a $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.  

Acrylic Hummingbird Painting for Beginners. Capture a beautiful hummingbird with acrylics on canvas – no drawing skills required! This class is perfect for beginners with templates supplied. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Tuesday & Wednesday, June 25 & 26, 10 am – 2 pm and 10-11 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: Members $40, non-members $48, plus a $30 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. 

Mosaic Bird or Turtle Workshop. Create your mosaic bird or turtle using a variety of irregular shaped glazed tiles, square tiles, circles, glass gems and more in this hands-on class. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, June 29, 9 am – 4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $80, non-members $96, plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.  

Jewelry for the Wall. Using beautiful glass and mini ceramic tiles as our fabric and millefiori as our thread, we will weave a rich tapestry around our mirrors using a variety of materials including glitter glass, jewels, gems, ball chain, copper tubing and beads. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, June 30, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $110, non-members $132. Separate supply list will be emailed once registration is received.

Natural Curiosities Journaling. Spend the day learning how to capture and record the details of nature that we sometimes overlook. Plants, stones, pods and other natural structures have amazing shapes that are intriguing to draw and paint. Discover ways to document findings in a watercolor journal to hold onto and paint in year after year. Express yourself with verses, notations, curious observation, and paint while learning to draw with confidence. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


About San Diego Botanic Garden

Named as one of the “Top 10 Botanic Gardens in North America” by USA TODAY/10Best.com, 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, 5,000 plant species 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 high desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden, with fun areas to play in for kids of all ages including Toni’s Tree House.