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August 2019 Events and Classes Plus Volunteer Information Session at SD Botanic Garden in Encinitas

Encinitas CA—  Events and Classes for August 2019 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, in Encinitas.

Volunteers Needed, wanted, loved! Join us for our next Volunteer Information Session on Friday, August 9th from 9:30 am – 12 pm. Meet interesting, friendly people, learn more about our big, beautiful, 37-acre urban oasis, and discover how you can get involved! For more information, click here: https://www.sdbgarden.org/volunteer-2.htm

Events

Daily, Now – April 2020, 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  10 sculptures from 9 talented artists 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. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm

 Sunday, August 11 – Friday, September 27. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.  Growing Wild Art Show. San Diego Botanic Garden is pleased to host Growing Wild, a botanical-themed exhibition by Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artists Alliance. This show is juried by Kathi McCord and Peter Tobias. This exhibit featuring oil paintings, photography on metal, oil on copper and other mixed media. The exhibit and sale is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm in the Ecke Building. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm


Now – Labor Day, September 2, 2019. 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

Classes

Sunday, August 11, 1-4 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $45, non-members $54.  Plein Air Painting in the Garden.  Like the French Impressionists, we’ll set up our easels outdoors in the beautiful Garden and paint directly from life. Ample discussion on art materials, composition, color and light will give even so even the most beginner painter ample understanding to enjoy themselves. Students are required to bring their own supplied. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, August 11, 9 am – 4 pm.  San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $75, non-members $90. Plus a $75 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at class. Mosaic Mini Totems.  Learn how to build a mini totem for your garden or patio. Using a rock as a base, stack small beads of handmade clay onto a pole and select from a heart, a fish, a butterfly for the top focal point which you will mosaic. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Thursday, August 15, 9:30 – 10:30 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $20, non-members $24. Open Air Yoga Experience. Breathe in fresh air while being sheltered by beautiful trees surrounding your mat. Immerse your senses in the sights and smells of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Please bring your own mat. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

 


Sunday, August 18, 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

 


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.

 

San Diego Botanic Garden is located at:

230 Quail Gardens Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

www.SDBGarden.org