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San Diego Botanic Garden Annual Meeting Plus January 2020 Events, Classes and Docent Training

Encinitas CA—  Events and Classes for January 2020 plus annual meeting at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, in Encinitas.

San Diego Botanic Garden Annual Meeting

Come and hear how your contributions to the Garden have helped us grow! And hear a fascinating lecture on “Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot” by the Sir Peter Crane, President of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Senior Research Scientist in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Sir Peter Crane is one of the most famous botanists in the world, knighted in England for his contribution to botany. The meeting is free, but space is limited. RSVP required. Info: https://sdbgarden.org/annual-meet.htm

Saturday, January 18, 10 am. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG members & general public Free. RSVP required.

Events:

Daily, NOW – early April 2020, 9 am – 5 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 regional set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. These beautiful pieces of art are available for purchase to display in your own garden with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit SDB Garden. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm

Classes:

Saturday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9:30 – 10:30 am. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG members $20; non-members $24.

Yoga in the Garden. Breathe in fresh air while surrounded by beautiful trees. 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


Tuesday, January 12, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $110, non-members $116 (materials included).

Succulent Wall Planter. Learn the basics of planting a 10” x 20” vertical living wall made out of succulents. Living walls can be used inside or out and be created a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. Register TODAY! This class will SELL OUT. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, January 18, 9 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $65, non-members $78.

Photography Fundamentals & Creative Controls. This 3-hour class is for beginning and intermediate camera enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about their camera functions. Digital, film and cell phone users will all benefit from this interesting and instructive class! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Sunday, January 19, 10 am – 12 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $20, non-members $24, plus a $38 student materials fee paid directly to instructor.

Orchid Kokedama Workshop. Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the skills and make your own! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm


Saturday, January 25, 9 am – 3 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG Members: $75, non-members $90. Fee includes all materials.

12” Open Heart Succulent Wreath. Create a unique, open-heart succulent wreath with special clippings from our beautiful botanic garden! You’ll enjoy having this amazing centerpiece adorning your home indoors or out. Taught by SDBG’s Succulent Wreath Team.  Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Docent Training

First Class: Thursday, January 30, 9:30 am – 1 pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Larabee House. $60 fee for 9 classes. Pre-requisites are required. Check our website or contact Jill Gardner at jgardner@sdbgarden.org for more information.

Docent Training. Want to meet great, new friends who share your love of gardening and learn more about San Diego Botanic Garden’s unique plant collection? Then you’ll want to take our Docent Training classes that begin on Thursday, January 30. Pre-requisites are required as well as a small fee to cover the costs of the classes. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/docent.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, nearly 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, and our new Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, home to rare and unusual tropical plants that can only be grown in this new greenhouse environment.