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SPECIAL EVENTS

10th Annual
Lung Hsiang
Exhibit & Sale
April 18 – July 12
9 am – 5 pm
Ecke Building


Enjoy original Chinese Brush Paintings on display by members
of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting, a group that has been painting together for more than
25 years!

Over 40 hand-made paintings, created in the Chinese manner using ink and watercolor on rice paper, will be on sale the
Ecke Building.

The public is invited to an
opening reception on
Sunday, May 22, from 2 - 4 pm.

Your paid admission to the Garden is your admission to the reception.

Ecke Building




Classes

 

Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

We are pleased to announce SDBG will be using ActiveNet for class scheduling and payment processing.

activenet

To sign up and purchase a class you need to create a
ACTIVENET account.
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View class options below.

 

 

    2016
SDBG Class  

Digital Coloring
Black and White

Saturday, May 28 • 9am – 1pm

Join professional flower photographer Bob Bretell as he demonstrates how to convert your color photos into stunning black and white images using a variety of techniques in Photoshop Elements. Then Bob will show you how to take it a step further by using favorite technique of hand coloring and hand tinting using layer masks. All levels are encouraged to attend this fun 3 hour workshop. Students with some understanding of Photoshop Elements helpful but not a requirement. www.Photo-Tipster.com

Cost: Members $59, non-member $71
Register by May 20.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - DIGITAL28

     
SDBG Class  

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Saturday, June 4 • 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $70 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Please register by: May 27.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - VERTICAL04

     
SDBG Class  

Build Your Own Hydroponic
Summer Garden

Saturday, June 11 • 9 am – 1 pm

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS.
Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $80, non-members $96.
Please register by May 27.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - HYDRO11

     
SDBG Class  

The Minds Eye: How to use Soul Collage to Discover Your Hidden Creativity
Saturday, June 11, 9:30 am – 4pm

Soul Collage is a fun and easy way to use pleasing pictures to create collaged cards, tapping into the creative mind. Anyone can do it! Discover how the poetry of images can uncover hidden resources and activate key brain areas to find creative solutions you didn’t know that you knew. Instructor Mary M. Mulvihill, Ph.D.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90.
Please register by June 3.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - MINDS11

     
SDBG Class  

Food & Wine Pairing with the
Opera Singing Chef

Saturday, June 25, 2 – 4 pm

Come and enjoy the Opera Singing Chef’s ever popular annual Food and Wine pairing! This year enjoy Sweet Tomato Bruchetta with capers and pine nuts served with a crisp white chardonnay, and Slow-Cooked Italian Beef seasoned with spicy pepperoncini peppers, basil, oregano, and thyme, served on fresh rolls topped with sweet roasted peppers, onions and smoky provolone cheese – all paired with a robust cabernet. And for a sweet finish, a beautiful egg-rich Panettone Bread studded with dried cranberries, candied orange pieces, and pecans. This sweet bread is baked in small clay flower pots giving it a wonderful rustic presentation for Spring. Enjoy delicious samples of each dish, as well as copies of the recipes for you to take home and prepare yourself!

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42.
Please register by June 17.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - WINE25

     
SDBG Class   Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, July 9 • 9 am -12 pm

Register today! These classes will sell out!
Learn the basics of planting a living wall in just 3 hours! Because of its popularity, we are holding one class per month. Students will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless.
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $75 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Pre-registration is required.
NO students accepted on day of class.


For Members Only

Coupon Code - LV9
     
SDBG Class   Flower Photography
Artistic Effects
Saturday, July 9 • 9 am - 1 pm

One of our most popular classes!
Join acclaimed flower photographer Bob Bretell in the garden.as he teaches you how to use natural light to create beautiful and unique flower images. Bob will demonstrate how to use textured glass and camera movement to create painterly impressionistic effects as well as his signature style of “Painting with Light”. A digital slide presentation of student work will end this fun and informative workshop.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by one week prior to class.


For Members Only

Coupon Code - FP9
     
SDBG Class  

Free Compost Workshops
Saturday, July 9 • 10 am – 12 pm

Presented by the Solana Center for Environmental Inovation

In our 2-hour, interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms).  Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, our expert educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. We invite you to join us to learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community.

Cost: Free.
Please register at Solanacenter.org

     
SDBG Class  

The Art of Painting on Silk - Introduction
Wednesday, July 27 &
Thursday, July 28 • 9:30am – 4pm


This two-day class is an enjoyable introduction to painting on silk taught by Instructor Jamie Kirkell. She makes it easy with a ‘how to’ approach to understanding the design, paint, and magic of painting on silk. Jamie received her training in Java under the watchful eye of a batik master, who shared his skill sets and rich understanding of this art form with her. Each student will have an opportunity to develop their own unique designs on beautifully painted scarves.

Cost: Members $135, non-Members $162 plus a $50 materials fee that is paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Please register by July 15.

For Members Only
Coupon Code - SILK27

     
SDBG Class   Mixed Media Botanical Art
Saturday, July 30 • 9 am – 4 pm

This class will focus on the bold nature of pen and ink. Using ink, students will use strong lines to enhance shape and create movement. By adding watercolor, colored pencil (or both) students will develop a striking design reminiscent of a woodcut. No experience is necessary for this class.
Taught by Lesley Randall, an accomplished Botanic Illustrator and San Diego Botanic Garden’s Plant Curator.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90. Materials list is available online.
Please register by July 22.


For Members Only
Coupon Code - MIXED30

     
SDBG Class   Build Your Own Hydroponic
Summer Garden

Saturday, August 13 • 9 am – 12 pm

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home.
Instructor: Alex Kallas of AgPALS.

Cost: Members $80, non-members $96.
Fee includes materials.
Please register by August 5.


For Members Only
Coupon Code - HYDRO0116
     
SDBG Class   Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, August 13 • 9 am -12 noon

Register today! These classes will sell out!
Learn the basics of planting a living in just 3 hours! Because of its popularity, we are holding one class per month. Students will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless.
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $75 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Pre-registration is required.
NO students accepted on day of class.


For Members Only

Coupon Code - LV13
     
SDBG Class  

Pine Needle Basketry
Saturday, August 13 • 10 am – 4 pm

Learn how to coil a beautiful basket around an unusual stone center. It’s an easy way to start a basket and you’ll find yourself looking for exciting things to use for centers in your basket such as brooches, old earrings, stones. pendants, etc. Students will learn how to weave so stitches are identical on both sides of the basket. Pine needles and Irish linen thread provided, but your new skills can be used to coil many common plants.

Nadine Spier’s work is exhibited internationally, been published in many books and magazines, and received top awards. She has produced 3 DVD’s on basket-making.
Instructor: Nadine Spier

Cost: Members $50, non-members $60 plus $37 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.

For Members Only
Coupon Code - PINE13

     
SDBG Class   Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, September 20 • 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG wreath team.

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78.
Fee includes materials.
Please register by September 16.


For Members Only
Coupon Code - WREATH09
     
SDBG Class   Mosaic Garden Jewels
Thursday, September 22 • 10 am – 1 pm &
Thursday, September 29 • 10 am – 12 noon


During this 2 day class, create a beautiful mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads. Students will learn how to glue and grout colorful beads to create flowers, plants, or other shapes resulting in attractive garden art. Instructor: Candy Sharda.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. A $30 materials fees is paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. Please register by September 16.


For Members Only
Coupon Code - MOSAIC09
     
SDBG Class   Flower Photography
Artistic Effects
Saturday, September 24 • 9 am - 1 pm


One of our most popular classes!
Join acclaimed flower photographer Bob Bretell in the garden.as he teaches you how to use natural light to create beautiful and unique flower images. Bob will demonstrate how to use textured glass and camera movement to create painterly impressionistic effects as well as his signature style of “Painting with Light”. A digital slide presentation of student work will end this fun and informative workshop.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by one week prior to class.


For Members Only

Coupon Code - FP24
     
SDBG Class   Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, September 24 • 9 am -12 noon


Register today! These classes will sell out!
Learn the basics of planting a living in just 3 hours! Because of its popularity, we are holding one class per month. Students will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless.
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36 plus $75 per student materials paid directly to the instructor at the class.
Pre-registration is required.
NO students accepted on day of class.


For Members Only

Coupon Code - LV24
     
SDBG Class  

Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Docent-led Guided Tours Every Saturday, 10:30 am
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Botanical Printers 1st Sunday of each month, 9:30 am

Bird Watching 1st Monday of each month, 8 am
See more details

     

For the convenience of our guests a complimentary public access wireless network is available in
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