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



Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

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


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SDBG Class  

Journaling in the Garden with
Pens and Watercolor - All levels

Sunday, May 15, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Pens and watercolor are a very useful combo for journaling on location and just about anywhere! We’ll work with an assortment of water soluble and waterproof pens to create textures, values and compositions in journals. This will be the foundation for color transparencies. Learn how to paint watercolor layers and fused colors with intensity. This is your chance to play with shape making and combine images in an artful way on paper. Paint freely while dropping in color onto the wet paper surface. And no worries if you’ve never painted or drawn before! This is your chance to enjoy painting and drawing in the many beautiful settings of SD Botanic Garden.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia

Cost: Members $78, non-members $92.
Register by May 7.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - PENS415

SDBG Class  

Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, May 17, 9 am – 2 pm

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

Cost: Members $65, non-members $78.
Please register by April 15.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - SUCC0316

SDBG Class  

Members-Only Plant Clinic:
Trees of San Diego Botanic Garden Tour

Saturday, May 21, 10:00 Ė 11:30 am

Join Dave Ehrlinger, San Diego Botanic Gardenís former Director of Horticulture, for a walking tour of the Gardenís most notable trees. This unique tour will highlight trees that are outstanding for this area and the history of significant trees in the Garden.

Please RSVP to Chelsea Rubino via email at or by calling 760/ 436-3036 x214. Space is limited!  

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.

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  

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
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