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SPECIAL EVENTS


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Photo: Nick Ruddick

Sculpture
in the Garden
Sculptures from regional
artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
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Now Through– April 2014

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Cost: Free with admission
or membership.




Classes

For further information, call 760/ 436-3036 x201

     
   

 

2014

     
SDBG Class  

FREE Members Only Plant Clinic: Repotting Your Plants and Planting in the Landscape
Saturday, April 26, 10 – 11 am

Learn how to repot your container plants or plant them in the landscape. You may bring a plant that needs repotting along with the new container, or learn from examples provided.
Instructor: Director of Horticulture, Paul Redeker and
Horticulture Manager, Liz Rozycki

Cost: Free for Members
RSVP by calling Stasi at 760/ 436–3036 x214.

     
SDBG Class  

Make a Gourd Gourdgeous
Saturday, May 3, 2:00-4:00pm

Make a gourd “gourdgeous” just in time for Mother’s Day. Learn to paint a beautiful sunset and silhouette scene on a pre-cleaned gourd complete with “sandy beach” framing. What a fantastic way to celebrate San Diego’s beautiful scenery and discover the wonderful world of gourd art.

*All materials and tools provided. No previous gourding experience necessary.

Cost: $30 for members and $36 for non-members

Gourd Gourdgeous

 

     
SDBG Class  

WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series:
Saving Water One Zone at a Time

May through June
(May 3, May 17, May 31, and June 7)


San Diego area homeowners are invited to attend a 4-session series that will help them learn how to replace their lawns with a beautiful, WaterSmart landscape. Offered FREE to qualified applicants and taught by local horticulture instructors, the series includes a free landscape assessment and professional design consultation for every participant.

Registration is required at least 3 weeks before the first workshop; homeowners must agree to replace a portion of their lawns following completion.

Please visit landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org for details and an application. In addition you may e-mail: landscapemakeover@sdcwa.org
or phone: (619) 289-8890 with program questions or an application request.

WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series San Diego is a program offered by the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies, made possible in part through grants provided by the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust and the California Department of Water Resources.

     
SDBG Class  

Build Your Own Hydroponic
Summer Garden

Saturday, May 17, 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.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90
Fee includes materials.
Register by May 9.


Summer Garden

     
SDBG Class  

Color Pencil Journaling
Sunday, May 18, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Colored pencils are such good therapy. Pressing down pure color on smooth paper creates wonderful blended color transitions. Combine watercolors, water-soluble pens, and colored pencils while learning clever, user-friendly ways to draw. These drawing methods will ease those ever so present inhibitions about drawing lines and shapes. Learn how to blend beautiful color layers and create dark and light mixtures. You’ll be prompted to create small poems that will be collaged in a clever way throughout the works.
Instructor: Helen Shafer-Garcia

Cost: Members $65, non-members $75. Materials Fee (paid directly to the instructor): $5.00 for kit which includes Tombow pens, Chartpak pens, gesso, and paper text for collage. Materials list on website.
Register by May 9.

Color Pencil Journaling

     
SDBG Class  

Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, May 20, 9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself.
Instructor: Succulent Wreath Team.

Cost: Members $60, non-members $72. Fee includes materials.
Register by May 10.

Succulent Wreath Class

     
SDBG Class   Artistic Effects Garden Photography Workshop
Saturday, May 24, 9 am – 1 pm

Learn new creative camera techniques that will convert ordinary photos into a work of art. This popular class will feature some amazing new special effects. Demonstrations include painting with light, shooting through textured glass, floral collages, and impressionist effects. As with all of Bob’s classes there will be plenty of time to play and explore behind the camera. The workshop will conclude with a photo projection and discussion of everyone’s work. This class is all digital and recommended for all levels.
Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71
Register by May 16.
Artistic Effects Garden Photography Workshop
     
SDBG Class  

Nature as Mirror – Garden Journaling
Sunday, June 8, 10 am – 1 pm

In this workshop, through guided journaling, you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper sense of yourself as reflected in nature. Come participate in a day to relax and to regenerate your creativity in the beauty of the Garden. All writing levels are welcome.
Bring: Writing journal and folding chair.
Instructor: Ellen Speert, Board Certified Art Therapist

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48
Register by May 30.

Nature as Mirror – Garden Journaling

     
SDBG Class  

Food and Wine Pairing
Saturday, June 14, 1:30 – 4 pm

The Opera Singing Chef’s popular annual food and wine pairing class features local wines, among others, and a selection of summer appetizers to add to your entertaining repertoire of recipes: Sockeye Salmon Cakes with horseradish lime sour cream, Greek Olive Tapenade (poor man’s caviar) over goat & cream cheese crostini, Slowly baked Herbs du San Diego chicken Wings, and Onion Focaccia with sweet and sour cucumber salad. And for a sweet, but light finish to the afternoon, strawberries and grapes with a balsamic red wine gastrique.
Instructor: Chef Elizabeth

Cost: Members $25, non-members $30.
Recipes and tastings given for each menu item.
Register by June 6.

Food and Wine Pairing

     
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Botanic Book Buddies

The Botanic Book Buddies reading group is open to all members, Docents, volunteers and members of staff. It meets 6 times a year – on the second Wednesday of the even months of the year, at noon, in the Lawn House. If the weather is fine you’ll find us outside on the patio. We bring a brown bag lunch and usually someone provides a delicious treat to share. The discussion is informal and generally pretty lively. If you have read a book that broadly relates to plants and would recommend to it to others, we’d like to hear from you. We try to select books that are readily available through the public library and published in paperback.

The original classic about Western US water usage and its problems. Revised edition 1993, original edition 1986. Available in paperback – new $13 – 16 and through the City and County libraries.

     
Botanical Printers  

Botanical Printers
1st Sunday of each month
9:30 am


You can help raise money for the Garden by creating gift cards using natural elements to be sold in the Gift Shop.
619/ 443-3047.

Cost: $20 initial fee to cover expenses 

     
Bird Watching   Bird Watching
1st Monday of each month, 8 am

Discover the fascinating birds and the unique art of bird watching at the Garden.
     
Docent-led Guided Tours  

Docent-led Guided Tours
Saturdays, 10:30am

Meet at the Visitor Center. On last Saturday of the month, the tour focuses on water-wise plants.

Cost: Free with admission or membership.


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