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Classes

 

All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

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

Portraits, People, Pets & Beyond
Saturday, January 6
9 am – 12 pm

Do you struggle with creating beautiful family portraits? Or, your four-legged family members? Join us to find out how you can improve your people, pet and nature photography in just one day! We will be in the classroom discussing camera functions, then move to the Garden and apply what we have learned.
Instructor: Sandy Zelasko, Sandra Lee Photography.

Cost: Members $55, Non-Members $66. Please register by December 28.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Beyond6

 

SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, January 13
9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a beautiful living wall – perfect for your home or office, indoor or outdoors. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties with a multitude of colors, textures and sizes to choose from.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan
REGISTER TODAY, THESE CLASSES WILL SELL OUT.

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36, plus an $80 per student materials paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class. Sorry, no drop-ins. Pre-registration required. Please register by January 5.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Wall13

 

SDBG Class

Journaling with Pens & Watercolor
All levels
Sunday, January 14
9:30 am – 4 pm

Pens with watercolor are a very useful combo for journaling just about anywhere! We’ll work with an assortment of water soluble and waterproof pens to create textures, values and compositions in journals. Paint freely while dropping in color onto the wet paper surface. And no worries if you’ve never painted or drawn before! We’ll go over the basics and there will be images available to work from or bring some images of your own. Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia.

Cost: Members $95, Non-Members $114
Student supplied materials list available on website.
Please register by January 12.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Pens14

 

SDBG Class

Succulent Mushroom 
Tuesday, January 23
9:00am - 12:30pm

Take home a charming succulent mushroom that you make yourself in this class taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Students should bring small clippers or scissors to class.

Cost: Members $45, Non-Members $54. Fee includes materials.
Please register by January 19.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Mushroom23

 

SDBG Class

Succulent Wreath Class
Saturday, February 3
9 am – 2 pm

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Students should bring small clippers or scissors to class.

Cost: Members $65, Non-Members $78. Fee includes materials.
Please register by January 26.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Wreath3

 

SDBG Class

Mosaics For Your Garden
Wednesday, February 7
12:30 – 4 pm and
Wednesday, February 21
12:30 – 4 pm

Choose from a turtle, fish, seahorse, dragonfly, butterfly, owl, frog, dolphin, crab, or bird and learn to create a beautiful garden mosaic using glass gems, ceramic tiles, ball chain, stained glass, and mirror. Learn what the appropriate substrate and the proper adhesives are for outside use and learn how to mount your creation to install it in your garden-either hanging on a wall or mounted on a stake.
Instructor: Marsha Rafter.

Cost Members: $75, Non-members $90, plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by February 2.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Mosaic7

 

SDBG Class

Zentangle African Mud Cloth
Saturday, March 3
10 am – 12 pm

Using the Zentangle Method, students will create a leather-like tapas art piece with black, brown, and white pens. For ages 10 years old and above. Instructor: Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Cost: Members $40, Non-members $48, plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by February 23.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Cloth3

 

SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Saturday, February 24
9 am – 12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a beautiful living wall – perfect for your home or office, indoor or outdoors. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall of succulent varieties with a multitude of colors, textures and sizes to choose from.  The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan
REGISTER TODAY, THESE CLASSES WILL SELL OUT.

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36, plus an $80 per student materials paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class. Sorry, no drop-ins. Pre-registration required. Please register by January 5.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Wall24

 

SDBG Class

Succulent Bunny
Tuesday, March 6
9 am – 2 pm

Take home a charming succulent bunny that you make yourself in this class taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Students should bring small clippers or scissors to class.

Cost: Members $45, Non-Members $54. Fee includes materials.
Please register by March 2.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Bunny6

 

SDBG Class

Mosaic Garden Jewels
Wednesday, March 21
10 am – 1 pm and
Thursday, March 22
10 – 11 am

Create a beautiful mosaic flower, heart, or butterfly on a rock. These creations make beautiful accents in your garden or home. Students will use a variety of glass beads and tiles in a rainbow of colors. Instructor: Candy Sharda.

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42, plus a $25 materials fees is paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Please register by March 16.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Mosaic22

 

SDBG Class

Build Your Own Hydroponic Spring Garden
Saturday, March 24
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 $80, Non-Members $96. Fee includes materials.
Please register by March 16.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Garden24

 

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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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