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San Diego Botanic Garden
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Classes

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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    2016
SDBG Class  

Holiday Wreath Making
Saturday, December 10
10 am – 2 pm


Students will build a beautiful full sized, mixed greens wreath to decorate the home for the holidays. This technique can be applied to items often found in the garden. These gorgeous wreaths also make great gifts.
Instructor: Diana Burke.

Cost: Members $50, non-members $60.
Materials fee: $50 paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class
Please register by December 2.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Holiday10

   

 

2017

SDBG Class  

Beginning Mosaics – Butterflies, Dragonflies, Seahorses, Owls, and Turtles
Wednesday, January 18, 12:30 – 4 pm &
Wednesday, January 25, 12:30 – 4 pm


Come and enjoy two relaxing days creating art for your garden with friends. In this beginning mosaic class, students will create a butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse, owl, or turtle using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads, and glass gems. All materials and tools will be provided. Instructor: Marsha Rafter.

Cost: Members $75, non-members $90, plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Please register by January 13.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Seahorse18

     
SDBG Class  

Focus on Orchids Photo Workshop
With Bob Bretell

Saturday, January 28, 9 am – 1 pm

Orchids are among nature’s loveliest creations but are often very challenging to photograph. Bob Bretell has been shooting orchids for 20 years and will demystify the frustrations many camera enthusiasts have capturing these exotic flowers on digital. There will be indoor and outdoor shooting in the garden followed by a critique and discussion. All levels are welcome!  

Cost:  Members $62, Non-Members $74.
Please register by January 17.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Orchids28

     
SDBG Class  

Mosaic Garden Jewels
Saturday, January 21, 10 am – 1 pm &
Saturday, January 28, 9:30 am – 1 pm


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, plus a $30 materials fees is
paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Please register by January 13.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Jewles21

     
SDBG Class  

Living Wall / Vertical Garden 
Offered twice this Quarter! Register TODAY.
These classes will sell out!

Saturday, January 21, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall.  We will be planting a 10"x20" wall of succulent varieties in just 3 hours that you can take home! 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 $80 per student materials paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by January 8 for the January 21 class.

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Coupon Code - Vertical21

     
SDBG Class  

Succulent Turtle 
Tuesday, January 31, 9 am – 12 pm


Take home a charming succulent turtle 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 27.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Turtle31

     
SDBG Class  

Water Smart Landscape Design
for Homeowners

Saturday, February 4, 9 am – 1 pm

This three-hour workshop will teach homeowners the basics of how to do a landscape makeover. Topics include soil, design, turf removal, plant selection, planting, irrigation, rainwater catchment, and implementation – all elements needed to convert high-water use turf to a beautiful, water-efficient landscape. This class will also include information on the SDCWA Sustainable Program Turf Removal incentive and how to apply. A tour of the San Diego Botanic Garden will be included after the classroom presentation.
Instructor: Sharon May Lowe.

Cost: Members $45, Non-Members $54.
Please register by January 27.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Smart4

     
SDBG Class  

Tropical Garden Zentangle Class
ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Saturday, February 11, 1 - 3 pm

You’ve seen the adult coloring books… now make your own with Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Janet Masey! If you can draw a circle or straight line, this art is for you. Zentangle is also a healing art. As you engage in the process, you will focus and have a sense of well-being.
Try it out! Instructor: Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Ages 10 and up welcome.
Please register by February 3.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Zen11

     
SDBG Class  

Translucent Stitched Color Pencil Book
Sunday, February 12, 9 am – 4 pm

Instructor : Helen Shafer Garcia
Working with color pencil on vellum is beyond fun. This simple book structure is a perfect way to create, draw, stitch while blending color, ink, collage, and paint on 2 different but compatible surfaces. Participants will learn at least 6 different techniques in this workshop including color pencil techniques on vellum, drawing flora shapes, color mixing, acrylic painting with abandonment and book binding to stitch signatures in place.

Cost: Members $93, Non-Members $109. Fee includes a $12.00 kit fee with vellum, PVA glue, signature paper, oil pastels, and waxed, linen thread. Please register by February 3.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Pencil13

     
SDBG Class  

Succulent Wreath Class
Saturday, February 18, 9 – 3 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 February 10.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wreath18

     
SDBG Class  

Succulent Bunny 
Tuesday, February 21, 9 am – 12 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 February 17.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Bunny21

     
SDBG Class  

Healing Garden and Therapeutic Landscapes Immersion
Saturday, March 4, 9 am – 12 pm

Learn the design principles of a Healing Garden for stress-reduction and mindful awareness. We’ll look at how access to nature influences health and how to incorporate it into daily life (including a meditative walk through the Botanic Garden). Special attention will be given to personal experience of place and the psychology of the “inward garden,” a place within us “before gardens and after gardens.” Instructor: Chris Garcia.

Cost: Members $40, Non-Members $48.
Please register by February 24.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Healing4

     
SDBG Class  

Living Wall / Vertical Garden 

This classes will sell out!

Saturday, March 4, 9 am – 12 pm


Learn the basics of planting a living wall.  We will be planting a 10"x20" wall of succulent varieties in just 3 hours that you can take home! 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 $80 per student materials paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by February 24 for the March 4 class.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Vertical4

     
SDBG Class  

Tropical Garden Zentangle Class
ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Saturday, March 11, 1-3 pm


You’ve seen the adult coloring books… now make your own with Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Janet Masey! If you can draw a circle or straight line, this art is for you. Zentangle is also a healing art. As you engage in the process, you will focus and have a sense of well-being.
Try it out! Instructor: Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Ages 10 and up welcome.
Please register by February 3.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Tropical11

     
SDBG Class  

Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, March 14, 9 am – 3 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 March 10.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Wreath14

     
SDBG Class  

Macro Flower and Garden Photography Workshop with Bob Bretell
Saturday, March 18, 9 am – 1 pm    

Join professional flower photographer Bob Bretell as he leads you into the fascinating world of macro photography. During this fun and informative workshop Bob will show you everything you need to know to create stunning flower and nature photos. Bob will show you how to choose the best macro lens or filter, compositional techniques, using flash and light modifiers, stacking layers and more. A photo critique and discussion will follow.

Cost:  Members $62, Non-Members $74.
Please register by March 10.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Mac18

     
SDBG Class  

Build Your Own Hydroponic
Spring Garden

Saturday, March 25, 9 am – 1pm

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 17.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Spring25

     
SDBG Class  

Fresh Start: How to use Soul Collage to Discover Your Hidden Creativity
Saturday, March 25, 9:30am – 4pm

Soul Collage is a fun, easy way to use pleasing pictures to create collaged cards that can be used to tap 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 solution you didn’t know you knew. Instructor Mary M. Mulvihill, Ph.D.

Cost: Members $75, Non-Members $90.
Please register by March 17.

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For Members Only
Coupon Code - Soul25

     
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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For the convenience of our guests a complimentary public access wireless network is available in
San Diego Botanic Garden. No password needed, choose SDBG-Guest login.

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