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SPECIAL EVENTS

Ecke Building

Sculpture
in the Garden

Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2015

Free with paid admission
or membership.

This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 31 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the Garden’s lush and natural 37 acres. Curator Naomi Nussbaum of Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design has orchestrated an eclectic exhibition ranging from functional garden artwork to large abstract pieces with an emphasis on diversity of media and scale. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s dedicated Sculpture Map.
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Classes

For further information, call 760/ 436-3036 x201

     
   

 

2015

SDBG Class

SDBG Class

 

WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series: Saving Water One Zone at a Time
January 10, January 17, January 31 &
February 14/2015

Saturdays, 8:00 AM Ė Noon

The San Diego Botanic Garden and the San Diego County Water Authority along with its 24 member agencies are teaming up to offer a WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Workshop Series. This FREE 4-class series is designed to provide homeowners with a comprehensive overview and the basic skills necessary for the successful conversion of their traditional turf grass yard in to a WaterSmart landscape. The educational study provides an opportunity for hands-on learning through modules designed to walk participants through three key competencies necessary for a successful landscape retrofit.

Pre-registration is required to attend a 4-class series. Please note that
walk-in students cannot be accommodated due to the pre-class tasks that need to be completed prior to Class #1.

For more information and to fill out an application go to: landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org or email Angela Benson at landscapemakeover@sdcwa.org

     
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Succulent Turtle Class
Saturday, 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. Please bring small clippers or scissors to class. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $42
Register by January 23.

Succulent Turtle Class

     
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Abstract Nature Photography –
Bob Bretell

Saturday, February 7 • 9 am – 1 pm

During this four-hour workshop, photographers are invited to depart from reality, by using nothing but your creative eyes and imagination. Explore the garden with your camera like never before and transform ordinary objects of nature into works of art. Photographers of all levels, including smart phone photographers, are encouraged to sign up.

Cost: Members $62, Non-Members $75
Register by January 30.

Abstract Nature Photography

     
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Color Pencil and
Watercolor Garden Journaling

Sunday, February 8 • 9:30 am – 4 pm

Learn clever user-friendly ways to draw natural shapes from the Garden by combining watercolors, water-soluble pens and colored pencils. Blend beautiful color layers and create dark and light mixtures to go along with your own personal journal garden entries.

All levels of expertise are welcome!
Cost: Members $78, Non-Members $92
(includes $8 materials kit provided by the instructor)

Instructor supplied materials kit includes: Tombow pens, Chartpak pens, gesso, paper text for collage, and matt medium. Register by January 30.

Color Pencil and Watercolor Garden Journaling

     
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Snakes and Other Friends I’ve Known: Herpetology with John Neville
(Three sessions to choose from, or take all three)

Be prepared to be enthralled with the natural history of amphibians and reptiles including the physical features, classifications, feeding habits, habitats, reproduction, myths and environmental status of snakes, lizards, frogs, and more. An emphasis will be placed on animals that live locally, especially in or near the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Cost: Members $30 per Saturday session or $75 for the whole series,
Non-Members $36 per session or $90 for the whole series.
Register by February 13.

Evolution of Snakes: Natural History of
Amphibians and Reptiles
Saturday, February 21 • 1:30 – 3pm

Evolution of Snakes

Reptiles and Amphibians of San Diego Botanic Garden
Saturday, February 28 • 1:30 – 3pm

Reptiles and Amphibians

Venomous Animals of the United States
Saturday, March, 7 • 1:30 - 3pm

Venomous Animals

Full Series
Full Series
 

     
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Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, February 24 • 9 am – 2 pm
Register by February 13

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

Cost: Members $60, Non-Members $72.

Succulent Wreath Class

     
SDBG Class   Mosaic Garden Jewels
Wednesday, March 11 • 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Create a beautiful mosaic you make yourself using ocean rocks and glass beads. Learn how to glue and grout colorful beads to create flowers,
plants, or other shapes resulting in attractive garden art.

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36
A $20 materials fees is also paid directly to the instructor
on the first day of class.
Register by March 6.

Mosaic Garden Jewels
     
SDBG Class   Mosaic Garden Jewels
Wednesday, March 18 • 12:30 – 2:30 pm


Create a beautiful mosaic you make yourself using ocean rocks and glass beads. Learn how to glue and grout colorful beads to create flowers,
plants, or other shapes resulting in attractive garden art.

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36
A $20 materials fees is also paid directly to the instructor
on the first day of class.
Register by March 6.

Mosaic Garden Jewels
     
SDBG Class  

Backyard Chickens Class
Saturday, March 21 • 9:30 am – 12 pm

Join Paul Barbano to find out the basics about raising chickens in your own backyard including: Are backyard chickens legal? Which breed is best for you? Start with chicks or full-grown hens?

Paul will also discuss housing and outdoor pens; feed and water; sunlight and shade; and common chicken problems. Handouts are provided. Paul has a background in agriculture and is a farm and garden writer for several newspapers.

Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $36
Register by March 13.

Backyard Chickens Class
chickens

     
SDBG Class  

Chef Elizabeth’s "That’s Italian"
Cooking Class

Saturday, March 21 • 2 – 4:30 pm

Everyone loves Italian food and these recipes will quickly become your new favorites! Chef Elizabeth has created several new Italian inspired recipes including Tuscan Style Pork Ribs with Balsamic Glaze, flavored with four different herbs and four different spices then marinated overnight and slowly baked to create a full flavored and tender rib. What goes better with ribs than Slowly Cooked White Beans with Escarole and sundried tomatoes. And for a little something sweet, Apricot Biscotti with Dark Chocolate Glaze.

Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $36
Register by March 13.

"That's Italian" Cooking Class

     
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Create a Succulent Mushroom for a Garden Accent
Tuesday, March 24 • 9 am – 12 pm

Create a unique garden design in succulents and moss that you make yourself! Class size is limited, so early registration is recommended. Taught by the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team. Please bring small clippers or scissors to class. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $42
Register by March 14.

Create a Succulent Mushroom

     
SDBG Class   Build Your Own Hydroponic
Spring Garden
Saturday, March 28 • 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 $75, Non-Members $90
Register by March 20.
Build Your Own Hydroponic
     
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Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, April 28 • 9 am – 2 pm
Register by April 17

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

Cost: Members $60, Non-Members $72.

Succulent Wreath Class

     
SDBG Class  

Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, May 19 • 9 am – 2 pm
Register by May 8

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

Cost: Members $60, Non-Members $72.

Succulent Wreath Class

     
     
SDBG Class  

Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Sculpture in the Garden Now – April 2015
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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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