Ecke Building
Ecke Building

Double Takes - Art/Photo Show

Now – September 26
Ecke Building
9 am – 5 pm

San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to present “Double Takes,” a botanical art display with a unique twist! This exhibit showcases the photography of Rachel Cobb, an International Photographer, paired with the drawings of Lesley Randall, the Garden’s Curator of Collections.
Visitors will see the same plant species depicted in a photograph and a fine art work. The artists have selected works that capture some of the unusual and striking plants growing in the Garden.

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.





For further information, call Stephanie Wilson at or call 760/ 436-3036 x201




SDBG Class   FREE Compost Workshop
Saturday, August 15 • 10 am – 12 pm
Presented by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

This 2-hour, interactive workshop, will teach the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Using trial-tested advice and demonstrations, Solana Center expert educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. We invite you to join us to learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community.

Please register online at:
SDBG Class   Care and Cooking Class – I Love Figs
Saturday, September 5 • 9 – 11 am

Fig propagation and care paired with the preparation of fig dishes. Students will learn the finer points of making Rum Raisin Cupcakes and Fig Pizza and enjoy these yummy treats for lunch. Instructor: Celia Kiewit.

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42,
plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.
Please register by August 28.
I Love Figs
SDBG Class   Succulent Wreath Class
Tuesday, September 15 • 9 am – 2 pm

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

Cost: Members $60, non-members $72. Fee includes materials.
Please register by September 11.
Succulent Wreath Class
SDBG Class   Smartphone Nature Photography
Saturday, September 19 • 9 am  -  1 pm

If you own an iPhone or an Android and love nature photography then this class is for you. Today’s smartphones empower us to record the world in ever newer and more personal ways. This 4-hour (and totally fun!) photo workshop will teach you how to take an ordinary nature snapshot and turn it into a work of art using phone aps like Snapseed, Slowshutter, and Procamera. The class will end with a photo critique and discussion. Instructor: Bob Bretell

Cost: Members $59, non-members $71.
Please register by September 11.
Smartphone Nature Photography
SDBG Class  

Cooking Class with Chef Elizabeth,
the Opera Singing Chef
Autumn Themed Recipes

Saturday, September 19 • 2 – 4:30pm

Learn art of making Apple-Smoked Chicken Breasts with Cherry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce, Rustic Red Potato Mash and Gingersnap Rum-Baked Pears. Recipes and samples of each dish will be offered. Instructor: Chef Elizabeth

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42.
Please register by September 11.

Autumn Themed Recipes

SDBG Class  

Creative and Colorful Succulent Landscapes
Sunday, September 20 • 10 – 11am

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation presents, “Creative and Colorful Succulent Landscapes” as part of their Green Living Workshop Series. A drought-tolerant landscape doesn’t have to be a blah, boring xeriscape. Learn how to create a waterwise garden full of color, texture and creativity! This workshop will teach you how to use an artistic approach to design a succulent landscape that is lush, vibrant and low-water use. Melissa Teisl and Jon Hawley of Chicweed Landscape Design will cover design basics, plant selection, plant placement, care and maintenance and provide a handout.

For more information about Solana Center for Environmental Innovation please click on this link:

Cost: Members $30, Non-members $36.
Please register by September 11.

Creative and Colorful Succulent Landscapes
SDBG Class  

Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Docent-led Guided Tours Every Saturday, 10:30 am
See more details

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

Bird Watching 1st Monday of each month, 8 am
See more details


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.