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News from Ari
Ari Novy, PhD
President & CEO


Dear Garden Friends:

It’s been exciting to hear all the talk of reopening parks, beaches and now stores. We are eager to get the Garden open as well.
We are getting a lot of information from all levels of government about what reopening the Garden might look like and we are developing reopening plans in accordance with health department guidance. While we do not yet know the exact date we will be able to reopen, we are preparing to begin to open up within the next few weeks. 
When we do open back up, you can expect the same beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden you all know and love, but there will be changes. To keep all of our visitors, volunteers and staff safe we will be implementing social distancing protocols to keep everyone properly distanced while at the Garden. We will also be suspending classes and events until further notice. We will most likely be required to decrease the total visitation at the Garden per day and will have to alter the way people ticket and enter the Garden.
As we move forward, ever mindful of each other’s safety and well-being, we will be experimenting with what works best for Garden visitation and protection of your health. We will welcome your feedback as we change our procedures, evaluate our performance, and make adjustments.
But no matter what we do to ensure everyone’s safety and compliance with these new regulations, we will make sure the Garden remains an outstanding urban oasis…a serene reserve where you can commune with nature and lose yourself in botanical wonders.
We look forward to seeing you as soon as possible. Until then, be safe and well.
Ari Novy, PhD
President & CEO, San Diego Botanic Garden