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Tel: 760/ 436–3036 x224

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2016

July 21
Insect Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24
10 am – 4 pm

 Sponsored by K&M Pest Solutions and the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 – 24 from 10 am – 4 pm.  This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages. The event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies, including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches!

Bug collecting, interactive insect arts and crafts, as well as tasty cooked mealworm larva – in various flavors including mesquite, teriyaki and barbeque – are just some of the engaging activities scheduled at the Festival.  Local bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 educational booths will instruct and entertain children and adults alike. Read More

 

July 7, 2016

17th Annual Gala in the Garden: Grow with Passion Honors Nan Sterman Author/Speaker/Garden Designer & Host of KPBS TV’s “A Growing Passion” San Diego Botanic Garden Saturday, September 10 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Previous Gala Images Available at: sdbgarden.org/media.htm Video of previous Gala available at: sdbgarden.org/gala.htm Join hundreds of local business leaders, Garden supporters and local residents for San Diego Botanic Garden’s 17th annual Gala in the Garden on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 4:30 – 9 pm. This year’s theme is Grow with Passion, reflecting this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award honoree, Nan Sterman. Read More

 

June 28, 2016

U.S. Military Personnel including Active Duty, Retired and Veterans 
Admitted FREE to San Diego Botanic Garden on Monday, July 4th
In honor of our brave men and women in uniform, San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is pleased to announce that all U.S. military personnel, including active duty, retired and veterans are admitted FREE on Monday, July 4th. Read More

 

June 26, 2016
Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit At San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

June 27, 2016 – Early April 2017
Daily 9 am – 5 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden has a rich heritage of garden art, both natural and man-made. Our 37-acre urban oasis provides the beautiful natural setting for this year’s Sculpture in the Garden - a collection of 53 works created by 32 (mostly local!) artists. 
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May 27, 2016
Thursday Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanic Garden
Starts Next Week!!

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays, 4:30 - 8 pm July 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays, 4:30 - 8 pm August 4, 11, 18, 25, Thursdays 4:30 – 8 pm Live Kid-Friendly Music from 6 – 7 pm

Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor family fun at Thursday Family Fun Night taking place at the San Diego Botanic Garden from 4:30 pm – 8 pm, June 2 through August 25.
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May 26, 2016
Giant Dutchman’s Pipe Vine (Aristolochia gigantea)
Now In Bloom at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas Unique Deep Maroon Flower Smells Like Lemon Pledge & Is As Big As a Human Head! This Brazilian native will continue to flower until
mid-summer. Read More
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May 19, 2016
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN’S FAIRY FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 10 AM – 4 PM

Calling all Fairy Prince and Princesses! Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas on Saturday, June 18 from 10 am – 4 pm.  Read More...
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April 28, 2016
San Diego Botanic Garden Hosting
Annual Directors of Large Gardens Conference
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016

Topics include the “Healing Value of Gardens” by Dr. Christopher Dunn
Dunn and colleagues are available for press interviews on Thursday 2/25 at 1 pm

San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is proud to host the Annual Director of Large Gardens (DLG) Conference in Encinitas from Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016.
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May 4, 2016
Chocolate Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden
Saturday, May 7 . 10 am – 4 pm


Chocolate Lovers Unite! If you have never met a chocolate that you didn’t like, this is your day! High-resolution images available at: http://www.sdbgarden.org/media.htm Don’t miss San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am – 4 pm. Your taste buds will thank you when savoring the many varieties of goodies created by 15 – 20 chocolate artisans. The Chocolate Festival is the day before Mother’s Day, so it is the perfect gift for Mom. She can enjoy the day relaxing in our beautiful garden oasis while sampling edibles made from the ground beans of the Theobroma cacao. Demonstrations and tips on creating delicious chocolate treats will also be featured at the Chocolate Festival.  
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April 26, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY ARBOR DAY EVENT AT SD BOTANIC GARDEN FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016 10 AM – 3 PM PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE ASSOCIATION OF SAN DIEGO TO BRING 30 VOLUNTEERS & DONATED EQUIPMENT TO SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN TO PROVIDE TREE TRIMMING SERVICES TO ENCINITAS NON-PROFIT The Professional Tree Care Association (PTCA) of San Diego has selected San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas to be the recipient of FREE tree trimming services this year on Arbor Day – Friday, April 29 from 10 am – 3 pm.  
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April 21, 2016

Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel and Families
Admitted FREE to San Diego Botanic Garden
May 1, 2016 through Labor Day, September 5, 2016


The San Diego Botanic Garden is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus 5 immediate family members). As our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women of the U.S. Military, the Garden will begin our Blue Star program on May 1st – more than 3 weeks ahead of other Blue Star Museum participants! Read More...

 

April 19, 2016
Unearthly-looking Sapphire Tower (Puya alpestris)
Now In Bloom at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas This South American wonder will continue to flower for about 2 more weeks, With a second tower nearby promising to bloom soon Characterized by unearthly, metallic-looking, deep turquoise blooms, that are punctuated by bright orange anthers, the Puya alpestris, commonly known is the Sapphire Tower, looks like nothing else in the plant world.
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April 13, 2016
Chocolate Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden
Saturday, May 7 . 10 am – 4 pm


Chocolate Lovers Unite! If you have never met a chocolate that you didn’t like, this is your day! High-resolution images available at: http://www.sdbgarden.org/media.htm Don’t miss San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am – 4 pm. Your taste buds will thank you when savoring the many varieties of goodies created by 15 – 20 chocolate artisans. The Chocolate Festival is the day before Mother’s Day, so it is the perfect gift for Mom. She can enjoy the day relaxing in our beautiful garden oasis while sampling edibles made from the ground beans of the Theobroma cacao. Demonstrations and tips on creating delicious chocolate treats will also be featured at the Chocolate Festival.  
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March 22, 2016
ArtFest 2016 at San Diego Botanic Garden

Featuring fine art, Asian art, and a Quick Draw Contest New this year… Classic Woody Cars on Display on Saturday Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10 9 am – 5 pm High-Resolution

ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a back drop. This year, we’re pleased to have locally-owned Woody cars on display from the San Diego Woodies Club (Saturday only). These iconic automobiles embody the surf culture that Encinitas – where San Diego Botanic Garden is located – is famous for!  
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March 11, 2016
Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale

Featuring locally-sourced and grown Summer Garden Vegetable Extravaganza offered by our next door neighbors, Coastal Roots Farm Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20 9 am – 5 pm

It’s March planting madness at our Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale! This event is a plant lover’s dream with a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, orchids, bromeliads, garden art and implements available as well as all new locally-sourced and grown Summer Garden vegetable extravaganza, offered by Coastal Roots Farm. The sale will feature a wide variety of tomatoes, vegetables, seeds, cut flowers and annuals. Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice on spring plantings and caring for your entire garden. Yummy food will be available from the Feel Good Coffee Cart and musical entertainment will be provided by Bob Ballentine and friends. Don’t miss our KidZone at the Jubilee with special educational displays, crafts and activities as well as a petting zoo and pony rides.  
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March 7, 2016
ArtFest 2016 at San Diego Botanic Garden
Featuring fine art, Asian art, and a Quick Draw Contest
New this year… Classic Woody Cars on Display on Saturday

Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10
9 am – 5 pm


High-Resolution Photos available. Click here for download

ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the
beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a back drop. This year, we’re pleased to have locallyowned
Woody cars on display from the San Diego Woodies Club (Saturday only). These iconic
automobiles embody the surf culture that Encinitas – where San Diego Botanic Garden is located
– is famous for! Read More

 

February 22, 2016
San Diego Botanic Garden Hosting Annual Directors of Large Gardens Conference
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016 Topics include the “Healing Value of Gardens” by Dr. Christopher Dunn Dunn and colleagues are available for press interviews on Thursday 2/25 at 1 pm San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is proud to host the Annual Director of Large Gardens (DLG) Conference in Encinitas from Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016.

The Conference brings together executive directors and CEO’s from the largest and most prestigious public gardens in North America discussing advancing the importance of public gardens. Conversations among members attending the Conference also include climate change, organizational structure, and branding among other topics.  Read More


February 2, 2016

ADDITIONAL PHOTO FOR MEDIA ALERT:

One of the oldest trees in San Diego Botanic Garden, a large eucalyptus estimated to be more than 80’ in height and planted between 1918 and 1920, is currently being removed by Bishop’s Tree Service. The tree pre-dates the original owners of the property Charles and Ruth Larabee, and is one of the tallest and striking trees on the property, not only for its height, but also for its location, in the heart of the Garden. Read More
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February 1, 2016
MEDIA ALERT
Two historic and rare Torrey Pine Trees in San Diego Botanic Garden, planted by the Larabees who were the original owners of the property, were downed by high winds yesterday. The two trees were located at the top of the Rainforest area in the Garden and fell eastwards into the Waterfall/Rainforest area. Read More
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January 9, 2016
Come on! Those Paws Aren’t Gonna Move Themselves!

Saturday, February 20, 2016
There’s only one day each year when dogs are allowed in the legendary San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG). For only the 4th time in history dogs (and their people) can stroll through the Gardens during the “Fourth Annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden” on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and the San Diego Botanic Garden are once again joining paws to support programs for people, plants, and animals. Photos for Download
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January 9, 2016
January 2016 Events & Classes

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January 9, 2016
Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale San Diego Botanic Garden
March 19 & 20 9 am – 5 pm


Featuring locally-sourced and grown Summer Garden Vegetable Extravaganza offered by our next door neighbors, Coastal Roots Farm Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20 9 am – 5 pm It’s March planting madness at our Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale! This event is a plant lover’s dream with a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements available as well as all new locally-sourced and grown Summer Garden vegetable extravaganza, offered by Coastal Roots Farm. The sale will feature a wide variety of tomatoes, vegetables, seeds, cut flowers and annuals. Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice on spring plantings and caring for your entire garden. Photos for Download
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