San Diego Botanic Garden



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Tel: 760/ 436–3036 x224

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2014

June 30, 2014
INSECT FESTIVAL JULY 12-13 10 AM – 4 PM
Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 – 13 from 10 am – 4 pm. This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages featuring thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches!
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June 12, 2014
San Diego Botanic Garden’s Fairy Festival
Presented by Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

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 21 from 10 am – 4 pm.

The Fairy Festival is presented by Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and features fairy and garden themed crafting, where children can make anything from their own flower fairy doll to treasure chests; face painting, a fairy land to be explored and an official fairy queen and fairy princess ready to have their picture taken. In addition to the crafting and shopping in the Fairyland Market, Snap-Tap-N-Sing will perform dance and sing-along music.
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June 10, 2014
Julian Duval, President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden Honored as 2014 Horticulturalist of the Year Julian Duval, President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden, received the prestigious Horticulturalist of the Year Award from the San Diego Horticultural Society on Monday, June 9 at 6 pm at the Flower and Garden Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
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May 27, 2014
Families are invited to pack up the kids and head to the San Diego Botanic Garden for Thursday Family Fun Nights, beginning this Thursday, May 29 through Thursday, August 28. Families can enjoy some fun, games and live entertainment from 4:30 pm - 8 pm each Thursday in the beautiful Garden.
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Press release is following and attached. Performers' photos can be obtained directly from their websites. A list of performers is at: http://www.sdbgarden.org/thursnights.htm

This Thursday 5/29, San Diego's own Hullabaloo will be performing:
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May 19, 2014
Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale on Saturday, May 31
Following and attached, please find information on the Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale on Saturday, May 31 from 9 am - 3 pm at the San Diego Botanic Garden.
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May 6, 2014
Please take note of this incredible partnership of organizations with similar missions. This is a great benefit to the community for years to come. You will find the press release attached and below in addition to a photo attachment. Thank you for your continued support in disseminating community news and information.

Encinitas, CA– Six Encinitas organizations announced their formal collaboration on April 25, 2014 as Partners in the new Encinitas Environmental Education Cluster, or E3 Cluster.

The Encinitas Union School District, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, San Diego Botanic Garden, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, and Leichtag Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 4, 2014, outlining their agreement to develop educational, experiential learning and multigenerational programs around the nexus of agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, science, sustainability, community building, and the local history and agricultural traditions of Encinitas.
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April 30, 2014
below you will find a press release for the 11th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden.

We would appreciate you assisting us in getting the word out to the community about this fun event that supports many of the community’s favorite organizations.
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April 21, 2014
The San Diego Botanic Garden is so pleased to have been able to host, for the 19th year, an Easter Egg Hunt for Make-A-Wish San Diego kids. On Friday April 18th San Diego Botanic Garden volunteers greeted families at Hamilton Children’s Garden while giving out Easter Baskets to over 100 Wish Kids. The Wish Kids searched for candy filled eggs through Hamilton Children’s Garden, enjoyed burritos donated by Chipotle Mexican Grill, adored the company of cute and friendly therapy dogs brought by Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and engaged in many other fun Garden activities.

I would like to share this information with you to allow the public to know the great happenings in the Garden. San Diego Botanic Garden does events all year long, but this is the most rewarding. Seeing the smiling children is a win win situation. I have pasted below and attached a document explaining the event along with a few pictures of the wonderful time everyone had.

Thank you for your support in informing the community of the great activities in our county!
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April 15, 2014
San Diego Botanic Garden is pleased and proud to support ongoing partnerships with the local military. Today, April 15th, the Garden is lucky to have the Civil Affairs Detachment, I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) from Camp Pendleton who is kindly assisting the Garden with digging a trench to install new cable lines. The 12 person I MEF Civil Affairs Detachment unit has generously volunteered their time for the whole day to help us complete this project.

San Diego Botanic Garden is grateful to the members of the military for their courageous and meaningful service. Until December, 31, 2014, San Diego Botanic Garden is offering an annual Family/Dual membership for $28.00 (regularly priced $85.00) and an annual Individual membership for $18.00 (regularly priced $55.00). The Garden will also be participating in The Blue Star program which offers active duty military and their families (card carrier +5) free admission to San Diego Botanic Garden and many other museums throughout the summer.

I appreciate your help in getting this meaningful message out to the community. This particular message is so important so we can continue to show our support to our large military community in San Diego. Please help in communicating this message to your fans and feel free to contact me if you would like any more information.
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April 15, 2014
Thursday Family Fun Nights

San Diego Botanic Garden is happy to announce Thursday Family Fun Nights. From May 29 – August 28 the San Diego Botanic Garden stays open till 8 pm every Thursday night for visitors to enjoy. This is great for working parents and those who are ready to enjoy some outdoor fun before the weekend starts. Not only do children and families benefit throughout the summer with Thursday Family fun Night, anyone can come and enjoy the late open hours because the entire Garden is open.
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Thank you for helping the San Diego Botanic Garden spread the word of these great community events.
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March 20, 2014
Chocolate Festival
Welcome to spring. Spring is here but it is filled with more than chocolate bunnies and eggs. Attached is a press release for the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Chocolate Festival. The Chocolate Festival on May 10 (the day before Mother’s Day) will have gourmet chocolatiers, gift vendors, and craft activities for kids where they can make a gift for Mom. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you are interested in featuring the event and would like to come to the event. As always thank you for connecting the public with great information. See More Details
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March 19, 2014
Spring Party with Bunny
Saturday, April 19 Early party: 10 am – 11:30 pm, Late party: 11:30 am – 1pm
Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to visit our gentle big Bunny for photos and fun, make colorful spring crafts, pet real rabbits and chicks, and go on a parade through the garden, which will end with a “stuffed bunny hunt”. See More Details

February 25, 2014
San Diego Botanic Garden is pleased to announce, ArtFest featuring Fine Art, Asian Art, and a Quick Draw Contest. The show takes place over two days, April 12 – 13, 9 am – 5 pm. We appreciate your sharing this information with your network.
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February 24, 2014
San Diego Botanic Garden is happy to announce another year of Ladybug Day at the Garden. Ladybug day teaches the community about the many varieties of the Ladybug Beetle and their many benefits in a garden. The day will consist of a ladybug search and identify, crafts, flower arranging and a ladybug release. This event is another way San Diego Botanic Garden instills its mission of inspiring people of all ages to connect with plants and nature. I have attached the press release to this email along with pictures and the press release. We appreciate your dedication to informing the community.
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February 17, 2014
San Diego Botanic Garden is pleased to have Sharon Lovejoy, award winning, bestselling author and illustrator, as a guest speaker for the annual Herb Festival and Spring Plant Sale. I have attached a press release. Please let me know if you have any qustions or need additional information or photos.
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January 31, 2014

I wanted to share with you this press release about San Diego Botanic Garden’s Herb Festival and Tomatomania- which now also includes a full plant sale, Bromeliad Bazaar, and a Kidzone. This event will be the hot event for plant and nature lovers; and the kids will love it too with events geared specifically for youth including a petting zoo and pony rides. Please share this information with your colleagues, listeners, and readers. Download the press release and photos below.
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January 28, 2014
The San Diego Botanic Garden is so excited to announce that the Dickinson Foundation has offered a $1 Million grant to be used toward the events and education pavilion that is to be built at the Garden. The money will be granted under the terms that the Garden raises the remainder of the funds needed for the project by the end of the year. I have attached a press release with the details and two diagrams of the future building. I hope that you will be able to assist in communicating our message.
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Bamboo collection at San Diego Botanic Garden achieves NAPCC Accreditation

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January 16, 2014

Discounted Membership for Active Duty Military
Thanks to a generous San Diego Botanic Garden donor who will underwrite the cost of two-thirds of each annual Basic Membership sold to active duty military families; the cost of membership is as low as $18 a year. Active duty military members may visit the Garden with their military I.D. to participate in this offer. This special membership discount that recognizes and thanks our active duty military is available until June 30, 2014. See More Details


January 9, 2014

“5K Paw Walk in the Garden" Every dog will want to go on this walk! The second annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The Paw Walk is a Walk/Run where people can bring their K9s with them to the San Diego Botanic Garden to enjoy this beautiful oasis in Encinitas. See More Details
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2013

ARTICLE
November 24, 2013
UT San Diego - North County
BOTANIC GARDEN’S OUTGOING HORTICULTURIST PRESIDED
OVER MAJOR EXPANSION

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October 22, 2013
ANNUAL GARDEN OF LIGHTS TO FEATURE SNOW.
ENCINITAS, CA – San Diego Botanic Garden presents its annual Garden of Lights holiday event from December 7 - 23 and 26 - 30 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
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October 15, 2013
Halloween Party with the BIG PUMPKIN
Are you looking for a fun and safe activity to do with the little one in your life on Halloween? The Children’s Garden, Seeds of Wonder at the San Diego Botanic Garden will be hosting a party for Children Ages 2 – 6 on October 31, 2013, 10:30 am – 12 noon.
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The San Diego Botanic Garden welcomes a new
Director of Horticulture, Paul Redeker.

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19th Annual San Diego International Orchid Fair
October 5th, 9 am – 5 pm
October 6th, 9 am – 4 pm
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31st Annual Fall Plant Sale
October 19th 10 am – 4 pm
October 20th 10 am – 4 pm
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See Us at the San Diego County Fair
Now – July 4, 2013
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Yelp's Garden Glamboree
Yelp North County San Diego hosted a big bash at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Trish Sanderson from Yelp and Botanic Garden CEO Julian Duvall talk about how Garden Glamboree helped raise funds for the North County nonprofit. May 30, 2013
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May 25, 2013 – Once again the San Diego Botanic Garden is offering FREE admission for Active Duty military and their families through Labor Day. Not only will they get Free admission but they will also have the chance for a discounted membership for the rest of the year! (Download doc file)

April 22, 2013 – The San Diego Botanic Garden is once again teaming up with the San Diego County Water Authority and MiraCosta College to sponsor a series of classes on WaterSmart Landscape Makeovers beginning May 18.  (Download doc file)

March 12, 2013 Our Herb Festival, Spring Plant Sale and Tomatomania! event will be THIS WEEKEND honoring Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the US Botanic Garden! (Download doc file)

March 12, 2013 We are honored to once again host the Make-A-Wish San Diego children and their siblings in an Easter Egg hunt at the Garden! Chipotle Mexican Grill has a generous donor donating refreshments for the kids!
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2012

November 27, 2012 GIFT SHOP GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! (download doc file)
Need some gifts for the holidays? We have just the place…at the San Diego Botanic Garden GRAND OPENING celebration of the newly remodeled (and larger) gift shop and plant sale area!

November 9, 2012 ANNUAL GARDEN OF LIGHTS TO FEATURE SNOW, AGAIN! (download doc file)
San Diego Botanic Garden presents its annual Garden of Lights holiday event from December 8 - 23 and 26 - 30 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. We are proud to have San Diego Gas & Electric as our Gold Sponsor and Shea Homes as our Silver Sponsor this year.

October 26, 2012 Pick 'em up and put 'em down at the first-ever "5K Paw Walk in the Garden"
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The San Diego Botanic Garden is hosting its very first 5K Paw Walk in the Garden! Think about it. Have you ever seen a dog at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas? That's about to change for
ONE DAY ONLY!

October 2012 30TH ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE (download doc file)
San Diego Botanic Garden announces its 30th Annual Fall Plant Sale on
October 20 and 21 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

10 SPECTACULAR GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD HUFFINGTON POST (download doc file)
San Diego Botanic Garden was named one of the most spectacular gardens around the world.

July 21, 2012 NATIVE PLANTS NATIVE PEOPLE EVENT (download doc file)
San Diego Botanic Garden is honored to have Kumeyaay elder, Jane Dumas and Councilwoman Teresa Barth perform the ribbon cutting ceremony of our Native Plant and Native People Trail.

July 2012 (download doc file)
The Winston School Teacher Dan Peragine’s Sculpture Selected for Display in the
“Sculpture in the Garden” Exhibit at the San Diego Botanic Garden


2011

6/14/11 (download doc file)
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN TO HONOR JAMES HUBBELL AT SEPTEMBER 10 GALA IN ENCINITAS, CA

6/14/11 (download doc file)
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN UNVEILS “SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN” EXHIBIT
Sculpture from 26 regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting-

 

2010

San Diego Botanic Garden wins $10,000 in the San Diego Eco-Ambassador Awards!
The voting in the Earth 8 (KFMB CBS 8), I Love a Clean San Diego, and SDG&E Eco-Ambassadors campaign is complete, and thanks to our many supporters, San Diego Botanic Garden has won!
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8/25/10 (download doc file)
Discounted Membership for Active Duty Military during the month of September 2010 at San Diego Botanic Garden

8/22/10 (download doc file)
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN UNVEILS “SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN” EXHIBIT
Sculpture by regional fine artists installed in natural, picturesque setting

8/21/10 (download doc file)
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN ANNOUNCES GARDEN EXPRESSIONS
Select fine artists creating and selling their work in a natural, picturesque setting

 

2009

10/1/09 (download doc file)
San Diego Botanic Garden and the Water Conservation Garden Join American Public Gardens Association
in Honoring First Lady Michelle Obama for Her Support of Gardens

9/17/09 (download doc file)
A variety of classes for all ages dominate this season’s schedule.

9/17/09 (download doc file)
The Garden comes alive with art, orchids, lights and plants, of course!

9/14/09 (download doc file)
“SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN” EXHIBIT
Sculpture by regional fine artists installed in natural, picturesque setting-

8/11/09 (download doc file)
Quail Botanical Gardens Announces Name Change at 10th Anniversary Gala

3/09/09 (download PDF file)
Quail Botanical Gardens Serves up Spectacular Summer Events and Classes

1/22/2009 (download PDF file)
Quail Botanical Gardens Receives $7,500 Technology Contribution from AT&T


2008

12/03/2008 (download PDF file)

Quail Botanical Gardens Offers Exceptional Events and Classes for Spring Season

12/09/2008(download PDF file)
Quail Botanical Gardens Presents Herb Festival, Spring Plant Sale, and Tomatomania(c)

9/24/2008(download PDF file)
Quail Botanical Gardens Offers Special Events and Classes for Winter Season

07/08/2008(download PDF file)
Quail Botanical Gardens' Unique Summer/Fall Lineup Offer San Diegans Something Special

05/07/2008 (download PDF file)
Quail Botanical Gardens Announces Summer Jazz Concert Series

04/23/2008 (download PDF file)

Quail Botanical Gardens Offers Extraordinary Summer Events

04/15/2008(download PDF file)

Quail Botanical Gardens Offers Free Admission With Participation in Lighting Exchange Event

04/04/2007(download PDF file)

Special classes offered at Quail Botanical Gardens this summer

1/10/2008 (download PDF file)

Quail Botanical Gardens Receives $10,000 Technology Grant from AT&T



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