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2017

March 14, 2017
WINNERS OF THE 2017 ‘TOP 10 NORTH AMERICAN GARDENS WORTH TRAVELLING FOR’ GARDEN TOURISM AWARDS Toronto, Canada . . . Tuesday, March 14, 2017 . . .

Today at the North American Garden Tourism Conference, the Canadian Garden Council and the American Pubic Gardens Association are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 ‘Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For’ Garden Tourism Awards.  

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It’s Sam the Giant Galapagos Tortoise’s Birthday
And YOU Can Win A Present!

Guess Sam the Giant Galapagos Tortoises weight and win a Botanic Garden prize package including an annual Family Membership, a signed copy of Sams story Too Big To Loseand  a private meeting (for up to 10 people) with Sam!

San Diego Botanic Garden’s Giant Galapagos Tortoise turns 53 this spring and we’re celebrating the Big Event by giving up to 3 lucky folks an opportunity to win a Botanic Garden prize package including a private meeting with Sam!

From Wednesday, March 1st – Tuesday, March 22nd we’re inviting residents of San Diego,
Orange and Riverside County to email their guess on how much Sam weighs to guesssamsweight@sdbgarden.org.  If visitors would like to get an up-close-and-personal view of
Sam before submitting their entry, they can see Sam at the Garden’s Spring Planting Jubilee from
10 am – 2 pm on Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 19.

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13th BIENNIAL GOURD AND BASKET WEEKEND IN THE GARDEN
Presented by Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild
Sponsored by the San Diego Botanic Garden

At our 2017 conference, instructors from around the country will meet in the San Diego,
California area to share their expertise with students in both traditional and new,
innovative basketry techniques, and in gourd art crafting. There will be classes with the
beginner in mind as well as the more advanced student.

The conference will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 am through Sunday, May 7th
at 4:00 pm at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA,
92024. Registration is $45 per day for garden and guild members and $55 per day for
non-members. Late fee is $5 if postmarked after February 28, 2017. Class fees vary
based on instructors materials and preparation fees. Information and registration forms
can be found at www.baskets-gourds.com

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The “5K Paw Walk in the Garden
” One for the Thumb (if they had thumbs.)
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Encinitas, CA -- There’s an old saying about having done something four times and needing “One for the Thumb.” Here it is! The Fifth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden” will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8 AM until noon. Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) are joining paws to raise funds that support people, plants, and pets.
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Garden Tapestries
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center, Giza, Egypt
At San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

January 14, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Daily 9 am – 5 pm . Ecke Building

For the first time worldwide, the garden-themed tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt will be on display at a prominent public garden, the San Diego Botanic Garden located in Encinitas.  The Egyptian artists vividly celebrate the flowers of the desert, villages and Nile River in their work – many of which can be seen January 14 – March 31, 2017 from 9 am – 5 pm at the San Diego Botanic Garden.
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February 2017 Events & Classes
Free with paid admission or membership.
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January 2017 Events & Classes
Free with paid admission or membership.
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