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Virtual Classes

 

Do you want to stay connected to the Garden and learn from the comfort of your own home? We have a fun Fall lineup of virtual learning for you, including classes with supplies available for pickup.

Crop Genetic Erosion
Thursday, October 21
7:00 - 8:00 am

Learn more about the loss of biodiversity and how it affects the crops we grow.  Dr. Colin Khoury, SDBG's Senior Director of Science and Horticulture, reviews 100 years of evidence, thoughts on future research, and an outline of steps needed to mitigate, stem, and reverse further losses. This lecture is presented as part of the GROW (Genebank Resources on the Web) monthly webinar series hosted by the Genebank Platform at the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR).

Cost: Free
Lecture format: Online

Open Air Yoga Experience

More classes coming soon!

Looking for a fun party idea for your friends and family?

Many of our plant-crafting classes, such as our Succulent Wall Planter, Air Plant Display, and Succulent Wreath or Topiary classes can be done as a private virtual party! Please call (760) 436–3036 x222 for more information.

Previous Classes


©Saxon Holt / Photobotanic 

Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates

Do you need help finding plants that contribute to the health of the planet, yet also create a beautiful garden in our summer-dry climate?

Join our interactive presentation with Saxon Holt, a photojournalist and sole photographer of more than 30 garden books, including his recent book, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates, published by Timber Press. He is the Director of the Summer-Dry Project, a Board member of Pacific Horticulture Society and owner of the PhotoBotanic Garden Library.

 

Flower Petal Painting Using Real Flowers

Have fun creating art with inspiration from nature and using actual flowers and leaves from your garden. Produce beautiful works of art with this easy and unique art technique. All skill levels welcome!

Recommended materials that are not provided: flowers of various colors, leaves, and thick paper. We will discuss how to enhance your design with watercolors as well, so if you would like to try that, you will need watercolor paints, brushes, and watercolor paper.

 

Virtual Succulent Wreath

Virtual Succulent Wreath

Create your own 10 inch succulent wreath for your garden table, wall, or door with a variety of cuttings from the Garden in the comfort of your own home. Take a virtual trip behind the scenes with us as we show you the entire process, from propagating succulent cuttings to designing and building a decorative wreath. Form and cuttings included in the class price.

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Virtual Drip Irrigation Basics

Water costs are sky high! Most people also have poorly installed irrigation systems that are very inefficient. In this class we will teach you how to convert your fan spray or gear driven sprinklers into super-efficient in-line drip irrigation. You’ll save lots of water and have healthier plants. We will provide a detailed parts list and teach you how to install your system.

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Virtual Native Plant Gardening

Learn about San Diego’s unique and diverse native plant ecosystems during a virtual tour of SDBG’s natural areas with Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture. We will also discuss how to plant and care for native species in your own garden to help you create a more sustainable, beautiful, and easy to maintain landscape. Native plants to put into your home garden are included.

Virtual Fruit Trees 101

Virtual Fruit Trees 101

You can successfully grow dozens of types of fruit trees in San Diego!

Learn how to select and maintain trees and virtually tour our Subtropical Fruit Garden. We will cover proper selection, obtaining and planting for the bare root season, fertilization, and pruning of San Diego’s most popular fruit trees.

 

Virtual Fruit Trees 101

Print Making with Real Leaves

Have fun painting on actual leaves and making colorful works of art. This class is fun and easy. All skill levels welcome!

Recommended materials that are not provided: watercolor or acrylic paints, watercolor paper, brushes, a variety of dried leaves, water, and table salt.

 

Open Heart Succulent Wreath Workshop

9’’ Open Heart Succulent Wreath Workshop

Create your own succulent wreath for your garden table, wall, or door with a variety of cuttings from the Garden in the comfort of your own home. Take a virtual trip behind the scenes with us as we show you the entire process, from propagating succulent cuttings to designing and building a decorative wreath. Form and cuttings included in the class price.

 

Let Your Heart Shine:
Heart Luminary Workshop

Transform your own watercolor painting into a glowing luminary to share with your loved ones. We will take inspiration from the red flowers that grow in the Garden, as well as discuss how you can use something as simple as celery to make heart prints! This class is fun and easy. All skill levels welcome!

Recommended materials that are not provided: watercolor paints, watercolor paper, brushes, glue (hot glue works best, but white glue works well), celery, and a battery-powered candle.

 

Virtual Air Plant Workshop      

 Air plants are some of the most captivating yet easiest Bromeliads to grow.  Also known as Tillandsias, these plants can be used in a variety of ways for any home décor.  Learn where air plants come from and proper care techniques, take a virtual tour of the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory with Jeremy Bugarchich, our Tillandsia expert and Curator, and create your own mounted air plant display in the comfort of your own home.

 

 

Stay-tuned for more classes coming soon! Do you have questions or comments regarding adult classes? Please contact the Education Department at education@sdbgarden.org or 760/ 436 3036 x209.

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Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund for your registration, please contact Sarah at ssickler@sdbgarden.org or (760) 436 3036 x209 at least 1 week prior to the start date of the class. Refunds will not be given within 1 week of the class.