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.
Saturday July 17
Join us in person or virtually to create a beautiful nature-inspired paper batik by using a wax resist process. We will use oil pastels and watercolor to create the pattern and texture. Fun and unexpected results occur with this unique process. All levels welcome!
Recommended materials that are not provided: watercolor paints, drawing paper, brushes, and oil pastels.
We follow local distancing guidelines for indoor spaces. Masks are required for this class, which takes place in an indoor/outdoor space.
Class format: Both in-person and live Zoom
Cost: In-person class fees include Garden admission:
Members $18, non-members $22.
Live Zoom: Members $15, non-members $18
Please register by July 15.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Air Plant Workshop
Need a new gift idea instead of flowers this Valentine’s Day? Air plants are some of the most captivating yet easiest plants 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.
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.
Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund for your registration, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 436 3036 x222 at least 1 week prior to the start date of the class. Refunds will not be given within 1 week of the class.