• San Diegp Botanic Garden Classes

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All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

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14th Annual Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden
May 4 & 5, 2019
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SDBG Class

Koi Acrylic Painting – Beginner
Saturday, January 5, 1 - 3:30 pm

Ever wondered how to capture a beautiful Koi fish on canvas? If so, this class is perfect for you!. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions on how to complete a painting. No drawing skills required. Templates will be supplied. This is an excellent class for beginners.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48. Plus a $20 per-student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by December 29.

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SDBG Class

Master Composter
5-week Course
Sunday, January 13 thru Sunday, February 17, 10am - 1pm
Presented by the Solana Center for Recycling

Learn the art and science of composting in this 5-week course that includes lectures, demonstrations and a field trip. In this class, you’ll learn to reduce your carbon footprint by keeping food and yard waste out of landfills, turn it into a nutrient-rich amendment for use in your garden and increase water retention.

Cost: $50. Encinitas residents receive preferential registration.
Bring a buddy from Encinitas and their registration fee is waived.
Please register online at: solanacenter.org

 

SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, January 20, 9 - 11 am

Shinrin-yoku – or Forest Bathing – is a way of connecting people to nature. The positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. Come experience for yourself this innovative programming that is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country! Register today! This class will sell out fast. Instructor: Rhana Kozak

Cost: $32 Members, $40 non-members
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SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Saturday, January 26, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden for your garden or home. We will be planting a 10” x 20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used indoors or outdoors and incorporate a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes will sell out!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Plus an $80 per-student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Please register by January 19 for January class or March 10 for March class.
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SDBG Class

Spring Succulent Wreath
Saturday, February 2, 9 am – 3 pm

Design and create your own succulent wreath using over 350 cuttings from our big, beautiful 37-acre Garden! Your new wreath can be mounted on your wall (indoors or outdoors) or displayed on a table in your very own garden or home. Please bring small clippers to class. Instructor: SDBG Succulent Wreath Team

Cost: Members $95, non-members $114. Fee includes materials.
Please register by January 26.

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SDBG Class

Bees in the Garden
Saturday, February 9, 11 am – 2 pm

Did you know that bee-friendly plant choices, beehive placement and garden design go hand-in-hand to support successful backyard beekeeping? In this class, you will learn about bees, and how they support our food system, and their struggle to survive in an ever-changing environment. Learn how you can help bees while making good plant choices for your garden. You’ll leave with a better understanding about the importance of bees in our world, knowing where to place a hive in your garden, and receive a list of bee-friendly plants. “The hum of the bee is the voice of the garden,” according to Class Instructor Kristin Heggem.

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Fee includes materials.
Please register by February 2.

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SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, February 17, 9 - 11 am

Shinrin-yoku – or Forest Bathing – is a way of connecting people to nature. The positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. Come experience for yourself this innovative programming that is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country! Register today! This class will sell out fast. Instructor: Rhana Kozak

Cost: $32 Members, $40 non-members
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SDBG Class

Spring Succulent Turtle
Saturday, February 19, 9 am – 3 pm

Design and create your own succulent turtle using over 100 cuttings from our big, beautiful 37-acre Garden. You can proudly display your new succulent turtle on your table or use it as an accent in your garden. Please bring small clippers to class. Instructor: SDBG Succulent Wreath Team

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42. Fee includes materials.
Please register by February 12.

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SDBG Class

Orchid Kokedama Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 10 – 11:30 am

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese living art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the skills behind Kokedama and make beautiful Orchid Kokedama! Fee includes all of the supplies you’ll need including orchids, moss, soils and more. This is a unique, fun-to-make piece of living art that you can either take home and enjoy or give as a wonderful living gift. Instructor: Kodema Forest

Cost: Members $18, non-members $22. Plus a $40 per-student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by November 9.

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SDBG Class

Calla Lily Acrylic Beginner Painting
Sunday, March 10, 1 - 3:30 pm

Ever wondered how to capture a beautiful Calla Lily on canvas? If so, this class is perfect for you! You’ll receive step-by-step instructions on how to complete a painting. No drawing skills required. Templates will be supplied. This is an excellent class for beginners. Instructor: Victoria Gobel

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48. Plus a $20 per-student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Please register by March 3.
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SDBG Class

Spring Succulent Bunny
Tuesday, March 12, 9 am – 3 pm

Design and create your own delightful garden bunny using over 150 cuttings from our big, beautiful 37-acre Garden! Proudly display your new succulent bunny on your garden table or use as an accent in your garden. Please bring small clippers to class. Instructor: SDBG succulent Wreath Team

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48. Fee includes materials.
Please register by March 5.

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SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Sunday, March 17, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden for your garden or home. We will be planting a 10” x 20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used indoors or outdoors and incorporate a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. The possibilities of striking patterns and unique designs are endless. REGISTER EARLY! These classes will sell out!
Instructor: Mary Lou Morgan

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Plus an $80 per-student materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Please register by January 19 for January class or March 10 for March class.
Click Here for All Registrations

 

SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
Sunday, March 17, 9 - 11 am

Shinrin-yoku – or Forest Bathing – is a way of connecting people to nature. The positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. Come experience for yourself this innovative programming that is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country! Register today! This class will sell out fast. Instructor: Rhana Kozak

Cost: $32 Members, $40 non-members
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SDBG Class

Mosaic Birdhouse
Thursday, March 28, 10 am – 2 pm

Decorate a cute wooden birdhouse for your garden using a variety of outdoor paint colors. Then, put the finishing touches on your birdhouse by embellishing it with glass tiles, beads and gem marbles. Instructor: Candy Sharda

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42. Plus a $25 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.
Please register by March 21.

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SDBG Class

Botanical Color Pencil Surfaces
Sunday, March 31, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Let your imagination take hold and play with colored pencils on unique black and red surfaces. Light colors will glow and textures will pop when pencils glide over the surface of your collage. Play and have fun while learning about blending methods and layering colors. Don’t worry about your drawing abilities. This class is all about learning to see art in a different light by blending colors and layering them to create depth and saturation that will stir your creative soul!
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia

Cost: Members $75, non-members $89. Supply list will be e-mailed to you once registration is received. Fee does include special materials.
Please register by March 24.

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Ongoing Youth & Adult Programs

Docent-led Guided Tours Every Saturday, 10:30 am
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Botanical Printers 1st Sunday of each month, 9:30 am

Bird Watching 1st Monday of each month, 8 am
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