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Classes

 

All classes are for ADULTS ONLY (18+)

Dear San Diego Botanic Garden Guests,

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SDBG Class

Mosaic Flower, Heart or Butterflies for your Garden
Wednesday, August 22, 10 am -1 pm &
Thursday, August 23, 10 am – 12 pm

*Please Note: This is a Two Day Class.

These creations make beautiful accents in your garden or home. Students will use a variety of glass beads and tiles in a rainbow of colors. Instructor: Candy Sharda

Cost: Members $35, non-members $42 plus a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by August 15.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - MOSFLO22

SDBG Class

Planting for Pollinators and All Things Gardening
Saturday, August 25, 9 am -12 pm

This is a fun and informative class covering many gardening topics including how to attract and support the various pollinators that may visit your garden. Other topics include creating good soils for your garden, tips on planning and planting a healthy garden and more. Instructor: Marianne Bretell-Vaugh

Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Please register by August 17.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - PLANT25

SDBG Class

Abstract Garden Photography
Saturday, August 25, 9 am – 1 pm

Bob Bretell returns from Arizona to present one of his most popular photography workshops. Students will explore the garden using a variety of techniques including unique camera angle, slow shutter, macro, zoom, repeating patterns and texture. Bob will be giving demonstrations and students will have lots of shooting time. At the end of class students will have an opportunity to project their favorite shots on a large screen for a lively review and discussion. 35mm DSLR and Smart phones encouraged and all levels are welcome.

Cost: $59, non-members $71. Please register by August 17.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - ABS25

 

SDBG Class

Living Wall / Vertical Garden
Saturday, September 1, 9 am -12 pm

Learn the basics of planting a living wall. We will be planting a 10”x20” wall with a variety of succulents. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes 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 at the class.
Please register by August 24.


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For Members Only Coupon Code - LW1

 

SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
September 16, 9:00 am -11:00 am

 Description:  Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to Nature. This idea and 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. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Register today! This class will sell out fast. Instructor: Rhana Kozak 

 Cost: $40 non-members $32 members

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Bath16

 

 

SDBG Class

Zentangle – Pumpkin Design Workshop
(Ages 12 +)
Sunday, September 16, 12 pm – 2 pm

Create a perfect gift for Halloween or Fall hostess gift.
Draw on polyurethane pumpkins. Design pumpkins with Zentangle patterns.
Don’t miss this one! ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Instructor: Janet Massey.

Cost: Members $40, non-members $48 plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Please register by September 7.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - ZEN16

 

SDBG Class

Succulent Turtle Class
Tuesday, September 25, 9 am –1 pm

Create your own unique miniature succulent Turtle for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clipper for this easy, clever garden design workshop. Taught by the SDBG wreath team. Fee includes materials.

Cost: Members $45, non-members $54. Please register by September 18.

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For Members Only Coupon Code - SUCC25

 

SDBG Class

Forest / Nature Bathing
October 7, 9:00 am -11:00 am

Description:  Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to Nature. This idea and 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. This innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Register today! This class will sell out fast. Instructor: Rhana Kozak 

Cost: $40 non-members $32 members

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For Members Only Coupon Code - Bath7


 

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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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