Photo courtesy John Bryant

Check out the San Diego Botanic Garden in April for fun events, great classes and so much more just in time for spring!

EVENTS

Daily, April 1 – 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

Sculpture in the Garden. This unique exhibition showcases 52 sculptures from 32 regional artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. Take one home and support the Garden! Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm

Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

ArtFest. Don’t miss ArtFest, a delightful combination of a Fine Art Show, Asian Art Show and Art Demonstrations. A Quick Draw competition for youths and adults will take place during ArtFest on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Garden’s juried Fine Art Show features more than 20 artists showing and selling their works including sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, as well as gourd and fiber artists. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/artfest.htm

Tuesday, April 24 – Tuesday, July 10. Daily, 9 a.m. –5 p.m. Ecke Building. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission or membership.

11th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale. The 11th Annual Lung Hsiang Exhibit and Sale features original Chinese Brush Paintings created by members of the Lung Hsiang chapter of the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting. The exhibit and sale is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Ecke Building in the Garden. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, May 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. Paid admission to the Garden is your admission to the reception. Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm

CLASSES

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, Non-Members $36, plus an $80 materials fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.

Living Wall/Vertical Garden. Learn the basics of planting a living wall. Students will be planting a 10” x 12” wall utilizing a variety of succulents. Vertical gardens can be planted on exterior or interior walls with plants creating a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. REGISTER EARLY! THIS CLASS WILL SELL OUT! (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $45, Non-Members $54. Fee includes materials.

Succulent Mushroom Class. Create your own succulent mushroom for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clippers to class. Taught by the SDBG succulent wreath team (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $30, Non-Members $36.

Planting for Pollinators & All Things Gardening. This fun and informative class will cover many gardening topics, including how to attract and support the various pollinators that visit your garden. Other topics include creating good soils for your garden, tips on planning and planting a healthy garden and more! (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $45, Non-Members $54. Fee includes materials.

Succulent Turtle Class. Create your own succulent turtle for your garden or table. Forms and succulents provided. Please bring small clippers to class. Taught by the SDBG succulent wreath team (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $45, Non-Members $54, plus a $10 supply fee paid directly to instructor on day of class.

Spring Herb Walk. Lavender, basil and mint – Oh Boy! Take a walk in SDBG’s fragrant Herb Garden and learn more about growing and utilizing herbs in your kitchen. Explore the medicinal and aromatic use of herbs and create herbal products for your home and body. (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members: $105, Non-Members $124. Fee includes $10 for materials. Separate supply list will be emailed once registration is received.

Pour It On. Putting paint onto paper can be a mixed bag of unexpected surprises. Pouring paint onto paper will certainly give you astonishing combos of intense and luminesce colors. In this class you’ll find painting is about discovery and expression of your own personal creativity. All levels welcome! Taught by Helen Shafer Garcia. (Ages 18+). Info: http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

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