The Garden can be a learning laboratory for the dedicated gardener, a delightful place for an afternoon stroll, or a place to gather lots of information about water-wise, or California-Friendly® gardening.
Calendar of Happenings
Attend one of our fantastic upcoming Garden Happenings! We look forward to seeing you at The Garden!
January 19, 2022
Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30am Dr. Seuss said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” He couldn’t be more right! Join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a featured holiday-themed story followed by a craft. Storytime is free with Garden Admission.
January 29, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Saturday, January 29th 11:00am–12:00pm Winter Growers! Learn directly from Dean Karras, owner of Gnosis Nursery and purchase beautiful aloes, dudleya, unique succulents, and Mediterranean plants. Get a free plant with registration! Members $10 / Non-members $15 / Ticket includes a free plant! PLANTS will be sold a The Garden's Gift Shop while supplies last. Class attendees get first choice of plants.
January 29, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Saturday, January 29th 12:30pm–1:30pm Tree trimming and plant pruning is selectively removing parts of a plant to direct growth, improve health, reduce risk from falling branches, and increase the yield of flowers and fruits. Take a pruning tour with certified arborist, Jose Bedoya of Leaf It To Us. Free for Members / $8 Non-Members
January 30, 2022
LAST SUNDAYS, 11:00am–12:30pm January 30 | February 27 | March 27 You do not have to be an artist to enjoy this time of observation & sketching. Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli, guides you to find expression and depth in sketching. Notice the structure of trees, leaves, and even clouds floating by. Let The Garden be your muse. Members $10 / Non-members $15
Become an Earth Hero with Ms. Smarty-Plants™!
Are you an Earth Hero? Do you recycle? Do you care for the animals of the planet?
Do you pick up trash that you see on the ground and dispose of it? If you do any of these things than you are one of my Earth Heroes! We can each make a difference with our own 2 hands! Learn how you can make a positive impact on the environment and help save Mother Earth!
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A few words from Garden Members
“I enjoyed my visit so much that I became a member. Now I have access to over 300 reciprocal gardens nationwide. This includes the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park and the Encinitas Botanical Garden as well.”
“What a great way to spend an hour or two with the kids! The garden is not only beautiful & peaceful but educational as well. The staff was friendly & took the time to answer our questions about the many types of drought resistant plants they have on site. Highly recommended!!”
We recently completed a Mini Facelift on the Small Classroom, Gift Shop, Admin Office and exterior of building!. Painting and flooring have been installed along with the beautiful new Sam Ciccati signage!
We have had a wonderful Fall and eagerly look forwrd to
a lovely San Diego Winter!
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