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July 20, 2022

Internationally Acclaimed ‘Lightscape’ Coming to San Diego Botanic Garden For 2022 Holiday Season

From November 18 through January 1, Lightscape will illuminate evenings at the Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures and artistic installations throughout a spectacular one-mile winding walking trail. Read more…


June 22, 2022

San Diego Botanic Garden to Debut “World of Houseplants” as Summer Exhibition

San Diego Botanic Garden opens its highly anticipated World of Houseplants show on Saturday, July 16. The exhibition, which runs for seven weeks – through Monday, September 5 – is staged in the Garden’s state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility – the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. Read more…


May 13, 2022

Fifty years of conserving traditional crop diversity a success, but some crops still lack protection

Conservation shows that a half-century of plant conservation in genebanks has been a major success for many crops. However, important crops are not protected as climate change, loss of traditional knowledge and urbanization threaten what remains. Read more…


children water plants with watering cansMarch 10, 2022

San Diego Botanic Garden Expands Access to More Diverse Audiences through Federal Grant

Last month, SDBG launched Access Afternoons, a community outreach project that welcomes new audiences to the Garden through funding the organization was awarded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS has given over $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act grants to support the role of museums, libraries, and collections-based institutions in helping their communities recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more…


March 8, 2022

San Diego Botanic Garden to Create a National Medicinal Plants Collection and Research Consortium

Last week, San Diego Botanic Garden launched a national medicinal plants collection and research consortium, made possible by a $384,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation. During the next year, SDBG and collaborators at the Salk Institute will establish what will become a best-in-class model for the curation and conservation of economic plants and the development of plant-based medicines. Read more…

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