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January 25, 2023

San Diego Botanic Garden Announces Return of Colorful World of Orchids Display Beginning March 11, 2023

San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is set to host the third annual spring orchid showcase, World of Orchids, running Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, April 9, 2023. The exhibition will be staged in the state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility, the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, by SDBG’s highly awarded Artist-in-Residence, René van Rems, AIFD, who serves as Creative Director for the exhibit for the third year in a row. Admission to World of Orchids is included with the purchase of a one-day ticket or an annual membership. Read more…

 

January 11, 2023

San Diego Botanic Garden Plants 100 Rare and Native Oak Trees with Students from Ocean Knoll Elementary in Encinitas

As part of the Ocean Knoll Oak Restoration Planting Project, San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) invited more than 300 Ocean Knoll Elementary students to help plant 100 native oak trees throughout Ocean Knoll Canyon in Encinitas. Made possible by an Environmental Champions Grant from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the project’s tree plantings took place over three days from December 13-15, with members of the SDBG Science & Conservation and Education teams engaging students in discussions about the importance of native plants and habitat restoration. Read more…

 

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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