2022 Press Releases

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

SDBG to Debut “World of Houseplants” as Summer Exhibition

San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) opens its highly anticipated World of Houseplants show on Saturday, July 16. Read more…

 

May 13, 2022

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

A new study published this week by Nature and co-authored by San Diego Botanic Garden’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation shows that a half-century of plant conservation in genebanks has been a major success for many crops. Read more…

 

March 10, 2022

SDBG Expands Access to More Diverse Audiences through Federal Grant

Last month, San Diego Botanic Garden 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). Read more…

 

March 8, 2022

SDBG 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 FoundationRead more…

 

February 16, 2022

SDBG Announces Bloom of Voodoo Lily, Smaller “Cousin” of the Corpse Flower

San Diego Botanic Garden announced yesterday that a konjac plant – a smaller, but still impressive relative of the corpse plant – is blooming in its Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. Read more…

 

January 25, 2022

SDBG Celebrates Love, Friendship, and Plants with Plants & Romance Evenings on Weekend before Valentine’s Day

San Diego Botanic Garden invites visitors to take part in a lovely mid-February evening experience, Plants & Romance, with their Valentines, family, and friends. Read more...

2021 Press Releases

December 1, 2021

Deck the Halls with SDBG’s Annual Botanic Wonderland, Beginning Dec. 4

San Diego Botanic Garden once again transforms its garden into a twinkling, holiday oasis, as Botanic Wonderland returns Dec 4-5, Dec. 10-23 and Dec. 26-30. Read more…

 

October 31, 2021

SDBG’s Rare Corpse Flower Blooms on Halloween Night

The San Diego Botanic Garden, a 37-acre urban oasis in north San Diego County, this afternoon announced its rare corpse flower is now in coming into full bloom on Halloween night. Read more…

 

October 15, 2021

SDBG Prepares for Corpse Flower Bloom in Late October

San Diego Botanic Garden expects one of its corpse plants to bloom later this month, contributing to the anticipation for its Fall Festival, which starts Saturday, October 23, and runs through Halloween and Day of the Dead. Read more…

 

October 5, 2021

SDBG Approved for Coastal Conservancy Grant to Enhance and Restore Ocean Knoll Canyon

Last month, the California State Coastal Conservancy approved a grant of up to $200,000 to San Diego Botanic Garden to enhance and restore more than half of Ocean Knoll Canyon, an important section of the Cottonwood Creek Watershed in the City of Encinitas. Read more…

 

October 5, 2021

SDBG Premieres Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño

The San Diego Botanic Garden today announced its Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño Event, open to the public from Saturday, Oct. 23rd through Monday, Nov. 1. Read more…

 

September 9, 2021

New Augmented Reality Exhibition ‘Seeing the Invisible’ to Premiere at SDBG September 24

Featuring AR Works by international artists and premiering simultaneously across the globe

The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality technology will premiere across 12 gardens in six countries simultaneously in September 2021, including the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read more…

 

August 24, 2021

SDBG “World of Bromeliads” Exhibition Now Open

With the rise in popularity of house plants, this San Diego Botanic Garden exhibition shows off one of the most popular plants, the bromeliad. Read more…

 

April 21, 2021

County Celebrates San Diego Botanic Garden Day

The County of San Diego will honor San Diego Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 24, for “outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to environmental stewardship” by celebrating “San Diego Botanic Garden Day” throughout the County. Read more…

 

March 29, 2021

SDBG opens month-long World of Orchids show this weekend

San Diego Botanic Garden will host its first annual spring orchid showcase, World of Orchids, from Saturday, April 3 through Sunday, May 2. The exhibit, which kicks off Easter weekend, will be staged in the Garden’s state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility – the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory… Read more…

 

March 23, 2021

San Diego Botanic Garden wins Environmental Award

San Diego Botanic Garden is honored to be named a 2020 winner of the City of Encinitas Environmental Commission’s prestigious Environmental Award Program.  Read more…

 

February 16, 2021

Wild and Beautiful: Artist Alliance Sculpture Exhibit at San Diego Botanic Garden

February 16 – August 1

It is with great pleasure that San Diego Botanic Garden, in partnership with Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance, presents the Wild and Beautiful sculpture exhibition. Read more…