Education updates

March 2022 by Tomoko Kuta, Senior Director for Education, Memership and Visitor Services SDBG Expands Access to More Diverse Audiences through Federal Grant Last month, San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) launched Access Afternoons, a community outreach program that welcomes new audiences to the Garden through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under their […]

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Science & Conservation updates

January 2022 by Colin Khoury, Senior Director for Science and Conservation We begin this new year with a flurry of new science and conservation activity, both at the Garden and further afield. Our ongoing work to help conserve rare oaks, cycads, manzanitas, coyote bush, and other threatened plants has increased dramatically over the past few […]

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Opuntia littoralis – Coastal prickly pear cactus: SDBG’s new logo

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November 2021 by Ari Novy, PhD, President & CEO I’d like to draw your attention to the Garden’s new logo, based on our native coastal prickly pear cactus (Opuntia littoralis). We put lots of thought into our rebranding and logo update. We love the dragon tree logo we used for years, which is beautiful and […]

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Ocean Knoll Canyon restoration

October 2021 by Ari Novy, PhD, President & CEO Last month, the California State Coastal Conservancy approved a $200,000 grant to the Garden, enabling us to enhance and restore 4.6 acres of critical habitat in Ocean Knoll Canyon, adjacent to Ocean Knoll Elementary School. Our Conservation Team will lead work with our volunteers and community […]

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Conserving a Distinct Piece of Encinitas

January 2021 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Conservation Horticulture San Diego Botanic Garden has a distinctive position in not only working to conserve endangered plants where they grow naturally, but also bringing those rare species into a managed setting which enables a deeper level of study, better community engagement without compromising preservation, and for us […]

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Beat the COVID Blues with Open Air Yoga

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January 2021 by Jenna Miller, Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Practitioner Challenges have the potential to bring out the best in us as we push beyond our limits and find creative, new solutions. This year has certainly given us plenty of opportunity to rise to the occasion! But if you’re dealing with the COVID blues, […]

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What Makes Us a Botanic Garden?

July 2020 by Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator of Collections A garden is colorful, lush, and beautiful; these are some of the words used to describe our own wonderful San Diego Botanic Garden. But what are the features that make our garden a botanic garden? A garden by definition is unnatural. It is a conglomeration of living […]

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Pollinator Observations at Home

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July 2020 by Sarah Morgan, Education Manager While we have not been able to see all of you at the Garden, we hope you have connected with the plants in your life and enjoyed learning at home with us through our children’s educational series, Fun at Home, with activity sheets and videos. This time has […]

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Creating a Sustainable Landscape: Making the Most of Our Low Annual Rainfall in Southern California is Just the Beginning

April 2020 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture Water is the lifeblood of any garden, and this is especially evident to horticulturists in Southern California. San Diego Botanic Garden frequently sees less than 10 inches of rain in a year, and nearly all of that comes between the months of November and March. Despite having […]

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SDBG Bamboo Garden Inspired and Planted by the American Bamboo Society Founded at the Garden in 1979

April 2020 by Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator of Collections San Diego Botanic Garden’s Bamboo Garden is a lush forest filled with a wide variety of flora from all over the world. Tranquility can overwhelm the senses when you first embrace the array of the towering plant life that is our bamboo collection. Complimented with an assortment […]

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