The Dickinson Family Education Conservatory: Building a Plant Collection and a Community

people look in the greenhouse

January 2020 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture Seven years ago when I started working at San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), nobody quite knew what would become of the big dirt lot at the north end of our recently opened Hamilton Children’s Garden, but it was evidently destined for something important. This Garden has reached […]

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Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms

monarch butterfly on a purple flower

October 2019 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture Gardens grow out of motives as diverse as the plants contained within. Some are created to attract wildlife, while others are meant to teach and entertain, or even just to be beautiful. The intersection between so many far-reaching garden intentions resides in flowers. Flowers embody bounty and […]

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SDBG’s Spectacular Tropical & Temperate Rainforest Garden

April 2019 by Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator of Collections An inspiring showcase of diversity is the epitome of what is the Rainforest Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden. This garden is a wonderment of plants from regions all across the world, grown together in harmony. Exploring the Rainforest Garden in depth, you can observe we have […]

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Rare and Endangered Plants in Our Backyard

by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture January 2019 Sunsets are coming earlier and mornings are once again laden with dew here in Encinitas. Respite from long, hot summer days, prospects of rain, and the residual warmth held in the earth make this a perfect time to plant native species. California is home to more than […]

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