RaMP Program Spotlight Series: Meet Alison Snyder, Program Specialist!

My name is Alison Snyder, and I am a RaMP Rare Plant Specialist at the San Diego Botanic Garden. RaMP stands for Research and Mentorship Program for Post- Baccalaureates. This program spans over four different botanic gardens across the country, including SDBG, and is focused on diversifying the STEM workforce through paid training and mentorship. […]

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New Year, New Ways to Bloom

The holiday season is often filled to the brim with festive cheer, joyous celebrations and… stress. If you’re looking for ways to reset with healthy habits in 2024, look no further. Here are 5 ways to embrace nature at the Garden and transition from the hustle and bustle of the holidays into a peaceful new […]

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2022 Highlights and A Look Ahead

Science and conservation at SDBG made an enormous leap forward in 2022, growing to a portfolio of 20 active projects and engaging with over 60 partner organizations. We initiated 15 of these projects in 2022 and brought four new staff members onboard to support and ensure project success. We conducted over 120 days of fieldwork […]

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Legacy of Ruth Baird Larabee

The history of San Diego Botanic Garden would not be complete without mention of the visionary woman behind our 37-acre urban oasis. In the early 1940s, Ruth Baird Larabee and her then-husband Charles Wright Larabee purchased two parcels of ranch land where the Garden currently sits today. Ruth and Charles brought their love for Latin […]

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Shinrin-Yoku Connecting People to Nature Through The Art of Forest Bathing

April 2019 by Rhana Kozak, PhD, Nature Bathing Guide Shinrin-Yoku or the art of Forest (or Nature) Bathing is different from simply taking a walk outside. Rather, it is an invitation to enter into a state of mindfulness or active, open attention to the present moment and the beauty of the natural world surrounding you. […]

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