Our Programs

See all upcoming happenings at the Garden on our Program Calendar.

San Diego Botanic Garden operates according to current County and State guidelines. In accordance with guidance from the County of San Diego and the California Department of Public Health, SDBG encourages visitors to wear masks indoors.

Don’t miss another class, tour, or activity! Sign up for our monthly Adult Programs newsletter or monthly Children’s Activities newsletter today.

09/24 – Botanical Resin Jewelry Making

Saturday, September 24, 10 am-12 pm. Register by September 21. This is a class where you will have a chance to create your own personalized botanical jewelry piece- earrings or necklace. Lora Calcara has been crafting with resin and plants...

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09/24 – Open Air Yoga

Saturday, September 24, 9-10 am. Register by 5 pm the Friday before class. Walk-ins welcome (space-permitting, credit card only). Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave...

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09/26 – Folk Herbal Medicine

Monday,  September 26, 2:30- 4 pm. Register by September 23. Join herbalist Corinne Feinberg as she teaches you to communicate with the natural world through an intuitive method of herbal medicine. This folk tradition of herbalism is centered around cultivating...

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09/24 – Open Air Yoga

Saturday, September 24, 9-10 am. Register by 5 pm the Friday before class. Walk-ins welcome (space-permitting, credit card only). Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave...

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09/28 – Open Air Yoga

Wednesday, September 28, 5:30-6:30 pm. Register by 5 pm the Friday before class. Walk-ins welcome (space-permitting, credit card only). Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave...

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10/01 – Autumn Moonlight Meditation: Cacao and Sound Healing with MULTIVER3E

Saturday October 1, 2022, 6-7:30pm and 8-9:30pm The event will begin with a heart-opening blessing with Communion Cacao, a single-origin cacao sourced direct from the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. We will then transition into a multidimensional sound journey intended...

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SAPLinGS – 1. Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 10 am -12 pm. | Special Wednesday Activities, 10-11 am. Garden Time in the Incredible Edibles Garden Please join us in the Incredible Edibles section of Hamilton Children's Garden to plant, water, weed, and all the other activities that keep...

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SAPLinGS – 2. Thursdays

Thursdays, 10 am -12 pm. | Special Thursday Activities, 10 am -12 pm. Model Trains in Seeds of Wonder Garden with Conductor James. Science, Art and PLay in Garden Spaces (SAPLinGS) Children are invited to join every Wednesday, Thursday, and...

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SAPLinGS – 3. Fridays

Fridays, 10 am -12 pm. | Special Friday Activities, 10:30-11 am. Toddler Tales & Tunes in Hamilton Children’s Garden - Grandma Kathy has been teaching and entertaining children and families at SDBG for many years. She uses puppets, bells, pompoms,...

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09/24 – Guided Tour

Saturday, September 24, 10:30 am -11:30 pm. Free to members or with admission. Meet the volunteer tour guide in front of restrooms across from the entrance to Hamilton Children’s Garden.

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09/25 – Guided Tour

Sunday, September 25, 11 am -12 pm. Free to members or with admission. Meet the volunteer tour guide in front of restrooms across from the entrance to Hamilton Children’s Garden.

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09/26 – Butterfly Walk

Monday, September 26, starting at 10 am. Free to members or with admission. Shorter (one hour) and longer (two hour) walks are available. Meet in front of the restrooms across from the entrance to Hamilton Children's Garden. The experience will...

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Adult Education

See all Adult Education in an interactive Calendar List or Calendar Grid.

Be sure to check out our Tours, including the monthly bird walk and the butterfly walk!

Don’t miss another class or tour! Sign up for our monthly Adult Programs newsletter today.

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Adult Wellness Classes

Don’t miss another class yoga, Pilates, or sound healing class! Sign up for our monthly Adult Programs newsletter today.

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Children's Activities

Free with admission. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 am -12 pm. Children are invited to join Science, Art and PLay in Garden Spaces (SAPLinGS) for learning, hands-on activities, and fun in Hamilton Children’s Garden. See the calendar for special activities each day.

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Guided Tours

Free with admission. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am; Sundays, 11 am -12 pm. Meet the volunteer tour guide in front of restrooms across from the entrance to Hamilton Children’s Garden.

The Garden also offers Adult Group Tours. Click here to learn about requesting a group tour.

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Bird Walks

The first Monday of each month, SDBG hosts a bird walk led by our birding specialists Rita Campbell, Sue Smith, Gretchen Nell, and Jeff Clingan. SDBG is a birding hotspot providing a home to our native birds, migrants, and wintering guests. Starting at 8am to get the most out of our early morning birding hours, the group searches out the greatest number of bird species in our native and ornamental gardens.

Butterfly Walks

Join us for twice monthly Butterfly Walks to learn more about these beautiful insects and their close relationship with plants. Walks will be led by a garden volunteer and joined regularly by butterfly expert Dr. Michael Perry from UC San Diego and members of his lab. Walks will take place the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 10 am from June through October.