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.

people-doing-yoga-in-botanical-conservatory

01/25 – Conservatory Yoga

Wednesday January 25, 5:30-6:30pm Join us inside the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory for a truly unique yoga experience. Surrounded by lush greenery, melt away your day with the calming atmosphere of a rainforest and a gentle yoga flow. Cost: Members...

LEARN MORE

01/27 – Science Seminar Series

Friday January 27, 2-3:00pm Join us each month as we highlight San Diego Botanic Garden’s commitment to and support of current plant-based research. This month we will join Michelle Balk, Research Associate from the Science and Conservation team, on a...

LEARN MORE
resin-jewlery-with-purple-flower

01/28 – Botanical Resin Jewelry Making

Saturday January 28, 10-12pm 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 for the past 6+ years. She...

LEARN MORE
people-doing-yoga-in-botanical-conservatory

01/25 – Conservatory Yoga

Wednesday January 25, 5:30-6:30pm Join us inside the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory for a truly unique yoga experience. Surrounded by lush greenery, melt away your day with the calming atmosphere of a rainforest and a gentle yoga flow. Cost: Members...

LEARN MORE

02/04 – Open Air Yoga

Saturday February 4, 9-10am Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Bring your own mat. The class...

LEARN MORE

02/11 – Open Air Yoga

Saturday February 11, 9-10am Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Bring your own mat. The class...

LEARN MORE

02/06 – Bird Walk

Monday, February 6, 8-11 am. 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...

LEARN MORE

SAPLinGS – 1. Wednesdays

January ThemeWinter in the Garden February ThemeMake Friends with Your Food: The Winter Garden 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...

LEARN MORE

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...

LEARN MORE

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,...

LEARN MORE
gardener looks at seedling through a magnifiying glass

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.

VIEW ALL
Three people hold warrior position in front of gazebo

Adult Wellness Classes

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

VIEW ALL
children water plants with watering cans

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.

Monthly Themes:
January: Winter in the Garden
February: Make Friends with Your Food: Winter in the Garden

VIEW ALL

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.

small bird sits on branch

Bird Walks

Our monthly Bird Walks at San Diego Botanic Garden will resume in February 2023 following a brief hiatus in January as we prepare for another year of great activities! The first walk of the new year will be February 6. Registration will open on January 11.
Bird Walks are free to members or with admission. Capacity is limited and advance registration is required. See you on February 6!

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.