Seeing the Invisible

Augmented reality art exhibition

Through August 2022

SDBG premieres Seeing the Invisible, the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality technology. The exhibition can be viewed only through the Seeing the Invisible app for mobile devices while on location at participating gardens. Download the app prior to your arrival.


World of Houseplants

Through Monday, September 5

SDBG “Member Hour” on Sundays, 9-10 am

San Diego Botanic Garden hosts its first houseplant showcase in our state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility – the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. In addition to the beautiful and immersive displays, the show features vendors on select days selling plants, potting materials, and other merchandise.


Summer Nights

Open until 8 pm select Thursdays this summer!

August 11 and 25, September 8

Take advantage of extended hours to enjoy the summer’s warm weather and long days. Stroll through the Garden at sunset, and enjoy food you have pre-ordered around fire pits near the main entrance. Each evening features a different special event, most of which require special a event ticket.


The Garden Party

benefiting San Diego Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Join us this September for an intimate evening of botanical beauty, fabulous food, and bubbly beverages! Enjoy lively conversation, a garden stroll through various food and beverage stations, exciting entertainment, and a distinctive live auction to support our Garden’s growing science, conservation, and education programs.


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Internationally acclaimed show for Holiday 2022!

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities, Lightscape illuminates San Diego Botanic Garden with more than one million lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures and artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. Reserve your tickets and parking today to celebrate the holidays with SDBG!