Ocean Knoll Canyon restoration

October 2021 by Ari Novy, PhD, President & CEO Last month, the California State Coastal Conservancy approved a $200,000 grant to the Garden, enabling us to enhance and restore 4.6 acres of critical habitat in Ocean Knoll Canyon, adjacent to Ocean Knoll Elementary School. Our Conservation Team will lead work with our volunteers and community […]

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Conserving a Distinct Piece of Encinitas

January 2021 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Conservation Horticulture San Diego Botanic Garden has a distinctive position in not only working to conserve endangered plants where they grow naturally, but also bringing those rare species into a managed setting which enables a deeper level of study, better community engagement without compromising preservation, and for us […]

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SDBG Partners with City of Encinitas to Care for and Restore Native Plants in Open Spaces

October 2020 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture After decades of conservation and stewardship of native species within the Garden, SDBG has expanded that botanical expertise to an additional 15 acres of open space in Encinitas. In spring of 2020, the Garden partnered with the City of Encinitas to care for and restore open spaces […]

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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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