Butterfly Experiences


Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers.

*Special June 4th special Butterfly Experience with Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Color of Nature

Sunday, June 26

Silk painting is a delightful artform with easy to learn techniques. Create your scarf on a high-quality, luxury silk satin, with Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli. No prior experience needed. All supplies included.

SoulCollage© 2022

Friday, July 29

Intuitive art process returns with Shirla de Magalhães, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Create a “deck” of cards to gain personal insights through art and journaling.

Postcards from the Garden, the Art of Nature

11am – 12:30pm
Jul 31 • Aug 28 • Sep 25

Uplift your sketches with color and drawing techniques by Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli. Beginner levels and doodlers welcome!

Summer is for Planning

Saturday, August 13

James Cothrine, owner of Earthwise Industries restores landscapes for function, aesthetics, and conservation. Sponsored by the County of San Diego. Free.

Full Moon Yoga & Camping Retreat

Friday, Sep 9, 6pm – Saturday, Sep 10, 8am

The Garden welcomes you to enjoy nature after hours beneath the summer sky with yoga and mindful group practices led by instructor Lisa Griffiths, and moonrise fire circle led by Isabelle George LMFT.

How to Hire a Landscaper and Save $!

Saturday, September 17

Pam Meisner, Director of Programs gives an informative, common-sense approach to hiring a landscape professional. Sponsored by the County of San Diego. FREE

Lil’ Sprouts Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ 2022

Wednesday, September 21

Catch a heartwarming storytime and nature craft with the magical Ms. Smarty-Plants™.

Landscape Design Consultation

Monthly Appointments
$70 Members / $85 Non-members

Receive helpful, one-on-one advice, for your Landscape Makeover project from professional designers and architects.

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