ENCINITAS — San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, stays busy throughout the coming weeks of summer.
The Garden hosts Thursday Family Fun Nights every Thursday until 8 p.m., free with admission. Activities for children are held in the Hamilton Children’s Garden from 4:30 to 6 p.m. followed by entertainment in the Lawn Garden from 6 to 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or low chair to sit on.
The Thursday fun nights will feature:
Aug. 4: Fabulously Funny Fairy Tales by the Prodigy Players Children’s Theater Troupe
Aug. 11: Wild Wes
Aug. 18: Avian Eyes Interactive Outreach
Aug. 25: Hullabaloo
The Garden will be buzzing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21, with Garden Expressions, featuring selected regional artists of all kinds — sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd artists, fiber artists, and more — creating and selling their work, much of it inspired by nature.
To help celebrate this dynamic between art and nature, Jim Hubbell will be honored for his contribution to the world of art at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, in the Ecke Building for his presentation, “Gardens—the bridge between the Wild and the Order.” Everyone is invited to participate in a community sculpture using recycled materials inspired by artist Rodney Rodrigo.
Chef Elizabeth shares her recipes from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 including a spicy Baba Ganoush hummus, and more. Register by Aug. 3.
Learn how to install a Laundry to Landscape (L2L) greywater irrigation system 10 a.m. to noon Aug.6. Greg Bullock, founder of Water Recycle and a senior level certified greywater installer, will help you understand the rules to follow in the California plumbers code to build a safe, reliable, gravity-based system and shares which plants do best with greywater. Cost is $30. Register by Aug. 3.