San Diego Botanic Garden to hold docent classes


Docents are wanted at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Classes begin Thursday, Sept. 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Gain in-depth knowledge about the unique collection of plants at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden. Meet others who share your interest in the natural world, while learning from experts in a variety of specialties. Experience the satisfaction and personal accomplishment that come from making a commitment to such a stimulating and worthwhile organization.

Docent activities include planning and working on special events, volunteering in garden beautification, and helping the garden run smoothly. Docents are also encouraged (but not required) to lead garden tours. To each of these activities, docents bring valuable leadership made possible only through this specialized training.

Classes take place in the morning at SDBG on these dates:

Sept. 10, Orientation to Docent Program and SDGB

Sept. 24, Botany Boot Camp

Oct. 8, Succulents

Oct. 22, Trees in the Garden and the Herb Garden

Nov. 5, Bamboo and Tropical Fruit Garden

Nov. 19, California Natives and Firescapes

Dec. 3, Mediterranean Climate Gardens

Dec. 17, Palms and Cycads

Space is limited, so start today by contacting Operations Manager Allison Nye at or 760-436-3036, Ext. 206, to add your name to the roster. For specific information, contact Docent Training Coordinator Linda Stewart at or 858-488-8234. Cost: $50 fee for eight classes. Pre-requisites before enrollment required.