San Diego Botanic Garden presents several events in July

San Diego Botanic Garden will hold the following events this month:

Sculpture in the Garden

Dedicated to the Memory of Dennis Batt

July 9, 2012 – April 15, 2013

This unique exhibition showcases sculptures from 25 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the Garden’s lush and natural 37 acres. For participating artists visit

Insect Festival

July 14 - 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva (in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque!).

Cost: Free with admission or membership. Free for all children 12 and under.

Native Plants and Native People Trail – Grand Re-Opening

July 21, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Join the Graden for the Grand Re-Opening of its Native Plants and Native People Trail. For more information please contact Cheryl Mergenthaler,