Regional Garden Events for August 2019

Where you may find our garden columnist this month!

Garden Events on Our Radar This Month

One of my new favorite escapes to gather unlimited garden inspiration is Waterwise Botanicals in Bonsall. Walking through their fields of flowers, succulents and native-demonstration gardens is a feast for the eyes. If you are looking for advice on how to spruce up your yard, look no further than this beautiful botanical nursery.

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Waterwise Botanicals in Bonsall.

If I’m going to unwind, unplug and stretch, I may as well do it at the Water Conservation Garden Stretch & Connect Garden Yoga class. Led by Jackie Gadd, the class takes place Aug. 12. For more information visit

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Water Conservation Garden Stretch & Connect Garden Yoga class, led by Jackie Gadd. Photo courtesy of the Water Conservation Garden.

If it hasn’t already sold out, I would love to try the Forest/Nature Bathing workshop the morning of Aug.18 at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. It’s the act of simply being and walking in a state of complete relaxation through the natural world, and it’s been proven to be hugely beneficial for one’s health in Japan and Korea. Now it’s trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Learn more at

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Forest/Nature Bathing workshop. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Crystals are also hot right now, and I’m thinking of signing up for the Crystal Garden workshop on Aug. 30 at Olive & Cork at the Bernardo Winery. If I bring a friend, I save 10 percent (any takers?). The evening class—with wine available for purchase—will teach the basics of adding these healing rocks among your succulent plantings. Visit for more info.

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Wanting to stay close to home? Get our planting, planning and maintenance calendar for the region for this month and work on your own garden!

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