Sculpture display opens at Botanic Garden

ENCINITAS — San Diego Botanic Garden has a rich heritage of garden art, both natural and manmade.

The 37-acre urban oasis provides the natural setting for this year’s Sculpture in the Garden — a collection of 53 works created by 32 (mostly local) artists.

A scultpure from artist Ilya Idelchik is one of the many pieces of art on display at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Photo by Nick Ruddick

A scultpure from artist Ilya Idelchik is one of the many pieces of art on display at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Photo by Nick Ruddick

From June 27 to early April 2017 visitors are invited to engage with these diverse creations set against a unique backdrop of dragon trees, rare fruit gardens, bamboo groves, tranquil ponds, and other natural settings.

Naomi Nussbaum, curator of this year’s exhibition, has mindfully selected diverse art works primarily from regional artists, including acclaimed local artists James Hubbell.

The exhibit also includes several national artists.

“The quality and diversity of the annual sculpture displays improves each year,” said Julian Duval, president and CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden. “The program has grown because artists love having this beautiful setting for their work.”

Ranging from the whimsical to the abstract, each piece has been carefully placed to help guests visualize these stunning works of art in their own gardens.

All of the sculptures on display in the Garden are for sale, and is part of our fund-raising efforts to keep our beautiful Garden open and accessible to the public, 364 days a year.
Anyone interested in purchasing any of the sculptures can come to the Administrative Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In honor of the brave men and women in uniform, San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is pleased to announce that all U.S. military personnel, including active duty, retired and veterans are admitted free July 4.

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