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A GROWING PASSION: Botanic Garden In Your Backyard

Stream now or tune in Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, June 21 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

San Diego Botanic Garden Managing Director, Brandi Eide and host Nan Sterman ...

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Above: San Diego Botanic Garden Managing Director, Brandi Eide and host Nan Sterman discuss dudleya, a genus of succulent perennial plants.

In the second of our two-part series about the San Diego Botanic Garden, we focus on the Garden's work with plants native to San Diego County and Southern California.

The Garden's onsite collections include three native plant displays: a landscape demonstration garden, a demonstration of plants important to the native Kumeyaay peoples, and chaparral preserve native to the site.

The Garden's work with natives goes beyond its borders, as well, into the surrounding communities. There, the Garden's efforts combine research, science, environmental stewardship, and community involvement in local restoration projects.

We'll tour those gardens and wild areas, meet the staff members who do this important work, and talk about ways viewers can emulate those efforts in our own gardens.

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If you missed the first episode, "The World in a Garden" is available to stream on demand:

A GROWING PASSION: A Growing Passion The World In A Garden (full episode)

In this first of a two-part series, we take viewers on a tour of the San Diego Botanic Garden, starting with the gorgeous collection of tropical plants in the stunning new conservatory. We then take in some of the many interesting collections from regions around the world: South Africa, Asia, Australia, and more. Aired: 04/29/21

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