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It's Not too Late!!! You still have time to register for A Day at the Zoo with Lesley Randall.

Registration is still open for this rare opportunity. BAGSC members will experience a workshop and special plant tour of the San Diego Zoo with Lesley Randall and her horticulture colleagues. Family and friends accompanied by a BAGSC member are welcome to join for this 1-1/2 hour walking tour.

May 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA


Lesley is a Botanical Artist and Botanical Illustrator, as well as horticulture manager at the San Diego Zoo. Lesley creates beautiful intricate pen and ink botanical illustrations that accompany botanist's written descriptions of plants. In recent years, Lesley has been working in mixed media, combining her love of pen and ink with watercolor and colored pencil to create bold vibrant art.


For this special in person BAGSC event, members will choose between TWO tour options. Below is a description of each tour.

Tour A: Basecamp and Orchid House, a FLAT walking tour. Explore Basecamp and Hummingbird House, along with the Orchid Collection Greenhouse. Basecamp is designed as a children's area, and includes a focus on adaptations to desert, tropical, wetlands, and temperate ecosystems.

Tour B: Africa Rocks and Carnivorous Plants, a walk that includes a (fairly steep) HILL. The Carnivorous Greenhouse is a flat walking tour, while the Africa Rocks area offers views of many Proteas along a walk that includes a long hill.


After the tour, workshop registrants will go to an off-site location for lunch and a mixed media art workshop by Lesley Randall, who was one of our BAGSC artists featured at this year’s Day of Botanical Art in February. Family members and friends may stay at the zoo all day while workshop attendees meet off-site for lunch and learning.


Paeonia californica, mixed media  Lesley Randall ©2024
Lesley Randall, Paeonia californica, Mixed Media © 2024

Register now for this uniqe BAGSC event!

Information and registration:

OR skip directly to the registration form by clicking this link: https://www.bagsc.org/event-details/a-day-at-the-san-diego-zoo-with-lesley-randall

Workshop class size is limited, so register soon. Tours are not limited in size.


For those who want to make it a weekend or extend their stay, this link comes from the San Diego Zoo website: https://zoodeals.com/site/welcome/156/preferred-hotels

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