NEWS: Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild Biennial Conference

The Biennial Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild Conference is coming to the San Diego Botanic Garden May 4- 5, 2019.

This spectacular two-day event features nationally renowned artisans both teaching and displaying amazing contemporary and traditional gourds and baskets. Throughout the weekend, 35 classes will offer students of all abilities the opportunity to develop their basket weaving and decorative gourd skills. Artisans and vendors will have both artwork and materials available for purchase as well as display.

Eighteen instructors from around the country will offer classes ranging from Sculptural Sweetgrass and Lauhala Flowers, to Folded Birch Bark Trays and Triple Handle Baskets with Glass Beads.

Registration is already underway for this conference. It only happens once every two years, always on the weekend before Mother’s Day. Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so register today.

Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2019

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Register today at


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Our Vision   To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.

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