Encinitas Gears up for the 8th Annual Gardening Festival

If you are going to be in or around Encinitas on April 20th, then you better check out the Gardening Festival! 

For the last eight years Encinitas has been hosting a Gardening Festival, and this year the celebration of gardening, community, and native Encinitas plant life is going to be the best yet! The festival includes a walking tour of local gardens (both large and small) to see how Encinitas natives create magnificent landscapes right at home. Once you complete the tour you can step over to the Marketplace where local gardening experts will be giving away tips of the trade, and peruse some of the amazing horticultural heritage of Encinitas. 

Here are the details on the fun day:

When: Saturday, April 20th

Where: Parking is at Mira Costa Community College San Elijo Campus; 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA92007. Buses begin mov­ing tour vis­i­tors to the Marketplace at 9:45 am. The last bus leaves the Marketplace to return to the Mira Costa cam­pus park­ing lot at 5 pm.

Ticket info: Advance ticket pur­chase prices are $23 for age 11 to adult, $7 for ages 10 and younger. On-site tick­ets, if any are left, are $30 for age 11 to adult, $10 for ages 10 and younger.

Contact info: http://encinitasgardenfestival.org/

 

Why this event is worth checking out:

Whether you have an intense interest in horticulture, or simply like to look at flowers, this is a great way to spend your day. The local gardens offer inspiration for your own space at home, and talking with the gardening experts can really set you up for planting success. Planting a new garden (or even tending an old one) can be really hard without the right information, and that is what this day is all about! In addition to being a beautiful way to spend your day you can also feel great about buying a ticket because the proceeds go to a non-profit organization. Your money helps fund gardening projects at schools and in the community. 

Gardening: it's the new social network. 

People all over the world are learning that gardening is a fantastic way to promote a sense of community. Whether it's opening your doors to an event like this and sharing your hard work, or planting apple trees in a high traffic zone for people to grab a healthy snack, gardening is bringing us together. So don't miss out on this wonderful event. Go to the event website now, and purchase your ticket today! You could be a ticket away from a new green thumb and a handful of new friends!

 

Article Credit: http://encinitas.patch.com/articles/encinitas-garden-festival-tour-set-for-april-20

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