This weekend, Encinitas Garden Festival

Nan Sterman Talkingpoints@PlantSoup.Com
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:20:00 PDT
In case anyone happens to be in the San Diego area this weekend, Saturday is the annual Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour.  This is our 8th annual event to celebrate gardening, community and the horticultural history of Encinitas. 

Each year, we select a neighborhood to highlight.  This year, we have 21 gardens open - several belonging to artists or designers.  This is a walking tour, so everyone parks remotely and rides a double decker bus to the tour neighborhood.  

Participants ride to our Gardeners' Marketplace to pick up a map and wristband.  In the Marketplace, we have vendors who offer amazing plants, art, and great food.  We also run talks most of the day so when people get tired of walking, they mosey back to the Marketplace for lunch, relax at the picnic tables where the speakers are, shop a little (or a lot) and then head back out to tour more gardens.

It is a lovely day.  The forecast is for 77 degrees and sunny.  The neighborhood overlooks the ocean so we'll have a lovely, cooling onshore breeze all day.  And the bulbs are at their peak!

If you are nearby, please come!

Ticket information is at

And if you do come, find me to say hello.  As event chair, I am all over the place, but mostly in the Marketplace!


Nan Sterman, Plant Soup, Inc TM
Garden Journalist • Speaker
Gardening Coach • Garden Designer • Horticulture Consultant  

Mail PO Box 231034, Encinitas, CA 92023
Author California Gardener's Guide vol II and Waterwise Plants for the Southwest  
Articles in print San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Sunset Magazine, Organic Gardening, and more….

Board Member, Garden Writers Association, Region VI
Founding member, Great Garden Speakers
Founding Board Member, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), San Diego District
Founding Chair Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour

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