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The Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College, in its 21st year, is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 7,000 visitors annually. The festival features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. The renowned Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year. A special attraction this year will feature a fashion show, "Fashion in Bloom" to benefit students and programs at the college.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
At Cuyamaca College

Free
Admission and Parking

Program Highlights

All Day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

  • Ornamental Horticulture Plant Sale
    OH Nursery
  • Sustainability Exhibits
    Water Conservation Garden Amphitheater
  • Rancho San Diego Farmer's Market
    Parking Lot 4
  • Health and Safety Fair
    Child Development Center Parking Lot
  • Museum Open House
    Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • Museum Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
    Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • Rosendo Carillo Huichol Bead Art Demonstration
    Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • Water Conservation Garden Open House
  • Succulent Plants and Arrangements Sale
    Water Conservation Garden
  • Intergenerational Garden Showcase
    North of Child Development Center Parking Lot
  • Talks/Displays/Vendors/Food/Entertainment
  • Opportunity Drawings For Prizes
9:00a-12:30p
San Diego Watercolor Society's Paint-Out
Garden's Gazebo
9:30a-3:30p
Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion
Water Conservation Garden
10:00a-11:00p
Museum Tour
Heritage of the Americas Museum
10:00a-11:00p
Water Conservation Garden Tour
Water Conservation Garden
10:00a-1:00p
Vegetable Garden Demonstration
Water Conservation Garden
10:00a-1:00p
"Ask the Designers"
Water Conservation Garden
10:00a-1:00p
Compost Demonstration
Water Conservation Garden
11:00a-11:30a
"Fashion in Bloom" Fashion Show
Student Center Quad
11:30a-1:00p
"Share the Future" Fundraising Clothing Sale
Student Center Quad
12:00p-1:00p
Museum Tour
Heritage of the Americas Museum
12:00p-1:00p
Water Conservation Garden Tour
Water Conservation Garden
1:00p-3:00p
Sheriff Showcase, K9 Demo, SWAT
Child Development Center Parking Lot
2:00p-3:00p
Museum Tour
Heritage of the Americas Museum
2:00p-3:00p
Water Conservation Garden Tour
Water Conservation Garden

Exhibitors

A wide variety of exhibitors will be offering information, products, and food during the festival. Here is a list of some of them.

  • Sheriff K-9 Unit Demonstration
  • SWAT Team Exhibit
  • Helicopter Demo
  • Health & Wellness Booth
  • Intergenerational Garden
  • Heritage of the American's Museum
  • Water Conservation Garden
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fundraising Clothing Sale
  • Ornamental Horticulture Class Exhibits

Fashion Show Tickets and Donations

A special attraction this year will feature a fashion show, "Fashion in Bloom," to raise funds to support "Share the Future," to ensure Cuyamaca College's continued educational success! If you would like to purchase tickets to the fashion show or donate to this worthy cause, please click on the button below.

Parking and Directions

Address 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA. 92019
Phone 619-660-4000