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Leah Rottke
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Email: leah.rottke@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4261

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Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival 

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History of Festival

The Spring Garden Festival began in 1993 as the Urban Forest Field Day, an outreach activity for the Arboriculture students to demonstrate what they had learned during the semester. This grew from one course and a few visitors to multiple horticulture courses presenting demonstrations surrounding the Cuyamaca College Nursery. The addition of local artisans, vendors and a broad range of plant and garden societies helped make this a popular spring destination for families and homeowners.
 
Today the event encompasses nearly twenty acres of the Cuyamaca College campus and numerous other college classes and programs now participate annually. The festival features fun programs, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, crafters 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 holds its biggest plant sale of the year at the festival. Spring Garden Festival is one of the most popular festivals in San Diego. Annual attendance now exceeds 7,000 community visitors. We hope to see you there!

OH anticipates the return of the Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival in Spring 2022!

 
 
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