Cuyamaca College Plant Nursery
For Spring 2023, the OH nursery is open Mondays through Friday, from 9am - 4pm.
Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival
You are invited to the...
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 2023!
Ornamental Horticulture Department's biggest plant sale of the year. The Cuyamaca College Nursery will be featuring a wide
variety of plants at great prices.
College Showcase: Representatives from multiple college departments and programs will be on hand to
answer your questions about Cuyamaca College.
Ornamental Horticulture Department Showcase: Faculty and students will be presenting information on a wide variety of horticultural
topics and will be available to answer questions about horticulture and the O.H. Department
Horticulture Book Sale: Horticulture books galore from one of San Diego's best book resources.
Garden Clubs: Get information about San Diego's Garden Clubs
Children's Activities: There will be activities and exhibits to delight the young and young at heart.
The Water Conservation Garden
- Butterfly Pavilion tours and Butterfly Releases
- Kids Activities and Craft Vendors
- Story Time with Ms. Metamorphosis
- Landscape Design Consultations and Garden Tours
- Pollinator Party with Ms. Smarty-Plants™
- More information available at www.thegarden.org
Heritage of the Americas Museum
- Fine arts show and sale
- Docent-led tours
- Five Choices Dream Drawing!
More information available at www.HeritageOfTheAmericasMuseum.com
Exhibitor & Vendor Space Available
The Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival is actively seeking vendors! For more information
and an application packet, please click on the vendor application or contact Angelina
Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Angelina Byrd
Phone: (619) 660-0614 ext. 14
Parking & Directions
Address: 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA. 92019