Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival returns to Cuyamaca College
Posted on: Mar 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM
Contact: Anne Krueger email@example.com
Butterfly releases, thousands of landscape and garden plants for sale, museum tours and more are on tap when the Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival returns to the Cuyamaca College campus for its 26th year on April 27.
Several thousand visitors from throughout the region and beyond are expected to visit the college, which houses The Water Conservation Garden and the Heritage of the Americas Museum, and all three have planned an array of family friendly events. The Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Department will hold its largest plant sale of the year and Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego will provide free, narrated rides to and from the garden, the museum and the college.
Making this year’s festival especially noteworthy: Cuyamaca College is celebrating its 40th anniversary and The Water Conservation is celebrating its 20th. Both will be hosting displays recalling their histories.
“The Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival is among the most popular events in San Diego’s East County region, and for good reason,” said Cuyamaca College President Julianna Barnes. “Not only is the plant sale a major fundraiser for our award-winning Ornamental Horticulture Department, this festival also allows our college, The Water Conservation Garden and the Heritage of the Americas Museum to showcase an impressive array of innovative programs we offer to the community.”
The annual event has its roots in the annual Spring Garden Festival plant sale benefiting the Ornamental Horticulture program. It combined forces with the annual Butterfly Festival at The Water Conservation Garden in 2017.
Among the festival highlights this year:
At Cuyamaca College:
At The Water Conservation Garden:
At the Heritage of the Americas Museum:
Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, 92019. For more information, contact the Ornamental Horticulture Department at (619) 660-4262, or The Water Conservation Garden at (619) 660-0614 (ext. 14), or visit the festival website at SpringGardenFestival.com.