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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Fall Garden Festival

The Fall Garden Festival at the Water Conservation Garden is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

The festival, now in its eighth year, boasts the most diverse drought-tolerant plant sale in San Diego County.  A potpourri of gardening know-how at the festival includes Ask the Experts booths open throughout the day.  Experts on making compost, growing cool season veggies, drought-tolerant gardening, and arbor care will be part of the gardening know-how on hand as resources for the public.   As an added bonus, visitors can schedule a private, 20-minute landscape design consultation with a design professional at the event for just $15.

A guest speaker lineup will include a native plant talk by Greg Rubin of California's Own Native Landscape Design, a blueberry growing workshop led by April Bright of the San Diego Edible Garden Society, and Don Axe of Valley View Farm will give a class on making chevre and ricotta cheeses using goat's milk.

Live entertainment, animal encounters, and fun, especially for kids, are another highlight of the family-friendly Fall Garden Festival.  Crazy hat making, eco-crafts, and face painting will ensure that all ages have a great time at the festival.

New this year, the Rancho San Diego Farmer's Market located near The Garden, will feature organic produce and specialty food booths that will delight the most discerning foodies. 

Cost: $5. Garden members and children 12 and under free. Location: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon, CA. For more information, visit or call 619-660-0614 x10.