Free Fiesta Botanica Event Celebrates Balboa Park’s Rich Horticultural Heritage

Join KyXy and Armstrong Garden Centers for Fiesta Botanica: Celebrating Balboa Park’s Plants & Gardens on Saturday, May 27th. The family-friendly festival kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the Fiesta Botanica Floral Wagon Parade along El Prado and continues until 3:00 p.m. with horticultural-themed lectures and demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, live entertainment, tours of the park’s historic gardens, majestic butterfly releases, and more.

This year’s floral extravaganza will feature live entertainment by the Danny Green Quartet, Save the Starlight Band and Hullabaloo; open-air sketching stations provided by the Spanish Village Art Center; plant sales in the Casa del Prado patio; four butterfly releases and kids activities in Zoro Garden; and more than a dozen food trucks parked along Village Place.

Free lectures by horticultural experts, including Nan Sterman and Greg Rubin, will address a variety of topics, such as drought-tolerant and native California plant varieties, organic gardening, landscape design, and how to grow edible plants. In addition, park rangers and other knowledgeable guides will lead tours of Balboa Park’s many gardens, historical landscaping, and the Botanical Building. Don’t miss the Armstrong Garden Centers lecture “Attracting Birds and Butterflies to your garden” at 1:30p in the Alhambra room.

For more information, visit BalboaParkConservancy.org!

Shop Armstrong Garden Centers  5/27 through 6/4/17 and get 15% off your purchase with coupon. Add the coupon link:  http://www.armstronggarden.com/pages/san-diego-butterfly/ Some restrictions apply.  Armstrong Garden Centers, taking the guesswork out of gardening.

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