Spring Garden Festivals in San Diego

San Diego Zoo's Discovery Days: Garden Festival

It’s the middle of spring, and what better way to celebrate than with these festivals celebrating San Diego’s blooms and buds.

1. Guests will have a full day of activities at the San Diego Zoo’s Discovery Days: Garden Festival, May 5-8. Visitors can learn about the rare plants growing at the Zoo, which is a certified museum based on its rich horticulture, and partake in self-guided walking tours and botanical bus tours while enjoying special performances, scavenger hunts and more.

2. Starting today through Sunday, the Sage & Songbirds Festival takes place at the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. This annual celebration of Alpine’s recognition by the National Wildlife Federation as “America’s 1st Community Wildlife Habitat” features a plant and art sale, live butterfly exhibit and daily butterfly releases.

3. This one has my name all over it! The San Diego Botanical Garden is hosting a Chocolate Festival. This annual festival for chocolate fans features dozens of tasting, demonstrations, gifts and more. All in the beautiful setting of the Botanical Gardens. If you’re bringing the little ones, be sure to check out the West Coast’s largest interactive children’s garden, the Hamilton Children’s Garden.

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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