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Balboa Park Garden Party


  • WHEN Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9 a.m.
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Celebrate the gardens and horticulture at Balboa Park with the second annual Garden Party.

The free event starts with a kids floral wagon parade down the El Prado promenade and continues with a day full of kids activities, live music, dance performances, informative lectures on gardening, tours of Balboa Park gardens, and food trucks.

The schedule features:

* Kids Wagon Parade led by Councilmember Todd Gloria: 9 a.m. at El Prado Walkway

* Horticulture lectures: every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Plaza de Panama

* Ranger led tours of trees and other points of interest: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting at the Visitors Center

* Hulabaloo performance: 10:45 a.m. at Zoro Garden

* Botanical Building Tour with Tomas Herrera-Mishler, Balboa Park Conservancy President & CEO: 11 a.m. at the Botanical Building

* Plein-air painters: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spanish Village Courtyard

* Food trucks: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Village Place

* Butterfly release: every half hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Zoro Garden

* San Diego Civic Youth Ballet performance: 12:45, 1:45 and 2:45 p.m. at Steps to Bea Evenson Fountain

* Moorish Gardens Tour with Nancy Carol Carter: 2 p.m. at Alcazar Garden

Find additional details here.

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