Trips and Tours

TRIPS AND TOURS for 2017-18

Plans from Karolyn Marr, chairperson

(Images copied from websites)


OCTOBER 2017

Friday October 13 at 10:00

TOUR THE GREAT OAK TREE AT PECHANGA

After hard work at getting this tour, it will be well worth it!  This is a 2000 year old tree on the grounds of Pechanga and just a true spectacle!  We have the entire bus and it will take a maximum of 25 people.  We will have lunch at Journey's restaurant at the Pechanga Golf Club House.  We will meet at the parking lot behind the gas station which is on Pechanga Parkway just after the main entrance.  I will provide directions at the sign up table.
http://www.pechanga-nsn.gov/index.php/history/the-great-oak 




Thursday, October 26 at 10:00  Meet at Target at 9:00 to carpool

                

DOS GRINGOS IN VISTA

3260 Corporate View, Vista, CA 92081

We will be touring one of the major sunflower growers in the world.  We will see sunflowers from the fields and how they are processed for delivery. These are the sunflowers you see at all major markets- Trader Joe's, Costco, and many others. 

This video gives a great overview of the company:  vimeo.com/175866685 

Here is a quote from their website:  "We began in 1988 in Carlsbad, California. Hard work, loyal customers and an insistence on quality products has guided us through year after year! Yes, we admit to our share of luck, as well. A positive attitude, great love of our craft and a desire to create an outstanding heirloom American treasure has allowed our band of "can-do" teammates, growers and dreamers to advance this company beyond what we ever dared to imagine."

Visit their website for more:  www.dosgringos.com


NOVEMBER 2017


Tour of PERRIS GREEN CITY FARM 

135 N. D Street, Perris, CA 92570 

November 16, 2017

The City has built a Community Garden Demonstration Center exhibiting a variety of produce growing systems.  These systems include raised garden beds, rolling garden towers, as well as modern growing mediums such as hydroponic and aeroponic gardening systems.

Meet at Target to carpool.

www.cityofperris.org/livewell/community-garden.html


DECEMBER 2017

            

Christmas at Mrytle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery
2940 Reche Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028

https://discovermyrtlecreek.com/ 

Date to be announced and we will meet at Target to carpool

So much to see and do.  Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations and wander the splendid displays of flowers, plants, and gardens.  Then on to lunch in the newly remodeled home on the grounds.


FEBRUARY 2018
Tuesday, February 20   (In case of rain, we plan to go the following day for our docent-led tour.)  Meet at Target at 9:00 to carpool.

Alta Vista Gardens  1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084  
"Bringing Together People, Nature, and Art"   www.altavistagardens.org 

In the center of Vista, CA, is an area--a hill--owned by the city--home to Brengle Terrace Park (great for picnics), a community recreation center (where Vista Garden Club has their annual plant sale and flower show), and a senior center.  Drive past the Gloria McClellan Senior Center and up the hill to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. If you continue driving up and around the hill, you will come to the Moonlight Amphitheater.

             

Alta Vista Gardens is not only home to many plants (from roses to native CA plants to cacti and succulents to some rare and unusual plants),

                


but also to ponds and fish and frogs and turtles, 

    


and a lot of art sculptures.

               


Be careful and be on the lookout for wild animals and dinosaurs!

     

In the music garden, you will find interesting musical instruments to play with.

        

If you would like to see all these photos larger, click here.

Lunch at Thai One On 485 S Melrose Dr #108, Vista, CA 92081  thaioneonvista.com

Brigg's Nursery & Tree Company   1111 Poinsettia Ave, Vista, CA 92081 

Please visit their website  www.briggstree.com 
Large selection of all kinds of plants and trees.  Prices are often less than most places.
Sign up for their Frequent Buyer's program to save 10% off your next purchase on plants at Briggs,
and also to get their monthly email of tips and to-do's in the garden and list of plants available for the current month.  


APRIL 2018


Thursday, April 12th 10:00    Meet at Target at 9:00 to carpool

Cactus and succulent garden rooms in a unique environment located in Fallbrook.  We will have lunch at the lovely Golf Club Restaurant located nearby.



MAY 2018

              

A trip to the Keys Creek Lavender Farm, 12460 Keys Creek Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082

They will be our guest speakers in April so we can follow up on touring their wonderful lavender gardens. 

Time and date to be announced at the April meeting.





TRIPS AND TOURS for 2016-17

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Photos of Butterflies taken at Butterfly Farms

BUTTERFLY FARM, VISTA   http://butterflyfarms.org/
Butterfly Farms was established in 2013 because of the concern with the decline of native
butterflies and other native pollinators. They have a 2000 square foot Vivarium (butterfly free
flight house) for the research of our important pollinators.
MOOSA NURSERY - Growers of California Natives
Rainbow Cafe for lunch. Time to be announced.

Some CA Monarch butterflies overwinter in CA.  Below is a link to Huell Howser's episode of California's Gold filmed at Pismo Beach:

https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/2000/01/08/monarchs-californias-gold-2012/


November 15, 2016

Back again! SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO AND LUNCH AT THE TRAIN DEPOT
Visit to Tree of Life Nursery on the Ortega Hwy, which sells California Native Plants. 
http://www.californianativeplants.com  Also, time to browse in some wonderful shops.





December, 2016     

Mission Inn
CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE MISSION INN - Date and time to be announced
www.missioninn.com


February 2017

WATERWISE BOTANICALS, Feb. 22
www.waterwisebotanicals.com


March 2017

Cacti in bloom

SOLANA SUCCULENTS, Solana Beach - March 29
www.solanasucculents.com


April 2017


GRAND TRADITIONS, Fallbrook.
Lovely lunch on the Veranda and tour of the spectacular grounds. Date and time to be
announced.  www.grandtradition.com 


June 2017


HIGHLAND SPRINGS LAVENDER FESTIVAL, CHERRY VALLEY.
Date and time to be announced.  http://hsresort.com/thelavenderfestival 



Last Year:

Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens, Fallbrook
September 19, 2015

Water Wise Botanical Gardens, Escondido
October 6, 2015

Tree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano
November 3, 2015

Mission Inn, Riverside (Lunch)
December 2015

Abraham Feltus’ Topiary Sculptures, Temecula
February 2016

Huntington Library and Gardens, Pasadena
May 2016


Ring Bell; if no answer, pull weeds (sign on gate to garden)Tour of Members Gardens
May 12, 2016, 6 homes in Temecula


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