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Amigos de Vista Lions “Novemberfest in the Gardens”

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

      Amigos de Vista Lions and the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens present Novemberfest  in the Gardens  a fundraiser to benefit the Garden and Lions Charities. On  Saturday, November 19th  from 12 – 4 pm. $25 includes 9 /4 oz beer  & wine tastings.  Live entertainment  by classic rock group Pandora. Craft Booths , Food […]

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Kids in the Garden

By   /  September 9, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Kids in the Garden – Sept 10  Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon:  Corn and Cornbread and Corn Tortillas…Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.  This class and […]

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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Elects New Board of Directors

By   /  September 2, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce its new officers for the upcoming year 2016 – 2017.   Officers are: President – Ron Holloway; Vice President – Art Logan; Secretary – John Voss; Treasurer – Ken Bouchard The garden would also like to recognize the work of Past President Bryan Morse, whose efforts helped create a […]

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Water Is Wonderful! -Saturday, August 13th

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Kids in the Garden Class – from 10 am to noon Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.  This class and programs for children provided at AVBG just received the highest […]

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Kids in the Garden Class

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon:  Corn and Cornbread ….Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.  This class and programs for children provided at AVBG just […]

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Kids and Conservation: Award Winner for The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Offering monthly gardening classes for kids and biannual festivals, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens encourages families to spend time outdoors learning about nature. The Eco-Kids in Nature program organized by “Farmer Jones” received the award for Most Creative Conservation project for the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) in May, recognizing The Woman’s Club of Vista […]

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Sculptor Ricardo Breceda Reception Well Attended

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Local  /  2 Comments

By Amanda Esquibel…Sunday June 12, Ricardo Breceda and his daughter, Lianna, were both being recognized for their artwork in creating metal sculptures. This event was held at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens from 2 to 3pm for the public meet and greet, plus it extended until 5pm for those who wanted to attend the private […]

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Birds, Feathers, Nests, and Birdhouses “Kids In The Garden Class

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Saturday, June 11, 2016 “Kids in the Garden” Class from 10 am to noon –  Birds, Feathers, Nests,  and Birdhouses This month for our Kids in the Garden class we will have another fun day in  the Gardens and nature as we take a close look at our flying feathered  friends – Birds!  In our Garden habitat […]

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Meet the Sculptor Ricardo Breceda Reception

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Meet the Sculptor Ricardo Breceda Reception at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens June 12 Everyone is invited to meet the Sculptor Ricardo Breceda on Sunday June 12 at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.  These Gardens are considered Vista’s hidden gem and are located at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park.  You may have seen […]

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Taking Photos of Nature and Art

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The second Saturday of each month “Kids in the Garden” classes are held at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Brengle Park. The classes are for adult-accompanied children that are Kindergarten through 6th Grade. The topic this month was photography in the Garden. The instructor, Farmer Jones, told everyone that had assembled by 10:00 am […]

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Alta Vista Gardens Presents Meet the Artist – Ricardo Breceda

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Meet the Artist –  Ricardo Breceda, renowned for his metal sculptures of creatures in Borrego Springs and other places, will be honored at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (inside Brengle Terrace in Vista), Sunday June 12.  2-3pm Public Meet & Greet $5 garden entry, 3-5 pm Private Reception with appetizers & drinks, $25, tickets available on […]

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Big Plant Sale! Alta Vista Gardens Saturday, May 7th

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Big Plant Sale!  Saturday May 7, 2016, 8am-2pm, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace in Vista, above Brengle Terrace. Free entry to the garden.  We will have succulents, low water plants, colorful annuals, perennials, veggies, and some native plants, all at great prices!  It’s the day before Mother’s Day, so here’s your chance to […]

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A “Battle of the Bugs” Was Waged In The Garden

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

On Saturday, March 12, the monthly Kids in the Garden Class was held from 10 am to noon at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista. This month Garit Imhof presented his“Battle of the Bugs” show that included storytelling, music and crafts. It was just another fun day in the gardens with Farmer Jones. The emphasis […]

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Tour Aloha Farms Food Forest

By   /  March 2, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1:00pm, meet at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace in Vista for carpooling to the farm at 1:15 p.m. Only $5, free for AVG members. Explore growing food “Forest Style”, a sustainable method that uses no fertilizer or pesticides & very little water. Nibble on unusual and interesting plants […]

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Scavenger Hunt in the Garden

By   /  February 15, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

How do you motivate kids to appreciate nature? Farmer Jones has the answer. This past Saturday she motivated 15 youngsters, 13 parents, and the  3 reporters for thevistapress.com. It was the second Saturday of the month and it was the monthly held “Kids in the Garden” class. But first we had to sing a song. […]

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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Garden & Nursery Tour

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Garden/Nursery Tour:  Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 pm.  Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace in Vista, above Brengle Terrace only $5, free for AVG members.  We will meet at Alta Vista Gardens at 1pm and carpool from there to make parking easier. We will leave at 1:15 for an Herb and Edible Plant garden […]

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“Battle of the Bugs” at Alta Vista Gardens

By   /  January 31, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Saturday, March 12, 2016  Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon: “Battle of the Bugs” at  Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This month at Kids […]

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Kids in the Garden Class “Nature’s Treasures Scavenger Hunt”

By   /  January 21, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

 On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon: “Nature’s Treasures Scavenger Hunt”  Sign up early! Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This class and programs […]

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We Can Play With Our Food

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

We’ve covered quite a few of Farmer Jones’ “Kids in the Garden” classes but this past Saturday we think the class was very special. Usually these classes are held outdoors in the Children’s Garden at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. This class was held indoors at the Garden House in the center of the Botanical […]

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Play with Your Food: Veggie Critters and Planting

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

January 9, 2016 (Saturday) Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This class and programs for children provided at […]

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