Fall Garden Festival 2021

November 13th
10:00am – 2:00pm

Garden Member Preview
9:00 – 10:00am

Beauty abounds at The Garden on a fresh autumn day dedicated to Fall Plant Sales, educational talks, and tours to help you get planting for the season! A large array of plant vendors will be at The Garden selling proteas, plumerias, Joshua Trees, succulents, water saving and water garden plants, rare plants including fruit plants, and many more! Local art, jewelry and garden vendors will be selling exceptional items as well—perfect gifts for holiday shopping!

The Fall Garden Festival will also feature free outdoor demonstrations and tours on water harvesting, hillside planting, and sustainable landscapes, sponsored by The County of San Diego. Pre-Register for these programs below to receive free event entry.

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ is teaming up with SDG&E to giveaway free trees! Make sure you get the right tree planted in the right place, by catching a tree planting demonstration with Master Arborist, Brad Brown of Tree Life Consulting or joining his Nov. 6th Zoom class.

We also have the popular Landscape Design Consultations offered all day, Live Well San Diego Proclamation, and a variety of fabulous vendors.

Cost is admissions to The Garden: General admission $8 / Seniors $5 / Children $4 / Children under 2 yrs Free / Garden Members Free

YOU DO NOT NEED to Register for the event prior to arrival. *Entry to the Festival is FREE when you pre-register and attend any of the Tours below colored orange. 

Schedule of Outdoor
Tours & Talks


9:00am Garden Member Preview Hour
10:00am Tree Planting Demonstration & Free Tree Giveaway
10:15am *Solutions for Hillsides & Erosion
10:30am *Water Harvesting Tour
11:00am Tree Planting Demonstration & Free Tree Giveaway
11:15am *Solutions for Hillsides & Erosion
11:30am *Water Harvesting Tour
11:45am Live Well San Diego Proclamation
12:15pm *Sustainable Landscapes Tour
1:00pm Residential Fire Safety
1:15pm *Sustainable Landscapes Tour
All Day Fall Plant Sale
All Day *Landscape Design Consultations
(Pre-Registration Required. Scroll down)



Betty’s Treasures – Crystal Hanging Art for the Garden
Joshua Trees
Little Birdie Told Me – Garden Décor
Protea Guy
Rooting For You – Plants and Jewelry
Shuman’s Upcycled – Yard Art
Southern California Water Garden Society
The Water Conservation Garden – Fall Plant Sale

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION for festival tours, talks and consultations


Landscape Design Consultation at The Garden

9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am
1pm, 2pm (45 mins)

One-on-one advice for your landscape makeover with a professional Landscape Designer. Reservation Required.

$70 Member | $85 Non-mbr.

Includes free event entry. 

Tree Planting Demonstrations & Free Tree Giveaway

10am & 11am (30 mins)

Learn techniques for growing strong trees with Tree Life Consulting, and get your Free Tree from Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Sponsored by SDG&E


Solutions for Hillsides & Erosion

10:15am & 11:15am (30 mins)

Instructor Alden Hough of Sky Mountain Permaculture shows how installing straw wattles secures a slope, and gives planting tips for hillsides. 

Sponsored by County of San Diego.

Pre-register for free event entry.

Water Harvesting Tour*

10:30am & 11:30 am (30 mins)

Join Wild Made Design and learn about the waves of possibilities for catching water. Sponsored by IRWM

Pre-register for free event entry.

Sustainable Landscapes Tour*

12:15pm & 1:15pm (30 mins)

An overview of water wise gardening techniques on display at The Garden along with helpful tips on how to implement in your own landscape. Led by The Water Conservation Garden Staff. Sponsored by The County of San Diego.

Pre-register for free event entry.

Residential Fire Safety

1pm (30 mins)

Thomas Shoots, Fire Captain, Public Information Officer for CAL FIRE / San Diego County Fire, goes beyond defensible space and discusses how to slow the spread of wildfire, and help protect your home.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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