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San Diego Botanical Garden hosts annual spring plant sale

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It's that time again to dust off shovels and start planning garden plots, and just in time the San Diego Botanical Garden is hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale. The two day event will take place this weekend of March 15 through the 16, and feature the Spring Plant Sale, Herb Festival, "Tomatomania┬ę" and Bromeliad Bonanza There will be plenty of fun, family-friendly plant lectures and activities.

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The plant sale offers a chance for visitors to experience an array of plants that can be used for all sorts of gardening needs, including planting culinary and medicinal plants.

Throughout the weekend there will be a number of different guest speakers who will be presenting gardening and herb lectures. One guest speaker is Sharon Lovejoy, an award-winning author, watercolorist and previous docent for the Morin Bay Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institute in Baja, CA. She has combined her love for both art and botanical sciences during her career. Her lectures will be "secrets of a good natured gardener (and garden)" and "contain your creativity (in pots, that is)". Lovejoy will be speaking both Sun. and Sat. at 1 p.m.

While adults gather all the plants they need for the perfect garden, children can spend the day in "Kidzone at the Garden". The kid-focused area will be offering craft stations and activities that explore different types of plants and herbs. This year they will also have a petting zoo and pony rides.

Spend the day immersed in plant life, while exploring vendors, activities and listing to plant lectures. The spring plant sale begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m.

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