Floral Festivities

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is teaming up with the Balboa Park Conservancy to host the first-ever Rancho Santa Fe Garden Fair & Market, which will be free and open to horticultural enthusiasts of all ages. The floral affair will feature a variety of plant and garden sales, gourmet food trucks and concessions, and landscape architecture, irrigation, and conservation resources through a series of guest presentations and vendors such as the Santa Fe Irrigation District. Young visitors will also be able to take part in fun activities and garden-related crafts including a photo booth and face painting.

While the fair will be full of leisure and fun for guests, it will also serve as a means to educate the community about eco-friendly, cost-efficient gardening. “The idea behind the Garden Market & Fair came about shortly after the government came out with the water restrictions for the state,” shared RSF Garden Club President Erin Browne. “There was a need to provide inspiration and education to San Diego residents who are looking to redesign current landscaping using native and water conservative gardening.”

The fair, sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Rancho Santa Fe Association and Community Center. Learn more about the RSF Garden Club – which strives to further the advancement of charitable horticulture and charitable conservation activities – and the Garden Fair & Market at www.rsfgardenclub.org.