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2023 Earth Day Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens – Celebrating Nature!

By   /  May 18, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA – With music, crafts, and a scavenger hunt, this year’s Earth Day Festival on April 22 was a great event for families!  1000 people enjoyed a sunny day honoring our Earth and discovering Vista’s own Botanical Gardens, located at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park. The day started with a […]

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Kids In The Garden With Farmer Jones

By   /  May 18, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA -Our next Kids in the Garden class will be Saturday June 10 from 10 am to noon.  We will be creating Recycled Art using things we’d usually throw away: egg cartons, tp rolls, soda bottles, meat trays, and cereal boxes. Please save and bring these and similar items, clean and ready to use.  Farmer Jones will […]

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Kids In The Gardens Class – Bubbles & Boats: Using and Saving Water

By   /  August 24, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA – Kids in the Garden Class at Vista’s OWN Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Alta Vista Botanical Gardens recently hosted children and families for the Kids in the Garden class: “Using and Saving Water.” Children and parents delved into a variety of activities to encourage water conservation and enjoyed using water in many different forms. […]

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Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

By   /  July 9, 2021  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Welcome to vendors! We are still open and looking forward to our 13th Fall Fun Festival on October 16, 2021.The vendor application for the Fall Fun Festival is now available with 2 ways to pay – by check or by PayPal using your credit card or debit card.  The application is attached below.  The PayPal […]

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Fall Garden Fest At Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

By   /  October 13, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA. — The 2020 Fall Garden Fest at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens was a GREAT day with 450 people (including Board members, vendors, and volunteers) attending, which makes this a successful event during these challenging times. Our 12th Fall Festival featured GREAT teamwork including AVBG Board members, Woman’s Club of Vista members, community volunteers, […]

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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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