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2017 Spring Butterfly and Garden Festival – April 29, 2017

Cuyamaca College, The Water Conservation Garden, and the Heritage of the America’s Museum present:

The 2017 Spring Butterfly and Garden Festival!

Saturday, April 29, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Free Admission & Parking!

Garden Butterfly Fetsival

The Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College, in its 24th year, is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 3,000 visitors annually. The festival features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. The renowned Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year.


Ongoing Activities

  • Kids’ Activities and Craft Vendors
  • Educational Exhibits and Presentations
  • Huge Edible and Ornamental Plant Sales
  • Horticultural Book Sale
  • Water Agencies – Sustainable Water Use Information
  • California Native Plant Society – Native Plant Sales
  • Face Painting and Butterfly Coloring Project
  • Butterfly Pavilion Tours and Butterfly Releases
  • Animal Exhibitors and more!

Scheduled Activities

  • 9:30am – Story Time with Ms. Metamorphosis
  • 10:00am – Docent-led tour of The Garden
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm – Landscape Design Consultations*
  • 10:30am – Photos with Ms. Metamorphosis
  • 11:00am – Pollinator Party with Ms. Smarty-Plants™
  • 12:00pm – Docent-led tour of The Garden
  • 12:30pm – Story Time with Ms. Metamorphosis

Heritage of the Americas Museum Scheduled Events (at the Museum)

  • 10:30am – Docent-led tour of the Museum
  • 11:00am – Presentation: Journey through the Cosmos with the Art of NASA
  • 12:30pm – Docent-led tour of the Museum
  • 1:00pm – Presentation: Adventure & Discoveries in Your Nearby National Parks
  • 2:00pm – Kumeyaay Fire-Making & Artifacts Demonstration
  • 2:30pm – Five Choices Dream Drawing (see below)

Heritage of the Americas Museum “Five-Choices Dream Drawing”

@ The Heritage of the Americas Museum
Saturday, April 29; 2:30 PM

Drawing tickets cost $1.00 each – They can be bought in advance or on the day of the festival. You do not have to be present to win.

The prizes represent the four wings of the Museum:  Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Art.

Choice 1 – Natural History: Jade Tree from China and White Coral
Choice 2 – Archaeology: Peruvian Canopa Alpaca Effigy and Archaic Arrowheads
Choice 3 – Anthropology: Reproduction Hide Bow and Arrows with Navajo Weaving Stick and Small Weaving
Choice 4 – Art: Limited and Framed “Arapaho” Print by Olaf Wieghorst with Native American Signed Sculpture
Choice 5 – Gift Certificates: Choice of Tea for Two Gift Certificate at the Westgate Hotel (Over an $80 Value, Tax & Gratuity Included), or a $50 Gift Certificate to the Museum Store
Your ticket goes in the bin for the prizes you choose, so you only win what you want.  Come to the museum to see the prizes. You can also see photographs of the prizes on the museum’s web site.

Proceeds from the drawing will support the nonprofit museum’s educational programs that benefit over 5,000 school children each year from throughout San Diego County.

For more information, please call the Heritage of the Americas Museum at 619670-5194.  Be sure to check the museum web site for more details: www.HeritageOfTheAmericasMuseum.com.



Vendor Application

Contact: Laci Diaz
Phone: (619) 660-4228
Email: laci.diaz@gcccd.edu


*Landscape Design Consultations are $20 for 20 minutes; a reservation and prepayment is required. Walk-ups are accommodated when possible.  Please bring photos of your yard, a list of preferred plants (if any) and photos of landscape designs you like.  Please call 619-660-0614 x10 to register.



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