Alta Vista Gardens Pond Maintenance

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, California

Please join fellow NCCCA volunteers in maintaining the beautiful Pond Garden at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. The NCCCA is part of the Adopt-a-Garden program and our volunteers will meet twice monthly to clip, trim, plant and maintain a chosen garden within the Gardens. Please bring garden gloves and hedge clippers if you have them. Let's commune with nature and familiar faces in one of the most beautiful places in Vista. Meet Suzanne Ryan or Carole at the entrance to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens at 9:30 am or drop in anytime to help between 9:30 am -12 pm. If Read More ...

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