Ventura Botanical Gardens to celebrate “Sow In The New Year”

Join the Ventura Botanical Gardens for our annual Sow in the New Year on Saturday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Celebrate and help brighten the gardens by sowing California native wildflower seeds.

Sow in the New Year is a family-friendly opportunity to get outdoors, enjoy spectacular ocean views and breathe in the crisp winter air while scattering the hillsides with wildflower seeds. The seeds promise an arresting display of blossoms in the spring. Participants will have the chance to learn about California native plants, sustainability, water conservation, erosion control and the future of the Ventura Botanical Gardens.

Tracy Long, president of Ventura Botanical Gardens, commented, “Sow in the New Year is all about celebrating new beginnings. It is a fun opportunity for our community to create new plant life that will be enjoyed for generations to come. We welcome everyone to join us in this step toward developing the Gardens into a premier landmark.”

Admission to Sow in the New Year is free and open to all ages. Parking is available at the Summit Plateau (formerly the BBQ Area) off of Brakey Drive. Guests may also park in the upper parking lot above City Hall and hike the trail to the Summit Plateau. Gardener’s gloves, a water bottle, comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

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