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Celebrate Earth Day at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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Celebrate Earth Day at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Quarryhill Botancial Garden is very passionate about the environment, so it is only fitting that they celebrate Earth Day in a very big way! Join in the celebration on Saturday, April 16th from 11am- 3pm. This is a family event – all ages are welcome. Admission is free but to encourage carpooling, a parking fee of $5 per car, cash only, will be collected.  

This event honors the world and all its beauty, appreciating what Mother Earth provides us and highlighting the many ways we can protect it. From the minute you enter, you will sense the peacefulness of a garden that stretches over 25 acres – home to over 25,000 rare and endangered plants.

Last year, hundreds of Sonoma County families attended the Earth Day Celebration at Quarryhill, and this year they anticipate even more, given the variety of outstanding family fun activities planned and the many unique experiences to be enjoyed, including:

• Arts & Crafts, Games, and Face Painting

• Mini Kayak Rides by Clavey Paddlesports

• Educational Displays from Jack London and Sugarloaf Parks 

• Presentation by Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association

• Live Animals from 4-H

• Birds of Prey from The Bird Rescue Center, Sonoma County

• Fava Bean Planting

• Olive Tasting by Don’s Olives

• Lion Dance by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association

• Performance by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance

• Music by the Sonoma Hometown Band

• Books from the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County

• Complimentary Popcorn, courtesy of Reading Cinemas

• Art from the Artists’ Round Table

• And So Much More!

In addition to all of the festivities, don’t miss out on the once-a-year-only plant sale held during the Earth Day celebration. It is your unique opportunity to obtain very rare plants at affordable prices!

Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. For more information, please visit quarryhillbg.org or call 707.996.3166. Pets are not allowed in the garden, nor in parked cars at Quarryhill, and so we kindly ask that you leave your pets at home, to ensure their comfort and safety. Special thanks go to Mudita Wines for their sponsorship of this event.

 ecorbin@quarryhillbg.org