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Rancho La Puerta

  • Fri, April 27, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Rancho La Puerta - Bus departs from Old Town Transit Center
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  • Non-Members Price
  • San Diego Horticultural Society

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Voted World's Best Destination Spa Travel + Leisure reader's Poll
Join us on a one-day adventure to Rancho La Puerta exclusively for San Diego Horticultural Society Members. The Friday, April 27th 2012 experience includes round-trip transportation from the Old Town Transit-Trolley Station in San Diego via one full size bus with bathroom. The bus trip is approximately one hour.

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Highlights of Tour

  • A special presentation and a walking tour by SDHS member Chris Drayer, Landscape Architect. Chris was involved in the planning and design of the 40 acres of grounds from 1980 to 1996.
  • Enjoy a leisurely spa-cuisine lunch in the grand Spanish Colonial dining room.
  • Private tour of the vegetable garden, Rancho Tres Estrellas, the six-acre Organic Farm by the charismatic head gardener Salvador Tinajero. The farm is a vibrant tapestry of orchards, intensively planted raised beds, and herbs - all of them managed via the organic and sustainable practices that have guided the Ranch for seventy years.
  • You will visit La Cocina Que Canta (The Kitchen that Sings), a custom built 4,500 square foot hacienda style cooking school. There will be a cooking demo and snacks before your return to San Diego around 6pm.

Transportation

  • Private motor coach (with restroom)
  • Depart Old Town Transit center at 8 AM with 6:30 PM return
  • Coaster Schedule has trains arriving at 7:36 AM and departing at 7:14 PM
  • Free parking lot available for day at Old Town Transit Center off of Pacific Highway

Other Information

  • Participants must have a valid passport to board bus (and return to U.S.)RLP Passport
  • Dress Casually. Wear comfortable shoes. There is a fair amount of walking. The terrain includes some steps, slightly uneven brick paths, rustic tile floors and “out in the rows” of the vegetable garden. Consider bringing sun screen and a hat to guard against the afternoon sun.
  • The drive to Rancho La Puerta is a very scenic road through mountains, but also very curvy in many parts. Consider a motion-sickness medication if you are prone to uneasiness.
  • SDHS Organizers and guides, Pat Harrison and Bruce Mutz, will meet and greet us at RLP.Voted World's Best Destination Spa Travel + Leisure reader's Poll
    Join us on a one-day adventure to Rancho La Puerta exclusively for San Diego Horticultural Society Members. The Friday, April 27th 2012 experience includes round-trip transportation from the Old Town Transit-Trolley Station in San Diego via one full size bus with bathroom. The bus trip is approximately one hour.
Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


 





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