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Family Day at the Garden of the Seven Sisters

Often a love of gardening begins as a child in the backyard.
Often a love of gardening begins as a child in the backyard.

Chances are that your interest in gardening began as a child. Perhaps grandpa let you hoe the garden, mom asked you to water her prize dahlias, or you picked flowers to make a bouquet for a friendly neighbor. Maybe you developed the passion when you got to pick a giant zucchini.

Most of the Master Gardeners in San Luis Obispo County started that way and they want to share their enthusiasm with your family in the Garden of the Seven Sisters demonstration garden.

The Master Gardeners are hosting a special Family Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will visit different stations throughout the garden for a brief, yet exciting garden fact.

One station will explain how to plant a cutting and each family will go home with a geranium cutting of their own! Each family will have the opportunity to visit the sunshine garden, the kitchen garden and the firesafe garden, among others. The composting station and the fruit orchard will also have many helpful tips to share. Water conservation tips will also be shared throughout the morning.

This is an excellent time of the year to visit the garden; flowers are in bloom, leaves are verdant and trees are bearing fruit. On Family Day Saturday, children must be accompanied by an adult, and only service animals will be allowed in the garden, located at 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo. Dress comfortably, wear sunscreen, bring water and please park in the lot next to the demonstration garden. See your smiling family on Saturday!


Contact the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners: at 781-5939 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday and Thursday; at 473-7190 from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday in Arroyo Grande; and at 434-4105 from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday in Templeton. Visit the UCCE Master Gardeners Web site at http://ucanr.org/sites/mgslo / or e-mail mgsanluisobispo@ucdavis.edu