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Descanso Gardens – La Canada Flintridge, April 6 – 8

Descanso Gardens

Explore all the great offerings of one of SoCal’s most unique public gardens and go home with some amazing tomato plants for your summer garden!

You’ll have 3 DAYS this year to come join us and explore all the great offerings of one of SoCal’s most unique public gardens.  We’ll make sure you go home with some amazing tomato plants that will thrill you this summer. (We’ll have the most custom and rare list ever for this event!)

Famous for its camellia garden, spring bulbs shows, its recent holiday light show and other unique sights and features, this weekend tomatoes are the topic du jour!  We’ll showcase over 170 varieties of the coolest tomatoes around, plus offer everything else you’ll need for the perfect season.   An added bonus:  The Patina Group will offer lunch and a Bloody Mary Bar both Saturday and Sunday.

Look for a wider variety of peppers this year, (Yes, we’re becoming PepperManiacs!) as well as other garden veggies to keep your tomatoes company.

Come for the tomatoes- stay for the classes!  We’ll do a series of tomato “Flash Classes” all through our weekend. 15 minutes max, loads of great information!

April 6th Descanso Garden
11:00am “Tomatomania’s All Stars for 2018”-Scott Daigre
1:00pm “Ensuring the Best Start: What to DO at Tomato Planting Time.” – Christy Wilhelmi, “Gardenerd” blogger and author
2:00pm  “Successful Tips for Growing Tomatoes & Vegetables in raised beds”  Dan Allen, Farmscape
April 7th Descanso Garden
11:00am “Proper Watering and Feeding of our California Tomato Gardens”-Scott Daigre
12:00pmCooking with Tomatoes demonstration with Patina Chefs
1:00pm “It Starts from the Ground Up: Prepping your Garden Soil for a Successful Season.” Oscar Fortis, Dr. Earth Organics
 2:00pm “Tomato Growing in Small Spaces”-Andy Vaughn, Owner of Califarmer
April 8th Descanso Garden
11:00am “Tomatomania Jr. Camp: Connecting Kids with Growing. ”-Andy Vaughn, Owner of Califarmer
12:00pmCooking with tomatoes demonstratioA with Patina chefs.
1:00pm “Growing Great Roots for a Productive Tomato Season!” –Yvonne Savio, Master Gardener & Owner of
   2:00pm  “Companion Plants for a Successful Tomato Season in the Ground and on the Plate!”
Loretta Alison, Garden Consultant & Coach at

Our friends at Descanso Gardens are once again offering a discounted admission price off the $9 regular price to Tomatomaniacs who want to come to the La Canada/Flintridge event on this weekend. Entry fees as follows!:

$5 to all adults and seniors showing a print out or screen shot of the TOMATOMANIA! homepage or Facebook page. Children’s admission ($4 children 5-12, free to children 4 and younger) will not be discounted.

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011


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