Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with “Shades of Green” at San Diego Zoo’s Garden Festival

San Diego, California - The San Diego Zoo’s Discovery Days: Garden Festival presented by Sparkletts will celebrate the Zoo’s fabulous “Shades of Green” foliage with displays, horticulture talks, tours and tastings over Mother’s Day weekend. Come check out the Zoo’s eight accredited gardens: bamboo, ficus, acacia, orchids, palms, cycads, coral and aloe - that can all be seen on a walking tour.

Visit the Zoo’s stunning orchid house, open all four days of the event.

Display booths will feature information including composting, carnivorous plant bogs, and making your home garden more beautiful and bountiful. Guests can enjoy self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and kids activities. They can chat with a Zoo horticulturalist or insect keeper and may meet a researcher from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research who is working to save plant species around the world and in our own backyards. Guests also can book a “What’s Growing On” private tour that will take them behind the scenes to see how the horticulturalists grow the Zoo’s collection of more than 700,000 lush and rare plants.

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