Presented by California Native Plant Society San Diego and the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
Saturday, January 22 – Sunday, January 23
9AM to 3PM
Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Visitor Center
Featuring 140 species and varieties of California Native Plants and much more!
Everyone is invited to shop, browse, and learn at a California Native Plant Sale presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and the California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter. At the two-day outdoor event, veteran gardeners and newcomers can purchase a wide selection of native plants and seeds, books, and merchandise, and get tips from native plant experts. Proceeds from the sale will benefit both organizations and their collective mission to educate, restore, and appreciate the native habitats of our region.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be impacted in the Visitor Center parking lot and along Father Junipero Serra Trail, so we have arranged to have open-air Old Town Trolleys for shoppers’ use. Two trolleys will run during the sale, one for those parked in the Jackson Drive parking lot and another from Patrick Henry High School. The shuttles will run from 8:30am – 3:15pm, from overflow parking at the Jackson Drive parking lot (shuttle stop across the street from the lot, on Mission Gorge Road) and the parking lot at Patrick Henry High School. Though the Old Town Trolleys are open to elements and will have good air flow, we recommend that riders wear facial coverings while on the shuttle.
Shopping later in the day is encouraged, and plant stock will be replenished throughout the sale. Bring your own plant cart for an easier shopping experience; there will be a Plant Holding Area for pick-ups for those not parked in the Visitor Center parking lot.
Please note that the availability of species at the sale is subject to change.
Covid safety measures will be in place, which includes holding the sale outdoors, requiring facial coverings inside the Visitor Center, and requesting our volunteers wear facial coverings outdoors as well. In addition, the optional shuttle service is being provided by Old Town Trolley, which will have open sides to maximize air flow.
This event has been sponsored by San Diego City Councilmember and MTRP Task Force Chair Raul Campillo (D-7).
The MTRP Visitor Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego CA 92119. Photos: Gerry Tietje