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ENCINITAS—Grand Opening of “Flowers, Farms, and Families” Exhibit

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am

ENCINITAS—On Saturday, May 18, The Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, unveils their exhibit Planting Paradise: Flowers, Farms, and Families in San Dieguito 1920—2020.

At the southern end of the state, the once-thriving floraculture industry in North San Diego County has all but disappeared as farms and fields have been transformed into suburban housing tracts. With support from CSU San Marcos scholars and California Humanities, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas produced The Flower Farms of San Dieguito, a multi-part exhibition and event series including oral histories collected from the laborers, growers, plant scientists, and other local residents who made this region the “Flower Capital of the World” in its heyday.

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum was founded in 1988 to collect, preserve and interpret the local history of the San Dieguito River area, including Leucadia, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. The Museum is housed at The Heritage Ranch, a unique and rustic property nestled, almost secretly, in the city of Encinitas.

Arrive at 4 pm to view the exhibit which is free to attend and open to the public.

At 5:30 ticketed guests will enjoy a farm-to-table dinner with live music and guest speaker Ari Novy of The San Diego Botanic Garden. Dinner tickets are $110 per person and must be purchased in advance. Get yours today at SDHeritage.org

This event is part of an exhibit supported by a Community Stories grant.


San Dieguito Heritage Museum


The Heritage Ranch
450 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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