Garden Party of the Century – May 9

DSC_1840The Kids’ Floral Wagon Parade down El Prado kicked off a wonderful celebration of 100 years of history and horticulture at this all day event highlighting the plants and programs that make Balboa Park one of the world’s most interesting civic gardens.

Click on the image at left to visit our Garden Party Events Page and view hundreds of images of this fabulous event!


Arbor Day in Balboa Park – photos!

DSC_4550Friends of Balboa Park celebrated Arbor Day  on Friday, April 24, 2015.   Eleven American Tulip trees were planted with volunteer help from local area students at the War Memorial Building. Click on the image at left to view our photos.   Click here for more information on Arbor Day, including information on how you can purchase a dedicated tree in honor of a loved one.  We have two of the tulip trees still available.

Pictured at left are Girl Scouts from Troop 3289 who used their cookie earnings to dedicate a tree!

Balboa Park Summer Camp Brochures

BPECSummerCampBrochureCover4Web-2015Summer is here and the Park museums and organizations are accepting sign ups.  Click here to download our collaborative summer camp brochure which has all the information you need to register, including:

  • Collaborative half day camp offerings that coordinate lunch time supervision and coordination so that your child may spend the morning at one camp and the afternoon in another;
  • Contact information for registration with each camp description.
  • Published and funded by Friends of Balboa Park! Please contact us if you would like one mailed to you.




Butterfly Celebration Photos!

ButterflyRelease2015Hundreds of screaming children delighted in the flight of Painted Lady butterflies as they were released into Zoro Garden March 15, 2015 for the Annual Butterfly celebration.  Families enjoyed crafts, storytelling, educational displays and dance performances hosted by our Park friends including San Diego Floral Association,  World Beat Center, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and theNAT  Click on the image at left to view more photos of the event. Thank you to all who participated!






Adopt-A-Plot Program Beautifies Balboa Park

MissionHillsGardenClubVolunteersDec2014Friends of Balboa Park is proud to be initiating the new Adopt-A-Plot Program with the City of San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department for the 2015 Centennial. Professional landscape designers, horticulture and garden societies, businesses and volunteers are working to create new landscapes for key areas of Balboa Park including popular gardens in the Central Mesa, and many more acres of parkland in need of refurbishment. These projects help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information, click here.