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May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and The American Public Gardens Association Announce the Debut of GO PUBLIC GARDENS DAYS – MAY 7-16, 2021


The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and The American Public Gardens Association announce the debut of Go Public Gardens Days, an international celebration of public gardens, May 7-16, 2021. Go Public Gardens Days is the annual Spring observance of the American Public Gardens Association’s ongoing Go Public Gardens campaign to drive attention and attendance to botanical gardens and arboreta across North America and the world.

Many of the Association’s 600+ members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and around the world join in this celebration with public events and special offers during the week. Hundreds have submitted details about their participation to gopublicgardensdays.org (also gpgd.info). The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is offering a Mother’s Day Barbecue and Concert May 9th, as well as Art in the Garden Show and Sale Fundraiser now through May 16 to celebrate Go Public Gardens Day. Visit slobg.org for event information and tickets.

The public can locate gardens in their area at gopublicgardensdays.org or gpgd.info and filter by the types of events being offered by gardens in their area.



While Go Public Gardens Days is designed to encourage people to visit their local public gardens, the Association and Norfolk Botanical Gardens have developed Virtual Garden Profiles. Presented by representatives of two dozen gardens across the country, these Virtual Profiles will give the public a chance to learn about gardens they can visit once travel is more prevalent in the wake of the pandemic. Garden Profiles will be every weeknight during Go Public Gardens Days (May 7-16) and Saturday, May 15 starting at 6PM Eastern. These presentations are free and will be available for viewing after the live presentation.

A full list of these garden profiles can be found at gopublicgardensdays.org or gpgd.info.



During Go Public Gardens Days, the plant identification app PlantSnap is offering a free upgrade to their Pro version with a donation of $25 or more to a public garden or the Association via the Association’s online donation portal here:  http://bit.ly/GrowPG21




About San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization that showcases plants from mediterranean climates throughout the world. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and encourages a sense of stewardship for the natural environment. The Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., within El Chorro Regional Park off Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Admission is $5 per person and free for both children 12 and under and Garden Members. To learn more visit slobg.org or the SLO Botanical Garden Facebook page.


May 7 @ 8:00 am
May 16 @ 5:00 pm
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