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Saturday, May 3, 2014


WATER SAVVY--Cuyamaca College, home to the Fightin’ Coyotes, is also famous for its save water gardens, which are a must to visit anytime of year.
LIFE EAST OF I-805—Two East San Diego County garden events for pros and amateurs alike happen the weekend of May 3-4.  And, for post-garden refreshments we offer directions to the Alpine Beer Company, one of the 5 best craft beer breweries in the STATE if not the WEST.

FREE GARDEN FEST—Cuyamaca College’s Spring Garden Festival is in its 21st year.  Set for Saturday, May 3, from 9am to 4pm on campus. Free parking and admission.  Popular gardens that attract more than 7,000 visitors annually.

of the Sage and Songbird Festival
 in Alpine is the 2 pm great 
butterfly release.  This is not to be 
confused with the great ladybug
 release featured on this blog 
April 26 at Armstrong Garden Centers.
FREE ALPINE SAGE & SONGBIRDS—The 17th annual garden event in Alpine, CA runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. The overall Festival is free, however tickets to the 5 Home/Garden Tour are priced at $20 each. or 619-445-8352.

WORK UP A THIRST--Visiting so many spectacular gardens can easily work up a big thirst, especially on a hot day in East County.  This blog highly recommends garden tourist stop by the Alpine Beer Company, a true oasis East of I-805 that has a reputation as being one of the top 5 craft beer breweries in San Diego County.

CRAFT BEER MECCA--Architecture
isn’t one of Alpine’s strong suits
but the Alpine Beer Company
is easily one of the top 5
craft beer breweries in the state
if not the West.
Alpine Beer Company
2351 Alpine Blvd (south side of I-8)
Brewery Hours:
Tues-Sat Noon-6pm

Pub Hours:
Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm
Fri/Sat 11am-Midnight
Sun 11 am-9pm

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