Chocolate Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Chocolate Lovers Unite!



San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival

Don’t miss San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, May 13th from 9 am–4:30 pm.  Your taste buds will thank you when savoring the many varieties of goodies created by nearly a dozen chocolate artisans. 

The Chocolate Festival is the day before Mother’s Day, so it is the perfect gift for Mom. She can enjoy the day relaxing in our beautiful garden oasis while sampling edibles made from the ground beans of the Theobroma cacao. Demonstrations and tips on creating delicious chocolate treats will also be featured at the Chocolate Festival.

Pick up the perfect Mother’s Day gift from one of our vendors or from the Garden’s Gift Shops – featuring plants, purses, jewelry, and unique garden-themed items every Mom loves! Enjoy music from Martin Espino and award-winning cuisine from Isaac’s Catering.

Don’t miss the Garden’s Kidzone where children can have fun making crafts and gifts for Mom! Cost: Free with paid admission or membership. Tasting tickets available for a small fee.  

About San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful urban retreat nestled on 37-acres in the midst of Encinitas. Visitors enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild Southern California climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a wide variety of microclimates giving visitors the sensation of strolling through a tropical rainforest to hiking in the desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden. In addition, the Garden regularly offers classes covering many topics including water conservation, fire-safe landscaping, hands-on flower and plant arranging, art in various media, and healthy cooking. Visitors and members also participate in frequent special weekend events and Docent-led tours.

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