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Alta Vista Gardens has been established to create a botanical garden for the education, enlightenment and inspiration of our children, and the child within us all. The garden will foster involvement of the community in efforts, both local and abroad, to protect and preserve endangered habitats, which are vital to the health of our planet and all of her inhabitants. It will be a place to reflect, relax and recharge. The gardens will be a living, changing and interactive environment which brings together people, nature and art. It will serve as a gathering place, an educational center, a forum for the arts and an exhibit of the most remarkable, beautiful and rare plants in the world.
Alta Vista Gardens is in the early stages of developing a new standard for botanical gardens. While holding true to traditional scientific approach to botanical gardens, and providing an interactive, living classroom for North San Diego County students, the gardens will take a new approach to create a completely new interpretation of what a botanical garden can become. As the gardens continue to be developed, plant enthusiasts will be thrilled at the wide variety of rare, beautiful and remarkable plants which will be showcased in the gardens. For everyone else in the community, there will be equally compelling reasons to come to the gardens.
Rather than taking the conventional approach of creating just another living plant museum, this garden will become a gathering place for the community. One key attraction of the garden will be the integration of art throughout the project, giving artists a magnificent showcase to display their talents. From garden art to sculptures, to walkways and walls created by some of the area’s most talented artisans will be on display. Along the trail systems, throughout the garden, will be multipurpose platforms, which will act as way stations for visitors. These platforms eventually will play host to a multitude of events in the garden, such as fine art shows, culinary events, the performing arts, as well as Tai Chi and Yoga. The goal of the garden is to go as far as possible to "Bring together People, Nature and Art".
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