New Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration In Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers To ‘Plant It Forward’

The Balboa Park Conservancy encourages San Diego families and tree lovers of all ages to help us Plant It Forward at a new annual event in honor of Kate Sessions’s birthday and Balboa Park’s vital urban forest.

New Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration In Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers To ‘Plant It Forward’

The family-friendly celebration in Morley Field at Jacaranda Place is the perfect opportunity to take a guided tree tour, dig into the park’s horticultural history, learn about the important role trees play in preventing climate change, watch tree-planting demonstrations, make sunprints, and enjoy live bluegrass music and gourmet food truck fare under the park’s forest canopy.

About Kate Sessions

Kate Sessions (born Nov. 8, 1857) is traditionally recognized as “the Mother of Balboa Park” and one of the park’s key founding figures. As a horticulturalist and landscape architect, she is credited for planting hundreds of trees and flowering plants throughout the park during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many of which still thrive today.

This new event in her honor continues her remarkable legacy of “planting it forward” by advancing the park’s reforestation efforts and providing hands-on learning opportunities for
tree lovers of all ages.

New Annual Family Event Celebrates Balboa Park's Trees And Kate Sessions

Event activities

The day’s activities include a free opportunity for anyone who signs up in advance to don some gloves and help us plant new trees in the Morley Field area of the park. Girl Scout troops are also invited to sign up for a tree-planting badge opportunity led by our team of trained volunteer Tree Stewards. Our event partners from SDG&E, Tree San Diego, and the San Diego Floral Association will be on hand with horticultural-themed booths.

New Annual Family Event Celebrates Balboa Park's Trees And Kate Sessions

Plant It Forward is presented by the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation and is generously sponsored by SDG&E, California ReLeaf, and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. We are grateful for the participation of CAL FIRE, Urban Corps of San Diego, Girl Scouts of the USA, Tree San Diego, and San Diego Floral Association.

See you there!

Share This Event
Event Details
The Latest
The Dish is your source for the latest menu updates, new cocktail programs, happy hours, and special offers from San Diego’s best restaurants and bars!...
El Chingon
What would Comic-Con be without Comic-Con food, drinks, and parties?! Here’s a run-down of some of the most interesting specials we’ve seen around town! Lionfish...
Food, Wine, and Brew at the San Diego Zoo
Dine, drink, and do good! Food, Wine, and Brew 2024 is a one-of-a-kind tasting event at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At this can’t-miss evening,...
Novo Brazil Brewing Anniversary
Get ready to celebrate in style as NOVO Brazil Brewing Company marks its 10th anniversary with a sports-packed bash at its Otay Ranch brewpub! Join...
Haute with Heart Fashion Show
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host its 46th Annual Haute with Heart Fashion Show. This...
San Diego Made Summer Market
The San Diego Made Summer Market, a two-day event featuring over 120 of the city’s best craft vendors and emerging brands, is set to take...
Event Details
Upcoming Events
San Diego Spirits Festival
October 19, 2024
2:00 pm
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Mark your calendars! The San Diego Spirits Festival, the premier event for cocktail connoisseurs, returns for its 15th anniversary! Held at the stunning Museum of...
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival (LJAWF) Returns To Downtown La Jolla
September 28, 2024
10:00 am
  • Downtown La Jolla
  • Girard Avenue
Mark your calendars for an unforgettable weekend of art, wine, and fun in downtown La Jolla! The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival (LJAWF) is...
Belmont Park Community 5K
September 22, 2024
8:00 am
  • Belmont Park
The thrilling second annual Belmont Park Community 5K is here! The infectious enthusiasm of last year’s participants made it an absolute blast! This family-friendly event...
Frontwave Arena
September 17, 2024
8:00 pm
Prepare for a pop concert-style spectacle showcasing the athletic brilliance and championship journeys of Simone Biles and an exceptional squad of select dancers, embodying a...
August 24, 2024
7:30 pm
  • California Center for the Arts
The Rosin Box Project’s 2024 Season: Exalt, continues with an evening of all new commissions from some of the most sought-after names in the industry...
Event Search: