Spring is finally here, and the Eastern Sierra is budding to life. Are your ready to get your garden growing?

At GardenFest, a mother and child purchase plants

At GardenFest on May 6th, join us as we celebrate spring, learn about gardening, enjoy live music, lunch, and more.

To celebrate this season of growth, all of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trustinvite you to join usas we ring in the spring at our annual GardenFest!

GardenFest Celebration

Saturday, May 6th from 11am – 2pm
ESLT’s Office Backyard
(250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop – click for map)

This free, family-friendly celebration is happening in conjunction with Take it Outside California an annual, statewide movement taking place on that same day. Its goal is to inspire Californians to get outdoors and connect with the natural world. And at GardenFest, you will find a great opportunity to do just that and much more.

CNPS  Bristlecone Chapter President Katie Quinlan (left) with gardener Sydney Quinn.

At GardenFest, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase native plants and veggie starts for your garden.

Eager to get planting? Native plants from California Native Plant Society and vegetable plant starts from Chalfant Big Trees Farm and Feed will be available for purchase. A free seed swap will be offered, and Master Gardeners will be on hand to share their tips and tricks.

Mark Wagner and Adrianne Hnizdil of Owens Valley Growers Co-Op will be selling brick oven pizzas – yum!

Looking for a fun place to have lunch that Saturday? We encourage you to stop by GardenFest for a brick oven pizza made on-site, and live music by local artist Bill Planchon. And while kids get their faces painted, adults can look forward to sampling beers offered by Bishop’s own Mountain Rambler Brewery.

GardenFest will also offer you an opportunity to learn about ourEastside Pollinator Garden Project, which is helping locals across the Eastern Sierra bring their gardens to life by attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and other important pollinators.

At GardenFest on May 6th, youcan learn more about the benefits of signing up for this free project including how to receive a complimentary voucher for $125 in native plants.

GardenFest is right around the corner – we hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Indigo Johnson, ESLT’s Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, at or call (760) 873-4554.