Friday, March 29, 2013

Tomatomania! at Descanso Gardens April 6 and 7

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world's largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7.

Dubbed "the tomato freaks' Woodstock," Tomatomania! will include a plant sale featuring hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and many unusual offerings. The plant sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days on the Magnolia Lawn.

Then get gardening tips from Tomatomania's main man, Scott Daigre. He will do a presentation, "Grow Great Tomatoes," at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in the Under the Oaks Theater. Learn how to grow a bumper crop of fantastic, flavorful tomatoes.

Tomatomania! started as a West Coast phenomenon in the 1990s. Over time, it has become a coast-to-coast springtime stop for home gardeners. This is its third year at Descanso Gardens. 
Activities are free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children 5-12; children 4 and younger enter free. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La CaƱada Flintridge. Open daily (except Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or (818) 949-4200. 

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