Mother's Day Picnic

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Staff

Location: Garden Grounds

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Treat your mother to a unique Mother’s Day.

The spectacular California wildflower Meadow of bright orange poppies, purple lupine and other seasonal favorites at the Garden is the perfect backdrop for Mom’s special day.  The Garden is offering a picnic basket packed with gourmet delicacies and a keepsake flower.  Basket price includes admission to the Garden where the whole family, including Fido, can enjoy a stroll through California’s iconic landscapes, from redwood forests to deserts all in one place. Baskets for 2 and 4 people available with both veggie and non-veggie option.  Discover local history at the Mission Dam, and don’t miss the Japanese Teahouse, and children’s Maze. Beautiful, naturalistic gardens, created entirely with California native plants, rejuvenate the spirit, making the Garden the perfect place to take a nature break- any time of year.

Basket options

No substitutions or alterations

4-person Vegan

  • 4 half Smoky TLTA sandwiches with smoky tempeh "bacon", fresh avocado, tomato, mixed greens, picked onions, roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta bread
  • 4 individual 4 ounce portions of roasted butternut squash salad with cranberries, onion, thyme, maple syrup, and sherry wine vinaigrette
  • 4 vegan cookies (assorted)

2-person Vegan

  • 2 half Smoky TLTA sandwiches with smoky tempeh "bacon", fresh avocado, tomato, mixed greens, picked onions, roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta bread
  • 2 individual 4 ounce portions of roasted butternut squash salad with cranberries, onion, thyme, maple syrup, and sherry wine vinaigrette
  • 2 vegan cookies (assorted)

4-person Meat

  • 4 half Club sandwiches with roasted turkey, thin sliced Creminelli prosciutto cotto, cheddar cheese, roasted garlic aoili, lettuce, and tomato on ciabatta bread
  • 4 individual 4 ounce portions of smoked mozzarella pasta salad with chunks of smoked mozzarella, and roasted peppers with a creamy dressing
  • 4 cookies (assorted)

2-person Meat

  • 2 half Club sandwiches with roasted turkey, thin sliced Creminelli prosciutto cotto, cheddar cheese, roasted garlic aoili, lettuce, and tomato on ciabatta bread
  • 2 individual 4 ounce portions of smoked mozzarella pasta salad with chunks of smoked mozzarella, and roasted peppers with a creamy dressing
  • 2 cookies (assorted)

Each basket includes

  • Free admission to the Garden for 2 or 4
  • A commemorative map of the best picnic spots in the Garden
  • Keepsake flower
  • Lunch for 2 or 4
  • Napkins and utensils
  • 20% off one regularly-priced item in the gift shop

Please note

Baskets must be purchased before May 10, 2017. 

Pick up your basket anytime between 10am and 3pm on May 14. The Garden closes at 5pm.

Once purchased, basket cost cannot be refunded. Baskets will be ordered and at the shop for pickup rain or shine.

Planning something extra special? Want to include a special surprise gift from the Garden Gift Shop in your basket? E-mail Brittney Burrows or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 103.

Baskets do not come with drinks; you may bring your own non-alcoholic drinks or purchase drinks separately from a variety of options in the Garden Shop. The basket and linen napkins must be returned to the Garden Shop at the end of your visit to be recycled for other events.

Thanks to Whole Foods

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