Burton Mesa Field Trip

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Bruce Reed

Location: Meet at Vandenberg Village

This trip is sold out!

Enjoy the Unique Seasonal Highlights

Spend the day at Burton Mesa Preserve with Horticulturist, Bruce Reed, as the bloom begins! Enjoy the seasonal highlights such as two species of Ceanothus found nowhere else, prickly phlox, monkeyflowers, and late manzanitas. This long rambling walk through an often ignored local preserve is on very sandy soil and winds through very dry and surprisingly wet spots. The sand drifts of the Burton Mesa formation are unlike anything around them and support many unusual and unique species.

This full day trip will explore portions of the Burton Mesa Preserve with Horticulturist, Bruce Reed. The group will meet at 9am in Vandenberg Village and caravan to the trailhead.

Please bring:

  • a lunch
  • plenty of water
  • a hat
  • no sandals, please
  • curious spirit

To donate an amount other than those listed, please register by calling (805) 682-4726 ext. 102 or email registrations.


Image of Bruce Reed, HorticulturistBruce Reed was raised on an organic farm in the Lompoc valley, and received his B.A. at Westmont College. He has traveled widely since, gaining his experience in the retail nursery industry as a manager and grower. Bruce has managed the Garden Growers Nursery for more than a decade and now supervises planting and growing throughout the Garden.

Travel/Day Trips
Botany/Natural History