Alta Vista Botanical Gardens will hold its 8th Annual Fall Fun Festival on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event celebrates the arrival of autumn with a scarecrow contest, crafts, games, music, food, dancing, and a plant sale. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through the 14 acres of gardens filled with beautiful plants, sculptures, and water features while observing art displays and demonstrations.

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens takes a new approach to interpreting what a botanical garden can become by harmoniously fusing education, nature, and art. In addition to a wide variety of rare plants, there is also art from talented local artists on display throughout the gardens. While still holding true to the traditional scientific approach to botanical gardens, Alta Vista provides an interactive living classroom for North San Diego County students and has become a gathering place for the community. Learn more at