Monday, October 22, 2007

Trip to the gardens

A 30 minute drive from San Diego downtown takes you to Flinn Springs, the location of Summers Past Farms, an enchanting garden nestled in its foothills. Summers Past Farms is a owned by the Lozier family who have had a rich tradition in farming. This farm spreads over a decent sized area with specific portions marked for a herbal garden, a vegetable garden, a children's garden, Shakespeare garden, a secret garden, special event area, lavender fields and various shops.

The herbal garden is a delight as fragrances of basil, mint, dill, rosemary, thyme, sage and lavender fill the air. Kids have a great time playing in the children's garden or with the friendly cats, Yarrow being the friendliest. The natural lounge by the Green Bean Coffee Bar is a nice place to relax and enjoy the gardens while sipping hot coffee or savoring mango flavored iced tea with flower petals.

The farm has a couple of charming shops; The gift shop in the timber barn is a 3500 square foot garden and retail store stocked with gardening paraphernalia, cook books, aroma candles, fairy items, organic spices, jams and jellies, soaps and more. The herbal shoppe and factory is an instant hit among visitors as they are immersed in the aromatherapy of handmade herbal soaps, fragrance and massage oils and natural skin care products. Spa accessories and soap-making kits are some of the other items found in the store.

Summer and Fall days are filled with events ranging from antique and craft fairs to pumpkin patches. Visiting the farm's website or browsing the newsletters is a great way to keep informed about the numerous special events. The annual soap making week attracts large number of visitors who gather to learn the art of making herbal soaps; a nice holiday gift. Summers Past Farms is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Summers Past Farms
15602 Old Highway 80
Flinn Springs, CA - 92021
(619)390-1523

9 comments:

Sameera said...

Lovely farm.Thanks Bhadri for taking me there(at least virtually) :)

A said...

Wonderful pics and wonderful blog. thanks for droppin bi my blog :)

the cloud with the bronze lining said...

a- mazing mannnnn
simply lovely..thanks for nom me..lol...
n rock on.. awesome pics..

funnybunny said...

very captivating.
keep up the good work.

Weekend Warrior said...

Thanks Sameera, A, the cloud with the bronze lining and funnybunny for the encouraging comments.

Cold & Silent..... said...

da places u pick makes me wanna runaway 4m home........

Arwindh said...

cool blog..
keep up the work..
do drop in to my blog..

rOhit said...

ur posts are alwayz good to read..
this is one blog wer i can come and read everything in the world except ppl's hatred, love, grief or happiness.. lol

keep it up.. :) diffrnt and good..

NeoAuteur said...

I have been there once. It's a really nice place.