Greenhouses to open doors to the public


WATSONVILLE — Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers welcomes the public to join them for their eighth annual open house flower tours on Saturday.

Five greenhouses will be open to the public anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. It is free to attend and reservations are not necessary.

The participating greenhouses will be: Succulent Gardens in Castroville, Kitayama Brothers, Suncrest Farms, and California Pajarosa in Watsonville, and Four Winds Growers in Aromas. 

This event is put on with the intent “to let the public see the variety of plants grown in local greenhouses,” Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau President Jess Brown said. “They are an important part of our agriculture industry.”

Organizers say there will be an array of flowers, herbs and plants to see ranging from roses, gerberas, succulents and more while touring these Monterey Bay farms.

There will be a bouquet arranging demonstration, tour guides, a youth flower design contest, and several activities for kids.

There will also be plants and flowers available for purchase, as well as food and beverages at certain locations.

Martinelli’s new citrus blend cider will be available to try at Four Winds Growers, according to Brown. 

“This is a wonderful time of year to visit these greenhouses,” Brown said, adding that organizers look forward to seeing many people attend.

For information, visit montereybayfarmtours.org or find them on Facebook.


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