Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tour returns this weekend

Kitayama Brothers in Watsonville will open its doors to the public on Saturday as part of the 10th annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tour Plant & Flower sale. — Contributed

WATSONVILLE — Saturday the Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tour will return for the 10th year running.

Four Winds Growers, Kitayama Brothers and California Pajarosa in Watsonville, and Succulent Gardens in Castroville, will open their doors to the public for a day of activities and special sales.

California Pajarosa, located at 133 Hughes Rd., will be selling American Grown Bouquets and offering lunch from G’s Tacos. Author Teresa H. Sabankaya will be signing copies of her book, “The Posy Book,” dubbed a “floral dictionary” with more than 20 floral recipes, and illustrations by Maryjo Koch.

This year proceeds of sales from California Pajarosa will be donated to staff and their families from the Hideout restaurant in Aptos, which suffered major damages due to a fire last month.

Kitayama Brothers’ annual Gerbera Festival is part of the Greenhouse Tour. Family-friendly activities, food and drinks, flowers displays, design workshop and more will be offered to guests in addition to tours and sales of various plants. Proceeds will go to the Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Kitayama Brothers is located at 481 San Andreas Rd.

Four Winds Growers will this year hold their tours at their Watsonville location at 887 Casserly Rd. Activities will include tours and citrus grafting demonstrations. The farm will have citrus, blueberries, pomegranates, olives, figs and more for sale. Funds will support the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program.

Furtherest south is Succulent Gardens in Castroville. With a portion of proceeds benefiting the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, the nursery will offer succulents in all sizes, container gardens, pottery and more. A special talk will be held at 10 a.m. and the main tour begins at noon. Succulent Gardens is located at 2133 Elkhorn Rd., Castroville.

The Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tour is free to the public. There is no specific start point for the tour; guests can choose where to begin. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. For information, including a map and activity schedules visit


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