April 8 and 9 were busy days for the Dixon. There were several events taking place this weekend and it took a lot of effort and a lot of hard work from everyone at the Dixon to make each event a success.
Our Wildflower Plant Sale began on Thursday evening for our members and continued through the weekend from 8 am - 4 pm on Friday and Saturday. All of our garden staff and volunteers worked hard to provide great plants, flowers, trees and other goodies for the sale. Then they worked even harder to give our visitors the best customer service imaginable in the large crowds and spring heat. It was a great weekend to stroll through the gardens and purchase plants for your own garden. We hope you enjoyed it!
Wine Down on Friday night was a huge success! Guests were able to taste wines, see the gardens, and take in the performances of the flamenco dancer, Isadora Gennari T. Belmonte and Latin Jazz singer, Marcela Pinilla. Great wine, great food, great company, great event!
On Saturday, the Dixon grounds were full of cats, butterflies, and Batman....... all on the faces of the children here for Family Day! Our face painters were not the only busy ones. Easels were set up for everyone to paint En Plein Air, stilts were provided for adult and children entertainment, along with games and performances, relay races and scavenger hunts! Our Education staff worked very hard to provide a fun activity for everyone in the family either indoors or outside in our beautiful gardens.The band, Side Street Steppers and jump roping team from Riverdale Elementary were the icing on this very large cake that we called (Radical) Family Day! We can't wait for next year!
The Dixon staff had their hands full all weekend, but the success of the events and the positive feedback from our guests were more than enough to get us in the groove for our upcoming events. Thanks for the support - Chantal Drake