Healing Garden Oasis

The Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is proud to announce a meaningful new garden project for 2021 that will bring a positive and healing addition for the community. 

Calling all artists!
Win up to $250 in our Special Rock Painting Contest.

We invite all local art students, creators, and professional artists to take part in a very special painted rock contest for the dedicated “Circle of Art” section at the heart of the Inspirational Rock Garden.

Working with the theme “What is Inspiration?” submit your idea for a 12” x 10” large rock, fostering the positive healing images of growth, wellness, recovery and happiness. Cost is $10 per entry.

We will select 15 high school artists and 15 professional artists to paint their rocks for the garden. Cash awards will also be given: $250 – Fan Favorite, $100 – Most Original, $100 – Most Artistic. 

This is your chance to showcase your art, win prizes, and be a permanent part of the Oasis Healing Garden at AVBG. You will also get a special mention on our social media pages, web page, and an invitation to our VIP Healing Garden Oasis party. Contact Danielle with questions or if you need help submitting materials. dkootchick@gmail.com

Use the form below to submit your inspirational idea. Deadline now extended until October 2021.

Click here to submit your entry! 

Healing Garden Oasis 2021

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is excited to announce the newest addition to our beautiful gardens coming in 2021.  

The Healing Gardens Oasis will be located in a lush shady area in the lower area of the garden. This area will feature twelve beautifully designed gardens themed around the elements of growth, wellness, and happiness.

Donate to the Healing Garden

Be part of this meaningful project that will have a positive and healing impact on our community. Your donations will help us maintain and build the Healing Garden Oasis. 

With any donation over $50 receive an invitation to our ribbon-cutting event, four friends and family rock painting tickets, and be listed on our online donor wall.

For more information contact info@altavistabotanicalgardens.org

Become a Sponsor

We are looking for local business and private donors who want to give back to the community and sponsor a garden area or engrave a  stepping stone with your company name, family name, or in honor of a loved one. Areas available for sponsorship include the Healing Heart Garden, Balance Rock Garden, Growing Tree Donor Wall, Wishing Well, and 12-Step Stepping Stones.

For more information contact avbgevents@gmail.com

Interested in helping out or being a part of the Healing Garden Oasis progress? Sign up here: avbgevents@gmail.com

Inspirational Rock Garden

Donate to the Healing Garden

We invite you to take part in helping us create the Inspirational Rock Garden! Use your creativity to paint the rocks for a colorful rock garden path built of inspirational messages and positive images. 

Rock painting is the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Get tickets for our March 20th and April rock painting events at the blue button below.  Three time slots available from 10am-11:30am, 12pm-1:30pm or 2pm-3:30pm. Limited space available.

We provide everything you need to paint rocks including river rock, paints, brushes, paint pens and instructions. Plan your day and explore the 14 acre botanical garden. 
Advanced sign up required. Rock painting event ticket price does not include admission to the garden. 
  • Non-Members pay the garden admission at the gate and $3 per child (12 and under) $5 per adult.
  • Adults $5 per rock, Children $3 per rock 
  • $20 VIP Family Rock Painting w/ private table (max 6 people)
  • Alta Vista Botanical Garden members attend for Free
  • Book a private school or group rock painting event. Inquire at info@altavistabotanicalgardens.org

All proceeds from the rock painting event go to funding the Healing Garden Oasis. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive Vista, CA 92084.

*Due to the City of Vista Covid-19 guidelines mask are required at paint tables. Members from the same family will sit together at paint tables.

Rock Painting Kits

Rock making kits are available for $20 so you and your family can paint rocks from home. The kit includes everything you need to paint rocks plus two vouchers to drop off rocks to be placed in the Inspirational Rock Garden. Kits can be purchased at the AVBG front gate, when volunteers are working, on Saturdays and Sundays 10 am-4 pm.

For more information or to order 5 or more kits please e-mail avbgevents@gmail.com

Rock Kits Include:

  • 7-FolkArt Acrylic Paint Colors
  • 1-Paint Marker Pen
  • 1-Large Paint Brush
  • 2-Small Paint Brushes
  • 1-Palette Paint Tray
  • 1-Black Carbon Transfer Paper
  • 1-White Carbon Transfer Paper
  • 1-Motivational Card
  • Rock Sealer
  • 2- Inspirational Rock Garden Vouchers
“I love the community coming together to creatively interpret and paint what they feel is healing and positive… That people can also come back and see their rock for years to come is like a diamond waiting for them every time they return to the garden.”
-Danielle K.