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Mr. Bryan Morse, President/C.E.O. of Alta Vista Gardens. An Environmental Artist, Landscape Designer and Contractor with over 30 years experience in the industry. Over fourteen years experience in Designing and Building Botanical Gardens. Designer and Builder of Pikake Botanical Gardens in Valley Center, CA. Designer and Builder of the Tree of Life Garden in Valley Center, CA. Principal at Expanding Horizons, a resident of Vista and Cardiff, CA

Ms. Gail Stram, Vice President of the Board, A.V.G. Public Relations liaison,  A.V.G. liaison to the Vista Public Arts Commission, member of the Mira Costa Horticulture Club, a resident of Vista

Mr. Ron Holloway, Board Treasurer/C.F.O. of Alta Vista Gardens; Civil Engineer,  Founding Partner of BHA, Inc., a resident of Vista

Mr. John Voss, Secretary of the Board, B.S. in Ornamental Horiculture & B.S. in Soil Sciences from Cal Poly; Curator of the A.V.G. Cycad Collection, owner of Sonrise Growers,  a resident of Vista

Mrs. Lois Walag, Plant Propagator & Landscape Designer with a Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental  Horticulture from Cal Poly, Certified Clinical Herbalist, Director of Procurement at Vertical Garden Solutions, a resident of  Vista.

Mr. Art Logan, Docent at Alta Vista Gardens, Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, Graduate of the Master Gardeners Program, Life member of the California Rare Fruit Growers, member of the Vista Garden Club & Mira Costa Horticulture Club,  a resident of Vista

Mrs. Dottie Logan, Docent at Alta Vista Gardens, Co-Chair of the Membership Committee; Life member of the California Rare Fruit Growers; member of Vista Garden Club & Mira Costa Horticulture Club;  a resident of Vista

Mrs. Nancy Jones, AKA Farmer Jones, a retired Vista School Teacher;  Docent at Alta Vista Gardens, Member of the Vista Garden Club; the Woman's Club of Vista, a resident of Vista.

Mr. Ed Fitzgerald: Docent at Alta Vista Gardens, Retired business man, Master Gardener, garden enthusiast: resident of Vista

Mrs. Carole J. Lee: Docent at Alta Vista Gardens, Leader of the Grow Getters, member of Vista Garden Club, resident of Vista.

Mrs. Naomi Stein: Retired partner of Eco-Greenscape Landscape Construction., Board member of Temple B’nai Shalom.  Landscape designer and contractor for 34 years. Certificated in Landscape Engineering and as an Herbalist.  Hobbies include gardening, painting, cooking, traveling and community service.  Resident of Vista

Mr. Bill Stein: Retired partner of Eco-Greenscape Landscape Construction. On the Board of B’nai Shalom Temple.  Member of Hi-Noon Rotary Club of Vista.  Interests include photography, desktop publishing, camping, traveling and organization participation. Resident of Vista

Mr. Ken Bouchard: Retired from public service, a local volunteer and resident of Vista.

Additional Personnel: 

    City Liaison:

    • Donna Meester: Recreation and Community Services Management Analyst
    • Mickey Romero: Public Works

Committees and  Chairs

  • Executive Committee: Bryan Morse, Gail Stram, Ron Holloway, John Voss
  • Membership Committee: Co-Chairs Dottie Logan & Art Logan
  • Finance & Investment Committee: Ron Holloway
  • Marketing Committee: Bryan Morse
  • Garden House: Rentals/Maintenance/Bride’s Room: Gail Stram
  • Events Committee: Gail Stram
  • Art Committee: Gail Stram
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Ken Bouchard
  • Garden Design & Development Committee: Bryan Morse
    • Children’s Garden Committee: Nancy Jones
    • Greenhouse Development Committee: Lois Walag
    • Grow Getters: Carole J. Lee
    • Curator of Cycad Collection: John Voss
    • Curator of the Rose Collection: Ivy Bodin


 Garden Open Daily 7:00-5:00 Monday-Friday; 10:00- 5:00 on weekends

Admission is $2.00 for non-members; admission is Free with Membership

Directions to the Gardens (760) 945-3954

Alta Vista Gardens is a 501(c)3 Not For Profit Corporation

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