Julian Wildflower Show: May 3 & 4
May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 4 @ 10:00 am
The Julian Wildflower Show has been continuous since 1926, except for 3 years during World War II, and during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The Woman’s Club will hold its 2024 Wildflower Show on:
Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4,
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.
Location: Julian Woman’s Club,
2607 “C” Street, Julian,
Admission Free to the Public
The Julian Wildflower Show has been an historical event for over 90 years. The Wildflower Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity.
Due to Julian’s mountain valley location, bordering a national forest and near the Anza-Borrego State Park, we have identified 855 species of plants growing within 25 miles of town. Many of these plants were used by Native Americans.
You may know that a lupine plant has many small flowers on each stem. But did you know that a lupine changes the color of a particular flower to signal bees when the pollen and nectar of that flower has been taken by another bee. The bees then go to other flowers, not wasting their time and making the pollination process more efficient.
In the past, people thought animals were not smart; the even coined the term “dumb animals.” Now, we know otherwise. Consider the intelligence of dogs, cats, horses, dolphins, and pigs, to mention a few.
Past and current research also show that plants are smarter than we thought and the lupine is one of many examples. Plants can acquire information, communicate, problem solve, and recognize their own kind. This has forced us think of plants in new ways. Hence, the theme of the 2023 wildflower: “Smarty Plants.” This show included presentations about the capabilities of plants. It is hoped that people attending our annual show will view plants in a different light.
If you enjoyed looking at pictures in our Virtual Wildflower Show, then you will love seeing these wildflowers, in person, at our Wildflower Show 2024! Smell the aroma and appreciate the beauty of our Jewels of the Backcountry. Enjoy the art from our local schools and handicrafts from our talented club members. Get educated about our beautiful country environment, nature and why we call wildflowers the Jewels of the Backcountry.