don’t miss the annual poinsettia display

Balboa Park Botanical Building, December 13th — December 29th, 2021

 The 35th Annual Poinsettia Display is back in the Balboa Park Botanical Building, for a final show-stopping holiday presentation before the historic building closes for restorations in 2022. 

The annual display opens to the public on December 13th and runs through December 29th (closed Thursdays). This San Diego tradition is presented in partnership with the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department and made possible with your generous donations. Additional support is provided by the Rodger & Mary Lindsay Poinsettia Fund at The San Diego Foundation. The 2021 display is in memory of Ansen Caires, former City of San Diego Nursery Supervisor.  Ansen oversaw the Kate Sessions’ nursery, the Botanical Building and managed a team of five nursery gardeners.

With your special gift, we invite you to honor a friend or loved one. Your tribute will be listed on the Poinsettia Honor Roll featured inside the Botanical Building during the display. To be included, all names must be provided by December 5, 2021.

Marble Star $35-349 

Red Flame $350-999  

Winter Rose $1,000 + 

You may give any amount, using the giving form or you may send a check via USPS. The online form includes sections to indicate your designated honoree and person to receive notification. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Abrell, (619) 331-1115 or 

Please send your check and the following information to:

Forever Balboa Park
Attn: Poinsettia Display
1549 El Prado, Ste. 1
San Diego, Ca 92101

Please Include:

  • Your name, address, phone and email if you have one
  • The name of the person/people/family you would like to pay tribute to
  • The name, address and email of the person who should be notified of your thoughtful gift tribute