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Celebrating the 162nd Birthday of Local Botanist Kate Sessions

The celebration hosted by the city of San Diego and SDG&E will be held in Kate Sessions Park.

The city of San Diego and SDG&E are teaming up to celebrate the life of local botanist and horticulturalist, Kate Sessions. She was born November 8th, 1857. She has played a major role in San Diego county, managing a number of nurseries spread across the county.

[sandiegogram] Spring flowers in @BalboaPark.

San Diego City Councilwoman Jennifer Campbell and SDG&E President
Scott Drury will be hosting the event today at Kate Session Park on Soledad Road. To honor the so-called ``Mother of Balboa Park,'' THERE WILL BE a tree planting and a sapling giveaway.

Sessions died March 24, 1940, and as a tribute to her legacy, the city erected a bronze statue of her in Balboa Park in 1998.

The birthday celebration goes from 10 a.m. to noon.

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