Ballard Garden Brunch & Nature Crafts

Solvang, United States

Experience hosted by Debbie

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Welcome to Jardin de Ballard.

We offer two different experiences for your group.

Experience 1.)
You and your friends will start with appetizers and beverages in the garden of a historical home in the village of Ballard. Next a walking tour of the neighborhood including the Ballard School and Chapel - historical points of interest and a local donkey farm. Your group will return to a sit down family style brunch prepared by local chef Randi Soos. Suitable for all ages.

You will leave with a greater appreciation for this unique wine-country town, the local flavors, and the slower pace of life. Throw the ball with the dogs and get a real sense of our quaint neighborhood.

Experience 2.)
We offer botanical craft making in our lovely garden setting. Each guest is guided to create a handmade project from nature. Succulent wreaths, flower garlands and botanical printing to name a few. This experience includes a light lunch, created by local chef Randi Soos who sources produce from local organic farms.

Please message us for (2-5pm) afternoon bookings

Both of these experiences are perfect for ANY celebrations.
Welcome to Jardin de Ballard.

We offer two different experiences for your group.

Experience 1.)
You and your friends will start with appetizers and beverages in the garden of a historical home in the village of Ballard. Next a walking tour of the neighborhood including the Ballard School and Chapel - historical points of interest and a local donkey farm. Your group will return to a sit down family style brunch prepar…

What's included

  • Food
    Spanish Frittata

    Carmelized Meat Balls

    Cucumber, Toma...
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    We provide an experienced artist to assist each guest in creating a succule...

Meet your host, Debbie

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been a local resident for 30 years, with experience as an outdoor tour guide and event planner. My friend Randi graduated from Art Institute with a degree in Culinary Arts. She has been cooking for 12 years with experience at the Ritz Carlton in Santa Barbara, Scomas in San Francisco, and also as a local private chef. We are teaming up to create a unique experience for visitors to Solvang who are looking for a different way to entertain their friends and family.
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From $158
/person
Tue., Aug. 3
From $754 per group
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Private groups only
From $754 per group
Wed., Aug. 4
From $754 per group
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Private groups only
From $754 per group
Thu., Aug. 5
From $754 per group
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Private groups only
From $754 per group

Where you'll be

Ballard is a quiet and quaint neighborhood in the Santa Ynez Valley where you can meet the local artists and maybe even wine makers walking down the street. You will see historical buildings that date back to 1880 while enjoying the slower pace of life in this unique village.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Daphne
June 2021
Debbie was a marvelous host!! I didn’t want to leave. The ambience was so lovely and the hospitality was through the roof! The garden is so beautiful!! Randi’s home cooking was absolutely delicious. Debbie & Randi made this experience so unique and special. Really enjoyed the walking tour and saw a zonkey for the first time. The crafting was so fun!! You will not regret booking this experience!!
Debbie was a marvelous host!! I didn’t want to leave. The ambience was so lovely and the hospitality was through the roof! The garden is so beautiful!! Randi’s home cooking was abs…
Melina
June 2021
This was a wonderful experience and a highlight of our trip! We brought our boys, ages 12 and 9, with us and they said it was the best food they have had all trip and suggested that we move to California. Debbie has a beautiful and relaxing backyard and she is a wonderful host. The kids played croquet in her yard, took her dog for a walk, fed her turtle, and even made some arts and crafts with her. Randi is a fantastic chef and created a menu for us that was healthy, flavorful, and enjoyed by all.
This was a wonderful experience and a highlight of our trip! We brought our boys, ages 12 and 9, with us and they said it was the best food they have had all trip and suggested tha…
Robert
June 2021
This was such a wonderful experience. My wife and I were greeted with mimosas and fantastic homemade bread and jams by Chef Randi Soos in Debby’s beautiful little garden. Debby then took us on a walking tour of the little village of Ballard sharing its history and stories. After the tour, we returned to the garden for brunch. In addition to continuing with mimosas, Chef Randi served a lovely light garden salad, chicken meatballs with a red pepper ragu, a baby sweet pea and goat cheese frittata and the most beautiful, and delicious pesto and vegetable tart. This was topped off with wonderful madeleines. Such a delicious and relaxing event. Totally recommend the experience.
This was such a wonderful experience. My wife and I were greeted with mimosas and fantastic homemade bread and jams by Chef Randi Soos in Debby’s beautiful little garden. Debby t…
Anahit
May 2021
WHERE TO BEGIN!!! Debbie, Randi, and Kelsey were fantastic and went above and beyond! Debbie was super sweet and fun and gave us a wonderful tour of her house and Billard. Randi provided us with such beautiful and delicious food! Majority was vegan based and super healthy. She was able to accommodate our needs and was very lovely! Kelsey did the decor and it was fabulous and fantastic. So worth the price and was even surprised by the awesome live performance of Jerry on the guitar!
WHERE TO BEGIN!!! Debbie, Randi, and Kelsey were fantastic and went above and beyond! Debbie was super sweet and fun and gave us a wonderful tour of her house and Billard. Randi pr…
Betsy
May 2021
Like walking into a dream. My family (grandparents, son & wife and two granddaughters) booked a Ballard Garden Brunch with Debbie. The setting was perfect in the backyard surrounded by colorful blooming flowers and trees. The walking tour delightful and a wonderful backdrop for some great family photos. But, it was the food prepared by Chef Randi that was over the top and out-of-this-world. The overall friendliness (felt like family) of our host, staff and server combined with the atmosphere created outdoors for a special dining event couldn't have been more perfect for our birthday celebration.
Like walking into a dream. My family (grandparents, son & wife and two granddaughters) booked a Ballard Garden Brunch with Debbie. The setting was perfect in the backyard surroun…
Miguel
April 2021
Everyone there was awesome. A wonderful experience. I don't want to say to much cause I feel I would run the surprise...

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    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Sun., Aug. 8
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Mon., Aug. 9
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Tue., Aug. 10
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Jacket or sweater

Comfortable shoes