San Diego Floral Association
Horticulture Calendar of Events

Click below for a listing of workshops, classes, tours and other events that happen on a recurring basis.

Below is a listing of the best gardening-related activities taking place all over San Diego County.

Do you have an event, class or meeting that you’d like to let California Garden readers know about? If so, please email sdfloral@gmail.com or Denise Thompson at EarthD@san.rr.com with your group’s name, the meeting date and time, meeting place, any applicable fees, event program and contact information. You may also submit the above information via regular mail, sent to Calendar Editor, San Diego Floral Association, 1650 El Prado Room 105, San Diego CA 92101. Space is limited, so please get in touch today to ensure inclusion!


March Event

March 20

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

March 21

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Linda Adams will demonstrate how to fill your garden with fresh produce and beautiful flowers grown from seed.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.bernardogardeners.org

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

March 22

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: http://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

3 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIET
Y
Don’t Miss our Spring Show and Sale,
“Orchid Treasures.”
When: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday,
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday
Where: Scottish Rite Event Center,
1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego
Cost: $10 One Day, $12 Weekend Pass,
Children under age 12 are admitted free
More information: http://www.sdorchids.com

March 25

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: http://www.bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

March 26

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Stephen Cantu will present “Making Gardening Accessible to all Ages and Abilities.”
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center,
341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://www.fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave,
San Diego
More information: Genny Deutsch,
619-583-8008, claszz1@aol.com

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593, djsj21643@aol.com

UCCE Master Gardeners
When: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

March 27

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS,
S. D. CHAPTER

When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.crfgsandiego.org

SAN DIEGUITO GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. Social; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden,
230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
More information: http://sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

March 28

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Worm Castings/Vermicomposting” will be addressed by Martha Hartwell.
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: The Winn Room, Coronado Library, 6400 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: http://www.crowngardenclub.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Author and landscape designer Greg Rubin will present a program on “Native Gardens.”
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw St., San Diego
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Guests are welcome to attend our “Expressions in Art and Flowers” Exhibit.
When: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

April Events

April 1

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdmyco.org

April 2

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. Novice Meeting, Room 104
7:30 p.m. General Meeting, Room 101
Where: Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdorchids.com

SAN DIEGO MADRES
When: 5:45 p.m.
Where: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego
More information: http://www.SanDiegoMadres.org

April 3

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center, 1035 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos
More information: http://www.palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERBS FOR HEALTH MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://treesforhealthgarden.org

April 5

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Basic floral designs will be demonstrated by Sherrie Wasson.
When: 10:00 a.m. Workshop;
12:00 Noon Meeting
Where: McClellan Senior Center,
1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista
More information: http://www.vistagardenclub.org

April 6

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
“Beneficial Insects for the Home Gardener” will be presented by Jim Davis, owner of American Insectaries.
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: MiraCosta College, Student Ctr. Bldg 3400, One Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://www.mchclub.org

2 Days
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY

Come early for the best selection at our Annual Cutting Sale!
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego,
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

April 7

EAST COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
More information: http://www.eastcountyrosesociety.com

April 8

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
Mike Evans from the Tree of Life Nursery will explain how native plants can be the best turf replacement.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

April 9

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-472-0540, http://www.sdgeranium.org

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista
More information: 760-295-0484

April 10

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Our own Susan Rierson will reveal her secrets for “Enhancing Your Landscape with Faux Boulders.”
When: 9:30 a.m. Hospitality; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
More information: Darlene Montgomery, 619-267-1585

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Jim Zemcik will discuss Geraniums at this month’s meeting.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego
More information: http://www.plgc.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Pet Poultry in the Garden” will be presented by Regina Elling.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Mountain Valley Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona
More information: http://www.ramonagardenclub.com

SAN DIEGO EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sandiegoepi.org

April 11

IKENOBO CHAPTER OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-278-5689

April 13

2 Days
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER

Don’t miss our self-guided Native Plant Garden Tour.
When: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
More information: http://www.cnpssd.org/events

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
Everyone is welcome to attend our free 41st Standard Flower Show and Plant Sale titled “Through the Eyes of the Child.”
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park,
14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information:
http://bsi.org/webpages/san_diego.html

2 Days
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART

See the museum in full bloom at Art Alive 2019.
When: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: San Diego Museum of Art
Admission: Free for Members, $25 Nonmembers, $5 Youth (7 - 17)
More information: http://www.sdmart.org

April 14

CORONADO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
“Flower Power, Looking Back to 1969,” Coronado Flower Show
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave, Coronado
More information:
http://coronadoflowershow.com/2019-show/

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY
“Preparing Your Blooms for Show” will be elucidated by Janis Shackelford. Please bring an iris bloom in a vase to the meeting to practice grooming your blooms for showing.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg,
9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside
More information: http://www.sandiegoirissociety.org

April 15

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdrosesociety.org

April 16

Bonsai and Beyond
When: 6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner;
6:30 p.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101 or 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 760-434-5033, http://cnpssd.org

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF
SAN DIEGO

Free admission for S.D. residents, active military and dependents with identification.
When: 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.niwa.org

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club,
7791 Draper Ave, La Jolla
More information: http://www.lajollagardenclub.org

April 17

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Mel Resendiz will present “The Beauty of Protea.”
When: 1:00 p.m. Social; 1:30 p.m. Meeting
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdfloral.org

April 18

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center,
270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

April 22

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: http://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

April 23

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave,
San Diego
More information: Genny Deutsch, 619-583-8008, claszz1@aol.com

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593, djsj21643@aol.com

UCCE Master Gardeners
When: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

April 24

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS,
S. D. CHAPTER

When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO
A vase making workshop will be presented by Hiroko Szechinski from the Sogetsu school of design.
When:  10:00 a.m.
Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego
More information:  Yuko Burkett, 858-454-9894, http://www.ikebanasandiego.org 

SAN DIEGUITO GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. Social; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden,
230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
More information: http://sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

April 25

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Modern Floral Designs” will be demonstrated by Natasha Stopke.
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: The Winn Room, Coronado Library, 6400 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: http://www.crowngardenclub.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Master Gardener Diana Crummy will present a program about “Soil, Fertilizer, Water, and Pest Control.”
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw St., San Diego
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
“Salk Institute Plant Biology: The Power of Plants” with Joanne Chory.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

April 27

BERNARDO GARDENERS
Embark on a self-guided tour through five beautiful gardens.
When: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person
Ticket Sales: Walter Anderson Nursery,
12755 Danielson Ct, Poway
More information: http://www.bernardogardeners.org

CUYAMACA COLLEGE
Parking and admission are free to our 26th Annual Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival.
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway,
El Cajon
More information: http://cuyamaca.edu/academics/departments/oh/springfest/default.aspx

April 30

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
California Native Landscape designer, Greg Rubin will address the group.
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center,
341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://www.fallbrookgardenclub.org

Gardening Classes

Water Conservation Garden Classes
The Water Conservation Garden provides a number of entertaining, information-packed courses covering the most topical gardening topics and presented by skilled and knowledgeable experts. Please contact the Water Conservation Garden for program details and any applicable fees.
When: Contact for program-specific times.
Where: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon
More Information: http://www.thegarden.org,
619-660-0614, x10

Walks, Tours & Garden Events

San Diego Botanic Garden Tour
Come and meet up at the Visitor’s Center for a weekly tour of the San Diego Botanic Garden. No reservations required. Free with admission.
When: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. every Saturday
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More Information: http://www.sdbgarden.org

San Diego Botanic Garden: Children’s Events
The Hamilton Children’s Garden offers a number of events specially designed to entertain and educate children and their caregivers. Please contact San Diego Botanic Garden for a complete listing of their scheduled events.
When: Ongoing—contact for program-specific times.
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More Information: http://www.sdbgarden.org

South Bay Botanic Garden
Garden experts and docents lead a Garden Walk and Talk. Park in lot E, you must purchase a college parking pass. A parking pass machine is located in parking lots F and G near the garden. The talk is free, however a $3 per person donation to the garden is suggested.
When: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. every Saturday
Where: Southwestern College, Chula Vista

Water Conservation Garden Tour
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College.
When: 10:30 a.m. every Saturday
Where: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon
More Information: http://www.thegarden.org

Water Conservation Garden Special Access Tour
Have trouble navigating the garden terrain? Explore the Garden from a comfortable shuttle with a Garden Docent. This tour seats only 4-5 passengers.
Advanced reservations required, call 619-660-6841.
When: 9:30 a.m. every third Sunday
Where: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon
More Information: http://www.thegarden.org

Balboa Park Events

San Diego Zoo
Visit the world famous San Diego Zoo for Plant Days and Orchid Odyssey.
When: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. third Friday of each month
Where: San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive,
Balboa Park, San Diego
More Information: http://www.sandiegozoo.com

San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden
Enhance your well being with a visit to this Japanese-style garden. There is a $4 fee for adults, $2.50 fee for Seniors (55+), children and military with I.D.
When: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
Where: San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Road, Balboa Park, San Diego
More Information: http://www.niwa.org

Balboa Park Ranger-led Tours
Park Rangers discuss the historical and botanical treasures of Balboa Park.
When: 11:00 a.m. every Tuesday and Sunday
Where: Balboa Park Visitor Center, 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
More Information: http://www.balboapark.org

San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer Walks
Join trained volunteer guides on a local canyon walks. There is a $2 fee.
When: Times vary; check website for specific event details
Where: Locations vary; check website for specific event details
More Information: http://www.sdnhm.org/education/naturalists-of-all-ages/canyoneer-hikes/

In Season

Here are some items that you may find being sold from the stalls at your local Farmers’ Market in March and April. For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit http://sdfarmbureau.org.

March: Artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, grapefruit, guavas, herbs, kale, kiwi, lemons, lettuce, limes, navel oranges, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, snap peas, spinach, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, white turnips, winter squash and various cut flowers.

April: Avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, cucumbers, grapefruit, guavas, herbs, kale, kiwi, lemons, limes, lettuce, navel oranges, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, scallions, snap peas, spinach, strawberries, tangelos, white turnips, Valencia Oranges and various cut flowers.


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