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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.

January Events

January 16

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

January 17

Bonsai and Beyond
When: 6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner; 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
More information: Brenda Storey, 858-722-4970

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://www.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 Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla
More information: Anne Caprioglio, 858-454-6227

RANCHO SAN DIEGO GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Varies, call for location
More information: Connie Beck, 619-749-4059

January 18

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 County Cymbidium Society

When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos
More information: 760-433-2544

January 19

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Vinter and Director of the Bernardo Winery, Ross Roseau, will address the group.
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
Lexi Petelski will discuss the advantages of using pumice as a soil amendment.
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://www.sandiegofernsociety.com

January 23

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

LAKE HODGES NATIVE PLANT CLUB
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.lhnpc.org

January 24

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Contact Genny Deutsch for meeting location
More information: 619-583-8008

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-672-2593

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

January 25

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
The Sogestsu school of design will be featured by Hiroko Fukuhara.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Keiko Schneider, 858-759-2640, 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://sdgc.klmmicro.com

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw St., San Diego
More information: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org

January 26

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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.com

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://www.vgclj.com

January 27

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Join the SDFA for a free docent led tour of the Balboa Park Botanical Building.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at the south end of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 619-232-5762, www.sdfloral.org

January 28

2 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY

Admission is free to “Orchids in the Park,” plant show and sale.
When: Saturday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego

January 31

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The past, present, and future of the cut flower business will be discussed by Michelle Castellano Keeler, from Mellano Farms, a flowers wholesaler in the San Luis Rey Valley.
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

February Events

February 1

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: The Pavilion at
Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos
More information: http://www.palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERB CLUB GUILD
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.thesandiegoherbclub.com

February 3

2 Days
CAMILLIA SOCIETY
Plant Show and Sale
When: Saturday, Noon - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
New plants and trees from Evergreen Nursery will be presented for sale.
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

February 4

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: MiraCosta College, Student Ctr. Bldg 3400, One Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://mchclub.org

February 6

PALOMAR DISTRICT’S FLORAL DESIGN FORUM
Get ready for flower show season with Adele Kelly!
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Shinoda Design Center, 7170 Miramar Rd., San Diego, 92121
Fee: $12 per session NGC/CGCI members, $15 non-members
More information: http://californiagardenclubs.com/palomardistrict

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

February 7

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

SOGETSU SCHOOL OF IKEBANA SAN DIEGO BRANCH
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Hiroko Szechinski, 858-571-6137

February 8

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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
Don’t miss our timely Valentine Floral Design Show.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego
More information: http://www.plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Meredith French will present, “Making Better Plant and Garden Portraits.”
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://www.powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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

February 9

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

February 10

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Join the SDFA for a free docent led tour of the Balboa Park Botanical Building.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at the south end of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 619-232-5762, http://www.sdfloral.org

February 11

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

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
Plant Show and Sale
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdcss.net

February 12

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. Classes; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
This month’s meeting will feature a panel discussion on awakening Plumerias from dormancy.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com

February 13

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

February 14

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Solar Cooking Equipment and Techniques,” will be presented by Pat McArdle, Senior Representative for the U.S. Department of State in Afghanistan.
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

February 15

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Pamela Koide-Hyatt, Bird Rock Tropicals Bromeliads and Tillandsias
When: 1:30 p.m. social, 2:00 p.m. presentation
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdfloral.org

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 County Cymbidium Society
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos
More information: 760-433-2544

February 16

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
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
“Sky Hunters,” will be presented by Nancy Conney, owner and operator of the Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
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://www.sandiegofernsociety.com

February 19

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Admission is free to the Fungus Fair! Cultivation demonstrations, gourmet mushrooms, lichens and live specimens. Don’t miss this opportunity to consult the mushroom experts on everything you’ve wanted to know about fungi.
When: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101 Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdmyco.org

February 20

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

February 21

Bonsai and Beyond
When: 6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner; 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
More information: Brenda Storey, 858-722-4970

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://www.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 Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla
More information: Anne Caprioglio, 858-454-6227

RANCHO SAN DIEGO GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Varies, call for location
More information: Connie Beck, 619-749-4059

February 22

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
Jackie Zhang will present a demonstration of the Ohara School of deisgn.
When:  10:00 a.m.
Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information:  Keiko Schneider, 858-759-2640, 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://sdgc.klmmicro.com

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw St., San Diego
More information: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org

February 23

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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.com

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://www.vgclj.com

February 24

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Join the SDFA for a free docent led tour of the Balboa Park Botanical Building.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at the south end of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 619-232-5762, http://www.sdfloral.org

February 27

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

LAKE HODGES NATIVE PLANT CLUB
A slide show of members’ favorite wild flowers and gardens will be presented.
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.lhnpc.org

PALOMAR DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA GARDEN CLUBS, INC.
Hosted by the Chula Vista Garden Club, the Annual and Board meetings will enjoy a program by Laura Eubanks on, “Succulent Tapestry” landscape design.
When: Board Meeting 10:00 a.m., Annual Meeting 11:00 a.m.
Where: Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Dr., Chula Vista
Parking: The Center’s air-conditioned shuttle bus is available every 15 minutes to take you to and from the parking lot located off of I-5 and E Street directly to the right of the entrance.
More information: http://californiagardenclubs.com/palomardistrict

February 28

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:15 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://www.fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Contact Genny Deutsch for meeting location
More information: 619-583-8008

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-672-2593

UCCE Master Gardeners
When: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.mastergardenerssandiego.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://thegarden.org, 619-660-0614, x10

Walks, Tours & Garden Events

CNPS Native Plant Walk
Join landscape architect and member of the CNPS San Diego Chapter Kay Stewart for a two-hour, easy walk into Tecolote Canyon and back. Along the way you’ll study and learn about the plants. This guided walk is free, but may be canceled due to inclement weather or poor trail conditions.
When: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. first Sunday of the month
Where: Tecolote Canyon Nature Center, 5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego
More Information: 858-581-9959, http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/teclte.shtml

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://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 Docent Tours
Join volunteer guides on this free, history-oriented walk through Balboa Park.
When: 11:00 a.m. every Saturday
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/


Contact Us!

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! The deadline for the upcoming Mar./Apr. 2017 issue is January 1, 2017; the deadline for the May/June 2017 issue is March 1, 2016.

 


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