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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.

July Events

July 19

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
Join us to learn about the native flora of San Diego County.
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

July 26

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

July 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

July 30

2 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY

Admission is free to this summer show and plant 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
More information: http://sdorchids.com/Shows.html

August Events

August 3

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

August 4

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

August 6

2 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY
Admire the beauty and splendor of dahlias at The Dahlia Show.
When: Saturday, Noon - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593

August 8

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
Bill Toone will present “The Roar of the Monarch Butterfly”.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Surfside Race Place, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

August 9

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

August 10

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

August 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

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

August 13

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

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdcss.net

August 14

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
“Introducing Plumeria, The Sacred Flower,” presented by Paul Weissich.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Middle School, 3366 Park Blvd., San Diego
More information: http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com

August 16

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
Learn more about the use of native plants in gardens.
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

August 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
January - April & November only

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

August 20

2 Days
SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY

Admission is free to the SDFS 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
More information: http://www.sandiegofernsociety.com

August 23

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

August 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

August 27

2 Days
BONSAI AND BEYOND

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
More information: 858-259-9598

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

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://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 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 Sept./Oct. 2016 issue is July 10, 2016; the deadline for the Nov./Dec. 2016 issue is September 10, 2016.


 

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