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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.

December Events

December 2

2 Days
SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION

December Nights Celebration: The San Diego Floral Association presents the Festival of Trees, as a fift to the community. Gingerbread cookies and protea flowers are available for sale. Admission is free to enjoy the floral designs and decorated trees.
When: Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdfloral.org

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
This month’s workshop will be our annual holiday tradition of constructing dish gardens for a local care facility.
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

December 3

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
Don’t be late to our Holiday potluck celebration.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: MiraCosta College, Student Ctr. Bldg 3400, One Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://mchclub.org

December 5

DISTRICT’S FLORAL DESIGN FORUM
Just in time for the Holiday Season, a special demonstration and evaluation of more than 20 designs.
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

December 6

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
Don’t miss our members only holiday celebration.
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

December 7

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

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

December 8

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

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Doug Tallamy will discuss “Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape” at our members only luncheon.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://www.villagegardencluboflajolla.com

December 9

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

December 10

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

December 11

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
Everyone is welcome to enjoy our styling competition.
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

December 12

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

December 13

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Don’t miss our fun filled Christmas Party!
When: TBA
Where: Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way, Coronado
More information: http://www.crowngardenclub.com

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

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
David Root will present “From Tinsel to Tulips!”
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 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

December 14

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
Come find the perfect holiday decorations and gifts at our Annual Holiday Tea and Bazaar.
When: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego
More information: http://www.plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Bring a dish to this members only Holiday Party and Potluck Brunch.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway OR Lake 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

December 15

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Don’t miss our fundraiser and a very special program by Club President Michael Biedenbender.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Don’t forget to bring donations for the Monarch School to our members only Holiday Tea!
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Alta La Jolla Clubhouse, 1570 Alta La Jolla Dr., La Jolla
More information: Anne Caprioglio, 858-454-6227

December 17

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
View a presentation by local flower designer celebrity George Spears as he demonstrates some holiday floral artistry. You might even win a beautiful arrangement!
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.bernardogardeners.org

December 19

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
All members are encouraged to attend our annual Christmas luncheon and installation of officers.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdrosesociety.org

December 20

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

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

December 21

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

December 23

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

December 26

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

December 27

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

December 28

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
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

December 31

The San Diego
Floral Association wishes you a prosperous
and
joyous New Year!

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

Enjoy the Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanic Garden from December 3 - 23 and 26 - 30 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily. The garden is transformed into a winter wonderland with live music, warm beverages, toasted marshmallows and of course, Santa.
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More information: http://sdbgarden.org/lights

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 Jan./Feb. 2017 issue is November 10, 2016; the deadline for the Mar./Apr. 2017 issue is January 10, 2017.


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