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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.

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If so, please email Denise Thompson at events-calendar@sdfloral.org 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.

February Events

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


March Events

March 1

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 GUILD MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegoherbalistsguild.blogspot.com

SOUTHWESTERN JUDGES COUNCIL MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Community Room, North County Fair 200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido
More information: 760-727-7614

March 3

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Join us to discover the delightful qualities of the “Herb of the Year.”
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

March 4

2 Days
OHARA IKEBANA SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO

“Festival of Spring Flowers”
When: 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Demonstrations Saturday, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
Co-sponsored by the San Diego Botanical Garden
More information: http://www.oharaikebanasociety.org

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

March 6

PALOMAR DISTRICT’S FLORAL DESIGN FORUM
Local student designers will compose a surprise package during our “Flower Power” program.
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

March 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

March 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
Getting Your Garden to Grow: The Lowdown on Soil, Mulches and Amendments.
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
S.D. Audubon Society president David Kimball will present “Backyard Habitats for Birds and Pollinators”.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Templars Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://www.powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Pumice in the Garden” will be addressed by Lexi Petlski.
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

March 9

CUYAMACA COLLEGE
9th Annual Sustainable Turf and Landscape Seminar
When: TBA
Where: Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon
More information: http://www.cuyamaca.edu

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

March 10

3 Days
JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN

12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
When: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
More information: http://www.niwa.org

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

March 11

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB
Plant Sale and Free Community Seed Swap
When: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center
More information: http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.org

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

March 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
Everyone is welcome to hear an all-star panel discuss the top 10 best plumerias.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com

March 13

BERNARDO GARDENERS
Join the residents of Gateway Gardens Assisted Living making crafts and floral projects during our Garden Therapy Workshop.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: 12751 Gateway Park Rd., Poway
More information: http://www.bernardogardeners.org

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
“Preserving Rose Genetics” will be addressed by veteran horticulturist, John Bagnasco.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

3 Days
SOUTHWESTERN JUDGES COUNCIL

NGC Flower Show School Course IV
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Templars Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://californiagardenclubs.com/palomardistrict

March 14

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
This month’s meeting will discuss preparation for our Standard Flower Show.
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

March 15

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

March 16

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Low maintenance, water-wise plants will be the topic of a presentation by Mike Atkinson.
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
Susan Taylor will present a lecture on “Vegetables, Citrus, and Stone Fruits.”
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

March 17

2 Days
IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119

Our Annual Spring Floral Exhibition will feature design exhibitions, arts and crafts.
When: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Yuko Burkett, 858-454-9894, http://www.ikebanasandiego.org

March 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

March 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
Come early for our “Natives for Novices” mini workshop held before each 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

March 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

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

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
Dark July, Aug, Dec

March 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

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

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Alethea Harampolis and Stefani Bittner present “Harvest.”
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

March 24

3 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY

“Orchid Fiesta!” Plant Show and Sale
When: Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdorchids.com

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

March 25

2 Days
BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW

Join the Bonita Valley Club flower show,
“Who’s Got the Time?” Free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Bonita Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902
More information: lindaja@mac.com

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

March 28

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Elaine Bryan will enlighten us on the benefits of “Growing Your Own Food With A Tower Garden.”
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

April Events

April 1

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

April 3

PALOMAR DISTRICT’S FLORAL DESIGN FORUM
Master Instructor, Mitsuko Takeya will demonstrate the O’Hara School of Ikebana.
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 HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
The new California Garden at the Huntington Gardens will be the feature presentation by Scott Kleinrock.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

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 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

April 5

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 GUILD MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegoherbalistsguild.blogspot.com

April 6

LAKE HODGES NATIVE PLANT CLUB
Don’t miss our 25th Annual Spring Garden Tour!
When: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lake Poway Park, 14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway
Tickets: $25 available at Lake Poway Park,
Walter Andersen Nursery Poway, and http://sdhort.org

April 7

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Diane Kennedy will present, Finch Frolic Gardens, a natural permaculture garden.
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 8

2 Days
CORONADO FLORAL ASSOCIATION, INC.

The public is invited to join the fun at the 92nd annual Coronado Flower Show.
When: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Spreckels Park, 635 Orange Ave., Coronado
Tickets: $ 5.00 adults, Free for children under 12 and Coronado Floral Assoc. members
More information: http://coronadoflowershow.com

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

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
“In Sight of the Sea” garden tour will feature the gardens of Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs.
When: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online ticket sales
More information: http://www.sdhort.org/event-2256985

April 9

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

April 10

BERNARDO GARDENERS
Join the residents of Gateway Gardens Assisted Living making crafts and floral projects during our Garden Therapy Workshop.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: 12751 Gateway Park Rd., Poway
More information: http://www.bernardogardeners.org

April 11

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The manager of OneGrow Seeds, Marc Smalley, will present “Where Do Your Garden Seeds Come From?”
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 12

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
Enjoy a presentation and plant sale by the San Diego Fern Society.
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
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Templars Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://www.powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Christiane Holmquist will discuss the balance of hardscape with plants in garden design.
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 13

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 17

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

April 18

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
Bring your mystery plant in for identification at our monthly 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

April 19

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

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Join the SDFA for an outstanding program titled, “Designing Native Gardens” presented
by Carol Bornstein, author of Reimagining the California Lawn.
When: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, the Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 619-232-5762, www.sdfloral.org

April 20

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Master Gardener Greg Alder, will present “Collecting Rainwater and Greywater.”
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

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA
“Expressions in Art and Flowers,” an interpretation of art through floral designs.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
Tickets: $ 15.00
More information: 858-454-4117, http://www.vgclj.com

April 21

2 Days
DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB

“Nurturing Natives, Friends, and Families,” our Standard Flower and Horticulture Show is free and open to the public. Public submissions are welcome on April 19, more information on website.
When: Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Valley Center Library, 29200 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

April 22

BERNARDO GARDENERS
Go on a self-guided tour of five beautiful gardens. Proceeds benefit our scholarship fund.
When: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Poway and Rancho Bernardo
Tickets: $ 20 at Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway or by mail
More information: bernardogardenersclub@gmail.com, 858-432-4060

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB
Earth Day Plant Sale
When: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Martin Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB
Don’t miss our annual Plant Sale!
When: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot Street, San Diego
More information: http://plgc.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://www.socalplumeriasociety.com

April 23

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER
Don’t miss our annual plant sale!
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Patio B, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.crfgsandiego.org

CUYAMACA COLLEGE
24th Annual Spring Garden Festival
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon
More information: http://www.cuyamaca.edu

April 24

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

April 25

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Ben Gill will present “All About Proteas!”
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

April 26

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
Professor Hiroko Szechinski will demonstrate 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

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

April 27

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

April 28

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

April 29

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB
Beautiful private gardens will be featured in this self-guided tour.
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Historical Society Museum, 260 Rocky Crest Rd., Fallbrook
More information: http://www.fallbrookgardenclub.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
Our annual Flower Show and Plant Sale is “Out of This World”.
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://www.powayvalleygardenclub.org

2 Days
SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC.

Spring Bonsai 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://www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY
Tuber and Cutting Sale
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593

2 Days
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART

See the museum in full bloom at “Art Alive 2017.”
When: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego
Tickets: Free for members / $25 nonmembers / $5 for youth ages 7 to 17 / children ages 6 and under free
More information: http://www.sdmart.org/art-alive-2017

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://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 BOTANIC BUILDING TOURS
Join a docent-led tour of the San Diego Botanic Building in Balboa Park courtesy of the San Diego Floral Association.
When: 11:00 a.m. the third Friday of the month, March 17 and April 21.
Where: Meet at the south end of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park.
More information: 619-232-5762 http://www.sdfloral.org

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/

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 Denise Thompson at events-calendar@sdfloral.org 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 May/June 2017 issue is March 5, 2017; the deadline for the July/August 2017 issue is May 5, 2017.

 

 


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