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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 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 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 18

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Gisele Schoniger. will educate us on “The Soil Requirements of Different Plants.”
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

January 19

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

January 22

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library, 640 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: Carol McGraw, 619-905-8965

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

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 23

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave, San Diego
More information: Gayle Regan, 619-287-0175

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 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
The Ohara School of design will be demonstrated by Jackie Zhang.
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

January 25

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.org

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

2 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY

Admission is free to our “Orchids in the Park,” winter 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://sdorchids.com/WinterShow

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 30

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
"Food, Permaculture, and the Humor of Living," will be presented by Diane Kennedy from Finch and Frolic.
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

 

February Events

February 2

2 Days
SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY

Come and enjoy our Plant Show and Sale!
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 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
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 3

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
“Improving San Diego Soil Fertility,” will be presented by Mary Matava, operator of Oceanside’s El Corazon compost facility.
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: MiraCosta College, Student Ctr. Bldg 3400, One Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://www.mchclub.org

February 4

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

February 5

PALOMAR DISTRICT’S FLORAL DESIGN FORUM
Arrive early for our popular “Flower Power” competition. Local college student designers will race against the clock to complete a “Surprise Package.
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 6

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

February 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

February 9

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
Winter 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 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 IRIS SOCIETY
RSVP to the SDIS Birthday Celebration and Luncheon!
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Best Western Seven Seas, 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego
More information: http://www.sandiegoirissociety.org

February 11

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
Welcome in the new year at our first meeting of 2018!
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com

February 12

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
Don’t miss this special presentation of Nuccio’s Camellias & Camellias by
Tom Nuccio.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

February 13

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Explore Farmbot Robotics with Steven Berneberg, Valley Center High School and V.C. Library Robotics Advisor.
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 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 MEETING
John Bagnasco of Garden America will discuss the care and maintenance of Roses.
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
This month’s program will be "Popular Plumerias" by Mike Atkinson.
When: Social at 9:00 a.m., Meeting at 9:30 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

February 15

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Don’t miss this great trip to the San Diego Botanic Garden, Betty’s Pies in Sunshine Gardens, and the Cordova Gardens!
When: 8:30 a.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://www.sandiegofernsociety.com

February 18

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Don’t miss the Fungus Fair! Admission is free to enjoy cultivation demonstrations, gourmet mushrooms and expert identifications.
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 16

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

February 20

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://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 Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave, La Jolla
More information: Mary Mitchell, 858-274-2740

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

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
“Paradise in an English Garden,” will be presented by historian and former SDFA President, Nancy Carol Carter.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdfloral.org

February 21

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 22

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://crowngardenclub.org

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 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

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 27

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Fred Clarke, of Sunset Valley Orchids, will present “The Care and Breeding of New Orchid Hybrids.”
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: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave, San Diego
More information: Gayle Regan, 619-287-0175

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

February 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
Deborah Warriner will demonstrate the Ichiyo 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

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

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 January and February. (For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit http://www.sdfarmbureau.org.)

January: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, grapefruit, guavas, herbs, kale, kiwi, kumquats, lemons, lettuce, limes, macadamia nuts, navel oranges, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, snap peas, spinach, squash, tangelos, tangerines, turnips and various cut flowers.

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

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