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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February Events

February 18

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://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://niwa.org

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
David Ross from Walter Andersen Nursery will present, “The Care and Culture of Your Garden.”
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club,
7791 Draper Ave, La Jolla, 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

February 19

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

February 20

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego
More information: http://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://sandiegofernsociety.com

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Tips on caring for beautiful, hardy Clivia plants will be highlighted.
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdfloral.org

February 22

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdrosesociety.org

February 24

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Ave., Coronado
More information: http://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB
SCGC will host the Palomar District Winter Board Meeting. “Earthquakes of San Diego,” will be presented by SDSU Professor Emeritus Patrick Abbott.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave, San Diego
More information: Genny Deutsch, 619-583-8008, claszz1@aol.com

February 25

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Beneficial plant-starter materials will be presented by Rich Ouellett from Fleurison International.
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook, 92028
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593, djsj21643@aol.com

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

February 26

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
Jackie Zhang will demonstrate floral design of the Ohara School.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information:  schneider.keiko@gmail.com, http://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

February 27

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Sharon Lowry will chair this month’s Demonstration Luncheon.
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: Coronado Cays Yacht Club, 30 N. Caribe Cay Blvd, Coronado, 92118
More information: http://crowngardenclub.com

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4070 Jackdaw St., San Diego, 92103
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.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://vgclj.com

March Events

MARCH 1

CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS
Enjoy the beauty of the Carlsbad Flower Fields from March 1 through May 10th.
When: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92008
More information: http://theflowerfields.com

EAST COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
More information: elaynesummers@cox.net

MARCH 2

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdmyco.org

MARCH 3

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. Novice Meeting, Room 104
7:30 p.m. General Meeting, Room 101
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdorchids.com

SAN DIEGO MADRES
When: 5:45 p.m.
Where: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegomadres.org

MARCH 4

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center,
1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos 92078
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERBS FOR HEALTH MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://treesforhealthgarden.org

SOUTHWESTERN JUDGES COUNCIL MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Community Room, North County Fair
200 E. Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido 92025
More information: 760-727-7614

MARCH 6

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
This month’s program will provide all the information needed for a successful Flower Show experience.
When: Noon Fingertip lunch; 12:30 Meeting
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

MARCH 7

THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN
Enjoy a walk through The Garden. A free, docent-led tour of The Garden highlights water conservation, water-wise plants, and beautiful landscapes.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Garden Plaza, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon 92019
More Information: http://thegarden.org

MARCH 8

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
This month’s meeting will feature a black pine workshop.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101 and 104, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
SDIS member Olga Batalov will discuss photographing irises in the garden.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg, 9906 Maine Avenue, Lakeside 92040
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
Ken Sakata will present “Hawaiian Plumeria History” program.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School,
4880 La Cuenta Drive, San Diego 92124
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

MARCH 9

BONSAI AND BEYOND
When: 11:00 a.m. Potluck lunch; 11:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas 92024
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

MARCH 10

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Eating Local” will be the theme of this month’s meeting.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church,
31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center 92082
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: 858-472-0540, http://sdgeranium.org

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: http://sdhort.org

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY
AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY MEETING

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista 92084
More information: 760-295-0484

MARCH 11

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. Hospitality; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library,
4375 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902
More information: Darlene Montgomery,
619-267-1585

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The program will be the on the “History of Point Loma Tea.”
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal,
San Diego 92106
More information: http://plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Indigenous Snakes and Rattlesnake Safety” program will be presented by Tom Derr.
When: Social at 9:00 a.m.; Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park,
14134 Midland Road, Poway 92064
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Mary Friestedt will present a fascinating program about herbs.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Mountain Valley Church,
1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona 92065
More information: http://ramonagardenclub.com

SAN DIEGO EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegoepi.org

MARCH 12

IKENOBO CHAPTER OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: 858-278-5689

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Join us to create a magical Fairy Garden.
When: 10:00 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members
More information: http://sdfloral.org, 619-232-5762

MARCH 14

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Garden Room, Alta Botanical Gardens,
1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista 92084
More information: http://www.mchclub.org

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdcss.net

MARCH 16

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF SAN DIEGO
Cherry Blossom Week begins!
When: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
Admission: $12 general; $10 students, senior, and active/retired military; free for children 6 and under
More information: http://niwa.org/cbw20

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: http://sdhort.org

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdrosesociety.org

MARCH 17

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 92101
More information: 760-434-5033, http://cnpssd.org

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Avenue, La Jolla 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

MARCH 18

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

MARCH 19

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Glorious Camellias will be discussed by Dean Turney from the San Diego Camellia Society.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego 92064
More information: http://bernardogardeners.org

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F Street, Chula Vista 91911
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 92101
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

MARCH 20

3 DAYS, MARCH 20–22
JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF SAN DIEGO
Blooming cherry blossoms will be celebrated with a festival of performances, children’s arts and crafts, sake and beer gardens, and street food. Don’t miss our 15th annual celebration of Cherry Blossom Week!
When: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
Admission: $12 general; $10 students, senior, and active/retired military; free for children 6 and under
More information: http://niwa.org/cbw2

MARCH 21

BOTANY FOR KIDS
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: In front of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://coastalsage.mysite.com

MARCH 24

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF SAN DIEGO
Free admission for San Diego County residents, active military and dependents with identification.
(Rescheduled from March 17 due to Cherry Blossom Week.)
When: 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://niwa.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Avenue,
San Diego 92120
More information: Genny Deutsch, 619-583-8008, claszz1@aol.com

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593, djsj21643@aol.com

UCCE Master Gardeners MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

MARCH 25

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://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 Drive, Encinitas 92024
More information: http://sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

MARCH 26

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Superb Flower Arranging” will be demonstrated by George Speer.
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: The Winn Room, Coronado Library,
6400 Orange Ave., Coronado 92118
More information: http://www.crowngardenclub.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego 92103
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Don’t miss “Expressions in Art and Flowers” program.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

MARCH 27

3 DAYS, MARCH 27–29
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY

“Orchid Magic” is the theme of the Spring 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 92108
Admission: $10 general; Weekend Pass $12; children under 12 are free
More information: http://sdorchids.com

MARCH 28

2 DAYS, MARCH 28–29
IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO

Admission is free to our Spring Flower Show.
When:  10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information:  schneider.keiko@gmail.com, http://ikebanasandiego.org 

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY
The 10th Annual Geranium Conference is open to the public with advanced registration.
When: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden,
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024
More information: http://sdgeranium.org

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Tour multiple private gardens in Poway.
When: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
Cost: $35
More information: http://sdhort.org

MARCH 30

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
More information: http://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

MARCH 31

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Alicia Wolff, owner of Keys Creek Lavender Farm, will present hand-crafted lavender bath and beauty products, as well as tips for growing lavender.
When: Social 12:30 p.m.; Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

April Events

APRIL 1

CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS
Enjoy the beauty of the Carlsbad Flower Fields through May 10th.
When: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92008
More information: http://theflowerfields.com

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center,
1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos 92078
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERBS FOR HEALTH MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://treesforhealthgarden.org

APRIL 3

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Kimberly Alexander will discuss the creation of personalized, sustainable, and cost-effective outdoor living environments.
When: Noon Fingertip lunch; 12:30 Meeting
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

APRIL 4

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO—ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR
This year, the CNPS-San Diego Chapter presents “The Artful California Native Garden Tour.” It will focus on inland native gardens in La Mesa, Allied Gardens, Lakeside, Blossom Valley, and other East County locations, with artists in many of the gardens creating and displaying their artwork and crafts. Included on the tour will be a cluster of six gardens in the Mount Helix area, two pool-to-pond conversions, and a garden with over 360 California native plants. The Water Conservation Garden in Rancho San Diego will feature several educational talks and demonstrations that weekend in conjunction with the garden tour.
When:  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Where:  East County area of San Diego
More information: http://cnpssd.org

THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN
Enjoy a walk through The Garden. A free, docent-led tour of The Garden highlights water conservation, water-wise plants, and beautiful landscapes.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Garden Plaza, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon 92019
More Information: http://thegarden.org

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Garden Room, Alta Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 92084
More information: http://www.mchclub.org

APRIL 5

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

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
A heavy bending workshop will be conducted at this month’s meeting.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101 and 104, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

APRIL 6

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdmyco.org

APRIL 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: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdorchids.com

SAN DIEGO MADRES
When: 5:45 p.m.
Where: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegomadres.org

APRIL 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 91902
More information: Darlene Montgomery, 619-267-1585

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The program “Floral Designs and Tablescapes”
will be featured, just in time for show season.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego 92106
More information: http://plgc.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Cindy Sparks will discuss fire-safe landscaping.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Mountain Valley Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona 92065
More information: http://ramonagardenclub.com

SAN DIEGO EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegoepi.org

APRIL 9

IKENOBO CHAPTER OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: 858-278-5689

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Learn how to create a stunning Japanese moss ball bonsai planting in our Kokedama class.
When: 10:00 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members
More information: http://sdfloral.org, 619-232-5762

APRIL 11

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdcss.net

APRIL 12

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
Contact us for the location of our meeting and garden visit.
When: Noon
Where: TBA
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

APRIL 13

Bonsai and Beyond
When: 11:00 a.m. Potluck lunch; 11:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas 92024
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: http://sdhort.org

APRIL 14

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Dave Carr, owner of Raging Cider & Mead Company in San Marcos, will address the group.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center 92082
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: 858-472-0540, http://sdgeranium.org

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, 92084
More information: 760-295-0484

APRIL 15

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

APRIL 16

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F Street, Chula Vista 91911
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 92101
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

APRIL 18

2 DAYS, APRIL 18–19
CORONADO FLORAL ASSOCIATION

Coronado Flower Show—the largest tented flower show in the U.S. and Coronado’s longest running tradition—co-produced by Coronado Floral Association (CFA) and City of Coronado
When: Saturday, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.;
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
Admission: $5 Adults; free for children 12 years and under and CFA members
More information: http://coronadoflowershow.com

BOTANY FOR KIDS
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: In front of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://coastalsage.mysite.com

APRIL 20

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdrosesociety.org

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
This month’s meeting is free and open to the public.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Drive, San Diego 92124
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

APRIL 21

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 92101
More information: http://cnpssd.org, 760-434-5033

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF SAN DIEGO
Free admission for San Diego County residents, active military and dependents with identification.
When: 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://niwa.org

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Avenue, La Jolla 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

APRIL 22

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
The highlight of this month’s meeting will be a demonstration of Hapa Zome, or ‘leaf dye,’ the process of transferring the natural pigments from leaves and flowers to create a botanical image.
When:  10:00 a.m.
Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: schneider.keiko@gmail.com, http://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 Drive, Encinitas 92024
More information: http://sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

APRIL 23

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Dry and Mighty: High Impact/Low Maintenance Plants for a Lush Waterwise Garden” will be presented by Master Gardener Nancy Nygard.
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: The Winn Room, Coronado Library, 6400 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
More information: http://www.crowngardenclub.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego 92103
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Dr. J. J. Purcell will present, “The Herbal Apothecary.”
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

APRIL 24

2 DAYS, APRIL 24–25
SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB

“A Show in Living Color”: View floral interpretations of various artwork on display in the library.
When: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: San Carlos Library, 7265 Jackson Drive,
San Diego 92119
More information: http://sancarlosgardenclub.org

APRIL 25
 
BERNARDO GARDENERS
Don’t miss our Spring Home Garden Tour of five local gardens!
When:  10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Admission:  $25
Tickets may be purchased starting February 1 at Walter Andersen Nursery, 17255 Danielson Court, Poway 92064 OR on the day of event at tour home: 17014 Oculto Place, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127
 More information: http://bernardogardeners.org, 858-586-0358

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB
Admission is free to our 84th Flower Show and Plant Sale.
When: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: SonRise Christian Fellowship, 463 S. Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook 92028
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
Admission is free to our 42nd Standard Flower Show and Plant Sale, “Fantasy in the Garden.”
When: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road 92064
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org, 858-486-7015

APRIL 27

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
More information: http://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

CUYAMACA COLLEGE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN
Admission and parking are free at our 26th Annual Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival.
When: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon 92019
More information: http://thegarden.org

APRIL 28

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Dr. Niamh Quinn will investigate the pathways of rodenticide in urban wildlife.
When: Social 12:30 p.m.; Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Avenue, San Diego 92120
More information: Genny Deutsch, 619-583-8008, claszz1@aol.com

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593, djsj21643@aol.com

UCCE Master Gardeners MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

Walks, Tours & Garden Events

OpenTreeMap: A Tree Tracking App for Your Phone
The public is invited to watch Tree Balboa Park’s progress and learn interesting facts about all the park’s trees by downloading the OpenTreeMap app at the Google Play or iTunes store and select “San Diego Tree Tracker” to begin exploring (or view in your web browser). After zooming in on the Balboa Park area of the map, tap on a specific tree location to learn the tree’s name, dimensions, condition, environmental benefits profile, and more. Deeper content and a full report on the park’s tree inventory will be updated periodically.

SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN TOUR
“To inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature.” The San Diego Botanic Garden offers a variety of self-guided, adult group tours, and youth group tours. A docent-guided general tour is offered every Saturday, starting at the Visitor’s Center/Gift Shop. No reservations required. Free with admission.
When: 10:30 a.m. every Saturday
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024
More Information: http://www.sdbgarden.org

THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN TOUR
Admission is free and visitors of all ages can explore The Garden on a self-guided tour on nearly six acres of displays, exhibits, and landscapes highlighting water conservation and water-wise plants.
A docent-led tour meets at the Plaza on the first Saturday of every month. Children’s fieldtrips, group garden tours, and ADA shuttle tours are available upon request. Reservations are required; contact 619-660-0614, ext. 16.
Where: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West 92019
More Information: http://thegarden.org

Balboa Park Events

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 92101
More Information: http://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 92101
More Information: http://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://sdnhm.org/education/naturalists-of-all-ages/canyoneer-hikes/


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