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.

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!

 


December Events

December 4

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center, 1035 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos 92078
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

December 6

2 Days
SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Admission is free to the “Festival of Trees” at the Balboa Park December Nights celebration.
When: Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego, 92101
More information: http://sandiego.gov/december-nights

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Chuck McClung, author of “How Orchids Rebloom - An Easy Instruction Manual to Happy Reblooming Orchids,” will answer all of our orchid questions.
When: 10:00 a.m. Workshop; 12:00 Noon Meeting
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

December 7

THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN
Enjoy a walk through The Garden. A free, docent lead 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 Dr. West, El Cajon, 92019
More Information: http://www.thegarden.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://www.mchclub.org

December 8

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
Don’t miss our annual holiday party!
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside, 92040
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

December 10

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
All members are encouraged to attend the Holiday Party!
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Floral Designer, David Root will share his imaginative designs and creations.
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 GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
Members are encouraged to bring a dish to our Annual Holiday Pot Luck.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
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

December 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
Everyone is encouraged to attend our Annual Holiday Tea and Bazaar.
When: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego
More information: http://plgc.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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
More information: http://sandiegoepi.org

December 12

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

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Learn basic floral design concepts at this class featuring a fresh Holiday centerpiece. Bring clippers or scissors, all other materials will be provided.
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-members
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 92101
More information: 619-232-5762, http://sdfloral.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
This members only meeting will feature, “Beautiful Sustainable Gardens” with Tara Dillard.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

December 14

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

December 15

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
A styling competition will be the highlight of this month’s meeting.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 92101
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

December 16

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

December 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
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
All members are encouraged to attend our Annual Holiday Tea!
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave, La Jolla, 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

December 19

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Don’t miss our Annual Holiday Party!
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

December 20

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

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
Our end-of-year program will highlight various styles of floral design.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: schneider.keiko@gmail.com, http://ikebanasandiego.org

December 31

Happy New Year!


Walks, Tours & Garden Events

BOTANIC WONDERLAND: Holiday Nights in the Garden
Come experience our brand new holiday event in our brand new Dickinson Family Education Conservatory! Fun for the whole family! Select evenings in
December from 5 – 8:30 pm.
Where: Dickinson Family Education Conservatory Entrance, 450 Quail Gardens
Drive, Encinitas 92024
Info: http://SDBGarden.org/botanicwonderland.htm

OPEN TREE MAP: 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, meet 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
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 Dr. West
More Information: http://www.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
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://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 November and December. (For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit http://sdfarmbureau.org.)

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. 2020 issue is November 5, 2019; the deadline for the Mar./Apr. 2020 issue is January 5, 2020.


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