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. SDFA is not responsible for change of dates or cancelations. Please be sure to check with each organization for update information.

Do you have an event, class or meeting that you’d like to let California Garden readers know about? We ask you to, please fill out the form at http://sdfloral.org/event-form.htm. Or email infosdfloral@gmail.com with your group’s name, the meeting date and time, meeting place, any applicable fees, event program and contact information. Space is limited, so please get in touch today to ensure inclusion!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!

Check with each group.
Due to the ever changing COVID-19 restrictions, please confirm all events; some may be held on-line, postponed or cancelled.

In mid-to late summer, most regional horticulture groups take a hiatus. The following listings are derived from
organizational websites. Calendar users are encouraged to check organizational websites and listed contacts for updated and new information.

The following organizations do not meet in July and August:

Bernardo Gardeners
Bonita Valley Garden Club
Chula Vista Garden Club
Dos Valles Garden Club
Fallbrook Garden Club
Flower Arrangers Guild Of San Diego
Ikebana International Chapter 119 of San Diego
La Jolla Garden Club
Mission Hills Garden Club
Point Loma Garden Club
Poway Valley Garden Club
Ramona Garden Club
San Diego County African Violet Society
San Diego Iris Society
San Diego Mycological Society
San Diego Rose Society
Village Garden Club Of La Jolla
Vista Garden Club

The following organizations are reported inactive in 2022:

Bonsai And Beyond
East County Rose Society
Miracosta Horticulture Club of Oceanside
San Dieguito Garden Club

The following organizations schedule meetings intermittently:

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY
More information: Dean Turney,
760-942-1919

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593, djsj21643@aol.com
Elaine Ornelas 858-531-4793; eornelas1949@att.net

JULY

July 4

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
What: Garden Gifts and Plant Sale
Where: Old-Fashioned 4th, Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Rd., Poway, CA 92064
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

July 5

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: First Tues., Class 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101
More information: http://sdorchids.com

July 6

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: First Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gowland Meeting Room, Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Speaker: Fred Clarke, hybridizer and grower.
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

July 9

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

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Sat.; 1:00-4:00 p.m. (details on website)
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101
More information: http://sdcss.net

July 10

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: Sun.; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 (confirm on website)
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101 and 104
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Sun.; 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Dego, CA 92124
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

July 11

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Mon., 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom and Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 02122
More information: http://sdhort.org

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

July 14

PARADISE GARDENERS
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom and Skyline Hills Branch Library, 7900 Paradise Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92139
Speaker: Kris Moriarty, Garden Coach
More information: http://ParadiseGardeners.org

July 21

San Diego Fern Society
When: Third Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

July 30-31

SAN DIEGO ORCHID SOCIETY
Summer Show “Orchids in the Park”
Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101

AUGUST

August 2

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: First Tues., Class 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101
More information: http://sdorchids.com

August 3

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: First Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gowland Meeting Room, Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERBS FOR HEALTH MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m garden tour.
Where: Trees for Health Garden Kiosk
Balboa Park at Balboa Ave. & Quince St.
More information: http://sdherbsforhealthtreesforhealthgarden.org

August 7

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: Sun.; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 (confirm on website)
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101 and 104
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Mon., 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom and Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 02122
More information: http://sdhort.org

THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN
With paid admission, join a free docent-led tour of the garden.
When: 9:00 a.m. every first Saturday.
Where: The Garden Plaza, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon, 92019
More information (tours, workshops, classes, storytime) at http://Thegarden.Org

August 9

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

August 13

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Sat.; 10:00 a.m.
Confirm on website. No meeting scheduled
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 104
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Sat.; 1:00-4:00 p.m. (details on website)
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101
More information: http://sdcss.net

August 14

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: Second Sun.; 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Diego, CA 92124
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

August 18

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: Third Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

August 20-21

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY SHOW & SALE
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park Casa del Prado, Room 101

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, meet at the Visitor’s Center/Gift Shop. No reservations required. Free with admission.
When: 10:30 a.m. every Saturday
Where: 300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More Information: http://sdbgarden.org

The Water Conservation Garden TOUR
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. With paid admission, a free docent-led tour meets at the Plaza on the first Saturday of every month. Children’s field trips, 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://thegarden.org

Balboa Park Events

San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) is an expression of friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. It illustrates two cultures and creates an immersive experience into Japanese culture. JFG’s design is based on centuries-old Japanese techniques adapted to San Diego’s climate. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors (65+) students, and military with I.D. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. Please review reopening policies regarding COVID-19 restrictions at niwa.org.
When: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Road, Balboa Park, San Diego
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, CA
More Information: http://balboapark.org

San Diego Natural History Museum
Canyoneer Walks
Guided tours are happening again but advance reservations for each tour are required.
More Information: http://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 infosdfloral@gmail.com with your group’s name, the meeting date and time, meeting place, any applicable fees, event program and contact information. Space is limited, so please get in touch today to ensure inclusion!


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