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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.

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!

 

November Events

November 11

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside
More information: http://www.sandiegoirissociety.org

November 12

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

November 13

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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

November 14

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Better living through living walls and green roofs will be discussed by Jim Mumford, president of Greenscaped Buildings and The Good Earth Plant Company
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
Floral designer David Root will conduct a demonstration of festive "Holiday Floral Designs."
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
"Some Impacts of Plant Disease on Mankind," will be presented by Allan Dodds, PhD, Professor Emeritus, UC Riverside.
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://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
A lecture on the "History of Fertilizer," will be presented by Eric Olsen.
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

November 15

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
Master Gardener Judy MacKenzie will demonstrate, "Creating a Transitional Tablescape for the Holidays!"
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

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

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
"A Fabulous Cornucopia for Your Holiday Table" will be the result of this class with floral designer Kathy Taylor de Murillo. Bring your floral knife or clippers, and any fresh greens, pods, or fillers that you'd like to use in your creation.
When: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdfloral.org/classes
Cost: $ 20.00

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
"Change Your Holiday Floral Philosophy for 2018" will be presented by Casey Schwartz and Kit Wertz.
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

November 19

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

November 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: http://www.lajollagardenclub.org

November 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

November 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://www.crowngardenclub.com

November 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://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

November 27

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
This month's program will feature Nancy Connery, "The Owl Lady."
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 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: 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
When: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

November 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

December Events

December 2

EAST COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY
All members are encouraged to attend our monthly meeting and installation of new officers.
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
More information: http://eastcountyrosesociety.com

December 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

SAN DIEGO MADRES
When: 5:45 p.m.
Where: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego
More information: http:// www.SanDiegoMadres.org

December 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

December 6

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Enjoy the Festival of Trees without the crowds at a special preview of our beautifully decorated trees, "Celebrating the Holidays through Children's Dreams,"
When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdfloral.org
Cost: $5.00

December 7

2 Days
SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION

Beautiful protea and delicious gingerbread cookies are for sale at our "Festival of Trees."
When: Friday, 3:00 - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdfloral.org
Cost: Free

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

December 8

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

December 9

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY
Come early for our Holiday Party.
When: Noon
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside
More information: http://www.sandiegoirissociety.org

December 10

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

December 11

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church,
31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.org

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The host of "A Growing Passion" on KPBS, Nan Sterman will address the group.
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://www.fallbrookgardenclub.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

December 12

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
"Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle," will be presented by Sustainability Specialists, Martin Solomon and Dave DiDonato from the City of Chula Vista.
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
Don't miss our Annual Holiday Tea and Bazaar!
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego
More information: http://www.plgc.org

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

December 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

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
This members only meeting will feature "Creating the Permaculture Sanctuary" by Jessi Bloom.
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

December 17

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

December 18

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: http://www.lajollagardenclub.org

December 20

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 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://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

December 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

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

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

Enjoy the Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanic Garden from December 2 - 23 and 26 - 30 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily. The garden is transformed into a winter wonderland with live music, warm beverages, toasted marshmallows and of course, Santa.
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More information: http://sdbgarden.org/lights.htm

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://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

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

November: Apples, Asian pears, avocados, basil, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, cumbers, grapes, guavas, herbs, kiwi, lemons, lettuce, limes, macadamia nuts, melons, navel oranges, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tangerines, tomatoes and various cut flowers.

December: Apples, basil, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, guavas, herbs, kiwi, lemons, lettuce, limes, macadamia nuts, navel oranges, peppers, persimmons, potatoes, radishes, spinach, winter squash, tangelos, tangerines, tomatoes and various cut flowers.

 

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