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!

January Events

January 22

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Branch Library,
5188 Zion Ave, San Diego
More information: Tana 619-287-5407

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

January 23

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
A Flower Workshop will be led by Akiko Bourland in the Ohara 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://missionhillsgardenclub.org

January 24

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.com

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
This month's presentation by Renee Shepard is open to guests.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

January 26

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER
Workshop: Create Habitat and Give Back to Nature with California Native Plants
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
More information: http://www.cnpssd.org

January 27

2 Days
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY

Winter Orchids in the Park 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

January 28

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

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
This month's meeting will feature Christian Bedard from Weeks Roses.
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdrosesociety.org

January 29

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Master Gardener, Marcia Van Loy will help us attract birds and butterflies to the garden.
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center,
341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

February Events

February 1

BONSAI AND BEYOND
Expand your knowledge and skills at this month's bonsai workshop.
When: 10: a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Create "undersea" succulent designs with Jeff Moore of Solana Succulents.
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

EAST COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
All meetings are free and open to the public.
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
More information:
http://eastcountyrosesociety.com

February 4

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

February 5

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://SanDiegoMadres.org

February 6

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

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

February 9

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 early to our annual birthday celebration with guest speaker Lynda Miller
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Best Western Seven Seas,
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

February 10

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

February 11

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
Join us to hear Brie Arthur describe "Foodscaping," a sustainable landscape practice that pairs edible with ornamentals in a traditional landscape.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

February 12

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Giana Crispell will discuss, "Planting on a Slope."
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church,
31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
Jeff Moore, owner of Solano Succulents will present his latest book, "Soft Succulents."
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: MiraCosta College, Student Ctr. Bldg 3400, One Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://mchclub.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 13

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Don't miss our Annual Tea and Fashion Show.
When: 9:30 a.m. Hospitality; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: TBA
More information: Darlene Montgomery, 619-267-1585

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Romantic dried floral designs will be demonstrated by Dale Rekus and Barbara Clark.
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
Jim Bishop will present a fun and educational program on plants and landscapes.
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
"Bromeliads and Tillandsias in the Garden," will be presented by Lisa Rini.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Mountain Valley Church,
1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona
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://www.sandiegoepi.org

February 14

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 17

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Admission is free to our annual Fungus Fair! Enjoy our annual celebration of mushrooms. Mushroom themed gourmet food items, jewelry, art, and growing kits.
When: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sdmyco.org

February 19

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://lajollagardenclub.org

February 20

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 FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Jacqueline Higgins, Director of Planning, Design, and Programs, Balbo Park Conservancy will speak on “Documenting the Trees of Balboa Park”
When: 1:00 p.m. Social, 1:30 p.m. Business Meeting, 2:00 p,m, Program
Where: Room 101, Casa Del Prado,
Balboa Park
More information: See Meetings

February 21

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
When: TBA
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

February 25

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

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
John Valentine and Bob Truxell will introduce John and Bob’s Smart Soil Solution products. An innovative line of natural and organic soil conditioners.
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdrosesociety.org

February 26

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes and more with Dave Freed,
"The Tomato Guy."
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center,
341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Branch Library,
5188 Zion Ave, San Diego
More information: Tana 619-287-5407

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

February 27

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

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO
Kitajima Sendei of the Sogetsu school of design will discuss growing plants.
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://missionhillsgardenclub.org

February 28

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.com

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Carol Bornstein will discuss "Designing Beautiful, Sustainable Gardens."
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.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

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://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://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://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://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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