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.


SEPTEMBER

September 16

BERNARDO GARDENERS CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego
More information: http://bernardogardeners.org

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

September 19

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rooms 101 and 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

September 20

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
Topic: “Back to School”
More information: http://sandiegorosesociety.com

September 21

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY,
SAN DIEGO CHAPTER MEETING

When: No meeting information
Online presentations may be scheduled
For more information: http://cnpssd.org

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Topic: Tillandsias! “Air Plants”
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave, La Jolla, 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

September 22

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
When: No meeting information.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When:  No meeting information
More information: schneider.keiko@ gmail.com, http://ikebanasandiego.org 

SAN DIEGUITO GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. Social Time 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Dieguito Heritage Ranch Museum,
450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More information: http://sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

September 23

CROWN GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: No meeting information
More information: http://CrownGardenClub@cagardenclubs.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
When: Zoom meeting for members only
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

September 26

BRIDGE & BAY GARDEN CLUB
When: No meeting information
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Public Library,
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
More information: bbgc92118@hotmail.com

September 28

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 12:30 – 3:00 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: Elaine Omelas, 858-531-4793
eornelas1949@att.net

UCCE Master Gardeners MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

OCTOBER

October 1

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10 a.m. (Please check the website for confirmation)
Where: McClellan Senior Center
1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

October 2

The Water Conservation Garden
Enjoy a walk through The Garden. Upon paid admission, there is a free, docent-led tour of
The Garden that 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

October 4

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m. Zoom meeting
More information: http://sdmyco.org

October 5

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
Virtual meetings are being held via Zoom
Culture class 6:30 p.m., General meeting 7:30 p.m.
More information: http://sdorchids.com

October 6

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERBS FOR HEALTH MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: http://treesforhealthgarden.org

SOUTHWESTERN JUDGES COUNCIL MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
More information: Linda Hermicz, 760-789-3012

October 7

FLOWER ARRANGERS GUILD OF SAN DIEGO
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
Subject: Traditional Mass Design,
“Back to Normal”
More information: dalerekus2@yahoo.com

October 9

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: http://mchclub.org

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://sdcss.net

October 10

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lake Poway, Poway
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

October 11

BONSAI AND BEYOND
When: No meeting information
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
Speaker: Robin Kobaly of the Power of Plants
Topic: Joy of gardening with California Natives
More information: http://sdhort.org

October 12

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Gazebo, Old Poway Park,
14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: 858-472-0540, http://sdgeranium.org

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

October 13

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church Community Room, 760 1st Avenue, Chula Vista
Presenter: Tina Matthias, Executive Director,
South Bay Sustainable Communities
Program: Environmental awareness and creating sustainable communities through composting programs
More information:
bonitavalleygardenclub@gmail.com

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, 92106
More information: http://plgc.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Mountain Valley Church,
1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona, 92065
More information: http://ramonagardenclub.com

October 14

IKENOBO CHAPTER OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-278-5689

PARADISE GARDENERS
When: 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://ParadiseGardeners.org

October 18

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

October 19

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 101 or 104, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego
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 Ave, La Jolla, 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

October 20

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
SDFA Quarterly Meeting and Program on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 are still being
finalized. Save the date and plan to
join us there! Details will be published in the
October newsletter and on the web site.
http://SDFloral.org

October 21

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego
More information: http://bernardogardeners.org

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

October 26

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 12:30 – 3:00 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: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom or in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

October 27

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
When: No meeting information.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: No meeting information
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 time 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Dieguito Heritage Ranch Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More information: sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

October 28

CROWN GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: No meeting information
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
More information:
CrownGardenClub@cagardenclubs.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
When: Zoom meeting for members only
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

October 30-31

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY
What: Fall Show
For more information: http://sdorchids.com

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: 230 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 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
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://www.balboapark.org

San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer Walks
No guided walks at this time due to COVID-19
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 September and October. (For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit http://www.sdfarmbureau.org.)

September: apples, avocados, beans, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapes, grapefruit, guavas, fresh herbs, lemons, limes, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, raspberries, scallions, summer squash, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tomatoes, Valencia oranges and various cut flowers.

October: apples, Asian pears, avocados, beans, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, figs, grapes, guavas, fresh herbs, kiwis, lemons, lettuce, limes, melons, onions, pears, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, scallions, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tomatoes, and various cut flowers.

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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