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!

June Events

June 17

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegorosesociety.org

June 18

BONSAI and BEYOND
When: 6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner; 6:30 p.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas 92024
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 92101
More information: 760-434-5033 or
http://cnpssd.org

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Please bring a dish to share at our annual potluck luncheon and installation of officers.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center 92082
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF SAN DIEGO
Third Tuesday: 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 92101
More information: http://niwa.org

June 19

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Make your reservations early for our year-end dinner: “The Art of Japanese Floral Arrangement” will be demonstrated by Akiko Bowland and Kanako Yamada.
When: 5:30 p.m. Courtyard dinner; 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdfloral.org

Ticket sales for the dinner are now closed.

June 20

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive,
an Diego 92128
More information: http://bernardogardeners.org

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center,
270 F Street, Chula Vista 91910
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 92101
More information: http://andiegofernsociety.com

June 24

BRIDGE AND BAY GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library,
640 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
More information:
http://bridgeandbaygardenclub.org

June 25

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Don’t miss our annual awards and installation of officers.
When: 12:30 p.m. Social; 1:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Fallbrook Community Center,
341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Avenue, San Diego 92120
More information: Genny Deutsch, 619-583-8008, or claszz1@aol.com

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: David Tooley,
858-672-2593, or djsj21643@aol.com

UCCE Master Gardeners
When: 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information:
http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

June 26

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado,
Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO
All members are encouraged to attend our annual luncheon.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: Yuko Burkett,
858-454-9894, or http://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 Drive, Encinitas 92024
More information:
http://sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

June 27

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
“Bonsai Designs” presented by Abe Far. Learn about the history and care of bonsai.
When: 6:00 p.m. Social; 6:30 p.m. Meeting
Where: United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego 92103
More information:
http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

Gardening Classes

Water Conservation Garden Classes
The Water Conservation Garden provides several entertaining, information-packed courses covering current 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 92019
More Information: 619-660-0614, ext. 10, or http://thegarden.org

Walks, Tours, and Garden Events

San Diego Botanic Garden Tour
Meet 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 92024
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: Contact for program-specific times.
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive,
Encinitas 92024
More Information: http://sdbgarden.org

South Bay Botanic Garden
Each week, garden experts and docents lead a garden walk and talk. The event is free, with a suggested $3 per person donation to the garden. Park in Lot E, which requires purchasing a college parking pass. (A parking pass machine is located in parking Lots F and G near the garden.)
When: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. every Saturday
Where: Southwestern College,
900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista 91910

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 92019
More Information: http://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 92019
More Information: http://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 92101
More Information: http://sandiegozoo.com

San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden
Enhance your well being with a visit to this Japanese-style garden.
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
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for Students, Seniors (65+), Active-duty and retired military (must show I.D.); free for children under age 6
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 92101
More Information: http://balboapark.org

San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer Walks
Join trained volunteer guides on a local canyon walks.
When: Times vary; check website for specific event details
Where: Locations vary; check website for specific event details
Cost: $2
More Information: sdnhm.org (San Diego Natural History Museum website) Click on “Events,” then “Calendar,” and finally “Nature Hikes” to find up-to-date information on hikes.

In Season

Farmers’ Market Seasonal Offerings
Here are some items that you may find being sold from the stalls at your local Farmers’ Market in May and June. For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit http://sdfarmbureau.org.

May: Avocados, basil, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, grapefruit, grapes, green beans, guavas, herbs, kale, kiwi, lemons, lettuce, limes, melons, onions, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radishes, scallions, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tangelos, tomatoes, white turnips, Valencia oranges and various cut flowers.

June: Avocados, basil, beets, blackberries, boysenberries, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cherimoyas, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, grapefruit, green beans, guavas, herbs, lemons, limes, melons, onions, peaches, plums, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, scallions, summer squash, strawberries, tangelos, tomatoes, Valencia oranges 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 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 Sept./Oct. 2019 issue is July 5, 2019.


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