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? 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!

Most events are Cancelled.
Check with each group.

Currently, Balboa Park buildings and meeting rooms have been shut down to comply with recent directives that individuals stay home and avoid crowds in an effort to stem the current health threat. Several weekend plant shows and sales as well as garden tours in San Diego have already been cancelled. For this reason, please contact organizations below before planning to attend any activity.

 

May Events

May 26

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
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
This month we’ll travel to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Avenue,
San Diego 92120
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 MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

May 27

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
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 MEETING
Jeff Fine will demonstrate how to use curly willow in freestyle arrangements.
When:  10:00 a.m.
Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: schneider.keiko@ gmail.com, 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: sdgardenclub.blogspot.com

May 28

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: The Winn Room, Coronado Library, 6400 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
More information: http://crowngardenclub.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego 92103
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
Learn how to have “A Better Garden with Biodiversity.”
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

June Events

June 2

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. Novice Meeting, Room 104
7:30 p.m. General Meeting, Room 101
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdorchids.com

SAN DIEGO MADRES
When: 5:45 p.m.
Where: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdmadres.org

June 3

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos 92078
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERBS FOR HEALTH MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://treesforhealthgarden.org

June 4

FLOWER ARRANGERS GUILD OF SAN DIEGO
Don’t miss our Annual June Luncheon!
When: 11:30 AM
Where: TBD
More information: dalerekus2@yahoo.com

June 5

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m. Workshop; 12:00 Noon Meeting
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

June 6

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Garden Room, Alta Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista 92084
More information: http://mchclub.org

2 DAYS, JUNE 6–7
SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
Shop for exotic cactus and succulent plants at our Spring Plant Show and Sale.
When: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdcss.net

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
“Vistas and Verandas: The Gardens of Ocean Beach.” Take a self-guided tour of the beautiful gardens of Ocean Beach. Proceeds will benefit our school garden program and horticulture scholarships.
Cost: $25 in advance at sdfloral.org; $30 on tour date at Walter Andersen Nursery locations
When: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
More information: http://sdfloral.org

The Water Conservation Garden
Enjoy a walk through The Garden. A free, docent-led tour of The Garden highlights water conservation, water-wise plants, and beautiful landscapes.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Garden Plaza, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon 92019
More Information: http://www.thegarden.org

June 7

EAST COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBA
More information: elaynesummers@cox.net

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
Members are encouraged to take part in the election of officers, followed by an ice cream social.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside 92040
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

June 8

BONSAI AND BEYOND
When: 11:00 a.m. Potluck lunch; 11:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas 92024
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: http://sdhort.org

June 9

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
All members are encouraged to attend our end-of-the-year Awards Party.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center 92082
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
Don’t miss our annual Ice Cream Social.
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: 858-472-0540, http://sdgeranium.org

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista 92084
More information: 760-295-0484

June 10

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. Hospitality; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902
More information: Lisa Mercier, 626-773-6411

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Club and member awards will highlight our Annual Luncheon.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego 92106
More information: http://plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway 92064
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
All members are encouraged to attend our end of year meeting.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Mountain Valley Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona 92065
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 92101
More information: http://sandiegoepi.org

June 11

IKENOBO CHAPTER OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: 858-278-5689

June 13

2 DAYS, JUNE 13–14
SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY
Admission is free to our Plant Show and Sale.
When: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdcss.net

June 14

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
This month’s meeting is free and open to the public.
When: 12:00 Social; 1:00 Meeting
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Drive, San Diego 92124
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

June 15

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

June 16

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, http://cnpssd.org

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF
SAN DIEGO

Free admission for San Diego County 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

LA JOLLA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Avenue, La Jolla 92037
More information: http://lajollagardenclub.org

June 18

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F Street, Chula Vista 91911
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://sandiegofernsociety.com

June 20

BOTANY FOR KIDS
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: In front of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://coastalsage.mysite.com

June 22

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

June 23

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Avenue,
San Diego 92120
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 MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

June 24

CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS, S. D. CHAPTER MEETING
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 MEETING
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: schneider.keiko@ gmail.com, 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 25

CROWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. Social; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Where: The Winn Room, Coronado Library, 6400 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118
More information: http://crowngardenclub.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4070 Jackdaw St., San Diego 92103
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego 92122
More information: 858-454-4117, http://vgclj.com

June 30

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
All members are encouraged to attend our awards presentation and installation of new 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

 

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 stores 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
San Diego Botanic Garden offers a variety of self-guided, adult and youth tours. A docent-guided general tour is offered every Saturday. No reservations required. Free with paid admission or SDBG Membership. Please meet outside of the Gift Shop. PLEASE NOTE: As of print date, San Diego Botanic Garden was temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Please visit the website at SDBGarden.org for updated information on whether or not the Garden has reopened.
When: 10:30 a.m. every Saturday
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024
More Information: http://sdbgarden.org

The Water Conservation Garden TOUR
Admission is free and 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. A 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, El Cajon 92019
More Information: http://thegarden.org

Balboa Park Events

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 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. 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/

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 July/August 2020 issue is May 5, 2020; the deadline for the Sept./Oct. 2020 issue is July 5, 2020.

 


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