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.

November

November 23

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

UCCE Master Gardeners MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

November 24

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 

November 30

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

DECEMBER

December 1

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Dove Library, Carlsbad
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

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

December 2

FLOWER ARRANGERS GUILD OF SAN DIEGO
When: to be determined
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
Subject: Holiday luncheon
More information: dalerekus2@yahoo.com

December 3

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

December 4

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

December 6

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

December 7

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: Culture class 6:30 p.m.,
General meeting 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: http://sdorchids.com

December 8

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church Community Room,
760 1st Avenue, Chula Vista
Program: Holiday Brunch and Bonita Valley Garden Club 50th Anniversary celebration. Reservations $15.00
More information: bonitavalleygardenclub@gmail.com

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, 92106
More information: http://plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: http://ramonagardenclub.com

SAN DIEGO EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Zoom
More information: http://sdepis.org

December 9

IKENOBO CHAPTER OF SAN DIEGO MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: 858-278-5689

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

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION CLASS
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom class “Rosemary Wreath“
More information: http://sdfloral.org

December 11

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

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: http://sdcss.net

December 12

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

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

December 13

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: To be determined
More information: http://sdhort.org

December 14

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.com

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. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, 92084
More information: http://sandiegoafricanviolets.com

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

December 15

SAN DIEGO CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: Dean Turney, 760-942-1919

December 16

BERNARDO GARDENERS CLUB MEETING
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Castille Room, 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
More information: 619-991-0526

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

December 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

December 20

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

December 21

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Room 101 or 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
Online presentations may be scheduled
For more information: 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

December 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

December 23

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

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
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

December 26

BRIDGE & BAY GARDEN CLUB
When: No meeting information
More information: bbgc92118@hotmail.com

December 28

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: TBA
Where: Various locations
More information: Elaine Ornelas, 858-531-4793
or eornelas1949@att.net

UCCE Master Gardeners MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.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 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://www.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
Guided tours are happening again but advance reservations for each tour are required.
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 http://www.sdfarmbureau.org.)

November: apples, Asian pears, avocados, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumbers, grapes, guavas, fresh herbs, kiwis, lemons, limes, melons, navel oranges, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, summer squash, tangelos, tangerines, tomatoes, winter squash and various cut flowers.

December: apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoya, guavas, fresh herbs, kiwis, lemons, lettuce, limes, navel oranges, peppers, persimmons, potatoes, radishes, spinach, tangelos, tangerines, 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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