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!

 

July Events

July 16

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, http://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 92101
More information: http://niwa.org

July 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

July 23

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

July 24

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

When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: Yuko Burkett, 858-454-9894, http://ikebanasandiego.org 

July 27

2 DAYS July 27–28
SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY
Admission is free to our Summer Orchids In The Park
Show & Sale.
When: Saturday, Noon–6:00 p.m.;
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101 Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sdorchids.com

 

August Events

August 3

2 DAYS August 3–4
SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY

Don’t miss our annual Dahlia Show!
When: Saturday, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.;
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101 Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: David Tooley, 858-672-2593

August 6

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://SanDiegomadres.org

August 7

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: Lake San Marcos Conference Center,
1035 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

August 8

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

August 10

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

August 11

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
SCPS Scholarship recipient, Nichole Tiernan, will discuss biologically diverse ecosystems.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Drive,
San Diego, 92124
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

August 12

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
Al Klein from Botanic Wonders Nursery will address
the group.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, 92122
More information: http://sdhort.org

August 13

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
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

August 14

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

August 15

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

August 17

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

2 DAYS August 17–18
SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY

Admission is free to the SDFS 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 92101
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

August 20

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, http://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 92101
More information: http://niwa.org

August 27

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

August 28

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://crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119
OF SAN DIEGO

When:  10:00 a.m.
Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park,
San Diego 92101
More information:  Yuko Burkett, 858-454-9894, http://ikebanasandiego.org 

August 31

2 DAYS August 31–September 1
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY

20th Annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival
When: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Where: 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.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 92019
More Information: http://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 92111
More Information: 858-581-9959,
http://sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/osp/tecolote

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 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: Ongoing—contact for program-specific times.
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024
More Information: http://sdbgarden.org

SOUTH BAY BOTANIC GARDEN
Garden experts and docents lead a Garden Walk and Talk. Park in Lot E, for which 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, with a $3 per person donation to the garden suggested.
When: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. every Saturday
Where: Southwestern College, Chula Vista 91913

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.org

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 92101
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://balboapark.org

SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
CANYONEER HIKES

Join trained volunteer guides on a local canyon walk.
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 July and August. For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit http://sdfarmbureau.org.

July: Avocados, basil, beets, blackberries, boysenberries, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapefruit, grapes, green beans, guavas, herbs, lemons, limes, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, scallions, summer squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tomatoes, valencia oranges and various cut flowers.

August: Apples, avocados, basil, blackberries, boysenberries, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapefruit, grapes, green beans, guavas, herbs, lemons, limes, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, raspberries, scallions, summer squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, 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; the deadline for the Nov./Dec. 2019 issue is September 5, 2019.


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