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 infosdfloral@gmail.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!

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.

 

December 1

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
Virtual meetings for members are being held via Zoom
Zoom invites are on the Members only page of the website.
More information: sdorchids.com

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
Virtual meetings for members are being held via Zoom
Zoom invites are on the Members only page of the website
More information: http://palomarorchid.org

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

 

December Events

December 2

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

SOUTHWESTERN JUDGES COUNCIL MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
Where: Community Room, North County Fair 200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, 92025
More information: 760-727-7614

December 4

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

December 5

The Water Conservation Garden
Enjoy a walk through The Garden. A free, docent lead 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 Dr. West, El Cajon, 92019
More Information: http://www.thegarden.org

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

December 6

EAST COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
More information: elaynesummer@cox.net

December 7

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
More information: http://sdmyco.org

December 8

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

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
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 Ave., Vista
More information: 760-295-0484

December 9

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, 91902
More information: Darlene Montgomery, 619-267-1585

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

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled.
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway OR Lake Poway
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Mountain Valley Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona, 92065
More information: http://ramonagardenclub.com

December 10

FLOWER ARRANGERS GUILD OF SAN DIEGO
Guild Christmas luncheon
More information: dalerekus2@yahoo.com

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

December 12

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom meeting Details will be sent by email
More information: http://bsi.org/webpages/san_diego.html

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

December 13

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
More information: http://sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
More information: http://sandiegoirissociety.org

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

December 14

BONSAI AND BEYOND
When: No meeting scheduled
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
More information: jmherskowitz@yahoo.com

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://sdhort.org

December 15

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER MEETING
When: No meeting scheduled
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

December 16

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

December 17

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
When: No meetings scheduled
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 scheduled.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

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

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

December 19

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

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.” San Diego Botanic Garden has reopened for reservations only to both members and visitors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit SDBGarden.org for more information and to make reservations.
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
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+) 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. – 6:00 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 (Check website)
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://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://sdfarmbureau.org.)

November: apples, Asian pears, avocados, basil, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, cucumbers, grapes, guavas, herbs, kiwi, lemons, limes, lettuce, macadamia nuts, navel oranges, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, spinach, summer squash, winter squash, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tangerines, tomatoes and various cut flowers.

December: apples, basil, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, guavas, herbs, kiwi, lemons, lettuce, limes, macadamia nuts, 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
Lynn Langley at infosdfloral@gmail.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 Jan./Feb. 2021 issue is November 5, 2020. The deadline for the March/April issue is January 5.


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