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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!


May Events

May 19

2 Days
SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY

Plant Show and Sale
When: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdgeranium.org

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE
Great deals and fabulous plants can be found at our annual Plant Sale!
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Aztlan Room, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://www.mchclub.org

May 20

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. Classes; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
Ampol Orrungroj will present “Easy and Effective Ways to Grow Plumerias.”
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Diego
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

May 21

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdrosesociety.org

May 22

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Contact Genny Deutsch for meeting location
More information: 619-583-8008

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-672-2593

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

May 23

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://www.crfgsandiego.org

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 119 OF SAN DIEGO
Akiko Bourland will demonstrate the Ohara School of Ikebana.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Keiko Schneider, 858-759-2640, http://www.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 Dr., Encinitas
More information: http://sdgc.klmmicro.com

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

May 24

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

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
This members only meeting will feature Tom Carruth presenting “Thge Rose Collection at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.”
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://www.vgclj.com

May 26

Fiesta Botanica: Celebrating Balboa Park’s Plants and Gardens
Admission is free to attend horticultural-themed lectures and demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, live entertainment, plant sales, food trucks, and tours of the park’s historic gardens.
When: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://balboaparkconservancy.org/project/fiesta-botanica

SAN DIEGO EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY
EPICON XVI: The 16th International Epiphyllum Convention
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park,
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido
More information: http://sdepis.org

May 28

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

LAKE HODGES NATIVE PLANT CLUB
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.lhnpc.org

May 29

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Director of Education at the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, Diane Hazard will address the group.
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY
Don’t miss the World Bromeliad Conference, Fiesta de las Bromelias in Mission Bay.
When: May 29 - June 3
Where: Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org/world-conference.html

June Events

June 1

3 Days
SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY

Parking and admission are free to our Annual Plant Show and Sale.
When: Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego
More information: http://sandiegobromeliadsociety.org

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Rubi Rehder, “The Worm Wrangler,” will discuss Vermicomposting.
When: 10:00 a.m. Workshop; 12:00 Noon Meeting
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista
More information: http://www.vistagardenclub.org

June 2

MIRACOSTA HORTICULTURE CLUB OF OCEANSIDE MEETING
Enjoy our annual end-of-the-year potluck luncheon.
When: Noon
Where: MiraCosta College, Student Ctr. Bldg 3400, One Barnard Dr., Oceanside
More information: http://www.mchclub.org

June 5

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

SOGETSU SCHOOL OF IKEBANA SAN DIEGO BRANCH
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: Hiroko Szechinski, 858-571-6137

June 6

PALOMAR ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m. General Meeting
Where: The Gallery Room at Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos
More information: http://www.palomarorchid.org

SAN DIEGO HERB GUILD MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.thesandiegoherbclub.com

SOUTHWESTERN JUDGES COUNCIL MEETING
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Community Room, North County Fair 200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido
More information: 760-727-7614

June 9

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

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

June 10

SAN DIEGO BONSAI CLUB, INC. MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. Classes; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com

SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY
All members are encouraged to attend our Election of Officers and Ice Cream Social.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Historical Society Bldg, 9906 Maine Ave, Lakeside
More information: http://www.sandiegoirissociety.org

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLUMERIA SOCIETY MEETING
Admission is free to our Annual Workshop Meeting.
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr., San Diego
More information: http://socalplumeriasociety.com

June 11

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
Nan Sterman will present her new book, “Hot Color in the Dry Garden.”
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdhort.org

June 12

SAN DIEGO GERANIUM SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-472-0540, http://www.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

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Get the latest news from the NGC and CGCI Conventions from David Rylaarsdam, DVGC President.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.org

June 13

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. Hospitality; 10:00 a.m. Meeting
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
More information: Darlene Montgomery, 619-267-1585

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
All members are encouraged to attend our Annual Luncheon and Installation of Officers.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego
More information: http://www.plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Don’t miss “Taco Bout A Party,” a members only end-of-the-year event!
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Templar’s Hall, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway OR Lake Poway
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Fun and food will be on hand at our year end picnic and installation of officers.
When: 12:00 Noon
Where: Collier Park, 622 E Street, Ramona
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
More information: http://www.sandiegoepi.org

June 14

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

June 15

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Join the SDFA for a free docent led tour of the Balboa Park Botanical Building.
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at the south end of the Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 619-232-5762, http://sdfloral.org

June 18

SAN DIEGO ROSE SOCIETY MEETING
Novices are encouraged to enter our “six-pack” show.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdrosesociety.org

June 19

bonsai and beyond
When: 6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner; 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
More information: Brenda Storey, 858-722-4970

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
More information: 760-434-5033, http://www.cnpssd.org

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Bring a dish to share at our annual potluck luncheon and awards ceremony.
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
More information: http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.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
More information: http://www.niwa.org

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

RANCHO SAN DIEGO GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Varies, call for location
More information: Connie Beck, 619-749-4059

June 20

San Diego County Cymbidium Society
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos
More information: 760-433-2544

SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Come early for dinner, stay for “Designing with Succulents” by Deborah Lee Baldwin.
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://www.sdfloral.org

June 21

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

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
More information: 619-991-0526

June 23

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB
Don’t miss our end of the year Blowout Plant Sale!
When: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center
More information: http://dosvallesgardenclub.org

June 25

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

LAKE HODGES NATIVE PLANT CLUB
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego
More information: http://www.lhnpc.org

June 26

FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Awards and the Installation of Officers will be the highlights this month’s agenda.
When: Social 12:30 p.m., Meeting 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook
More information: http://fallbrookgardenclub.org

SAN CARLOS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Contact Genny Deutsch for meeting location
More information: 619-583-8008

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY MEETING
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: 858-672-2593

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

June 27

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://www.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
More information:  Keiko Schneider, 858-759-2640, http://www.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 Dr., Encinitas
More information: http://gerithirloway@roadrunner.com

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

June 28

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

VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB OF LA JOLLA MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Israel Temple, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego
More information: 858-454-4117, http://www.vgclj.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
More Information: http://www.thegarden.org, 619-660-0614, x10

Walks, Tours & Garden Events

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
More Information: http://www.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 specific times.
Where: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More Information: http://www.sdbgarden.org

South Bay Botanic Garden
Garden experts and docents lead a Garden Walk and Talk. Park in lot E, 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, however a $3 per person donation to the garden is suggested.
When: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. every Saturday
Where: Southwestern College, Chula Vista

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
More Information: http://www.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
More Information: http://www.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
More Information: http://www.sandiegozoo.com

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
More Information: http://www.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
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://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 May and June. (For more information on San Diego County Farmers’ Markets, visit www.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.


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