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.


OCTOBER

October 3

SAN DIEGO MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: http://sdmyco.org

October 4

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

October 5

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

October 6

FLOWER ARRANGERS GUILD OF SAN DIEGO
When: 10 a.m..
Where: Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
Subject: “As You Like It” – A Creative Line-Mass Design
More information: dalerekus2@yahoo.com

October 7

VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m
Where: McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 92084
More information: http://vistagardenclub.org

October 8

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

October 9

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

October 11

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

October 12

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m.
What: Annual luncheon and office installation
Where: San Diego Country Club
More information: bonitavalleygardenclub@gmail.com

POINT LOMA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, 92106
Program: Succulents
Speaker: Laura Eubanks, Designing with Succulents
More information: http://plgc.org

POWAY VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Templars Hall/Gazebo, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
More information: http://powayvalleygardenclub.org

RAMONA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
Where: Mountain Valley Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way, Ramona, 92065
More information: http://ramonagardenclub.com

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

October 13

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

October 17

SAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING
When: 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: To be determined
More information: http://sdhort.org

October 18

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

October 19
SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
When: 1:30 pm
Speaker: Dean Karras
Where: Meet at the Hall of Nations.
More information: http://SDFloral.org

October 20

BERNARDO GARDENERS MEETING
When/Where: to be determined
More information: http://bernardogardeners.org

CHULA VISTA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: No meeting information
More information: 619-991-0526

GREEN VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
Where: Locations vary
More information: etroxell@sdsu.edu

SAN DIEGO FERN SOCIETY MEETING
When: To be determined
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: http://sandiegofernsociety.com

October 22
SAN DIEGO FLORAL ASSOCIATION
Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees
When: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Casa del Prado and El Prado, Balboa Park See Page 5.
More information: http://SDFloral.org

October 21-22

BONITA VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
presents “Blooming Art in Bonita”
When: October 21 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.,
October 22 until 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, 4375 Bonita Rd., Bonita, 91902
Free and open to the public
More information: lauracomode@hotmail.com

October 24

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

October 25

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

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

UCCE Master Gardeners MEETING
When: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
More information: http://mastergardenerssandiego.org

October 26

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL, SAN DIEGO CHAPTER 119 MEETING
When: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
More information: 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

October 27

CROWN GARDEN CLUB OF CORONADO
Where: Winn Room, Coronado Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
More information: CrownGardenClub@cagardenclubs.org

MISSION HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Hills United Church of Christ Hall, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego
More information: http://missionhillsgardenclub.org

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

October 29-30
San Diego County Orchid Society
Fall Show In The Park
More information: http://sdorchids.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.” 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: 300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
More Information: http://sdbg.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://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://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 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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