Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

The Leaf is back!  

The San Diego Horticultural Society was founded in September 1994. Our original logo was the leaf design shown here.

To commemorate our anniversary, the website header has been updated with a fresh version of the design. Also, the site has a cleaner look with more information on the home page.

Read Susi's column about the history of our organization.

We look forward to your continued support and participation for the next 20 years!

October Meeting
Kimberly Alexander, Marilyn Guidroz, Christiane Holmquist
Lawn Gone, Garden Design Options
Monday, October 13  - 6:00 PM  to 8:30 PM - Presentation starts at 6:45

The San Diego Horticultural Society welcomes landscape designers Christiane Holmquist, Kimberly Alexander and Marilyn Guidroz to share their expertise in designing landscapes that are compatible and sustainable with our Mediterranean climate.  All are members of the local chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and well known for the beautiful gardens they create.

Members free
Guests $15
Parking Free

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Party
McLaughlin's in Olivenhain

Saturday,  October 11  - 8:30 AM to 11 AM PM

We're mixing it up this year with a Breakfast in the Garden Party to thank all of our wonderful volunteers.

If you have participated as SDHS volunteer since October 2013 but did not receive an email invitation with the registration code, please email the Volunteer Coordinator.

Each invitee can bring one non-volunteer guest for $15 payable at the door - please signup your guest when you register so we can get an accurate headcount.

Volunteers free   Learn More and Register

Save the Date !!!
Exhibitor Registration is now Open
Monday, November 10  - 5:00 PM  to 8:00 PM - Note earlier time

Exhibitor Registration
Register to reserve your space. Over 700 horticulture and garden enthusiasts attended last year!

  • Sponsors & Business Members - FREE
  • Non-Profit Horticulture Related Organization - FREE
  • Members - $10
  • Non-members - $25

Mingle and Shop at;the SDHS Holiday Marketplace with exhibits by SDHS sponsors & business members, horticultural vendors, botanic gardens, and other non-profits.  Shop for plants, garden related merchandise, gift memberships and horticultural services from leading businesses and vendors.

Sign up for a $30 for 30 minute garden consultation! The Association of Professional Landscape Designers, will be hosting half-hour landscape design consultations. Advance reservations required. Sign up here for $30 for 30!

Free educational mini-demos with Horticultural Superstars

- Members free
- Guests Free with
pre-registration or $5 at the door
- Parking Free

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SDHS is now a Pacific Horticulture Partner 
Join or Renew Today  

Pacific Horticulture believes in the power of gardens to enrich people’s lives and inspire environmental stewardship. 

A west-coast based organization founded in 1968, Pacific Horticulture brings horticulturists, designers, and passionate gardeners together to share knowledge through our publications, seminars, and tours.  Pacific Horticulture magazine is widely recognized for its horticultural accuracy, engaging text, and beautiful photographs. As part of their mission to inspire west coast gardeners their website offers an archive of past articles dating back to 2000, available to anyone that visits their website.

SDHS members can join at a special rate $24/year - a savings of $16 off retail price. Membership includes a one-year subscription to the magazine; advance notice for tours and special events; and the popular electronic newsletter. 

Click Here to Join Today - Enter Discount code SDHS2014 for the special SDHS member rate

Special Offer 
Subscribe to Garden Design 

Garden Design is partnering with the San Diego Horticultural Society to support their efforts in promoting horticulture in the San Diego region. 

$12 of every subscription to Garden Design magazine will be donated to the San Diego Horticultural Society.

Click Here to Subscribe Today

Restore Balboa Park Lily Pond Gardens 
Help fund the SDHS restoration for the 2015 Centennial Celebration!

Part of the Planting Team 

The gardens on the north and east side of the Timken Museum have been planted!!!  Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with the planting. Read the full story.

But there is still more to do. Planning for planting the north and west of Casa de Balboa building will take place in a few weeks. 

Help us preserve the rich horticultural heritage of Balboa Park. Our restoration incorporates sustainable, climate appropriate plant varieties introduced in the last 100 years and honor the original horticulturist of Balboa Park, Kate Sessions, with the theme, "Kate Sessions' Vision for Balboa Park Gardens 100 Years Later".

This is a great time to make a donation. Your tax deductible donation will help us keep the rich horticultural heritage of the park going for another hundred years!

Learn More and Donate

2015 Spring Garden Tour - Gardens Then and Now
Save the Date !!!

Saturday,  April 11, 2015 9:00 AM  to 4:00 PM  

Don't miss the best garden tour of 2015!

We are partnering with the San Diego Floral Association to make this one of the best garden tours San Diego has ever seen. The tour features private gardens around Balboa Park.

We are looking for well maintained historic and/or horticultural interesting gardens in neighborhoods near Balboa Park.  If you have or know of a suitable garden, please email Jim Bishop.

The Pacific Horticulture Society is hosting a Spring Break in San Diego Tour around our tour and April meeting.  This is a great opportunity for your out of town friends and family to learn more about our historic gardens and native plants of San Diego County. 

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Monthly Meetings

Mon, October 13, 2014 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, November 10, 2014 5:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, December 08, 2014 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Featured Gardens

Sat, October 11, 2014 8:30 AM • Olivenhain (Encinitas)
Sat, November 15, 2014 10:00 AM • Pacific Beach


Sat, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM • Chula Vista

Featured Sponsors - click name to learn more

 Our Mission

Promote the enjoyment, art, knowledge and public awareness of horticulture in the San Diego area, while providing the opportunity for education and research

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