January Meeting
Jeff Moore
Under the Spell of Succulents

Monday,  January 12th  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

Jeff Moore, owner of Solana Succulents will tell us his tales of succulents. 

Jeff's has a new book, Under the Spell of Succulents. It is a walk-through of succulent plants in cultivation, showing how we engage with our obsession with these unusual plants, including growers, collectors, landscaping, container gardening, and specialty niches such as variegates, crests and caudiciforms. The major succulent groups are highlighted as well. 

Jeff will provide an insight into how a first-time author worked his way through the book-making process, and offer a tease into his upcoming book on aloes and agaves.

Jeff will be selling and signing his book at the meeting.

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Balboa Park Centennial Celebration 
Don't miss these Centennial Events!


  • April 11th – Our annual garden tour - Gardens Then and Now - See below for more information
  • April 13th – a special meeting at the Balboa Park Natural History Museum (theNAT). Members and guests will be able to tour the theNAT’s newest exhibit, Coast to Cactus in Southern California before and after a presentation by Jon Rebman, theNat’s Curator of the Botany. Jon was also our 2011 Horticulturalist of the Year honoree. Jon will share the museum’s remarkable history documenting San Diego County flora for more than 100 years.
  • May 9th – the park celebrates the Garden Party of the Century
  • June 5th to July 5th – The San Diego County Fair Garden Show exhibits will honor the gardens of Balboa Park.

2015 Spring Garden Tour - Gardens Then and Now
Save the Date !!! Online ticket sales start January 1st

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 on our Spring Garden Tour to celebrate the centennial of the Panama Exhibition in Balboa Park.  In honor of the centennial, we will be featuring private gardens in neighborhoods near Balboa Park. Many of our gardens are in historic homes and some have landscapes originally designed by famous San Diego designers.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the tour, please email Susan Starr.

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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SDHS is now a Pacific Horticulture Partner 
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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. 

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Monthly Meetings

Mon, January 12, 2015 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, February 09, 2015 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, March 09, 2015 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

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