May Meeting 
Dr. Phil Bergman
Interesting and Rare Palm Trees That Can Be Grown in Southern California

Monday,  May 11  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

Our speaker is Dr. Phil Bergman, well-known author and speaker on palm trees and cycads in Southern California, and owner of Jungle Music Nursery in Encinitas, where he has been actively propagating and growing many types of rare tropical plants for the past 38 years.

In Southern California you often see the same palms over and over again such as the Queen Palm, Mexican Fan Palm and Pygmy Date Palm, but there are scores of other beautiful palm trees that thrive in our area and add diversity and beauty to the garden.  With this presentation you will learn about over 75 beautiful and rare species that you can easily grow, including some newly introduced species of Dypsis, Ravenea, Roystonea and Hyophorbe.  The presentation will cover cultural requirements, mature sizes, special needs and any hidden “secrets” to successful growth.

  • Members - Free
  • Non-members - $15 

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Garden Party of the Century

Volunteer to Staff our Booth in Balboa Park
Morning and Afternoon Shifts available

Saturday,  May 9,   9AM  to 12:30PM or  12:30PM to 4PM

Volunteer to host our table at Balboa Park's Garden Party ofthe Century. Our booth assignment is number 22 in front of the Botanical Garden Building.

  • Talk to the public about the San Diego Horticultural Society.  
  • Show off the gardens that SDHS replanted at the Casa del Prado and the Timken Museum.


June Meeting 
Night at the Fair
Honoring 2015 Horticulturist of the Year, Kathy Puplava

Monday,  June 8  5:30 PM  -7:45 PM

Learn about Kathy Puplava

Join us at the San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show stage to honor SDHS 2015 Horticulturist of the Year, Kathy Puplava.  Kathy was the first Balboa Park Horticulturist.

Society members have exclusive access to the San Diego County Fair Flower Garden Show exhibits to enjoy the display gardens created by some of our finest local garden professionals. 

Honoring the Centeninial of the California-Panama Exhibition in Balboa Park, the theme for the Garden Show is A Walk In The Park.  The SDHS exhibit is a waterwise interpretation of the Alcazar Garden in Balboa Park.

The presentation starts at 6:00

  • Members - Free
  • Non-members - $15 
  • Parking - Free
  • No Host Bar
  • Free celebratory cake for everyone!

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, May 11, 2015 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, June 08, 2015 5:30 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, July 13, 2015 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Featured Gardens

Sat, May 09, 2015 9:00 AM • Balboa Park - Botanical Building Lawn
Fri, June 05, 2015 3:30 PM • Del Mar Fairground - Wine Bar next to the Garden Show stage.


Tue, May 05, 2015 10:00 AM • Clairemont Mesa
Tue, May 05, 2015 1:00 PM • Clairemont Mesa

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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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