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!

September Meeting
Randy Baldwin
New Australian Plants for California Gardens
Monday, September 8  - 6:00 PM  to 8:30 PM - Presentation starts at 6:45

Randy tells us about Australian plants that are now available for California gardens, including Banksia ericifolia 'Fireworks' and a new cultivar (yet unnamed) of Ziera arborescens.

Randy Baldwin is a partner and General Manager of San Marcos Growers, a wholesale nursery in Santa Barbara known in the nursery industry for the diversity of plants that it grows and for the introduction of new plants suitable for cultivation in California. 

Randy has worked for San Marcos Growers since 1981 and prior to this worked for a retail nursery while completing a BA in Environmental Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  In his spare time Randy speaks to groups about his love of plants and maintains the web pages for the San Marcos Growers Horticultural web site.

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Guests $15
Parking Free

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September Featured Garden
Jeanne Meadow's Garden in Fallbrook 

Saturday,  September 20  - 10 AM to 2 PM

Hidden in the eastern area of Fallbrook, the home of Jeanne and Barry Meadow contains one of the country's most beautiful cactus and succulent gardens.

The garden  has been featured in several recent publications including Better Homes and Gardens Country Gardens (Spring 2014) and San Diego Home and Garden (April 2014). 

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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.

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

The plants have been purchased & planting has begun!!!

This is a great time to make a donation. 

Help us preserve the rich horticultural heritage of Balboa Park. Our restoration will incorporate sustainable, climate appropriate plant varieties introduced in the 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".

Your tax deductible donation will help us keep the rich horticultural heritage of the park going for another hundred years!

Thanks to landscape architects Cindy Benoit and Chris Drayer for creating this beautiful plan.

Link to detailed Plant List with plant photos and descriptions.

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

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

Planning for the 2015 Spring Garden Tour has started.

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, September 08, 2014 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
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

Featured Gardens

Sat, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM • Fallbrook


Fri, September 19, 2014 9:30 AM • Encinitas
Sat, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM • Chula Vista

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 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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