San Diego Horticultural Society

May Meeting

Sharon Asakawa and Robyn Foreman 

Stuck on You! Indoor and Outdoor Projects with Succulents  

Monday,  May 12 - 6:00 PM - Presentation starts at 6:45

Crazy for cacti? Sweet on succulents? Fuel you passion with all-new designs and projects that will captivate the imagination of gardeners of all ages. Discussing information and ideas from her new book, Sharon Asakawa will share their excitement of weirdly wonderful collectors choices as well as some easy and elegant project plans with designer Robyn Foreman.


Planting Designs for Cactus and Succulents will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.

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Members free
Guests $15
Parking free

May Featured Garden

Fallbrook Wonderland

Saturday,  May 17 - 10 AM to 2 PM 

The Featured Garden for May is the botanic wonderland of Gary Vincent and Wanda Mallen in Fallbrook.  This is a collector’s garden on a two-acre site and contains many types of plant groups. 

Some examples are cactus and succulents, palms and cycads, Australian natives and conifers.  In addition, there is a greenhouse for specialty plants from Africa and tropical collections in the shaded areas around the greenhouse.  The garden is flat and easily accessible with many winding paths between the various areas.  There are numerous sitting areas to relax and enjoy the views.  Even if you’ve been here before, it’s a guarantee there will be things you haven’t seen before!

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Members free

Special Offer

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Garden Design is partnering with the San Diego Horticultural Society to support their efforts in promoting horticulture in the San Diego region. Garden Design will donate $12 to the San Diego Horticultural Society for every order of Garden Design magazine placed by society members or friends now until May 31, 2014.

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Restore Balboa Park Lily Pond Gardens 

Help fund the SDHS restoration for the 2015 Centennial Celebration!

Our planting plan has been approved by the Balboa Park Horticulture Staff.  

We started purchasing plants so 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' Vission 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!

Click Plan to enlarge

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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Wildcoast Website

Special Donation Offer - WildCoast

WildCoast is San Diego-based nonprofit that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife in Southern California and Mexico.
The 3rd Annual 
Baja Bash is Saturday, June 28th at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club.
For every SDHS member - friends & family, too - who purchases a ticket ($85 price until April 30, then goes to $100
) and attends the Baja Bash the Left Coast Fund will donate $100 to the SDHS Lily Pond Restoration project, up to a maximum grant of $5000 to the Horticultural Society. 
Tickets are transferable if you cannot attend the Baja Bash. Ticket sales are first-come, first-served and the event is expected to sell out early.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Select "SDHS" when asked "How did you hear about this event?"  It's the only way to be sure your ticket purchase will count toward the Balboa Park project.

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Monthly Meetings

Mon, May 12, 2014 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Mon, June 09, 2014 5:30 PM • Flower and Garden Show at the San Diego County Fair
Mon, July 14, 2014 6:00 PM • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Featured Gardens

Sat, May 17, 2014 10:00 AM • Fallbrook


Tue, April 22, 2014 10:00 AM • Encinitas (Leucadia)
Sat, May 03, 2014 10:00 AM • Point Loma



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