Special June Meeting 
Night at the Fair
Honoring 2016 Horticulturists of the Year
Monday, June 13 5:30 PM  - 7:45 PM

Join us at the San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show stage to honor SDHS 2016 Horticulturist of the Year, The past and present Horticulturists of the San Diego Zoo. 

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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.

Inspired by Lewis Carroll classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the theme for the Garden Show at this year’s County Fair is Wonderland. Entitled Through the Looking Glass, the San Diego Horticultural Society’s exhibit will be a play on this Wonderland theme, but also pay homage to Lewis Carroll’s sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With a climate and geography that mirror that of Southern California, the garden will feature the Wonderland of plants that originate from South Africa.

The presentation starts at 6:00

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

Volunteer at our Garden Exhibit at the Fair
Volunteer as Garden Host
Morning and afternoon shifts available
 June 3 to July 4 

Have you reserved your spot as a Garden Host Volunteer at our exhibit during the San Diego County Fair? Be part of our largest outreach to the San Diego Community. Answer questions and distribute information for a few hours about our exhibit, water conservation, the San Diego County Water Authority and the San Diego Horticultural Society and you will get free entry to the Fair. 

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Special July Meeting 
Night at the Zoo
Honoring 2016 Horticulturists of the Year
Monday,  July 11  5:00 PM  -7:30 PM

Save the date! You won't want to miss this special evening with the Horticultural Society at the San Diego Zoo.

The zoo celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  The zoo has become world famous not only for the animals but also its outstanding plant collections and gardens.  So much so, that the San Diego Horticultural Society has named the past and present horticulturists at the zoo as their Horticulturist of the year. 

Highlights of the evening:

  • 20% off zoo entrance tickets.
  • Free 35 minute long horticulture bus tours of zoo's botanical collections.
  • Meet and greet the horticulturists and tour the zoo botanical nursery and orchid house. They will also be located at the plant collections and themed gardens to answer questions.
  • Self-guided tours of the San Diego Zoo's spectacular gardens and plant collections any time you choose.
Registration opens June 1

SDHS is 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 SDHS2015 for the special SDHS member rate

Click Here to learn about Pacific Horticulture Upcoming Private Garden Tours.

Now Accepting Board Of Directors Applications


The San Diego Horticultural Society is currently accepting from now until August 1st applications to serve on the Board of Directors  

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Monthly Meetings

Mon, June 13, 2016 5:30 PM (PDT) • Garden Show the San Diego County Fair. Park in main lot and follow the signs to the entrance.
Mon, July 11, 2016 5:00 PM (PDT) • San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
Mon, August 08, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Featured Gardens

Sat, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM (PDT) • We'll know soon!

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 Our Mission  To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision  To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


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