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!

October Meeting
Kimberly Alexander, Marilyn Guidroz, Christiane Holmquist
Lawn Gone, Garden Design Options
Monday, October 13  - 6:00 PM  to 8:30 PM - Presentation starts at 6:45

The San Diego Horticultural Society welcomes landscape designers Christiane Holmquist, Kimberly Alexander and Marilyn Guidroz to share their expertise in designing landscapes that are compatible and sustainable with our Mediterranean climate.  All are members of member of the local chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and well known for the beautiful gardens they create.

Members free
Guests $15
Parking Free

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Party
McLaughlin's in Olivenhain

Saturday,  October 11  - 8:30 AM to 11 AM PM

We're mixing it up this year with a Breakfast in the Garden Party to thank all our wonderful volunteers.
  • The party is for free for volunteers.
  • You must register to attend. Current year volunteers have  receive an email invitation with a registration code.
  • Each invitee can bring one non-volunteer guest for $15 payable at the door - signup your guest when you register so we can get an accurate headcount.
  • If you have participated as SDHS volunteer since October 2013 but did not receive an email invitation, please email the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteers free

Learn More and Register

Save the Date
Exhibitor Registration is now Open
Monday, November 10  - 5:00 PM  to 8:00 PM - Note earlier time

Exhibitor Registration
Register to reserve your space
  • Sponsors & Business Members - FREE
  • Non-Profit Horticulture Related Organization  - FREE
  • Members - $10
  • Non-members - $25

    Mingle and Shop at the SDHS Holiday Marketplace with exhibits by SDHS sponsors, business members, horticultural vendors, botanic gardens, and other non-profits.  Shop for plants, garden related merchandise, gift memberships and horticultural services from leading businesses and vendors.

    Learn Educational mini-demos with Horticultural Superstars

    Members free
    Guests Free with
    pre-registration or $5 at the door
    Parking Free

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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.

    Click Here to Subscribe Today

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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.

    Learn More and Donate

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

    Featured Gardens

    Sat, October 11, 2014 8:30 AM • Olivenhain (Encinitas)
    Sat, November 15, 2014 10:00 AM • Pacific Beach


    Sat, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM • Chula Vista

    Featured Sponsors - click name to learn more

     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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