Horticulturist of the Year

Every year the board of the San Diego Horticultural Society selects an important member of the local horticultural community to honor as our Horticulturist of the Year. The award recognizes an individual for a lifetime of achievement and service.

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  • Mon, July 07, 1997 11:28 AM | San Diego Horticultural Society (Administrator)

    Charles worked his way up from being a gardener at the Wild Animal Park to director of horticulture at the San Diego Zoo, and was deeply involved in creating many zoo exhibits such as the Tiger River Rainforest and Gorilla Tropics.

  • Sun, July 07, 1996 12:00 AM | San Diego Horticultural Society (Administrator)

    Starting in 1974 Chuck Kline created the beautiful gardens at SeaWorld from a daunting swamp of salt-drenched soil. He was a friend and mentor to many in the horticultural community, and many rare plants remain as his legacy at SeaWorld.

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


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