Kick off the new year with a tour of San Diego Horticultural Society's president Jim Bishop's garden. The large aloes will be in full bloom.
The 1930's Spanish-revival style house and garden is in Mission Hills overlooking Mission Valley. Scott and Jim have been gardening on the steep hillside for 15 years. In 2003, an old, cold, swimming pool was filled in and replaced by a walled garden with a stair tower and outdoor room for entertaining. Paths below the walled garden wind down the hill to an observation landing 5 stories below the house. There is a succulent garden in front of the house and many potted plants in the courtyards and on the terraces. The garden features a collection of colorful and low water plants.
To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.