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November Meeting 

Rick Darke
Gardens on the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

Monday, November 13  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

Rick Darke, author and consultant, discusses the famous High Line garden in New York City.

We’ve arrived at a watershed in design that invites the fluxj of living communities into the essential character of public and private gardens. This approach is beautifully represented by The High Line, a 1.45-mile-long park in New York City created on an elevated section of a no longer used New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned, overgrown landscape. Today it is much more than that. It’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. But above all else, it is a beautiful, dynamic garden, with plantings designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers. Rick Darke discusses why The High Line is a model of creative, conservation-based design and stewardship that supports a diversity of life, both human and other. He also illustrates how insights from the High Line are worthy of emulation in residential and community landscapes around the world.

Presentations start at 6:45

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
Tour is full, but you  can be added to the wait list should spaces become available

February 15 - 21, 2018

Join the San Diego Horticultural Society as we tour the artistic, cultural, and horticultural riches of San Miguel de Allende, a city rich with color, lush plantings, and delicious flavors. The tour includes visits to local public and private gardens, historical points of interest, and venturing out to surrounding villages and towns as well.
San Miguel is located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico and has long been a destination for artistic and creative people from all over the world. Famous for its well-preserved historic center filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, both San Miguel and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco are designated World Heritage Sites. Discover the historic beauty and modern flair for the dramatic that is the hallmark of this charming city. Come with us and experience this one-of-a-kind location filled with color and a vibrant, artistic lifestyle.
San Miguel de Allende is a city that manages to be both quaint and cosmopolitan at the same time. With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors, San Miguel de Allende is arguably the prettiest town in Mexico.

For complete itinerary details and information about booking this exciting trip click the "Learn More and Register" button.

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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 SDHSPARTNER for the special SDHS member rate

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

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Second Monday of the month, except December, from 6 to 8:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA  92122

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