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May Meeting
Nan Sterman 
Hot Color, Dry Garden

Monday, May 14  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nan Sterman is no stranger to San Diego County gardeners. She is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles and two well-received books. Her long running television series, A Growing Passion, is an important source of information for novice and experienced gardeners alike. Now she has added a new book to her resume. Hot Color, Dry Garden showcases gardens across the Southwest, from the Mediterranean climate of San Diego to arid Arizona, addressing garden design, debunking low-water gardening myths, and offering a wealth of plant suggestions.

Doors open at 6PM for socializing and Nan's book signing; presentations at 6:45 PM
Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members (pay at check-in)
Parking free for everyone

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June Meeting

Horticulturalist of the Year Presentation
Night at the Fair 

 Monday, June 11  5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us at the San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show stage to honor California Native Plant landscaper and SDHS 2018 Horticulturist of the Year, Greg Rubin. 

For the evening we'll 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. 

  • No Host Bar
  • Free celebratory cake for every
  • The presentation starts at Garden Show Stage at 6:00

Members free 

Non-members  $15 - Pay at check-in

Parking free for everyone

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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.

Meeting Location

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

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

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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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