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April Meeting

Mike Evans
Ugly is Not a Turf Replacement

Monday,  April 8  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

Join us on April 8 when Mike Evans, from Tree of Life Nursery, will  explain how California native plants are the best option for authentic water conservation in the garden. Replacing useless turf provides us with a perfect opportunity to plant a real garden, with a real purpose, a garden that is both sustainable and truly beautiful. A well-designed California natural garden will always pass the test of time and will continually provide valuable habitat for birds, beneficial pollinators, and other friendly wildlife species.

  • Presentations at 6:45 PM
  • Free for SDHS Members
  • $15 Non-members (pay at check-in)
  • Parking free for everyone

Spring Garden Tour

Magical La Mesa

Saturday,  April 27  9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM

This year’s SDHS Garden Tour highlights a select set of gardens in La Mesa, an area rich in horticultural history. 

The gardens on this self-guided tour will feature both fully mature as well as newly designed spaces, all suited to our Southern California climate. Several of the gardens have multiple outdoor rooms, and some of the yards have raised beds and fruit trees, meadow-like areas, and unique plant cultivars. All of the tour gardens are sure to inspire. They will leave you with ideas for great plants and awesome designs for your own gardens.

In keeping with past tours, we will also feature local artisans selling their hand-crafted garden art. Watch artists as they paint in the gardens, and meet SDHS community partners. 

  • All Tickets must be purchased online in advance
  • $35 SDHS Members
  • $40 General Admission

May Meeting

To Be Announced

Monday,  May 13  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

  • Presentations at 6:45 PM
  • Free for SDHS Members
  • $15 Non-members (pay at check-in)
  • Parking free for everyone

June Meeting

Monday,  June 10, 2019


Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Details to come. 

Pacific Horticulture Society

People Connecting with the Power of Gardens

Pacific Horticulture Society is advocating for gardens to be at the epicenter of push-back on climate change, and for gardeners to be on the forefront of advancing environmental literacy. Known for the widely-recognized Pacific Horticulture publication, Pac Hort is expanding its mission to include programming connecting people with the power of gardens for enriching lives and healing our environment.

This is an exciting time. We’re bringing cutting-edge horticulture and emerging environmental science to our community through new programs, our much-loved publications, and expanded relationships with place-based organizations from B.C. to Baja. PHS members receive print versions of all our publications as well as discounts on our superior educational programs and inspiring garden events, as well as reduced pricing on international and domestic PHS tours.

San Diego Horticultural Society has become an Affiliate Member Organization (AMO). A key benefit to members is a 20% discount on the full PHS membership which includes the print magazine and discounts on programs and tours. SDHS can share the new digital edition of Pacific Horticulture with all its members. Also, you can sign up for the free monthly newsletter that features relevant, richly informative articles from more than a decades of archives, on the PHS website.

Whether you’ve been with us for years or are new to Pacific Horticulture Society, we invite you to join us. Come with us as we move into our next 50 years. Become a member, renew, or extend your membership today, or give us a call at 510-849-1627 or email us at office@pacifichorticulture.org.

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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