September Meeting 
Frank McDonough

20 South African Plants Every Home Landscaper Should Know
Monday,  September 11  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM 



The record drought drew attention to low water use landscaping in general and to South African plants. Many parts of South Africa, including the exceptionally diverse Cape Floristic Provence, host non-thirsty and usually non-invasive plants that are both visually pleasing and attention getting. Botanist Frank McDonough discusses the 20 stunning, hardy, and currently available offerings that every landscape designer, professional or amateur, should have in their plant palate.

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy the social hour, check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Presentations start at 6:45

Members free 
Non-members  $15 - Pay at check-in
Parking free for everyone


October Meeting 
Debra Lee Baldwin

Designing with Succulents in the New San Diego Garden

Monday,  October 9  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM 



We're launching Debra's new book! Debra Lee Baldwin will bring, warm from the presses, the completely revised, 10th anniversary, second edition of the book that launched global interest in succulents and made horticultural history: Designing with Succulents. As she shows gorgeous photos from her new book (many taken right here in San Diego), you'll discover practical and appealing uses for succulents, and how to use these low-water lovelies to enhance gardens large and small. And because we're Debra's "home club" (she's a lifetime SDHS member and our 2017 Horticulturist of the Year), she'll share her vision for the future of San Diego gardens. Yes, these include succulents, but Debra will explain what works and what doesn't, plus low-water companions and design elements that you can use to create a distinctive, regionally appropriate, nature-wise, eye-catching, easy-care landscape.

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy the social hour, check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Debra will be selling and signing books before and after the meeting.

Presentations start at 6:45

Members free 

Non-members  $15 - Pay at check-in

Parking free for everyone


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 flux 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.

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy the social hour, check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Presentations start at 6:45

Members free 

Non-members  $15 - Pay at check-in

Parking free for everyone


San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
Tour is now open for reservations
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.


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.

New Meeting Location!

Monthly Meetings are held at:

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

Parking is free with validation.
The parking validation machine is located at meeting check-in tables. 

More Information and Directions

Monthly Meetings

Mon, September 11, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, October 09, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, November 13, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

Workshops

Fri, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM • Encinitas

Featured Gardens

Sat, October 07, 2017 8:30 AM • San Dieguito County Park, Solana Beach
Sat, April 07, 2018 9:00 AM • Encinitas Area

Horticulturists of the Year

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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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