Most months, the San Diego Horticultural Society features a garden for a private tour by society members.

This is an opportunity to visit a beautiful garden, take a self-paced garden tour, and socialize with other society members.

 

If you have or know of a garden that would be a suitable Monthly Featured Garden please email Jim Bishop.

 

Due to space constraints, only a limited number of members will be able to attend. 

Advance reservations are required.

Upcoming Featured Gardens

    • Fri, March 01, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
    • 124
    Register

    Special event:

    Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf
    A documentary film on visionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf


    After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born.

    Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, Five Seasons reveals all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

    • All sales are final (No refunds)
    • Parking is free in Balboa Park
    • Map Link to location

    • Fri, March 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
    • 197
    Register

    Special event:

    Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf
    A documentary film on visionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf


    After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born.

    Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, Five Seasons reveals all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

    • All sales are final (No refunds)
    • Parking is free in Balboa Park

    Map Link to location

    • Sat, March 02, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
    • 128
    Register

    Special event:

    Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf
    A documentary film on visionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf


    After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born.

    Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, Five Seasons reveals all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

    • All sales are final (No refunds)
    • Parking is free in Balboa Park

    Map Link to location

    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Magical La Mesa
    • 796
    Register



    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. 

    Garden Descriptions

    In exchange for working a morning or afternoon shift,
    volunteers receive free entry to the gardens.

    Volunteer

    Before purchasing your tickets, please read the text below. 
    • Tour hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Ticket sales are limited this year. All tickets must be purchased in advance. 
    • Garden addresses and a map to the gardens will be emailed to registrants late in the day on Thursday, April 25.
    • This is a self-guided tour and is at your own pace
    • No pets or strollers are allowed in the gardens
    • Gardens are not disabled accessible
    • All ticket sales are final
    • Tour is held rain or shine

Past Featured Gardens

Sat, November 10, 2018 November Featured Garden / Studio Sale in Encinitas
Sat, October 20, 2018 October Featured Garden
Sun, July 08, 2018 East West Trees - Nursery Tour
Fri, July 06, 2018 Plant Sale at SDHS Garden at the Fair
Sat, June 16, 2018 June Coffee in the Garden
Sat, May 05, 2018 May Featured Garden
Sat, April 21, 2018 April Featured Garden
Sat, April 07, 2018 2018 Spring Garden Tour
Sun, March 18, 2018 Stars of La La Land: The Gottlieb Native Garden and Getty Center
Sun, January 21, 2018 January Coffee in the Garden
Sat, October 07, 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Party
Sat, April 15, 2017 April Featured Garden
Sat, April 08, 2017 2017 Spring Garden Tour
Sat, March 04, 2017 March Featured Garden
Sat, January 21, 2017 January Featured Garden
Sat, October 29, 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Party
Sat, July 02, 2016 July Featured Garden
Sat, May 14, 2016 May Featured Garden
Wed, April 20, 2016 A Day at the Huntington
Sat, April 16, 2016 April Featured Garden
Sat, April 02, 2016 2016 Spring Garden Tour
Fri, March 04, 2016 Spring Home/Garden Show Volunteers
Sat, January 16, 2016 January Featured Garden
Sat, October 10, 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Party
Fri, June 05, 2015 Volunteer Opening night of the Fair - Wine & Cheese Reception
Sat, May 09, 2015 Staff Our Booth at the Garden Party of the Century
Mon, April 27, 2015 Mulch and Weed Party - Casa del Prado and Timken Museum
Thu, March 19, 2015 Rose planting at Marston House
Sat, March 07, 2015 March Featured Garden
Sun, January 18, 2015 January Featured Garden
Sat, November 15, 2014 November Featured Garden
Sat, October 11, 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Party
Sat, September 20, 2014 Designer Succulent Garden
Wed, August 13, 2014 August Featured Garden
Sat, July 19, 2014 July Featured Garden
Sat, May 17, 2014 May Featured Garden
Sat, April 05, 2014 2014 Spring Garden Tour
Fri, March 28, 2014 Bus Tour - Sherman Gardens & Roger's Garden
Sat, February 22, 2014 February Featured Garden - Tour of Olivewood Gardens
Sat, February 22, 2014 February Featured Garden - Tour of Olivewood Gardens
Sat, January 04, 2014 January Featured Garden
Sat, November 02, 2013 November Featured Garden
Sat, October 05, 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Party
Sat, September 21, 2013 September Featured Garden
Sat, August 17, 2013 August Featured Garden
Sat, July 20, 2013 July Featured Garden
Sat, June 29, 2013 June Featured Garden
Sun, May 05, 2013 May Featured Garden
Sat, April 06, 2013 2013 Spring Garden Tour
Tue, March 12, 2013 March Featured Garden
Sat, February 02, 2013 February Featured Garden
Sat, January 26, 2013 January Featured Garden
Sun, November 25, 2012 November Featured Garden
Sat, October 27, 2012 October Featured Garden
Sun, September 09, 2012 September Featured Garden
Sun, August 26, 2012 August Featured Garden
Sat, July 28, 2012 July Featured Garden - Afternoon
Sat, July 28, 2012 July Featured Garden - Morning
Sat, June 16, 2012 June Featured Garden
Sat, May 26, 2012 May Featured Garden
Sun, April 15, 2012 April Featured Garden
Sun, March 18, 2012 March Featured Garden
Sat, February 25, 2012 February Featured Garden
Sat, January 28, 2012 January Featured Garden
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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