Upcoming Meetings

    • Mon, May 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Dr. Ari Novy 
    The 21st Century Botanic Garden



    Join us to hear Dr. Ari Novy, President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), address the future of the 21st century botanic garden in San Diego and beyond.

    Dr. Novy began his new role at SDBG last October. Prior to his appointment at SDBG, he was Chief Scientist at the Leichtag Foundation in San Diego. Before that, he served as Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden, one of the oldest, most prominent and most visited gardens in North America. He has written widely on the role of botanic gardens; recent relevant publications include “The world is a garden and we’re all its gardeners,” “The role of botanic gardens in the twenty-first century,” and “Expanding the role of botanic gardens in the future of food.”

    The role of botanic gardens is changing. According to an article Dr. Novy recently co-authored in CAB Reviews, “During the second half of the twentieth century, importance [in botanic gardens] was placed on the need for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. In the twenty-first century, botanic gardens are challenged to address issues that extend beyond the garden walls by placing social and environmental responsibility as key mission drivers.” While at the U.S. Botanic Garden, he sought to meet this challenge in a variety of ways, overseeing the renovation of the Garden’s historic Bartholdi Park, producing original botanically themed theater, and welcoming over 1.2 million visitors per year. He also re-established botanical collection expeditions for the first time since the 1850s.

    Dr. Novy is a plant biologist with degrees from New York University and Rutgers University. He remains an active researcher, holding research appointments at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and the University of California, San Diego. He currently serves on the boards of the Cornell Alliance for Science, Botanic Garden Conservation International-US, Live It Learn It (a Washington, DC based experiential learning non-profit focusing on Title 1 schoolchildren) and the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden, and he is currently an Environmental Commissioner of the City of Encinitas.


    Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.

    Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Del Mar Fairgrounds

    NIGHT AT THE FAIR

    Join us at the San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show stage to honor past president (2011-2017) as SDHS 2019 Horticulturist of the Year, Jim Bishop. 

    Learn more about Jim and read his past columns for the newsletter.

    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. 

    Our garden this year is designed by last year's Horticulturist of the Year honoree, Greg Rubin!


    • No Host Bar
    • Free celebratory cake for everyone!

    The presentation starts at Garden Show Stage at 6:00

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

    Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

    • Mon, July 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel

    July 8, 2019


    JULY MEETING  – TO BE ANNOUNCED

    Monday, July 8, Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122


    Details to come. Please check back.

Past Meetings

Mon, April 08, 2019 April Meeting – Mike Evans – Ugly is Not a Turf Replacement
Mon, March 11, 2019 March Meeting – Christopher Woods – Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens.
Mon, February 11, 2019 February Meeting – Brie Arthur – Foodscaping
Mon, January 14, 2019 January Meeting –Jeff Chemnick – Treasures of the Sierra Madres
Mon, December 10, 2018 No December Meeting
Mon, October 08, 2018 October - Begonias, Unusual Plants, and Secrets From the Greenhouse
Mon, September 10, 2018 September - California Native Plants
Mon, August 13, 2018 August - Plumerias
Mon, July 09, 2018 July - Designing with Palms
Mon, June 11, 2018 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 14, 2018 May - Nan Sterman's Hot Color, Dry Garden
Mon, April 09, 2018 April - The San Diego Zoo’s Native Plant Seed Bank: Saving Flora, One Seed at a Time:
Mon, March 12, 2018 March - Jeff Moore - Soft Succulents
Mon, February 12, 2018 February - Tom Nuccio - Nuccio’s Camellias
Mon, January 08, 2018 January - Gary Ferguson – Wildfires in the West
Mon, November 13, 2017 November - Gardens on the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
Mon, October 09, 2017 October - Designing with Succulents in the New San Diego Garden
Mon, September 11, 2017 September - 20 South African Plants Every Home Landscaper Should know
Mon, August 14, 2017 August - My Life with Plants – Confessions of a Plantaholic
Mon, July 10, 2017 July - The Geraniaceae Family in Our Gardens
Mon, June 12, 2017 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 08, 2017 May - Foliage First
Mon, April 03, 2017 April - The No Sacrifice Low Water California Garden
Mon, March 13, 2017 March - Preserving Rose Genetics
Mon, February 13, 2017 February - Looking for Succulents in all the Wrong Places
Mon, January 09, 2017 January - Down Under Wonders
Sat, December 03, 2016 December - Horticultural Day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Mon, November 14, 2016 November - The Drought-Defying California Garden
Mon, October 10, 2016 October - The Bold Dry Garden: Inspiration from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Mon, September 12, 2016 September - Aloes and Agaves
Mon, August 08, 2016 August - The Roar of the Monarch Butterfly
Mon, July 11, 2016 July - Horticultural Evening at the San Diego Zoo
Mon, June 13, 2016 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 09, 2016 May - Bromeliads in the Wild
Mon, April 11, 2016 April - Perspective, Forty Years Among the Natives
Mon, March 14, 2016 March - Botanical Collection at the San Diego Zoo
Mon, February 08, 2016 February - Think Outside the Box: Thirty Design and Horticultural Techniques
Mon, January 11, 2016 January - Contemporary, Expressive and Sustainable Southwestern Gardens
Mon, December 14, 2015 December - Waterwise Lessons from theGarden
Mon, November 09, 2015 November - Designer Panel: Small is Beautiful
Mon, October 12, 2015 October - Hot Colors, Dry Garden
Mon, September 14, 2015 September - Refresh Your Garden Design
Mon, August 10, 2015 August - The Ecology of California Garden Bees
Mon, July 13, 2015 July - Rush to Restios
Mon, June 08, 2015 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 11, 2015 May - Palms for San Diego
Mon, April 13, 2015 April - Jon Rebman
Mon, March 09, 2015 March- Eucalyptus: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Mon, February 09, 2015 February- Plants with Benefits
Mon, January 12, 2015 January - Under the Spell of Succulents
Mon, December 08, 2014 December - Centennial Celebrations: Remembering and Commemorating the 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Mon, November 10, 2014 November - Holiday Marketplace
Mon, October 13, 2014 October - Lawn Gone: Landscape Designer Panel
Mon, September 08, 2014 September - Randy Baldwin of San Marcos Growers
Mon, August 11, 2014 August Meeting - Creating Paradise Wherever You Live
Mon, July 14, 2014 July Meeting - Scent-sational Plumeria
Mon, June 09, 2014 June Meeting - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 12, 2014 May Meeting - Stuck on You! Indoor and Outdoor Projects with Succulents
Mon, April 14, 2014 April Meeting - Oaks of San Diego County
Mon, March 10, 2014 March Meeting - Tried and True or Brand New: Citrus in Today’s Gardens
Mon, February 10, 2014 February Meeting - The Wild World of Succulents
Mon, January 13, 2014 January Meeting - Native Plants of Chile
Mon, December 09, 2013 December Meeting - The Drunken Botanist
Mon, November 11, 2013 November Meeting - Holiday Marketplace
Mon, October 14, 2013 October Meeting - Trends in Contemporary Landscape Design
Mon, September 09, 2013 September Meeting - Right Plant for the Right Place
Mon, August 12, 2013 August Meeting - Drip is Hip
Mon, July 08, 2013 July Meeting - Succulents Simplified
Mon, June 24, 2013 June Meeting - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 13, 2013 May Meeting - Seriously Funny - The Business of Plants
Mon, April 08, 2013 April Meeting - Writing the Book on Natives
Mon, March 11, 2013 March Meeting - Growing on Air: Amazing Tillandsias
Mon, February 11, 2013 February Meeting - The Future of Roses in Today's Gardens
Mon, January 14, 2013 January Meeting - Exotic Bulbs for Southern California
Mon, December 10, 2012 December Meeting - Bring me Slow Flowers
Mon, November 12, 2012 November Meeting - The Edible Front Yard - Special Meeting!
Mon, October 08, 2012 October Meeting - A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us
Mon, September 10, 2012 September Meeting - Welcome to Club Med
Mon, August 13, 2012 August Meeting - The Revolutionary Yardscape
Mon, July 09, 2012 July Meeting - Not Just for Show
Mon, June 11, 2012 June Meeting - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 14, 2012 May Meeting - Small is the New Big
Mon, April 09, 2012 April Meeting - Fitting CA Native Plants in CA-style Gardens
Mon, March 12, 2012 March Meeting - From Seed to Skillet
Mon, February 13, 2012 February Meeting - Trees of Ill Repute
Mon, January 09, 2012 January Meeting - A Rollicking Trip into the World of Cactus and Succulents
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.


 





© 2019 San Diego Horticultural Society


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software