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January Featured Garden - 11:30

  • Sun, January 02, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mission Hills
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(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members must each complete an online registration to attend. You are allowed to bring one member guest.

Registration is closed

January Featured Garden

Kick off the new year with a self-guided tour of Jim Bishop and Scott Borden's hillside garden in Mission Hills.  Many of the large aloes and low water plants are in full bloom. 

Their 1930's Spanish-revival style house and garden in Mission Hills overlooks Mission Valley.  Scott and Jim have been gardening on the steep hillside for 24 years.  In 2003, an old, cold, swimming pool was filled in and replaced by a walled garden with a stair tower and outdoor room for entertaining.  More recently, rock mosaic paths wind down the terraced hillside to a large mosaic landing 5 stories below the house surrounded by gardens featuring low-water usage plants from South Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean and South America. There is a succulent and bromeliad garden in front of the house and many potted plants in the courtyards and terraces plus thousands of recycled bottles and found items throughout the garden. 

  • We ask that visitors be vaccinated and wear masks or maintain social distance.

  • Carpooling is recommended

  • No pets or children

  • Wear comfortable and closed toes shoes 

  • Probably not the garden for you if you have a fear of heights and/or steps

  • FREE and for Society Members only. You must register to reserve your space
  • Directions are emailed in the registration confirmation message.

Select at time to attend below and complete the registration form to reserve your spot.  If the time you selected is full, try one of the other times.

10 AM Garden Visit - Event Full, please pick another time

11:30 AM Garden Visit - Event Full, please pick another time

1 PM Garden Visit

2:30 PM Garden Visit

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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