New Meeting Location!

All meetings starting in August will be at:

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

More Information and Directions
July Featured Garden 

Alpine Paradise

Saturday, July 2  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us (and Cactus and Succulent Society) at the garden of Christine Vargas in Central Alpine. Christine had the house built in 1997 while teaching - the entire one acre was all clay soil and rocks plus monster mustard plants.  Since then she has created her own little paradise - using her amateur gardening skills to create what works in an extremely cold (snow 3 times) and extremely hot environment.  There are many varieties of fruit trees, succulents galore, and chickens to keep the bugs out. 

Her love of gardening is obvious - lots of clutter and dust in the house since she mostly is outside in the garden.   Since she was a biology teacher it is her own little science experiment!

Christine will have plants for sale and refreshments.

Volunteer at our Garden Exhibit at the Fair
Volunteer as Garden Host
Morning and afternoon shifts available
 June 3 to July 4 

Have you reserved your spot as a Garden Host Volunteer at our exhibit during the San Diego County Fair? Be part of our largest outreach to the San Diego Community. Answer questions and distribute information for a few hours about our exhibit, water conservation, the San Diego County Water Authority and the San Diego Horticultural Society and you will get free entry to the Fair. 

 - Members Only

Special July Meeting 
Night at the Zoo
Honoring 2016 Horticulturists of the Year
Monday,  July 11  5:00 PM  -7:30 PM

Save the date! You won't want to miss this special evening with the Horticultural Society at the San Diego Zoo.

The zoo celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  The zoo has become world famous not only for the animals but also its outstanding plant collections and gardens.  So much so, that the San Diego Horticultural Society has named the past and present horticulturists at the zoo as their Horticulturist of the year. 

Highlights of the evening:

  • 20% off zoo entrance tickets.
  • Free 35 minute long horticulture bus tours of zoo's botanical collections.
  • Meet and greet the horticulturists and tour the zoo botanical nursery and orchid house. They will also be located at the plant collections and themed gardens to answer questions.
  • Self-guided tours of the San Diego Zoo's spectacular gardens and plant collections any time you choose.
Registration opens June 1

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 SDHS2015 for the special SDHS member rate

Click Here to learn about Pacific Horticulture Upcoming Private Garden Tours.

Now Accepting Board Of Directors Applications


The San Diego Horticultural Society is currently accepting from now until August 1st applications to serve on the Board of Directors  

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Monthly Meetings

Mon, July 11, 2016 5:00 PM (PDT) • San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
Mon, August 08, 2016 5:30 PM (PDT) • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, September 12, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

Featured Gardens

Sat, July 02, 2016 10:00 AM (PDT) • Central Alpine
Sat, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM (PDT) • We'll know soon!

Featured Sponsors

 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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