December Special Event 
A Very Special Event- Celebrating 100 Years
Horticultural Day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park    
Special Date and Time>>> Saturday,  December 3  9:00 AM  -1:00 PM

We don't have a regular meeting in December, but you won't want to miss this special day with the Horticultural Society at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido.

There will be special tours and activities just for SDHS members.  Sign up for tours at when you check-in at the park.  Click the link below for more information.

When you register online to attend, receive via email a discount voucher good for 20% off regular entrance fee. 

January Meeting 
Jo O'Connell
Down Under Wonders
Monday,  January 09  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

Or presenter is Jo O'Connell, owner of Australia Native Plants Nursery, located in Ojai Valley. We'll have more about the presentation as we get closer to the meeting date.

Australian Native Plants was established in the early 1990’s by Jo O’Connell with the help of her husband Byron Cox. From the beginning, their vision was to provide plants that are hardy, drought tolerant, cut flower producing and bird attracting.

Their aim is to offer a quality grown plants from the many diverse plant communities in Australia.

They propagate most of their own plant material, but also buy plants in from other nurseries that grow Australian plants in California. They also import seed and plants from Australia, and take cuttings from plants on their property and the many gardens they have been involved with in the area.

Check back later for more information.

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

Jo will be selling plants before and after the meeting.

Spring Garden Tour

Point Loma & Ocean Beach Gardens
Save the Date !!!
Saturday,  April 08  9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM

Our spring garden tour features a wide variety of charming landscapes that show climate-appropriate plants, as well as showcases gardens in a different area of San Diego County each year. 

This year's tour features garden in the Point Loma and Ocean Beach areas.  If you have or know of a private garden that should be on our tour, please email address and contact information

Jim Bishop at Recommend a Garden

Online Ticket Sales begin in Early 2017.  Last year we sold out in advance of the tour, so be sure and buy your tickets early.  Hope to see you on this great tour.  

Check back for more information as we get closer to the tour date.

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.

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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, January 09, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, February 13, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, February 13, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

Featured Gardens

Sat, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM • 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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