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



September Meeting 
Jeff Moore
Aloes and Agaves
Monday,  September 12  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM





Jeff Moore, owner of Solana Succulents speaks about his latest book Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation.

Jeff will walk us thorough aloes and agaves in cultivation in California, from common to rare, with cultivation tips. Jeff has  been an aloe collector for over 25 years and has witnessed their increasing popularity and availability - there are many species and hybrids available now that we're almost unheard of here 20 years ago. He's also become a great fan of agaves, even more so after putting this book together. There is a similar appeal with both types, and most aloe folks also like agaves and vice versa. 

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy our social hour and check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Presentations start at 6:45

Jeff will be selling and signing books before and after the meeting.



October Meeting 
Brian Kemble and  Johanna Silver
The Ruth Bankcroft Garden
Monday,  October 10  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM





Ruth Bancroft began planning her 3 1/2 acre dry garden in 1971, and started the actual planting in 1972. A garden brimming with succulents was very much out of the ordinary in Walnut Creek in those days, but through trial and error she discovered what would grow there and what would not. Our main speaker for the evening, Brian Kemble, is the curator at the garden. His talk features photography of the garden from its beginnings to the present, and includes information on plant introductions from the garden over the years.

Before Brian's talk, Johanna Silver, the garden editor at Sunset, will do a short presentation about the latest and greatest of Sunset's Test Garden. After 70 years in the same Menlo Park campus, Sunset Magazine relocated to Oakland, with a brand new garden—4 times the size of our old one—in Sonoma. Learn how they divided the space into five distinct garden rooms, including some of the most exciting new plants on the market.        

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy our social hour and check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Presentations start at 6:45

Before and after the meeting Johanna will be selling and signing her book about the Ruth Bancroft Garden, The Bold Dry Garden.




November Meeting 
Lucy Warren and Greg Rubin
The Drought-Defying California Garden
Monday,  November 14  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM





We welcome Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren, co-authors of the recently released book.  Check back for more details on about their presentation.

Doors open at 6:00.  Come early to enjoy our social hour and check out our new location and shop the vendors.

Presentations start at 6:45

Johanna will be selling and signing books before and after the meeting.



Summit 2016
Changing Times, Changing Gardens
Sponsored by Pacific Horticulture Society 

October 15 -16  

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California


Above photo: A California native plant meadow in spring in the garden of Phil Van Soelen. Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic.com



Join Pacific Horticulture for an autumn weekend in the bucolic Russian River Valley as we explore the power of gardens in the context of their natural surroundings. This important summit features nationally renowned speakers from across the horticultural horizon and offers visits to superb gardens that respect the region’s watershed.

Summit 2016, the latest in our Changing Times, Changing Gardens seminar series, is for anyone eager to support the environment within the context of engaging, lively and resilient landscapes.

Since it will be fall in wine country, reserve your hotel ASAP.



SDHS is a Pacific Horticulture Partner 
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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. 

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Monthly Meetings

Mon, October 10, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, November 14, 2016 6:00 PM (PST) • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

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 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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