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January - Contemporary, Expressive and Sustainable Southwestern Gardens

  • Mon, January 11, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds


  • Pay at meeting check-in

Michael Buckner
Contemporary, Expressive and Sustainable Southwestern Gardens – Desert and Coastal – The Buckner Way

We kick off the New Year with local succulent and cactus enthusiast and landscape designer, Michael Buckner.  His designs are also some of the most sought after, successful, expressive, site specific, satisfying and sustainable landscape designs in Southern California – from the desert to coastal areas. Michael is a landscape designer, artist and naturalist who has been designing creative landscapes throughout Southern California for over 30 years.

Bold, colorful, racy and raw describe Michael Buckner’s landscape designs! His presentation covers designs applicable to both arid and coastal regions in Southern California, focusing on the qualities and considerations specific to the various and diverse climates of its canyons, beaches, and its interior desert landscapes, including native rocks and soils, changing elevations, and the plants and wildlife that thrive in these areas. Michael shares his tremendous knowledge and expertise in the processes he employs that are integral to designing and executing a successful, expressive, site specific and sustainable landscape from concept to completion. 

A native son, Michael's pursuits span years and multiple genres all relative to design, plant knowledge and our natural environs. He is also a nationally Certified Judge for the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, an horticulturalist, a grower of rare and exotic plant material, a sought after speaker on designing with plants and succulents, a long-time nursery owner, an avid student of natural history and teacher.

Doors open at 6 PM.  Shop our vendors, renew your membership, check out the plant forum table or mingle.

The presentation starts at 6:45

Members free 
Guests $15
Parking free for everyone

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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