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February - Think Outside the Box: Thirty Design and Horticultural Techniques

  • Mon, February 08, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds


  • Pay at meeting check-in

Dave Ericson
Think Outside the Box: Thirty Design and Horticultural Techniques for Creating Perfect Pairing, Focal Points and More…

Dave Ericson, horticulturist, landscape designer and mentor, shares his experiences designing creative landscapes throughout Southern California for over 40 years.

Thinking outside the box will be the primary focus of Dave’s presentation. Drawing from his lifelong experience in landscaping and gardening, Dave will present thirty different design and horticultural techniques, covering topics ranging from irrigation and drainage design to advanced design and maintenance techniques. 

Dave attended Cal Poly Pomona where he studied Ornamental Horticulture. He has been self-employed in gardening and landscaping since the age of 10, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and says, “My hobby is gardening, my future is gardening, and I expect to die in the garden where my ashes will be spread.” His mentor was Chuck Kline, former Director of Horticulture at SeaWorld, where he and Dave spent many days walking the gardens. Dave feels one of his greatest contributions to horticulture is, in turn, mentoring many others in the business. He recently shared his knowledge in a popular San Diego Horticultural Society workshop. For the past two years, gardens he designed have been included in the Garden of the Year issue published by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine. He now lives in Canyon Lake, near Temecula.

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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