Spring Garden Tour - Saturday April 8

This year’s Garden Tour takes garden lovers to one of the oldest and most tropical areas of San Diego County, Point Loma. 

Some of the lush gardens we will visit include beautiful, mature palm trees and tropical plants, appropriate to the coastal setting. We will also take an up-close look at home gardens in several of the neighborhoods on the peninsula, starting with an artistic garden in Loma Portal and concluding with three unique gardens in La Playa. Along the way, you’ll visit one of San Diego’s best palm gardens, a garden created decades ago by Sinjen (our 1998 Horticulturist of the Year honoree), some top designer gardens, plant collector gardens, a fabulous potter’s garden and several homes that were designed with the gardens in mind. This self-guided tour of a beautiful gardens showcases all that San Diego horticulture has to offer. 
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March Meeting 
John Bagnasco
Preserving Rose Genetics
Monday,  March 13  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM

In the late 1990s, when John Bagnasco was chief rose buyer for Armstrong Garden Centers, a colleague chided him for not growing any roses in his home garden. “I thought, ‘he’s right’ and decided to give them a try,” Bagnasco says.

Today, more than 1,000 roses thrive on the half-acre garden around Bagnasco’s Fallbrook home. But this collection is different; the majority of the roses are rare and in danger of disappearing. Some are the last of their kind anywhere.

“It’s one of my obsessions now — preserving rose genetics,” said the veteran horticulturist who is co-host and president of the nationally syndicated “GardenLife Radio Show” that reaches more than a million listeners every weekend.

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

Bob Martin, Vice President of the American Rose Society, will be staffing the plant display table before the meeting to discuss roses and answer questions.  We invite attendees to bring in cuttings from their early blooming roses for the display table.

April Meeting 
Scott Kleinrock
The No Sacrifice Low Water California Garden
Monday,  April 3  6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM 

Please note special date: this meeting is the FIRST Monday of the month, April 3!

Low water landscapes do not have to be about “going without.”  Learn how to envision spaces that accomplish everything you could want from a garden. These include providing color, habitat, shade, and places for respite and celebration, that simply need less water and resources because they are composed of plants naturally adapted to our regional conditions.

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

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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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, April 03, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Mon, May 08, 2017 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122


Thu, March 30, 2017 10:00 AM • Rancho Peñasquitos
Thu, March 30, 2017 1:00 PM • Rancho Peñasquitos

Featured Gardens

Sat, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM • Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs
Sat, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM • Fallbrook

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