June Meeting 
Horticulturalist of the Year Presentation
Night at the Fair

Monday,  June 12  5:30 PM  - 7:45 PM 

Join us at the San Diego County Fair Flower and Garden Show stage to honor SDHS 2017 Horticulturist of the Year, Debra Lee Baldwin. Debra's books on succulents have changed gardening not just in San Diego, but nationwide and even internationally, with a significant following in Australia, Canada and South Africa, and one of her books is out in French.  Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Debra's contribution to Horticulture.

To address the fair’s western theme, Where the West is Fun, SDHS garden exhibit designers Terry Chamberlin, Mannah Gbeh, Greg Hunter, Jason Showalter and Karen Krugman have created a modern urban homesteading garden with a rustic touch. You won't want to miss seeing their creative garden and the other gardens exhibits at the Fair.

For the evening we'll have exclusive access to the San Diego County Fair Flower Garden Show exhibits to enjoy the display gardens created by some of our finest local garden professionals.

The presentation starts at Garden Show Stage at 6:00 PM.

Members free 
Non-members  $15 - Pay at check-in
Parking free for everyone

Staff our garden exhibit at the San Diego County Fair
Morning and afternoon shifts available
July 3 - July 4 - Select date and time when registering

Volunteer part of the day as a Garden Host at our exhibit during the San Diego County Fair.  Be part of our largest outreach to the San Diego Community. Answer questions and distribute information for a few hours about our exhibit and the San Diego Horticultural Society and you will get free entry to the Fair.

 Members only, does not include paid parking

July Meeting 
Cynthia Pardoe

Add Geraniums to the Endangered Plant List
Monday,  July 10  5:30 PM  - 7:45 PM 

Cynthia's presentation covers what is currently going on with the family of geraniums in this new global mega-monster agricultural marketplace and how we each can help to preserve what is still here. Cynthia has contributed articles to the International Geranium Society's periodical Geraniums Around The World and San Diego Floral Association's California Garden magazine. Her garden has been featured in The Reader and in The San Diego Union-Tribune. In the late 1990s, KUSI came to her garden to showcase her collection for the news. She is the past president of the San Diego Geranium Society and has lectured about geraniums to plant societies and clubs throughout the west coast. Cynthia continues to do her best to preserve endangered pelargoniums within this amazing geranium family and encourages others to help preserve them as well.

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

Members free 
Non-members  $15 - Pay at check-in
Parking free for everyone

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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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, June 12, 2017 5:30 PM • Garden Show the San Diego County Fair. Park in main lot and follow the signs to the entrance.
Mon, July 10, 2017 6:00 PM • 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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