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Calendar of Events

Our Calendar lists free workshops and seminars as well as activities organized by our sponsors and local non-profits. 

Send Calendar Listings by the 15th of the Month to Lynn Neagley

Next SDHS Meeting: 
September 11, 2023, 6 pm at CBI in-person or 6:30 pm on Zoom with Dr. Eric Middleton about Thrips to Palm Weevils: Identifying and Managing Horticultural Pests of San Diego County



Next SD Hort Book Club Zoom Meeting:
September 4, 2023, 4:30p social/5p discussion
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Send an email for a link.



September 2023 


Events Hosted by SDHS Sponsors


Walter Andersen Nursery


San Diego:  Open for business 8:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Call 619-224-8271 for directions, the latest in-store shopping information, and holiday closures. FREE Saturday classes at 9:00 am except LABOR DAY weekend.

Poway: Open for business 9:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Call 858-513-4900 for directions, latest in-store shopping information, and holiday closures. FREE Saturday classes at 9:30 am except LABOR DAY weekend.


Green Thumb Super Garden Centers


San Marcos: Open for business. Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Call 760-744-3822 for directions, holiday closures, latest in-store shopping information, and to sign up for a free newsletter.


Events at Public Gardens and Nurseries


Alta Vista Gardens

Kids in the Garden classes with Farmer Jones are held on the second Saturday of each month—latest information and holiday closures at or by calling 760-945-3954. 


San Diego Botanic Garden 

Open to members and the public. Reservations, except for Museum for All visitors, are recommended. Purchase tickets online. Current hours: Wednesday-Monday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm. 

FREE One hour guided tours every Saturday (10:30 am) and every Sunday (11:00 am) for members and visitors who pay for general admission.

September 21, 2023, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Succulent Turtle Topiary, SDBG Succulent Wreath Team will help you create your own turtle topiary table decoration with a variety of succulent cuttings from the Garden. All materials are provided. $78.00 for non-members and $65.00 for members. Registration is required by September 14th. 


The Water Conservation Garden

Opens 9:00 am-4:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, FREE Admission on the second Friday of every month. 

Call for the latest information on admission prices, tours, virtual and in-person classes: (619) 660-0614, ext.10.

September 16, 2023, 10:00 am-11:30 am How to Hire a Landscape Designer Pam Meisner, Director of Education & Outreach, gives an informative, common-sense approach to hiring a landscape professional. You’ll learn which questions to ask, how to plan, and receive money-saving tips properly! Sponsored by the County of San Diego. FREE


Garden Clubs  


Vista Garden Club  

Info  or and Facebook page.


Dos Valles Garden Club and Facebook and Instagram pages for meeting information and directions.

Every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., Meeting Place:  St. Stephen Catholic Church


Poway Valley Garden Club

For directions and more information about in-person meeting locations and times: to become a member, email 

Summer Break. Meetings and events resume in September.


Mission Hills Garden Club   for Membership information and links to Facebook & Instagram pages and YouTube channels featuring current and previous event programs and presentations from April 2020 onward. 

Meetings are held at United Church of Christ in Mission Hills, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego, 92103, unless otherwise noted.

Contact club for future Fall events.


Bonita Valley Garden Club for Membership information, events calendar, and links to their Facebook page. Meetings are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Nale Parish Hall, 760 First Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910 and on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings resume in September.


Resources & Ongoing Events


California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter

Membership, newsletter signup and upcoming events information are available at


UCCE San Diego County and the Farm and Home Advisors 

Free Online Workshop information available at  


Master Gardener Hotline

Gardening questions are answered by trained volunteers seven days a week at (858) 822-6910 or by emailing A large variety of links to current gardening programs for individuals and families interested in establishing a home vegetable garden can be accessed here too.


Garden Radio Shows

“Garden Talk” radio show with Walter Andersen Nursery, every Saturday from 6:00 to 7:00 am on KCBQ1170AM/96.1FM and KPRZ1210AM/106.1FM. Walter Andersen Nursery Facebook page posts updated information and has a link to all podcasts.


Garden America Radio Show. Saturday 8:00am Hosts Bryan Main, John Bagnasco and Tiger Palafox. Broadcasts are via Facebook Live. Call-in questions to toll-free number (855) 424-9825. Each show also features an industry “expert.” for programming information. Available to Podcast and live stream are available through “Biz Talk Radio.”  


San Diego County Farmers Markets provides weekly calendar and all farmers markets location in San Diego County. 

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