Calendar of Events


Next SDHS Online Zoom Meeting: November 9, 2020


November 2020 

Events Hosted by SDHS Sponsors


Evergreen Nursery:


Open for business. Call 858-481-0622 for current hours of operation during the week and weekends

Classes Currently suspended: FREE Seminar Every Month at all three locations with discount coupon and refreshments provided.

Cadence at Poway Gardens (formerly Sunshine Care):


Classes Currently suspended: The 3rd Saturday of every month • 10:30AM-Noon March – Herb Gardens

Please join us in our garden as Farmer Roy shares a lecture on a new topic each month.

Call (858) 674-1255 for updates.


Walter Andersen Nursery


San Diego:  Open for business 8:00am-5:00pm, 7 days a week. Call 619-224-8271 for latest updated hours

Poway: Open for business 9:00am-5:00pm, 7 days a week. Call 858-513-4900 for latest updated hours

Currently suspended: FREE Saturday Classes at both locations 


Green Thumb Super Garden Centers


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

Call 760-744-3822 for in store shopping guidelines. Currently suspended: events and classes


Events at Public Gardens


Alta Vista Gardens

Check for current hours of operations at or by calling 760-945-3954  


San Diego Botanic Garden 

Open to members and general public by reservation only. Ticket purchase available online. Current hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Fun at Home activities and handouts can be found under Education/Classes for Children link.

November 7, 2020 10:00am-11:30am “Virtual Drip Irrigation Basics”, register and pay fee online by 31 October. 

November 19-22, 2020: Supply pickup and November 21-28, 2020, recorded video viewing of “Virtual Succulent Wreath”, register and pay fee online by 29 October.


The Water Conservation Garden

Garden is now open to limited number of visitors with tickets available at the door

Current hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00am-2:00pm

Call for latest information on tours and classes: (619) 660-0614, ext. 10

November 7, 2020, 9:00am “1st Saturday Free Garden Tour,” details at

November 10, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm “Hillside Planting webinar”, details at


Garden Clubs


Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:30pm Bill Toones-Roar of the Monach Butterfly-Zoom Presentation 

For details and log in information:


Vista Garden Club Meetings are currently suspended.  

info: or email  

Dos Valles Garden Club Meetings are currently suspended. More info: 

Point Loma Garden Club No current information for September Meeting. Contact Membership Chair at or for updates

Poway Valley Garden Club Meetings currently suspended. Consult for future updates:

Village Garden Club of La Jolla For updates on monthly Speakers and their Zoom presentations, contact:



Resources & Ongoing Events


November 12, 2020, 6:00pm-7:00pm, “Vermicomposting basics webinar”

November 17, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm, “Ask a Backyard Composting Specialist webinar”

November 24, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm, “Backyard Composting Basics webinar”

Phone: (760) 436-7986 ext. 700 or Email: for registration and pricing information.


November 9, 2020, 10:00am (online) “Native Seed Starting Workshop with Tim Becker”

November 12, 2020, 10:00am (online) “Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Tim Becker”

Cost and registration information at


UCCE San Diego County and the Farm and Home Advisors 

Live Social Media updates on Twitter and a variety of video workshops on gardening and pest control topics on Youtube. Descriptions and links are available at  


Master Gardener Hotline

Gardening questions answered by trained volunteers 7 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.


Balboa Park Events

Access to Balboa Park is subject to change in accordance with State and County regulations. For the latest updates about what is open, and to ask questions via LiveChat, click here


Japanese Friendship Garden:

2215 Pan American Road, Balboa Park. For current information on hours and pre-registration requirements: (619) 232-2721,

San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer Walks:

For more Info on canyoneer walks, contact:   

San Diego Natural History Museum:

Currently closed. (619) 232-3821;


S.D. Zoo:

Zoo and Safari Park are operating with limited attendance; Consult for ticketing and other information.


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.  Mostly local garden events, new or unusual plants available. Most shows are “live”.  Occasionally a show is pre-recorded. Listeners are encouraged to ‘call in’ (for live shows) to get questions answered or promote a garden event.  Lots of fun and it is all local. 


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. 



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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