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 Online Zoom Meeting: September 13, 2021
Jeffrey Bale, with a chronological history of this self-taught stone Mason’s incredible work as a garden designer and builder over the past 40 years.

September 2021 

Events Hosted by SDHS Sponsors


Evergreen Nursery:


Open for business. Call 858-481-0622 for current hours of operation during the week and weekends. Please call for updates on the upcoming free Saturday Seminar Schedule.

Sunshine Gardens

Encinitas: Open for business. Call 760) 436-3244 for weekday and weekend hours.

Walter Andersen Nursery:


San Diego: Open for business 8:00am-5:00pm, 7 days a week. Call 619-224-8271 for directions and latest in-store shopping information

Poway: Open for business 9:00am-5:00pm, 7 days a week. Call 858-513-4900 for directions and latest in-store shopping information.

FREE Saturday Classes at Poway location return on Saturday, September 11th at 9:30am.

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 and the return of in person events 



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. Purchase tickets online. Current hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm. CLOSED on Saturday, September 11th for Garden Party set up

Virtual Air Plant Workshop: register by September 1 Cost: Members $35, Non-members $42.
September 16-18 supply pick-up with recorded video viewing September 16-25.


The Water Conservation Garden

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

Current hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm and Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm. CLOSED on Labor Day

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




Garden Clubs:  


Vista Garden Club

Info: or email  

In-Person Meetings Resume! September 3rd, Gloria McClellan Senior Center, Azalea Room (back building) Meeting starts at NOON. (Don't miss the 9 am pre-meeting TOUR of a magnificent estate in Fallbrook! This beautiful 2-acre showcase is one you do not want to miss. Winding paths go through a landscape that has many areas devoted to one type of plant which really shows the diversity of that genus. Wear comfortable shoes. Plan to carpool and leave promptly from the back parking lot at the senior center at 9:05 so don’t be late!) Bring your lunch for the General Business Meeting. Beverage will be provided by the Club. Presenter: VGC member Amy Mansfield has been a photographer for 20 years will share tips on how to capture beautiful images of your garden using your camera or cell phone. 


VGC Fall Hort Fair returns! The Vista Garden Club announces the return of the annual Horticultural Fair on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10 a.m. at the Vista Garden Club Memorial Grove and Gardens in Brengle Terrace Park. ADMISSION IS FREE and everyone is invited. * Guest Speakers * * Plant Vendors and Garden Accessories * * Classes on Plant Identification, Propagation, Plant Care and Uses. You will learn and laugh.



Dos Valles Garden Club

For latest info on Fall events and in person meetings:


Poway Valley Garden Club for information on future meetings. 


Village Garden Club of La Jolla

Summer Break! contact: next month for fall schedule.


Mission Hills Garden Club

September 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm, in Escondido: Gary Walker Speaks for the Trees. RSVP required. Check out their YouTube Channel for previous presentations.


Resources & Ongoing Events


Solana Center

Phone: (760) 436-7986 ext. 700 or for in person and virtual composting workshops.


California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter

Online Garden tours and more at


UCCE San Diego County and the Farm and Home Advisors 

Free Online Workshop information 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.


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 2020 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.