MONTHLY MEETING: Nan Sterman's Hot Color, Dry Garden

On Monday, May 14, 2018, the San Diego Horticultural Society welcomes Nan Sterman, garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning garden communicator.

Nan’s years of gardening experience are sure to renew your interest in replanting and reinvigorating your home landscape. She will introduce us to her newest, long-awaited book, Hot Color, Dry Garden: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener. The book showcases gardens across the Southwest region from local San Diego gardens to those in more arid Arizona. Her new book includes an in-depth discussion of garden design, addresses low-water gardening myths, and, of course, provides many must-have plant suggestions.

With numerous magazine and newspaper articles, TV and radio shows, and two well-received books under her belt, San Diego’s own Nan Sterman is no stranger to our county's gardeners. She is host, co-producer, and co-writer of the award-winning KPBS TV show, A Growing Passion, which celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows”—from farms and nurseries to backyards and schoolyards, and to native habitats and more. She is dedicated to the transformation of planted landscapes from overly thirsty and resource intensive to climate appropriate and sustainable.

The evening starts at 6:00 PM at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego. Parking is free and everyone is welcome. Admission is free for SDHS members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call (619) 296-9215 or visit



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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