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photo credit; Janet Ward.
Jeff Moore presented Spiny Succulents from his latest book.


SDHS webmaster Rachel Cobb is a part of the SD Floral Assoc. team behind this new book!

Got Green? & TOMATOMANIA! at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Saturday, April 4

10 am – 4 pm

~ Interested in learning more about how to live a plant-based lifestyle?

~ Have you ever wondered how to reduce your carbon footprint, but didn’t know where to start?

~ Do you need tips on planting, growing and harvesting vegetables in your own yard, garden or patio?

Learn the answers to these questions and more at San Diego Botanic Garden’s ‘Got Green?’ event. This year, we are partnering with TOMATOMANIA! that will be selling tomato plants as well as a variety of herbs and other select vegetables that can be planted directly into your own garden! BTW – if there are a plants still available, TOMATOMANIA! will continue to sell them on Sunday, April 5 from 10 am – 4 pm until they run out!

Join us for a fun-filled event including:

  • Educational workshops

  • How-to demos

  • Garden Tours

  • Live entertainment in our new Dickinson Family Education Conservatory

  • Food Trucks

  • Green Vendors

  • And more!

For more information, visit the San Diego Botanic Garden website at:


Healthy Soils Grant Opportunity Workshop

March 12 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 420 S. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Receive a grant for up to $100,000 for a Healthy Soils Program (HSP) incentives program and $250,000 for HSP demonstration projects.This workshop is free.

Questions; Contact Esther Mosase 858-282-6737 | email: ENMOSASE@UCANR.ED


The Garden Concervancy 2020 Open Days Directory is your comprehensive printed guide to visiting hundreds of America’s most exciting private gardens. It will be published at the end of March and is now available for preorder at $25 per copy, including shipping.

With the 2020 Open Days Directory in hand, you can join thousands of fellow garden lovers from coast to coast with America’s award-winning, national, and beloved garden education program. You will experience living works of art, connect with nature and the outdoors, and be inspired by the creativity and vision of some of America's best gardeners. Your participation also directly supports our expanding educational programs and the mission of the Garden Conservancy. We are proud to partner with several local nonprofit organizations across the nation and to also help support their individual missions and communities. Open Days are held rain or shine and garden visits are self-directed. Admission is $10 per person, per garden. Children twelve and under are free. You can also enjoy dozens of associated educational events, all listed in the directory, to explore a wide range of gardening topics and ideas, from the established to the ground-breaking. The 2020 Open Days Directory contains:

  • Descriptions and visiting information for hundreds of exciting private gardens across America

  • Detailed information about special educational programs: Garden Masters Series, Digging Deeper, Plant Sales and other Garden Extras

  • Community profiles and editorialsMaps showing garden locations

  • State-by-state and date indices

  • Beautiful color photographs

  • One free admission ticket

Garden Conservancy members receive a FREE directory! Current members (as of March 5) will be the first to receive their directories, hot off the press! Join or renew today! Not sure if you are a current member? Contact our membership department for assistance.

Order your directory now - Taking advance orders. $25.00 each (shipping is free) Each directory includes a complimentary admission ticket, good for admission to one Open Days private garden.

Order admission ticket booklets in advance and get a FREE garden visit! Admission tickets come in books of 6 for $50that’s one free visit. Members receive even more of a discount. 

Open Days are held rain or shine, and garden visits are self-guided. Admission is $10 per person, per garden (kids twelve and under are free).

Open Days has been celebrating and sharing America's gardens since 1995! Celebrate the first 25 years of Open Days and kick off the next by sharing your own Open Days stories, photographs, and musings on social media, using our special anniversary hashtag, #opendays25, or by email to


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