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Photos credit: Karen England

This year's SDHS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast was held at the San Diego Botanic Garden on a spectacularly beautiful September day.

The many Volunteers in attendance were treated to a delicious breakfast catered by Seaside Market of Cardiff.

Ray Brooks, Jason Chen, SDHS, NancyJo Klaphaak, Connee J Design, San Diego Hat Company, Designs by Linda, Sunshine Care and Pottery by Karen provided wonderful gifts that some lucky volunteers received when their name was pulled from a bag.

And, finally, Susan Starr, who also happens to be a SDBG docent, took volunteers on a tour of the gardens while others enjoyed roaming the gardens on their own.


Does this event sound like something you would like to attend next year? Then please consider volunteering!

As a volunteer-based organization, the San Diego Horticultural Society relies on our membership to help provide the wonderful events that all members enjoy. 

And … we need you!

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with SDHS, please email

Currently a volunteer is needed for the Board position of Volunteer Coordinator.

The Volunteer Coordinator is a Board of Directors position, and responsibilities include:

  • Solicit and organize volunteers for events via the monthly e-newsletter and dedicated email requests to members.

  • Send volunteer schedule to people involved with activity.

  • Organize annual Volunteer Appreciation eventMake announcements, as needed, at SDHS meetings. 

  • Manage volunteers for annual Garden Tour: solicit volunteers, write instructions for each garden, communicate with volunteers regarding assignment.

  • Attend SDHS Board of Directors meetings at the San Diego Botanic Garden six times a year.

On average, this position requires a maximum of 3 hours monthly. During the few months leading up to the garden tour the time commitment is approximately 5 hours a week.

If you’re interested in learning more about this position, please email


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