Alta Vista Gardens

Alta Vista GardensThe Alta Vista Gardens is a Public Benefit Corporation devoted to developing a community botanical garden bringing together people, nature and art. The Garden welcomes you to participate in its evolution. Click here for more details.

Work days in the Garden are held on the third Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to Noon.

The Alta Vista Gardens is located in the heart of the City of Vista’s Brengle Terrace Park, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr. Vista, CA.


Bernardo Gardeners Garden Club

General Meetings
Held at 1:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, except July and August, in their new location at the Oaks North Community Center, 12578 Oaks North Drive in Rancho Bernardo.

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Guests are welcome. Call (858) 485-0583 for info or visit us on the web at

Bonita Organic Garden Club

The Bonita Organic Garden Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Our regular meeting place is the Bonita Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902.
To confirm the current meeting place, or for more information call 619-348-9882 or visit our website at:

California Coastal Rose Society


The California Coastal Rose Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Heritage Hall, 2650 Garfield, Carlsbad which is located in northwest corner of Magee Park. Our next meeting will be at 7 PM on 16 February 2010 and feature Dr. Keith and Deb Zary from Jackson and Perkins who will show slides and talk about "Roses for the 21st Century".

Preceeding the featured talk from 6:15-6:45 AM, Dr. Joel Ross will continue his Rose-aholics lecture series with reports and discussion from members on their experiences with cultivating roses.

The California Coastal Rose Society meetings are free and open to anyone interested in growing roses. Additional information about CCRS and its activities can be accessed at the organization's website

California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers was created to educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant materials.

When and where do we meet?
7 p.m., fourth Wednesday of the month (except during November and December, when it shifts to the third Wednesday) in Casa del Prado Building (usually Room 101), in Balboa Park.

During the year, the San Diego Chapter has many activities related to growing rare, unusual and exotic fruits. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing fruits in the San Diego area and a desire to improve their gardening skills. Our meetings cover a wide variety of subjects such as selecting rare or semitropical fruit trees, how to plant and take care of them, how enhance your garden with fruit trees, and what to do with your new source of food.

During our meetings, we have a raffle of rare and exotic plants, mostly scarce fruit trees, donated to the Chapter by our generous membership. We also have a fruit tasting table, where the members get to enjoy fresh fruit prepared in many ways.

In addition, members receive a monthly newsletter filled with information about activities of interest to San Diego gardeners, and recipes using exotic fruits.

If you have questions, please read the Frequently Asked Question, FAQ, call us at (619) 697-4417, or e-mail us to or visit the San Diego Chapter on the web at:

For other cities please visit our parent organization's web page at

Carlsbad Garden Club

Carlsbad Garden Club meets on the first Friday at 1PM from September to June at the George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room in Dove Library, Carlsbad. Meetings are open to the public.
For more information:
phone: 760-931-9863

Del Mar Rose Society

The Del Mar Rose Society meets monthly on the last Thursday of each month, January through September, with the exception of June. The meetings take place at the Powerhouse Community Center on Coast Blvd. and begin with a coffee social at 6:30 pm followed by the program at 7 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Dos Valles Garden Club

At 10 am(unless otherwise noted on our newsletter), 2nd Tuesday of the month, September - June, St. Stephen's Church Hall, 31020 Cole Grade Rd.

View our Calendar of events:

You're invited to join the Dos Valles Garden Club!
Dos Valles Garden Club Membership Form

To find out more about our meetings and club, please email: or visit us on the web at:

Elfin Forest Garden Club

The Elfin Forest Garden Club is unique in that it has no memberships, dues, or officers. All we do is enjoy the opportunity to garden in Elfin Forest and HAVE FUN!

Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Queen of the Flowers, Teri Brand at

Exotic Plant Society

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the month except November and December, held at 7:00 p.m.


Fallbrook Garden Club

Unless otherwise specified above, the Fallbrook Garden Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month at the Fallbrook Community Center at 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook, where there is plenty of free parking. Our social time begins at 12:30 PM; the business meeting at 1:00 PM and our speaker at 2:00 PM. Our meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. View our 2010 – 2011 Meeting Planner.

For additional information please contact Co-President Joy McCormack at (760) 731-3363 or visit our website at

The Hidden Meadows Garden Club

The Hidden Meadows Garden Club meets on the third Friday of each month, in every month except August and December. All meetings are free and visitors are always welcome.

If non-members are interested in attending an event, email Sue Simonson at (use "garden club" in the subject line) or you can call her at 760-233-1611.

For more information about us, please visit us on the web at:

Mabel Corwin Branch of the American Begonia Society

The Mabel Corwin Branch of the American Begonia Society meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Enicnitas, CA....92024 

For more information, please call Marla Keith at 760-753-3977
Visit us on the American Begonia Society on the web at:

Mira Costa Horticultural Club

Our activities range from workshops, programs, plant sales at our friendly monthly meetings. We share knowledge on gardening and learn from guest speakers.

To find out more about this club and their upcoming meetings visit the Mira Costa Horticulture club on the web at: 

Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society

We meet at 12pm on the 4th Saturday of the month (exceptions in 2008- March and May- 3rd Saturday) at the Joslyn Senior Center 210 E. Park Ave., Escondido, CA.

Monthly meetings include a raffle, plant sales, and an exchange table as well as a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.

Contact: Vicki Broughton for more information: 760-741-7553 or

Also check out their upcoming event.

Palomar Orchid Society

Meetings are free and open to the public. General meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM, Carlsbad Woman’s Club, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad.  Meeting topics cover a variety of topics including orchid habitat, cultural practices, and other topics of interest requested by members.  Most meetings are preceded by a “hands on” cultural session for beginners and others interested in increasing their knowledge of potting techniques, hybridizing, pest control, etc. 

For additional information contact Dr. Gil Ho, 760-476-9038 or

Poway Valley Garden Club

General meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, in Templar’s Hall at Old Poway Park, Poway, California.

To view details of the programs, meetings and gardening activities please click here: Club Calendar of Activities

For more information, visit the Poway Valley Garden Club on the web:

Ramona Garden Club

November Meeting

The Buena Creek Gardens in San Marcos will be the topic of the November meeting of the Ramona Garden Club. Shari Matteson, along with her husband, Steve, bought the gardens several years ago and feels their dreams have come true. Shari will discuss the history of and changes in the gardens, and perennial gardening.

Current members and guests are welcome to attend. Ramona Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Woman’s Club on 524 Main Street. Meetings begin at noon with a potluck lunch. Call (760) 789-8774 or visit:  

San Diego Floral Association

For meeting times and events please visit us on the web at:

San Diego Garden Club

The San Diego Garden Club invites you join us at our monthly meetings, every third Saturday morning at 10am for free, informative guest speakers! Each an expert in their field!
Join your neighbors in learning how to save water, plant with California Native plants, start vegetable gardens, prune roses, how to go organic, and many other helpful topics for the amateur gardener!

For a complete 2011-2012 Speaker Schedule and Garden Tours, visit our Web site at:

All Meetings are Free and Open to the Public!

San Diego Geranium Society

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 101 of Casa del Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Meetings start at 7 pm.

We have a plant raffle and refreshments at every meeting.

Join the San Diego Geranium Society and learn to grow your very own fine geraniums. Dues are just $10.00 per year.

Learn more at:

San Diego Horticultural Society

The San Diego Horticultural Society meets on the second Monday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Jimmy Durante Blvd in Del Mar. Mingle with rose enthusiasts, nursery owners, palm fanatics and plant breeders. We’re a diverse and neighborly group!

Click here for driving directions.

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meetings, which are free for members and $5 for non-members. (Note: The meeting in June is usually a Special Speakers event; the date and location for that meeting varies each year.)

More about meeting information at SDHS

San Dieguito Garden Club

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Paul Ecke Room at Quail Botanical Gardens, except in November or when we have a tour.

Hospitality is at 9:30 am and the business meeting starts at 10 am followed by the speaker.

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

Please join this friendly group of gardeners - from novice to expert, with small and large gardens - as we gather to share and learn. There is a brief business meeting, followed by a professional speaker, refreshments and an exchange of plants and gardening-related items.

For details contact Lynnell Hallock at (858) 578-6351.
View our calendar of events (PDF Format)

Vista Garden Club

General Meetings: First Friday of every month (except July and August) at noon, in the Vista Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace in Vista. 

Notes: Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and share in our fingertip luncheon. Each month we have a program addressing some aspect of gardening. Prior to the monthly meetings we have either a workshop or a tour. Membership is open to everyone, and dues are a nominal $25.00 a year or $40.00 for a family.

For more information, visit the Vista Garden Club on the web:

North County Times

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