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Listed below are links to local garden clubs, societies and botanical gardens. The list is for informational purposes and does not mean an endorsement by UCCE Master Gardeners. If you would like your organization included, please email us.



Association

CHIRP
http://www.chirp.org/
Dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of birds, butterflies, and other creatures of habitat, through hands-on and interactive programs and gardens.
Coronado Floral Association
http://www.coronadoflowershow.com/about.asp
Our purpose is to encourage and foster knowledge of horticulture... Promote the love and use of flower... Encourage the beautification of homes, schools and public grounds.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club
http://www.gardencentral.org/californiagc/miracosta/
Activities range from workshops, programs, plant sales at our friendly monthly meetings. We share knowledge on gardening and learn from guest speakers.
San Diego Botanic Garden
http://www.sdbgarden.org/
Features over 35 acres of exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, the Undersea Succulent Garden, Landscaping for Fire Safety and a subtropical fruit garden.
San Diego Floral Association
http://www.sdfloral.org
To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region. It is the oldest garden club in Southern California and the first organization allowed to occupy quarters in Balboa Park. Since 1909, The Association has published California Garden magazine, one of the oldest continually-published horticultural magazines in the United States.
San Diego Horticultural Society
http://www.sdhortsoc.org/
The San Diego Horticultural Society promotes the enjoyment, art, knowledge and public awareness of horticulture in the San Diego area, while providing the opportunity for education and research.
San Diego Master Composters
http://www.solanacenter.org/1mastercomposters.html
The Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting and how to teach it to others.
South Bay Botanic Garden
http://www.southbaybotanicgarden.org
Nestled on the campus of Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California, our garden provides an educational and relaxing setting in the urban San Diego area. Only 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 5 miles north of the Mexico border, our site gets both cooling ocean breezes and, being just east of the coastal overcast belt, a good dose of sunshine each day. This allows us to plant a huge variety of plants that can escape both hot summers and frost-prone winters.
Water Conservation Garden
http://www.thegarden.org/
Promoting water conservation in the southern California landscape through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public.

Garden Club

Bernardo Gardeners Club
http://bernardogardeners.org/Home_Page.html
Focus on creating and promoting projects pertinent to general gardening, floral and landscape design, plants and wildlife, conservation of natural resources, and the beautification of our neighborhood. Additionally, members enjoy tours of nurseries, botanical gardens, private member gardens, and other interesting garden-related field trips.
Carlsbad Garden Club
http://www.carlsbadgardenclub.com/
To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, to aid in the protection of native plants, trees and birds, and to aid and encourage civic planting and beautification.
Crown Garden Club
http://www.crowngardenclub.org/
Coronado club dedicated to making their community one of the loveliest garden spots in the world.
Descanso Garden Club
http://descansogardenclub.org/
To inform viewers about gardening conditions in Descanso, Cal
Dos Valles Garden Club
http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.org/page/page/3763045.htm
Focus primarily on creating, promoting and furthering interest in horticulture, gardening, floral and landscape design, plants and wildlife and an appreciation of the natural beauty of our area.
Fallbrook Garden Club
http://www.fallbrookgardenclub.org/
Objectives are: to create and promote interest in horticulture, floral and landscape design, plant and bird life; and to encourage civic and environmental responsibility.
La Jolla Garden Club
http://californiagardenclubs.com/lajollagardenclub
Our aims are to "keep La Jolla beautiful; to protect native plants and wildlife; to stimulate interest in good gardening, landscaping and flower arranging; to promote Garden club activities and civic projects." For more information about our activities and meetings see our website or email us at lajollagardenclub@gmail.com
Lake Hodges Native Plant Club
http://www.lhnpc.org/LHNPC/Home.html
The goal of the club is to increase appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of native and drought-resistant plants, encourage their propagation and preservation, protect indigenous wild life, support water conservation and promote the establishment of a native plant preserve.
Lakeside Garden Club
http://lakesidegc.org/
Lakeside Garden Club is an active, fun loving group that meets once a month from September to June and is dedicated to promoting the use of plants in the landscape best suited for our dry, hot climate. Our objectives include furthering our knowledge of gardening, improving the landscape of Lakeside as a community and participating in community events.
Mission Hills Garden Club
http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/
The Mission Hills Garden Club was established in the early 1990's to bring together those neighbors and friends who had an interest in gardening and community beautification. Our club is unique in that the monthly meetings with speakers are held in the evening, allowing an eclectic group to attend and enjoy sharing their knowledge and interests. Besides our monthly meetings, we have many members' events throughout the year. Coffee in the Garden, Wine in the Garden, field trips and workshops round out our offerings
Point Loma Garden Club
http://www.plgc.org/
The club holds monthly meetings and hosts local, national, and international speakers. The Club offers educational and entertaining programs and workshops that relate to horticulture, floral design, and ecological conservation.
Poway Valley Garden Club
http://powayvalleygardenclub.org/
To promote interest in gardening and related creative activities and to to encourage improvements, beautification of our community and personal property.
Ramona Garden Club
http://www.ramonagardenclub.com/
The Ramona Garden Club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month at the Ramona Womens Club located at 524 Main Street!. Each month features a speaker on a garden related topic. (excluding July/Aug & Dec)
San Diego Garden Club
http://www.sandiegogardenclub.org/
Non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together gardeners and garden professionals to share experiences.
San Diego Herb Club
http://followingseasons.com/thesandiegoherbclub.html
The San Diego Herb Club is a group for people interested in herbs, from novice to professional, and in between. Through monthly meetings and special events, we explore, learn, teach and experience herbs as garden plants, their culinary, craft and medicinal uses, as well as their history and folklore.
Temecula Valley Garden Club
http://www.temeculavalleygardenclub.org/
Objectives: to encourage interest in home gardening, conservation of natural resources and participation in national and community projects; to partner with non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses to maximize resource gathering efforts for education and community service projects; to provide it's members monthly meetings with informative speakers, workshops in gardening and floral design,and guided trips and tours to learn more about horticulture; to provide a wonderful place to share common interests and develop lifelong friendships.
Village Garden Club of La Jolla
http://www.villagegardencluboflajolla.com/Welcome.html
The Village Garden Club was founded in 1974 by a small group of women with fresh ideas and much enthusiasm. Now, 34 years later we have a strong membership of 400, each contributing and sharing their own unique talents. We meet in La Jolla, California. Our club is one of the most dynamic in the Palomar District, providing an outstanding schedule of programs, field trips, workshops and other activities throughout the year. The club's objectives continue to guide us in planning projects and programs.
Vista Garden Club
http://www.vistagardenclub.org/
We are an active organization stressing community involvement and our members participate in projects that beautify our city and educate our members

Plant Society

California Coastal Rose Society
http://www.californiacoastalrose.com/CCRS_Home.html
A nonprofit educational organization serving the needs of rose gardeners in our community.
California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter
http://www.cnpssd.org/
Statewide nonprofit organization seeking to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities, education, conservation, and restoration.
California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter
http://crfgsandiego.org/
To educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant materials
San Diego Bonsai Club
http://www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com/
Promote the art and study of bonsai.
San Diego Bromeliad Society
http://www.bsi.org/webpages/san_diego.html
Meets the 2nd SATURDAY of each month 10:00 A.M. in Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado Botanical Library Room 104. FREE AND VISITORS WELCOME
San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society.
http://www.sdcss.com/
Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, (except June, Sept., and Dec.), at 1:00 PM in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park in downtown San Diego. Admission is free and all persons with an interest in Cacti and/or Succulents are invited !.
San Diego County Orchid Society
http://www.sdorchids.com/www/index.html
To promote interest in orchids and their cultivation, to educate by exchanging information and experiences related to successful orchid culture, and to support the conservation of orchids in the wild.
San Diego Epiphyllum Society
http://www.sandiegoepi.org/
The San Diego Epiphyllum Society, Inc. is an exciting, active Society that has many activities throughout the year - whether or not the epis are in bloom.
San Diego Fern Society
http://www.sandiegofernsociety.com
The San Diego Fern Society (SDFS) was established in October 1976 with a charter membership of 15 fern enthusiasts. The society's purpose was to provide a resource for ferns, arrange for people to study ferns together, and encourage the use and enjoyment of ferns in gardens, patios, and the home. The purpose of this site is to encourage access to sources for studying, collecting, buying, and growing ferns. In 2002, the SDFS had has over 90 members, making it one of the largest fern groups in the United States.
San Diego Geranium Society
http://sdgeranium.org/
Learn about geraniums and pelargoniums, build your plant collection, and meet other people who love geraniums.
San Diego Rose Society
http://www.sdrosesociety.org/
The San Diego Rose Society serves the needs of San Diego County rose growers through its publication "Rose Ramblings," membership meetings, an annual rose show, support of the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park, and through this Web site.
Southern California Plumeria Society
http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com/
To encourage and further the enjoyment, public awareness, scientific interest, research, education and preservation of all species of the genus, PLUMERIA.




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