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Welcome to the Southern California Horticultural Society,
where passionate gardeners meet to share ideas
and learn from each other

On the second Thursday of each month, we invite speakers to present a talk or program about their area of expertise. When we are able to hold in-person meetings, admission is free for members, children, and students with ID, and $5 for non-members. Meetings also include expert discussion of plants brought in to the Plant Forum table, and we often have Plant Raffles. Plants, used and new books and magazines are usually for sale at the meetings. For more information about the Society, please see our About SCHS page.

Next Event: 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm PST

Nature Restoration Landscaping

Zoom Webinar with Dennis Mudd


In November, as planting season is in full swing, the Southern California Horticultural Society will be hosting a webinar program by Dennis Mudd, a self-taught native plant enthusiast, who founded the Calscape website in 2010 with the goal of enabling small scale nature restoration efforts in California.


In 2014, Mudd donated Calscape to the California Native Plant Society and led development of the site in partnership with CNPS and the Jepson eFlora group at UC Berkeley until 2019. Calscape is currently the largest California native plant website with over two million unique users.

Currently, Mudd is the co-director of the Smart Food Foundation, a non-profit that provides healthy food, cooking and nutrition education to low-income communities in San Diego.

We are looking forward to seeing and hearing Mudd’s presentation and getting new ideas to potentially inspire our own nature restoration gardening projects. Please consider tuning in for this timely and fascinating topic.


The webinar will begin at 7:00 pm PST with Announcements, followed by the Plant Forum at 7:15 pm

The Lecture and Q&A begin at 7:30 pm / Register here!

If you have been enjoying our monthly webinars and would like to help support the SCHS until we can meet again in-person, please consider donating any amount you feel you can. Even better, become a member, with levels beginning as low as $15. for the year. You can find details about the various levels of membership on our website at: www.socalhort.org/membership.

Thank you for your attention - we always appreciate your support!


You can view some of our recent recorded presentations and see a list of other past programs on our "Past Meetings" page. You can also read past SCHS Newsletters here.

We are also ramping up our social media presence on Facebook and Instagram (@socalhort).

In these uncertain times, we hope everyone can find some solace
in the beauty of gardens and nature around us.


The Southern California Horticultural Society condemns violence and injustice toward any person based on race, identity or belief. We strive to be a safe and welcoming space for all plant lovers that is inclusive and accessible to everyone in the Los Angeles area.

In solidarity with people of color, we have made donations to the Equal Justice Initiative and to the University of California Master Gardener Fund for Los Angeles County. We encourage others to support organizations of their choice that are dedicated to ending systemic racism and social injustice.

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Webinar: "Mission Possible: Growing Roses Organically" with Steve Gerischer, Vice President of the Southern California Horticultural Society.

Upcoming Events and News:

No upcoming events at this time.

See our News and Announcements page for job postings, SCHS members in the news, and other relevant news. Have something to announce? Send it to socalhort@gmail.com.

Our Hort Happenings page lists events at local horticultural institutions for the coming two months.

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Join us today and receive our monthly Newsletter, free admission to regular meetings and discounts on SCHS events. You can also just join our mailing list to be kept informed of our news and events. If you would like to support us without joining, please go to our Donate Page.

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You can always reach us by mail at:

Southern California Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 94476
Pasadena, CA 91109-4476

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