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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. 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 Meeting: 
Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm at Friendship Auditorium

Mike Evans of Tree of Life Nursery on replacing your lawn: "Ugly is Not a Turf Replacement"

March, with its transitional nature, is the perfect time to welcome speaker Mike Evans to the Southern California Horticultural Society, to present a program about beautiful and practical options for replacing tired lawns with sustainable planting alternatives.  As the founder and president of Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano, which has been producing and selling California native plants for over 40 years, Mike has experience in native plant production, design, landscaping and ecological restoration.  He also writes extensively for the nursery’s website and blog, and recently led two years of horticultural training for the garden staff at Disneyland. Tree of Life promotes a style of authentic horticulture, specifically the concept of appropriate landscaping with native California plants.

For more information and directions to Friendship Auditorium, see our Meetings Page.

** A PDF version of Jennifer Hinostroza's houseplant recommendations from her January talk is available to download on our Past Meetings page.

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

* Thursday, March 14 - Mike Evans from Tree of Life Nursery on replacing your lawn: "Ugly is Not a Turf Alternative"

* Thursday, April 11 - Matt Candeias of In Defense of Plants podcast and blog.

* Thursday, May 9 - Nan Sterman, garden expert, author and host of A Growing Passion, will present a program based on her landscape design book: Hot Color, Dry Garden

Upcoming Events and News:
No events scheduled.

Our Events page is the place to go to register for SCHS events.

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

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