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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, August 13, 2020

Plant Hormones: Knowing and Managing Them for Better Results
Zoom Webinar with Ernesto Sandoval


Have you ever wondered why your plant has a sudden burst of growth after transplanting? Or how the plant "knows" to grow new parts when pruned or how a cutting knows to make roots? Maybe you’ve even wondered about how a banana knows to ripen or why leaves all of a sudden turn yellow when you bring a plant home?

Find answers to these questions and others about why your plants grow the way they do during this informative yet not so technical presentation by Ernesto Sandoval, Director of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.

Lecture and Q&A at 7:30 pm PST / Register now!


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, September 10, 2020 - More info coming soon!

* Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Webinar: "Growing Asian Vegetables in Los Angeles" with Florence Nishida, Master Gardener and founder of the non-profit L.A. Green Grounds.

* Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Webinar: "Native Restoration Landscaping" with Dennis Mudd, creator of the native-plant database Calscape.

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.

If this is your first time to log in as a current member, please enter the email you used when you joined SCHS, then click on the “Forgot Password” link below. In the next dialog, decipher the code and click Submit. A temporary password will be emailed to you, allowing you to log in. Feel free to change the password once you log in.

To renew your membership online, log in and go to your Profile. You will see an option to renew for another year. (Or follow the link when we send you a renewal notice.)

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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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