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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, August 9, 2018 at Friendship Auditorium near Griffith Park

"Ruth Shellhorn: Midcentury Landscape Architecture in Southern California"
Presented by Kelly Comras, FASLA

Bullock's Pasadena, Lake Avenue, 1967. Photographer unknown.
© Courtesy of Kelly Comras.

Author and acclaimed landscape architect Kelly Comras will speak about Ruth Shellhorn. Ruth Shellhorn's work with Disneyland and flagship southern California department stores like Bullock's in Pasadena greatly influenced modern landscape design.

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

Ruth Shellhorn & Walt Disney at Disneyland Western Railway station, July 2, 1955. Photograph by Harry Kueser. © Courtesy of Kelly Comras.

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

* August 9 - Landscape architect and author, Kelly Comras, will present a program on influential landscape designer Ruth Shellhorn.

* Saturday, September 22 - 2018 Horticulturist of the Year Banquet honoring John Schoustra. *** This event will be held at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Arcadia.*** Tickets on sale now. See our Events Page.

* Thursday, October 11 - Local designers Wynne Wilson and Shawn Maestretti will speak on blending Mediterranean and California plants in gardens.

Upcoming Events and News:
Saturday, September 22 at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Horticulturist of the Year Banquet and Silent Auction
2018 Honoree is nurseryman and plant breeder John Schoustra. Tickets are $45. To make a reservation, see our Events Page.

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

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

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