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HORTICULTURAL HAPPENINGS

Many thanks to our former board member, Yvonne Savio, for continuing to compile this handy listing of monthly events! It will be updated once a month, but please contact each location to confirm the event listed. Events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated. Yvonne runs the website Gardening in LA. Check it out for news, information, monthly gardening tips and her blog!

For more events as they’re posted, see https://www.gardeninginla.net/submit-your-garden-events.html

FEATURED ONLINE WEBINARS and IN-PERSON EVENTS

First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 to 2:30pm
Zoom Webinar - Monthly Topics and Answering Your Questions with Frank McDonough
Los Angeles County Arboretum

Join Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough for discussions of monthly topics. Bring your plant questions! Free, but registration is required at https://www.arboretum.org/events/plant-information-on-zoom-8/2022-06-01 .

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month, 10:00am to 12:00pm
In Person Event - Ballona Discovery Park Clean Up
Ballona Discovery Park Garden Club, Playa Vista

Roll up your sleeves to help beautify Ballona Discovery Park! Get hands-on experience while learning about urban ecology. You will assist with invasive plant removal, pruning, watering, seeding, planting, mulching, and more! Healthy plant life is vital for a healthy ecosystem! Free, but you must pre-register at https://www.ballonafriends.org/community-events . Ballona Discovery Park, 13110 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista 90094.  For more information, contact Neysa Frechette, neysaf@ballonafriends.org , 818-470-3593, www.ballonafriends.org

Thursday, 02-09-2023, 7:00 pm
In Person Event  and Online Zoom -
"Prioritizing California Native Plants for Butterfly and Moth Conservation" with Chris Cosma, PhD Candidate from UC Riverside
Southern California Horticultural Society, Friendship Auditorium/Griffith Park

Chris Cosma will talk about how the migratory Monarch butterfly was recently declared endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and that planting milkweed – the monarch’s obligate host plant – is critical to protecting the species from extinction in the face of climate change and other threats. He will also address the greater problem facing hundreds of other declining Western U.S. butterfly species, including moths – which are ten times more diverse than butterflies – and how each species depends on specific native plant species throughout its life cycle: host plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for adults.

Schedule: 7pm Doors open / 7:10pm Announcements / Plant Forum 7:15pm / 7:30pm Program. Online registration is required to access the Zoom invitation - see www.socalhort.org for a link to register. For more information = socalhort@gmail.com, 818-567-1496 For people attending the live event at Friendship Auditorium, for the safety of our guests (and in keeping with L.A. County Health Dept. guidelines) we strongly recommend masks be worn indoors and that vaccine boosters are current. 


OTHER VENUES

Armstrong Garden Centers

Including Anaheim, Claremont, Costa Mesa, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Long Beach, Monrovia, Newport, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Westchester

www.armstronggarden.com/

Free in-store and online classes.

California Botanic Garden (formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

calbg.org (formerly rsabg.org)

Advance tickets recommended. Check website for current event listings and online content.
Grow Native Nursery
open seasonally (closed in summer months).

California Garden and Landscape History Society

P. O. Box 220237
Newhall, CA 91322-0237

https://cglhs.org/upcoming-events

Online and live lectures and events - may require advance registration. Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
818-398-5420

http://cnps-sgm.org/

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter

Chapter Message: 818-782-9346
Chapter Email: lacnps@lacnps.org

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd
.
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

https://www.crfgsobay.org/


Check website for current listings.

Coastkeeper Garden


1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869
714-850-1965

https://www.coastkeeper.org/eco-friendly-gardening/


Check website for current listings.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011
818-949-7980

www.descansogardens.org

Check website for current listings and online content.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Check website for current listings.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
626-398-5420

http://www.ecnca.org/

Check website for current listings.

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815
562-570-1745

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/parks-centers-pier/el-dorado-nature-center/

Check website for current listings.

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

Check website for current listings and online content.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108
626-405-2100

www.huntington.org

Online tickets required in advance for weekends and special events. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

Check website for current listings and online content.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
626-821-4623

www.arboretum.org/

Online tickets required in advance. Check website for current listings and online content.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

Online tickets recommended in advance. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815
562-431-3541

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/


Advance tickets recommended.
Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

Advance tickets recommended. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

(See California Botanic Garden)

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

Church of the Nazarene
1307 E Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
909-793-7716

http://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Check website for current listings.

Roger’s Gardens

2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949-640-5800

www.rogersgardens.com

Check website for current event listings.

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
760-436-3036

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Advance tickets recommended. Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105
805-682-4726

https://www.sbbg.org/

Online tickets required in advance.  Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110
805-684-5725

www.sbchs.org

Meetings usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. Check website for listings.

Smartgardening (LA Dept. of Water & Power)

https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/webinars.cfm

Free online webinars. See website for schedule and themes.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-544-1948

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

Online tickets required in advance. See website for event listings.

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
818-567-1496

http://www.socalhort.org/

Second Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm. Meetings may be Zoom only, live only or a hybrid - check webpage for current info. SCHS meetings start with Announcements at 7:10pm and the Plant Forum at 7:15pm, followed by the featured speaker. Online Zoom webinars require advance registration.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Check website for in-person and online events & classes.

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

Check website for current event listings.

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

http://screc.ucanr.edu/Extension_Outreach_-_Education/

Open for classes and special events. Check website for current listings.

Waterwise Community Center, Chino Basin Water Conservation District

https://www.cbwcd.org/

Free in-person and online classes and public demonstration gardens.

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