Our monthly meetings are a forum for sharing knowledge and experience in all aspects of gardening and horticulture. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Friendship Auditorium near Griffith Park (unless noted otherwise). We enthusiastically welcome new members, so please drop by.

Our regular monthly meetings are free to SCHS members and $5 for non-members. Children under 18 and students with school ID are free. Ample parking is available.

Next Meeting:

A Tale of Two Floras, presentation by Evan Meyer.

Thursday, February 13 at 7:00pm at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens’ Witherbee Auditorium

Watch the presentation!

In February, the Southern California Horticultural Society will meet at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens’ Witherbee Auditorium, to see a program by Evan Meyer, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. The evening’s presentation will include stories of his travels throughout California, as well as a slide show and talk about his recent expedition to the Western Cape of South Africa. Meyer will discuss the similarities and differences in the landscapes of these botanically diverse Mediterranean-climate regions.

California is globally renowned for its fantastic displays of annual wildflowers, sweeping landscapes of drought-adapted plant species, and charismatic native trees. The flora of Western South Africa is equally famous, containing an incredible diversity of flowering shrubs, succulents and bulbs. In this presentation, Meyer will compare these two horticulturally rich parts of the world and describe how plants make the journey from wild landscapes into gardens.

Meyer grew up in Massachusetts and held botanical positions at Harvard University and the Native Plant Trust before relocating to Southern California. Before his current appointment at Theodore Payne, Meyer was most recently the Assistant Director of the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, and prior to that managed the Seed Conservation Program at Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont, California.

We are looking forward to seeing and hearing about Meyer’s horticultural adventures and expect this program to be both entertaining and informative. We invite you to come to the zoo to share in this experience!

Socializing: 7:00 pm / Meeting: 7:30 pm / Plant Forum: 8:45 pm *Ample parking is available*

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

* Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Florence Nishida on growing Asian vegetables.

* Thursday, April 9, 2020 - Tom Spellman of Dave Wilson Nursery on fruit trees for the home orchard.

Upcoming SCHS Events:

Stay tuned for our next event!

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