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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, June 13 at 7:00pm at Friendship Auditorium

Matt Ritter, botany professor and author, will speak on "Southern California Tree Selection: Factors to Consider in an Era of Global Climate Change, Drought, and Decreasing Diversity"

Dawn Redwood in a parking lot. - Laura Bauer

Trees are more important to our urban environment than most people realize. They cool our cities, fight pollution, and provide crucial habitat for urban wildlife. Matt Ritter will speak about the best trees for our cities in this era of climate change.

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

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

* Thursday, June 13 - Botany professor & author, Matt Ritter, will speak on "Southern California Tree Selection: Factors to Consider in an Era of Global Climate Change, Droughts, and Deceasing Diversity"

* Thursday, July 11 - Presentation by educator Robert Allen, co-author of Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains.

*Thursday, August 8 - Anthropologist Michael Wilken will speak on his book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias

Upcoming Events and News:

Saturday, July 13: Horticultural Tour of the LA Zoo Join us for a special behind-the scenes tour of the horticultural collections at the LA. Zoo. Sandy Masuo will be our guide. This free tour is limited to 30 members only. Register on 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

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 plus the award-winning Pacific Horticulture the magazine for West Coast gardeners (a $28 value).
SCHS members also have access to our Private Member Directory, and can participate in online forum discussions like our popular Sharing Secrets series. 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.

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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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