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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. We are once again offering in-person meetings as well as live-streaming on Zoom (with registration).

Meetings may also include Plant Sales, a Raffle and expert discussion of plants brought in to the Plant Forum. Do you have an interesting plant to share? If you can't bring one in person, send in a photo and requested information on our Plant Forum Page.

For more information about the Society, please see our About SCHS page.

Next Meeting: 

 There will be no regular meeting in April.

Instead, please join us for a very special event at a different location.

Details follow. 

Save The Date

Friday, April 28th, 2023

2023 Ruth Borun Lecture Series

Fergus Garrett

Great Dixter: A Garden Richer in Biodiversity
than the Surrounding Countryside

                                                                                                                 Photo provided by speaker

 SCHS is thrilled to present guest speaker, Fergus Garrett, CEO and Head Gardener at Great Dixter Garden in Northiam, East Sussex, UK. Garrett will explore the dynamic nature of Great Dixter and share how he and his team have achieved remarkable biodiversity in this cultivated landscape by integrating natives with exotics in a chemical-free environment.

We hope you will be able to join us! Friday, April 28, 2023 at Witherbee Auditorium, Los Angeles Zoo & Botanic Garden. Doors open at 7:00pm, program will begin at 7:30pm.

Event will be in-person and live-streamed. Registration will open on April 1, and will be required for live and online attendance. See our Events page for more details.

This program will be in-person. For the safety of our guests (and in keeping with CURRent L.A. City Health Dept. guidelines) we strongly recommend that guests have updated vaccine status and that masks be worn indoors.

Visit our Past Meetings page to re-watch previously recorded in-person meetings and webinars, download each meeting write-up, and reference any materials provided by our speakers.

Other Events and News

Saturday, April 29:
Special Tour of the Borun Garden for SCHS Members only - more details to follow.

Thursday, May 11:
Steve List of Sylmar Agricultural Learning Center will give a talk on "Gardening with Kids".

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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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