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Upcoming Events

    • Sun, September 10, 2023
    • Sun, June 30, 2024
    • Mission Hills

    • Thu, September 28, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mission Hills United Church of Christ Hall, 4070 Jackdaw Street SD 92103

    Come meet local botanist, gardening mentor and consultant, Chuck McClung. In this highly informative and hopefully entertaining class, he will discuss Basic Gardening Tips for diagnosing plant problems, proper soil care, watering wisely, pruning with a plan, container gardening, and much more!

    Chuck McClung is a lifelong plant enthusiast and has been assisting gardeners for many years. He has a master’s degree in Botany and has worked in ecological research for several universities. Chuck currently works as a gardening designer, mentor, columnist, and lecturer, helping homeowners solve their gardening dilemmas. He has published gardening articles in magazines like California Garden and is the author of How Orchids Rebloom.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, October 21, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Please come mingle and enjoy a glass of wine and some tasty treats with fellow garden club members and/or guests at our first Wine event of the year.  You are in for a spooky treat at the home/garden of club member Helen Rowe Allen! 

    Location will be sent with your registration.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, October 28, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton Dr., San Diego, CA 92103
    • 25

    Calling all parents, grandparents, kids, and fall lovers!

    Join the Mission Hills Garden Club for a pre-Halloween pumpkin planting garden party at the Mission Hills Nursery. Limit of 25 participants.  The $15 ($20 for non-members) per planting materials fee covers all plants and planting materials required for this fun and creative fall project. Each participant team will leave the event with a live fall planting to welcome trick-or-treaters to their door. Children must attend with their supervising adult. Refreshments will be served.

    Plus, we will have a winter garden presentation that will cover When to Plant, Preparing the Soil, Selecting Varieties to Plant, Seeds vs Seedlings, Space Considerations and Harvest Time.  Marilyn Cornell has been planting a winter garden in her Juniper-Front Community Garden plot since 1996. She is a San Diego native and a UCCE Master Gardener. She is still trying to successfully grow a delicious tomato!

    • Thu, November 16, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mission Hills United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw St SD 92103
    Welcome to the Holidays!

    Join us to celebrate the holidays and mingle with our garden club members.  This is our annual potluck meeting and floral designer demonstration.  Please bring small bites to share; beverages and dessert will be provided.  And the floral designs will be raffled!  Bring a few dollars…

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, December 09, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We will be gathering at the garden of our new board member April Williams!  Come have a hot cup of coffee and some sweet treats and chat with current and new member of our garden club!

    Location will be sent with registration.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, January 27, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Ft. Stockton Dr. SD 92103

    Tyler – Mr. Trees is back to help people who would love to have success growing their own fruit. Tyler wanted to create a business and website that helped the average person use the space they must grow fruit for their family. Every place on the globe has its own micro climate, pest problems, and possibilities. He wants to help you select the very best varieties of fruit trees for your area, and help you learn to prune, solve local disease and pest problems with little effort.

    He has been a manager at a local nursery for 9 years and counting and loves to teach people about their trees Plant fruit, take care of your family, and have fun doing it.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Thu, February 22, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mission Hills United Church of Christ Hall, 4070 Jackdaw St. SD 92103

    In this lecture, Lynlee Austell will present ways to sustainability in our landscapes, giving joy to all who live, visit, and work therein.  Creating a sustainable landscape can be rather simple while keeping it sustainable requires sustainable maintenance practices.  These techniques save time, money and habitat while practicing conscientious stewardship of our environment and of those we employ to help us in our gardens.  Lynlee will present some of her local projects to aid in the discussion of materials and methods for decreasing inputs into our landscape while getting more out of them.  Lynlee Austell-Slayter has an MBA and is a UCCE Master Gardener and a Sustainable Landscape Expert.

    Lynlee inherited her love of plants and nature from both her parents and grandparents.  Her mother was a botanist and science teacher.  Her grandfather collected state fair ribbons for his horticultural talents as did her father.  Her father also worked as a florist for some time.   When Lynlee was in undergraduate microbiology and described what she wanted to do with her life, someone told her she was naive.  Yet, she now lives that intention by helping to preserve our natural environment and helping others see the joy in nature.   

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, March 23, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Ft. Stockton Dr. SD 92103
    At this meeting, Cory Hansen will teach you all you need to know about soil!  It is one of the most important ingredients for successful gardening.  You will hear Corey describe what soil is and why it is important to use a good quality product for your plants.  He will also discuss compost and what it is made of and how it is properly used. 
    Corey represents Fox Farm’s who produces soil, compost and other products that have a great reputation for helping gardeners create beautiful gardens!

    • Sun, March 24, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    This event will be held in one of our favorite gardens in Mission Hills!  Jim Bishop and Scott Borden will welcome us once again to leisurely enjoy their amazing gardens.  Hope to see you there!

    Location will be sent with registration.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, April 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Please join us for a Coffee and Treat event in Anne and Mark Felhman's lovely garden! They have shared their garden a few times for our annual garden walks.  Many changes have occurred in the past few years so come see what they have done and enjoy the serenity.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Thu, April 25, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mission Hills United Church of Christ Hall, 4070 Jackdaw St. SD 92103
    Nan Sterman has returned to speak for our garden club.  She will tell us not everyone has room for an entire garden, but everyone has room for a container garden.  Container gardens are just like gardens in the ground, just smaller.

    They have exactly the same requirements – light, water, and soil.  In this demonstration, Nan discusses the best uses for different types of containers and how to match plants to pots and pots to plants. She’ll demonstrate container-planting methods, how to combine plants, how to find the right spot for container gardens, and so on. She’ll share some of her best tips for making container gardens instant successes.  And the containers she creates will be raffled off!

    Nan’s love affair with plants and growing things started when she was a small child. She tried to hide it the way people hide things they don’t understand about themselves, but it wouldn’t stay hidden, especially once Nan was in college and stumbled (literally) on Duke University’s botany department. There, the California native let her love of plants out of the closet.

    Through the 1970s and 1980s, Nan was involved in the Back-to-the-Land movement, the precursor to today’s sustainability movement. In summers, she worked with organizations focused on food justice, environmentalism, organic practices, and the like. One of those places was a demonstration house in Berkeley California that put Nan in charge of vegetable gardens, chickens, rabbits, and compost. She’s grown vegetables and composted every place she’s lived since.

    Members - $15; Guests - $20

    • Sat, May 04, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    We are back in the garden of Judith Krumholz - long time active member of our garden club!  She has opened her garden before and is excited to have us back!  She has a wide variety of fruit trees and vegetables that are very prolific.  Please come take another look and enjoy the company of other garden club members.

    Location will be sent with registration.

    Members Free; Guests $5

    • Sat, June 22, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Ft. Stockton Dr. SD 92103

    At this final meeting we will celebrate the success of another year of meetings and events at the Mission Hills Nursery by enjoying a glass of wine and getting our hands dirty!  We will be instructed how to create a Kokedama planting - the art of putting a plant into a moss ball -  using a house plant of your choice.  Mission Hills staff member Felix will guide us step by step so you will take home a lovely plant to admire.  Bring gloves if you don't want to get your hands dirty!  Members - $15; Guests - $20

Past events

Sun, August 06, 2023 Elizabeth Washburn paintings
Thu, June 22, 2023 MHGC June meeting - Canyonlands
Sat, June 10, 2023 Summer Bromeliad Show + Sale
Sun, May 21, 2023 Join KRISZTINA SCHEEFF for a FREE photography and birding walk
Sat, May 13, 2023 25th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk
Sun, May 07, 2023 Mural refresh project with Mission Hills Garden Club
Sat, May 06, 2023 Mural refresh project with Mission Hills Garden Club
Sat, April 01, 2023 Spring Seed Swap in University Heights
Sat, March 18, 2023 San Diego Canyonlands event
Sat, March 11, 2023 2023 Pelargonium/Geranium Conference
Sat, January 28, 2023 Bromeliads 101: A Coffee in the Garden
Wed, January 25, 2023 Ikebana International
Thu, January 19, 2023 The Poway Valley Garden Club workshop
Thu, November 17, 2022 MHGC November meeting - Winter Gardens
Sat, October 29, 2022 Pre-Halloween Pumpkin Planting Garden Party
Wed, October 26, 2022 Ikebana & Bonsai at Balboa Park
Sat, August 20, 2022 San Diego Fern Show and Sale
Sat, June 25, 2022 Botanical Cocktail Workshop
Sat, May 21, 2022 Wine in the Garden - "A Secret Garden"
Sat, May 07, 2022 24th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk
Sat, April 23, 2022 Bees in our Gardens
Thu, March 24, 2022 Companion Plants for Succulents
Thu, February 24, 2022 Kokedama Workshop
Thu, January 27, 2022 Backyard Fruit - Tyler Trimble Zoom Presentation
Thu, January 13, 2022 The Del Mar Garden Club Presents: Rats in our Gardens!
Thu, December 09, 2021 Southern California Horticultural Society Presents: California in a Vase
Wed, November 17, 2021 Mission Hills Garden Club November Potluck Gathering
Sat, November 13, 2021 Celebrating Kate O. Sessions (Hosted by SDFA & SOHO)
Wed, October 20, 2021 San Diego Floral Association - Mediterranean Climate Gardening
Sat, October 16, 2021 Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees
Fri, October 08, 2021 Refuel + Cultivate: Urban Sips & Garden Tips
Sun, September 26, 2021 Beer & Plants with Jungle Fever
Sat, September 25, 2021 Gary Walker Speaks for the Trees
Sat, September 18, 2021 Master Gardeners of San Diego - Fall Garden Tour ***SOLD OUT***
Thu, September 02, 2021 Gardening Historian Nancy Carol Carter
Sat, June 26, 2021 The Gardens of Ocean Beach Garden Tour
Thu, June 24, 2021 Chuck McClung - How Orchids Rebloom
Thu, May 27, 2021 Connor Leone - ECOLIFE - Aquaponics
Sat, May 08, 2021 2021 Garden Walk
Thu, April 22, 2021 Eric Olsen - Organic, Environmentally Conscious Container Gardening
Thu, March 25, 2021 Nan Sterman – Growing, Cooking and Eating the Mediterranean Way – Zoom Presentation
Thu, February 25, 2021 Adam Graves - Horticultural Specialist at the San Diego Zoo - Zoom Presentation
Thu, January 28, 2021 Nancy Carol Carter - "The Lost and Found Balboa Park Gardens of Kate Sessions"
Thu, November 19, 2020 Bill Toone - Roar of the the Monarch Butterfly - Zoom Presentation
Thu, October 22, 2020 Nan Sterman - International Inspirations - Highlights from Gardens Around the World - Zoom presentation
Thu, September 24, 2020 Bill Tall - Why We Do What We Do for our Gardens - City Farmers Nursery
Thu, July 30, 2020 Bring Back the Pollinators: Conserving California’s Native Bees and Butterflies
Wed, July 29, 2020 Bring Back the Pollinators: Conserving California’s Native Bees and Butterflies
Sat, June 27, 2020 2020 Mission Hills Garden Walk
Thu, June 18, 2020 Wild Parrots of San Diego
Sat, June 06, 2020 UCCE workshop: Growing Fresh Herbs for Cooking!
Sat, May 30, 2020 UCCE workshop: How to Grow a Salsa Garden!
Thu, May 28, 2020 2019 San Diego County Superbloom Revisited - From the desert to the mountains to the beaches - Jim Bishop
Sat, May 16, 2020 UCCE workshop: Starting to Grow Your Own Food? Learn How to Win the Battle Against Pests!
Thu, April 23, 2020 Fun in the garden while in the middle of a Pandemic - Fausto Palafox
Fri, April 10, 2020 Online event: Theodore Payne Foundation presents Poppy Hour
Wed, April 08, 2020 Online event: Passionfruit to Parsley: The Science of Victory Gardens
Wed, April 01, 2020 Lions, Tigers and Bears virtual visit
Thu, February 27, 2020 Staghorn Ferns - Master Gardener Lynn Beveridge
Thu, January 23, 2020 Attracting Backyard Birds
Sat, December 07, 2019 December Coffee in the Garden
Wed, November 20, 2019 Floral Design and Holiday Potluck
Thu, September 26, 2019 September 26th - Steve Harbour - Revamping the Tired Landscape

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