September 29 - 30, 2007
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies V is scheduled for September 29-30 in San Diego. Titled "Lessons In Our Gardens – San Diego", the event is sponsored by Pacific Horticulture magazine, in association with Quail Botanical Gardens, Garden Design magazine, the San Diego Horticultural Society, the Mediterranean Garden Society, and The Water Conservation Garden. The weekend celebrates plants that thrive with minimal care in San Diego’s Mediterranean climate and showcases the wide range of garden possibilities in a low-water environment. It includes keynote talks at Quail, followed by visits to four excitingly different gardens for a combination tour and on-site lecture by the experts who designed them
Participants will visit a garden of natives, one for birds & butterflies, another of succulents, and a fourth with a huge range of plant material. One talk at Quail, on sustainable landscaping, will be by award-winning Santa Barbara landscape architect Owen E. Dell. The second Quail talk features Shirley Kerins, an award-winning Pasadena-based landscape architect and former curator of the Huntington Botanical Gardens herb garden, who will speak on plants for Mediterranean-climate gardens.
The event includes tours of Quail Botanical Gardens, plant sales, and book signings. A box lunch will be enjoyed each day in one of the gardens, and there will be an evening meet and mingle reception at Quail on Sept. 29. On September 28 there will be a talk and garden tour at The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon.
Pacific Horticulture magazine subscribers and San Francisco Botanical Garden Society members at the Garden Lover level or higher (who receive Pacific Horticulture magazine as a member benefit) may register at the discount rate of $129, which includes two lunches. The standard fee is $155 (and includes a 1-year subscription to Pacific Horticulture). After September 1 fees go up by $30.
To register go to www.sdhortsoc.org or call (760) 295-7089