Desert Horticultural Society





Field Trips, Meetings & Events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 14, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Corona Del Mar

    Members and guests are invited to join a docent led tour of the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar. What a perfect time to escape the desert heat if only for a day ! No host lunch at the garden restaurant or explore other options in town. Then we will proceed to Roger's Gardens Nursery also in Corona del Mar and marvel at all the beautiful plants and flowers we are unable to grow in our climate. The charge to members is $3.00. The formal tour lasts about an hour. The charge for guests is $18.00 which includes membership to DHSCV for one year.

    We meet at Mary Brent's in Palm Springs to car pool at 8 a.m. Those willing to drive please ID yourselves to me. You will be reimbursed by your passengers for gas or taken out to lunch.

    This is a great way to meet fellow garden enthusiasts and spend a delightful afternoon. Number of attendees are limited so sign up early.

    Thanks for your support of all our very successful field trips in the past.

    Thanks,

    Robert

    DHSCV
    FIELD TRIP COORDINATOR

    • Saturday, September 27, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Newport Center in Corona Del Mar, CA
    The July-August issue of The Chuperosa listed this field trip in error.  
    • Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Living Desert, Hoover Room
    Join us for a lecture on Desert Landscaping by Chris McDonald, PhD, Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension. Description of the lecture below.

    Plant exchange before the meeting @ 5:30 PM in the parking lot. Bring pups, cuttings, plants to share with others. Even if you cannot bring plants feel free to adopt and watch your garden grow.

    Borrow Books from the DHSCV Lending Library Glenn Huntington generously donated much of his extraordinary library of books about plants, gardening, and sustainable living to the DHSCV. Borrow books and expand your knowledge. 

    Desert Landscaping

    We are increasingly asking our landscapes to provide us with more resources and benefits with less inputs, both in the urban and wildland settings. Desert areas are especially difficult to manage with high temperatures, low rainfall and an over-reliance on groundwater in urban settings to irrigate our landscapes. In addition our traditional landscapes, and many modern xeriscape plans, offer few resources for wildlife, yet many gardeners and homeowners enjoy wildlife in their yards. There are many native plants that can provide habitat and resources for wildlife, require very little water (even in the desert!) and look beautiful in our urban and suburban landscapes. There are many different types of wildlife we can attract to our backyards and we will discuss how to improve our yards as habitat with drought-tolerant and beautiful native plants.

     
    Join us for a lecture on Desert Landscaping by Chris McDonald, PhD, Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension. Description of the lecture below.

    Plant exchange before the meeting @ 5:30 PM in the parking lot. Bring pups, cuttings, plants to share with others. Even if you cannot bring plants feel free to adopt and watch your garden grow.

    Borrow Books from the DHSCV Lending Library Glenn Huntington generously donated much of his extraordinary library of books about plants, gardening, and sustainable living to the DHSCV. Borrow books and expand your knowledge. 

    Desert Landscaping

    We are increasingly asking our landscapes to provide us with more resources and benefits with less inputs, both in the urban and wildland settings. Desert areas are especially difficult to manage with high temperatures, low rainfall and an over-reliance on groundwater in urban settings to irrigate our landscapes. In addition our traditional landscapes, and many modern xeriscape plans, offer few resources for wildlife, yet many gardeners and homeowners enjoy wildlife in their yards. There are many native plants that can provide habitat and resources for wildlife, require very little water (even in the desert!) and look beautiful in our urban and suburban landscapes. There are many different types of wildlife we can attract to our backyards and we will discuss how to improve our yards as habitat with drought-tolerant and beautiful native plants.

     
    Join us for a lecture on Desert Landscaping by Chris McDonald, PhD, Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension. Description of the lecture below.

    Plant exchange before the meeting @ 5:30 PM in the parking lot. Bring pups, cuttings, plants to share with others. Even if you cannot bring plants feel free to adopt and watch your garden grow.

    Borrow Books from the DHSCV Lending Library Glenn Huntington generously donated much of his extraordinary library of books about plants, gardening, and sustainable living to the DHSCV. Borrow books and expand your knowledge. 

    Desert Landscaping

    We are increasingly asking our landscapes to provide us with more resources and benefits with less inputs, both in the urban and wildland settings. Desert areas are especially difficult to manage with high temperatures, low rainfall and an over-reliance on groundwater in urban settings to irrigate our landscapes. In addition our traditional landscapes, and many modern xeriscape plans, offer few resources for wildlife, yet many gardeners and homeowners enjoy wildlife in their yards. There are many native plants that can provide habitat and resources for wildlife, require very little water (even in the desert!) and look beautiful in our urban and suburban landscapes. There are many different types of wildlife we can attract to our backyards and we will discuss how to improve our yards as habitat with drought-tolerant and beautiful native plants.

     
    Join us for a lecture on Desert Landscaping by Chris McDonald, PhD, Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension. Description of the lecture below.

    Plant exchange before the meeting @ 5:30 PM in the parking lot. Bring pups, cuttings, plants to share with others. Even if you cannot bring plants feel free to adopt and watch your garden grow.

    Borrow Books from the DHSCV Lending Library Glenn Huntington generously donated much of his extraordinary library of books about plants, gardening, and sustainable living to the DHSCV. Borrow books and expand your knowledge.

    Desert Landscaping
    We are increasingly asking our landscapes to provide us with more resources and benefits with less inputs, both in the urban and wildland settings. Desert areas are especially difficult to manage with high temperatures, low rainfall and an over-reliance on groundwater in urban settings to irrigate our landscapes. In addition our traditional landscapes, and many modern xeriscape plans, offer few resources for wildlife, yet many gardeners and homeowners enjoy wildlife in their yards. There are many native plants that can provide habitat and resources for wildlife, require very little water (even in the desert!) and look beautiful in our urban and suburban landscapes. There are many different types of wildlife we can attract to our backyards and we will discuss how to improve our yards as habitat with drought-tolerant and beautiful native plants.

    • Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    Novice and expert gardeners will all enjoy this event.

    There will be something for everyone including exhibits and information booths from local water agencies, gardening clubs, The Living Desert and the City of Palm Desert.  This popular, free event will feature workshops on water-wise gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics.  

    Schedule of workshops will be posted closer to the date of the event.
    • Saturday, November 01, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Art Smith Trail Head, Palm Desert
    If you did not get a chance to join us last year do yourself a favor and spend 2 hours with Jim Adams, Professor of Pharmacology as he moves literally from plant to plant and imparts a wealth of information regarding their curatorial powers and how they were historically used by the native inhabitants. A truly fascinating outing. No host lunch on El Paseo.

    Sign up early. There are a limited number of spaces especially for the Jim Adams tour.
    • Friday, December 05, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Riverside, CA

    Discover a garden seldom visited by the public. Located on the east side of the campus, it incorporates several garden styles. This is an opportunity to see another section. Last time we visited the desert garden. Then we head to the Mission Inn for an early supper and to see the historic hotel’s holiday décor.

    • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Living Desert, Hoover Room
    Plant exchange in the Living Desert parking lot followed by meeting and a to be determined presentation.  More information will be posted closer to the meeting date.
    • Sunday, April 12, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Starts out at Wellness Park (SW corner of Via Miraleste & Tachevah), Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Save the date for the 10th Annual Desert Garden Tour!  Tour information will be posted in 2015, closer to the date of the event.
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Living Desert, Hoover Room
    Plant exchange in the Living Desert parking lot followed by meeting and a to be determined presentation.  More information will be posted closer to the meeting date.
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Living Desert, Hoover Room
    Plant exchange before the meeting @ 5:30 PM in the parking lot. Bring pups, cuttings, plants to share with others. Even if you cannot bring plants feel free to adopt and watch your garden grow.

    Borrow Books from the DHSCV Lending Library Glenn Huntington generously donated much of his extraordinary library of books about plants, gardening, and sustainable living to the DHSCV. Borrow books and expand your knowledge. 

    Information on the presentation will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.


     



Past events

Saturday, July 19, 2014 Big Bear Garden Tour
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Claremont Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 San Diego Botanic Garden (Quail BG)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Meeting and Presentation by Mike Chedester of The Living Desert (open to the public)
Sunday, April 13, 2014 After Garden Tour Party
Sunday, April 13, 2014 9th Annual Desert Garden Tour
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Rancho Dos Palmas Tour
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Coachella Valley Preserve
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 South Coast Botanic Garden
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Presentation by Robin Kobaly (open to the public), Officer Elections
Thursday, December 05, 2013 UC Riverside Botanic Garden
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Medicinal Plant Hike
Saturday, November 02, 2013 The Weed Show
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Los Angeles County Arboretum
Saturday, October 19, 2013 8th Annual Desert Garden Community Day
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Meeting & Presentation on The Weed Show (open to the public)
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Balboa Park, San Diego
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Meeting & Presentation by Author James Adams
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Anza Borrego Wild Flower Hike
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Big Morongo Preserve
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 Membership Meeting & Officer Elections
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Smoke Tree Ranch
Sunday, November 11, 2012 DHSCV Pot Luck - Members Only
Sunday, November 04, 2012 Temecula Olive Oil Tasting and Tour
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Meeting & Presentation by Al Hollinger
Saturday, July 14, 2012 BIG BEAR GARDEN TOUR
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Membership Meeting, The Living Desert
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Phoenix Home and Garden Tour
Saturday, March 17, 2012 "It House"

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