• Updates on the Organization

    Scholarships We will continue to provide scholarships for qualified students who are majoring in Environmental Horticulture or Landscaping Design. Our current recipient, Ignacio Moreno, attends Cal Poly, Pomona. His outstanding grades are a testament to how well he applies himself to his studies, while still working full time. He is

  • COVID-19 Membership Update

    Because the pandemic has created uncertain conditions for when we can all gather for events like Desert Garden Tour and Desert Garden Community Day, the Desert Horticultural Society has decided to extend memberships. If you signed up or renewed in 2020, your membership has been extended to 2022. If you

  • It’s a beautiful time of year to see the Salton Sea

    We are so lucky to have such generous members! Gertie and Allan Seymour have generously offered to host a down valley tour with no-host lunch at there home “Sweaty Palms” overlooking the Salton Sea and the Santa Rosas. With the weather we’ve had it will be a fantastic day. The

  • Desert Plumerias and Vote at January 22 Meeting

    Happy New Year!! Please join us for a talk on Plumerias with local expert Mernell Wong. Mernell is President of the Plumeria Society and has given talks throughout Southern California on Plumerias. Mernell’s talk will cover Plumerias that do well in our desert environment and tips to keep these healthy

  • Holiday Crafting with DWA

    Bedazzle with us!! Get in the holiday spirit with a fun evening craft party with our friends at Desert Water Agency. We’ll have all the supplies you need. Desert Horticultural is providing the air plants – they arrived today!! You’ll leave with a succulent ornament to hang at home or

  • Proposed Bylaw Changes — Vote at November 6 Meeting

    Hey members! It’s time for an update to our bylaws to reflect a variety of organizational changes. Here is a link to both versions for you to peruse. If you have any questions, please contact us. Summary of significant changes: Removed affiliation with California Garden Club; Simplified Voting and Committee

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival with Desert Horticultural

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival March 30 from 1-5pm We are excited to be part of this inspirational and engaging film festival this year along with UCR Palm Desert, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens and Friends of the Desert Mountains. Thirteen films will be screened with expert speakers and

  • Butterfly Block Party with Our Friends at Desert Water Agency

    Join us at DWA Saturday, March 9 for the second Butterfly Block Party from 1-3pm. This is an event for the whole family and Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley will be there sharing information about desert-adapted plants and gardening in the desert. There will be live music, face

  • Explore Uses of Native Plants with Robin Kobaly

    Presenter: Robin Kobaly—Botanist, Founder and President of The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of The SummerTree Institute and great friend of Desert Horticultural Society. Join Robin Kobaly for this captivating event as she presents ancient and traditional uses of native desert plants, demonstrating ways to adapt them to fit

  • 13th Annual Desert Garden Community Day

    Here’s the schedule for next week’s 13th Annual Desert Garden Community Day. See you there! It is going to be an awesome, spooky and spiny day full of succulents!! More details here. SaveSave