Since 1933…

Since 1933…

…we’ve been dedicated to bringing together gardeners & garden professionals, through meetings and other events, to share their experiences.

In Memorium

Ted Kipping 1945-2019

Read a tribute by Cal Hort President Bart O’Brien

Coming Events

Book Sale





Monday, February 17 & Monday, March 16 • 4 pm–7 pm

SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

This collection, assembled by the late Ted Kipping, covers virtually every subject in horticulture, including plant hunting and tree care. There are complete sets of books, some even in duplicate: general books on collecting, gardening, and propagation, as well as field guides and encyclopedias of general and specific plants, along with entire books on categories, such as ferns, and individual plants, such as salvias, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons.

Benefiting the family of Ted Kipping

Annual Seed Exchange

The list and request form for our  2020 Annual Seed Exchange, (a benefit of membership) is available int the January Bulletin. See the  Annual Seed Exchange  page for full details. Not a member yet? Go to our Join Us page to sign up today.

February 2020 Meeting

A Botanical Journey from Central Asia to the Middle East
Monday, February 17, 2020 • 7 p.m.

SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

with Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir
Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir will share his expertise on the plants of Central Asia and the Middle East. Some of the most striking flower bulbs, as well as blooming trees and other plants, grow in steppes and other arid habitats: Central Asia (Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), Turkey, and the Holy Land (Israel to Jordan). These plants show magnificent adaptations to droughts, and many have potential for cultivation.

Dr. Fragman-Sapir has been the scientific editor of the “Flora of Israel Online” website since 2016, and is the scientific director of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. He is an expert on the Mediterranean and West Asian floras, as well as on geophytes, plant conservation and sustainable horticulture.

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March 2020 Meeting

“So Many Plants, So Little Time!”
Monday, Monday, March 16, 2020 • 7 p.m.

SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco
with Ourselves!
We had a great time last year, and we plan to do it again this year: a full meeting of plant display and discussion only this time in March. Last year’s meeting was a wonderful round table discussion and major learning experience for our members. March is full Spring: bulbs are going crazy and something new is blooming every day. Plants which might show the warming of our climate would also be of interest. If you have a special plant or a few that you would like to discuss with the group, come to our March meeting and bring it along. It could be a cutting or a beautifully grown specimen, or something you are having trouble growing. This is a meeting for everyone to learn.

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