Home Matters: Upcoming Events, Tours and Classes


April 7: The large Japanese tea garden built by George Turner Marsh in Coronado will be discussed by a professor of Asian art history at the Coronado Historical Association. Kendall Brown will also talk about the rich history of Japanese gardens in Southern California at the turn of the 20th century. Cost: $15 members; $18 non-members. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Ave., Coronado. Information: (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org/calendar/event/marshs-tea-garden-legacy/.

April 8-10: Attendees at the 37th Annual Spring Home and Garden Show will be able to browse plants and gardens, shop for products and goods for their home, and talk to experts about home improvement and landscaping projects. No cost; Parking at $10. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Information: (858) 350-3738 or springhomegardenshow.com/.

April 9-10: Want to learn more about koi fish for your garden? At the 34th Annual Koi Show, presented by the Koi Club of San Diego, you can find other koi enthusiasts, sellers and exhibitors sharing information about fish and ponds. Cost: $10 parking. When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Inquiries: (858) 751-4564 or koiclubofsandiego.org/.

April 9: “Circling Back to Nature,” the 8th annual Native Plant Garden Tour hosted by the California Native Plant Society of San Diego, will feature gardens in East County. The gardens illustrate a variety of native plant habitats, dry swales, adjacent natural areas, pool-to-pond conversion, water features and sculptures. Visitors will be able to enter five private gardens and view seven front yards from the road. Tickets: $30 until April 8, $35 at the door. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Mount Helix/La Mesa, Allied Gardens, Santee, the Water Conservation Garden and other areas of East County. Information: cnpssd.org/events.

April 9: In the section “Save water and money, and have a healthy landscape!” » online workshop, participants will learn about irrigation and runoff management, including evaluating an irrigation system, as well as tips for saving money and having a healthy garden. No cost. When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: Virtual. Information: (858) 822-6932 or cesandiego.ucanr.edu/?calendar=yes&g=98691.

April 13: The Point Loma Garden Club program, “Creating Spring Tablescapes,” will be presented by Kathy Taylor de Murillo, instructor, designer and flower show judge. No cost. When: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego. Information: [email protected] or plgc.org/event-4559190.

April 20: “Art Alive 2022: How to Appreciate the Merging of Art and Flowers Through the Principles and Elements of Floral Design” will be the program presented at the quarterly meeting of the San Diego Floral Association. Betty Patterson-del-Sol will discuss the San Diego Art Museum’s Art Alive event, which is a collection of art-inspired floral creations designed by regional artists. Patterson-del-Sol, a veteran Art Alive participant, will show past exhibits and explain their form and composition using the principles of floral design. No cost. When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Casa del Prado, room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sdfloral.org/meeting.htm.

April 23: Solitary bees and how gardeners can help them thrive will be the topic of a presentation at the Mission Hills Garden Club meeting. Candace Vanderhoff, ecologist and architect, will also explain how to install and maintain a native bee shelter. Cost: Free members, $5 non-members. When: 9-10:30 a.m. Where: Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego. Information: missionhillsgardenclub.org/event-4580467.

April 23: The Poway Valley Garden Club’s annual flower show and sale, “Fantasy in the Garden,” will feature a wide variety of plants and flowers on display in Templars Hall. Or you can show your creativity by submitting an application in these divisions: Horticulture, Design Courses, Educational Exhibits, and Botanical Arts. No cost. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. Information: powayvalleygardenclub.org/flower-show.

April 23-24: The 100th annual Coronado Flower Show — which calls itself the largest tent flower show in the United States — will include landscape displays, various flower pageants, educational talks and demonstrations, as well as entertainment and shopping. A “home front” competition recognizes outstanding residential and commercial gardens throughout Coronado. Cost: $5 per day, free for children under 12 and members of the Coronado Flora Association. When: 1pm-5pm on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Where: Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave., Coronado. Information: coronadoflowershow.com/.

April 23-24: The San Diego Bonsai Club will host its annual show and sale which will feature bonsai trees of various sizes and species on display and for sale, demonstrations of bonsai techniques, and club members answering questions. No cost. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sandiegobonsaiclub.com/2022-spring-show.html.

April 26: How to create and grow an eco-friendly, less thirsty garden will be the focus of a webinar hosted by the Solana Center for Environmental Action and San Diego County. The Fallbrook Action Climate team will talk about climate-appropriate planting, using mulch and compost to conserve water, and managing irrigation efficiently, as well as soil types and gardening styles. No cost. When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Virtual. Information: (760) 436-7986 or solanacenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2022.

April 29-May 1: Interested in antique furniture, paintings, pottery and rugs? The Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show will feature over 100 premier exhibitors offering these items and more, including Asian antiques, posters and china. Tickets: $8 per day; Parking at $10. When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: delmarantiques.com/.

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