Important monthly/yearly events
We have a number of events that occur monthly, yearly or bi-yearly. They normally occur during the same during the same month each year. If you think you would be interest in any of these. We urge you to mark them in your calendars and make time to look into them as more information normally becomes available 30 to 90 days ahead of their actual start dates. This list does not list all of the events but just some of the major ones. You can view all events on the calendar.
Care and maintenance of the Safari Park Epiphyllum Flower House. Members usually get together twice a month to care for the ephiphylums. For more details on Volunteering at the park check the Volunteering page. There are lots of perks to volunteering besides the obvious ones of helping to make the world a better place.
San Diego Epiphyllum Society general meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Balboa Park Casa Del Prado (room 101) on the 2nd Wednesday January through November. The December general meeting and workshop are replaced by an installation dinner where new SDES officers are installed.
General meetings starts with a short business meeting followed by an audio visual presentation on a subject deemed to be of interest to society members. This is followed by a raffle drawing for plants and cuttings. The meetings are designed to always have time to socialize and ask questions from our many friendly members about how they maintain their plants.
Prior to our general meeting there is a workshop at 7:00 p.m. in room 104. The workshop covers different topics related to the care of epiphyllums. If you are new to caring for epiphyllums you will find these to be a must attend function. If you are a veteran epiphyllum grower you will also find these an interesting place to hear ideas that have proven to be helpful to others.
San Diego Epiphyllum Society Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday January through November the Balboa Park Casa Del Prado (room 104) at 7:30 p.m. The December board meeting conflicts with the Christmas and therefore is normally held the 1st Wednesday in January at a member's home.
Safari Park Epiphyllum Sale is held on the first weekend in May from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. by the Plant Trader.
Sales from this event go to benefit the Safari Park Epiphyllum House.
Mother's Day Epiphyllum Society show and sale (on Mother's Day weekend). San Diego Epiphyllum Society celebrates the blooming season with a flower show and sale. Saturday is pre-show sale with show on Sunday, the sale continuing just outside. You will want to come early to get the best choices on Saturday especially if you are looking for potted plans. A great assortment of cuttings are always available on both Saturday and Sunday.
Epiphyllum Convention (EPICon) is held in the spring time every other year. In 2018 it was held in the a San Diego area. The next EPICon will be held in 2020.
End of Summer Party is a low key house party held on a Saturday in October. It is where members can meet on a smaller social scale getting to know each other better. It is just a get together to relax and share stories about anything. Once you have attended one it will be on your list of things you do not want to miss out on.
Cuyamaca Spring Garden Festival has been holding this April event for over 20 years. It is a free family-friendly community celebration of spring and attracts around 3000 visitors from all over the county. The festival features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations designed to help you become a better gardener. It is sponsored by Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department. Which will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year.