Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Southern California Plants from a Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Perspective"
Eric Evans, Horticulturist, San Diego Botanic Garden

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Eric Evans, a horticulturist at the San Diego Botanic Garden, is a recent transplant from Annapolis, Maryland, (Zone 7b) and he shares a few of the plants that struck his eye as a Mid-Atlantic gardener when he began to garden in San Diego. The plants he will talk about come from the Southern California plant trade, public gardens—especially the San Diego Botanic Garden—and personal collection. Eric will describe how, if possible, the plants might be used in Southeastern gardens. If COVID travel restrictions have given you cabin fever about your own garden, you'll enjoy a peek into gardening in a different part of the county!

tropical plants in a garden scene

Joining the Online Presentation

Visit the URL below to join the program:

In case there are any last-minute changes, please check your e-mail for any updates.


FOA Lectures are recorded and posted to the JC Raulston Arboretum's YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our channel for updates.

Please register online at You will be sent an e-mail with instructions on how to join us online if you register before the program begins. If you register once it's started, you'll be taken directly to the online program.
Online. The instructions to join us online will be provided above the week of the event.
Please write for more information about this program.