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Friends of the Palomar College Arboretum

Calendar of Events

2019 Calendar of Events

“Grand Opening & Dedication of the Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum Trails at Palomar College”
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2:00 PM

Palomar College  1140 West Mission Road,  San Marcos, CA 92069

RSVP to (760) 744-1150 ext. 2956 or email reply to

Arboretum Grand Opening



“Palomar College Garden Tour”
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am – Noon

Free Parking in Parking Lot 12 for this tour.

We will start the tour at the Campus Police building in lot 12, walk through our South American Garden, Madagascar Gardens, stroll through the Polynesian Garden, and then head to the Arboretum.
If there is time at the end of the tour, we might visit the Cactus and Succulent Garden. This tour will focus on plant diversity through the geological ages, ecology, ethnobotany and general gardening in Southern California.
Optional: Bring your own water, snacks, sunscreen lotion, hat and sunglasses. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Please RSVP Tony Rangel if you will be attending this tour.
Or call: (760) 744-1150  x2133

“Campus Walking Tour at Rancho Bernardo Center!”
With Tony Rangel

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at the Parking Structure entrance
11111 Rancho Bernardo Rd San Diego Ca. 92127
Free Parking will be along the loop rd. near the Parking Structure.

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On this tour we will discuss the varied plant collections on the site.
With a focus on drought tolerant/water wise planting, shade gardening with water wise plants along with a quick look at the Habitat Preserve from the Parking structure.
We will discuss the long term botanical goals for the site and take in the fantastic views of the surrounding cities.
Optional: Bring water, snacks, hat and sunglasses. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Please RSVP Tony Rangel if you will be attending this tour. Email: Or call: (760) 744-1150 x2133

“Special United States Postal Service Cactus Stamp Unveiling Ceremony”

Monday, April 15, 2019
11:30 am
Meet at the Palomar College Cactus and Succulent Garden entrance near Parking Lot #4.
USPS Cactus Flowers Stamp Series unveiling at Palomar College Cactus & Succulent Garden is located on the southeast corner of the campus. (The entrance of Comet Circle on the right.)
Palomar College – 1140 W. Mission Road., San Marcos, CA 92069
Free Parking in Parking Lots # 3

If you have any question about this special event, please contact
May Fong Ho, VP of Membership
Friends of the Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum at Palomar College

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Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Palomar College Arboretum!

You can receive Professional Development credit by taking our workshops, tours and lectures. Maximum of 2 hours of PD credit per semester. (PD Code #120)
Please sign-up with the Professional Development office.
Call (760) 744-1150 x2250 for more information.
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