Home Matters: Upcoming classes, workshops and tours

Dec. 17-23, 26-31; Jan. 1, 2023: Lightscape, a new holiday event at the San Diego Botanic Garden, will illuminate evenings with more than 1 million holiday lights displayed as tunnels, a fire garden, sculptures and artistic installations throughout the garden. The average tour time along the 1-mile trail is 1.5 hours, but there is no time limit. Tickets: start at $27 for adults, $18 for children ages 3-12, and free for younger than 2. Discounts available for SDBG members as well as active and combat-disabled military with ID; $10 parking in advance, $20 day of visit. When: Entry times are available every 15 minutes from 5-8:30 p.m. Garden closes at 10 p.m. Information: (760) 436-3036 or sdbg.org/lightscape/.

Dec. 17-18: Tillandsias and other bromeliads will be featured at the San Diego Bromeliad Society’s Holiday Plant Sale. Experts will be available to answer questions, and tools and supplies can be purchased. Admission: free. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sandiegobromeliadsociety.org.

Dec. 18-23: Take a virtual tour of four North County homes decorated by area designers as a fundraiser for Vista Community Clinic’s Senior Healthcare Services. One home was modeled after the French Baroque-style and one is the home of Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett. Tickets: $25. When: Virtual — anytime between Dec. 18 and 23. Where: North County. Information: (760) 631-5000, Ext.1139, or https://aesbid.co/ELP/HHT22.

Jan. 6, 2023: Denise McClelland from Fit Monkeys will be the guest speaker at the monthly general meeting of the Carlsbad Garden Club. She will discuss physical fitness in the garden. Admission: free. When: 1-3 p.m. Where: 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Information: carlsbadgardenclub.org/events.

Jan. 7-8, 2023: Tagged as featuring everything for, in and around your home, the San Diego Spring Home Show brings together professionals in several industries to answer questions on home projects big and small. Also on-site will be the kitchen showcase and a solar green energy expo. Admission: Free passes online; $10 at the door. When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Information: homeshowsandiego.com/.

Jan. 11, 2023: An expert on drought-tolerant garden design will be the guest speaker at the Point Loma Garden Club meeting. Lynlee Austell, a Master Gardener, will also talk about sustainable landscape maintenance. Cost: free. When: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego. Information: plgc.org/event-4897753.

Jan. 11, 2023: “The Story of Seeds and Everything Seeds” will be told to Poway Valley Garden Club members during their general meeting. Cost: free. When: 9 a.m. to noon. Where: Templars Hall in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. Information: powayvalleygardenclub.org/calendar.

Jan. 14, 2023: Ready for some pointers on pruning roses in January for their next blooming cycle? The San Diego Rose Society holds its annual, popular event where consulting rosarians will demonstrate proper pruning on several types of flowers including hybrid teas, floribundas and climbers. Cost: free. When: 8:30-11 a.m. Where: North side of the fountain in the Inez Parker Grant Balboa Park Rose Garden. Information: sandiegorosesociety.com/events.

Jan. 21, 2023: A panel of alumni and students from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design will be the guest lecturers in the Friends of San Diego Architecture Lecture Series. Professions will include architects and designers. Admission: free students; $5 suggested donation. When: 9:30 a.m. Where: NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 1249 F St., San Diego. Information: (619) 224-8584 or friendsofsdarch.com/fsda-lectures/.

Jan. 21, 2023: Do you want your roses to grow healthy and look beautiful? The San Diego Rose Society will host a “Comprehensive Rose Care Seminar,” in which such topics as pests, fertilizer and rose care throughout the year will be discussed. Admission: $35; payment due by Jan. 13. When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sandiegorosesociety.com/events/rose-care-seminar.

Jan. 25, 2023: Tips for making you and your home more sustainable will be given during the virtual “Step Up Your Sustainability Webinar.” One topic that representatives from I Love a Clean San Diego and the County of San Diego will cover is implementing low waste habits in such areas as pets, hobbies and shared spaces of the home. When: 5-6 p.m. Where: Zoom. Information: (619) 291-0103 or cleansd.org/event/step-up-your-sustainability-webinar/.

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