Gardening Organizations

All of these organizations have great resources and programs to learn more about gardening here on the Central Coast. Check out their websites and calendars for information and events.

UCCE Master Gardeners-SLO: Free helpline available to find out about gardening and get your questions answered; garden workshops and helpful information.

GOT A GARDENING QUESTION? In San Luis Obispo, call 805-781-5939; Arroyo Grande, 805-473-7190, and Templeton, 805-434-4105. Visit their website or email them at Informative garden workshops are held the third Saturday of every month at 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo. To request a tour of the garden, call 805-781-5939. 

Waterwise Santa Barbara: Lots of useful information on saving water in your landscaping and home.

Five Cities Orchid Society: Want to learn more about orchids and how to care for them? Contact FCOS to learn about their programs and get advice. They have lots of YouTube videos available as well.

California Native Plant Society - SLO: A great place to learn more about CA Native Plants.

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden: Lots of events are regularly held.

Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society: This organization has enthusiastic and knowledgeable people about all things Cactus and Succulent.

California Rare Fruit Growers - Central Coast Chapter (CRFG-CCC): Want to learn more about growing fruit on the central coast? This is the organization you want to learn more about. 

Central Coast Dahlia Society: A great place to learn more about growing this beautiful flower. 

Theodore Paynes Foundation: Lots of ways to learn about landscaping with California native plants.