Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Torrey Pines Landscape lets you know the Holiday Buzz about Town this weekend

Balboa Park December Nights: Dec. 6 & 7, 2013San Diego Floral Association - Festival of Trees - Casa del Prado
Balboa Park December Nights, the city’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 35th consecutive year on Friday, Dec. 6, 3-11pm, and Saturday, Dec. 7, noon-11pm. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”
Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 350,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world.
Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theater, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet and more.

Public parking is limited to the Zoo lot (free) and Village Place and Inspiration Point lots ($20 per vehicle). Free parking for persons with disabilities is available in the Federal and Space Theater lots. Free shuttle service is provided from PETCO Park ($5 per vehicle) and City College (free). Shuttles run on Friday from 3:00-midnight and on Saturday from 11:30AM-midnight. All shuttles pick up and drop off at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street.

The Water Conservation Garden's Annual
Gift Shop Holiday Open House!
Saturday, December 7th
9am to 4pm 

Their Gift Shop is the place to find unique, garden-inspired gifts.
  • Hand-crafted artwork, jewelry and purses by local artists
  • Holiday and everyday candles to accent your home
  • Beautiful scarves for every outfit
  • Handmade and "build-your-own" birdhouses
  • Garden sculptures
  • And much more!   
Everything 10% off
Garden Members receive a 10% discount
in addition to their current member discount rate.
And new this year...
Water-Wise Plant Blowout Sale
(Select plants, while supplies last.)

Visit The Water Conservation Garden at our Gift Shop Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th and enjoy cookies and cider while you find fabulous holiday d├ęcor and gifts!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Horticultural Happenings and other Opportunities this weekend

Succulent Wreath Class  Saturday, October 12, 9 am – 2 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden
Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG wreath team. For more information on this and the following 3 activities see:

Book Signing – Gardening with Free-Range Chickens for Dummies Saturday, October 12, 10 am – 11:30 amGarden writer, speaker, and photographer, Bonnie Jo Manion has been combining her love of gardening with her joy of chickens for more than a decade. In her coauthored book, Gardening with Free-Range Chickens for Dummies, Bonnie details how to successfully companion garden with backyard chickens.

New Plants for Southern California
Saturday, October 12, 10 am – 12 noon
Wendy Proud of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery will introduce you to some exciting plants for our dry Southern California landscapes. New to Southern California, these plants have been successfully used in low-water areas like Arizona. Plant sale will follow her presentation.
Watercolor Journaling: Fall Harvest
Sunday, October 13, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Embrace the day exploring botanical details with watercolor, collage, and ink journaling style. This workshop taught by Helen Shafer Garcia, will focus on combinations of drawing and painting botanical elements with thoughtful descriptive words.

Native Plant Sale. Native plants attract birds, butterflies and save water.
When:  11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. October 12th - Saturday
Where:  Casa del Prado Courtyard, Balboa Park, San Diego
More information:

October 12-13, 2013 • Art Glass Guild Show & Patio Sale
All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched, mosaic and more will be featured. Over 30 juried glass artists. 10am-5pm


Chihuly recently enjoyed in Florida

Balboa Park Book Sale
Join us for our premier Balboa Park Book Sale - Books, magazines and ephemera on all subjects for all ages.
When: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., October 12th
Where: The Education Center at the San Diego Museum of Man

Rainwater Collection and Grey Water for the Homeowner

Saturday, October 12 (10:00 am-12 noon)
Every drop counts!  Josh Robinson with the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute demonstrates the ease of use and money saving potential of grey water and rain harvesting systems.  
Members Free, $10 Non-Members

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A story behind one of this years Winners of the CLCA Beautification Awards

As mentioned in an earlier post, I promised to give a bit more info about our jobs that were honored to win accolades at this year's Beautification Awards. Let's start with the honor of "Best Maintenance" awarded to a residence that we service in The Bridges in Rancho Sante Fe. Our relationship with this residence started in July of 2006 when we were originally called to do some design and build work; maintenance commenced upon that projects completion in January of 2007.

For the past six years we have maintained this estate and watched with pride as it has flourished year after year. The CLCA judging panel noted that the residences location made the gardens maintenance especially challenging because of the wild swings in temperature. We've been in business for quite some time and as a San Diego company are quite familiar with what plants will not only survive but thrive in these great temperature variances.

There are two rewards that we get from our clients: 1) They refer us to their friends and family and 2) They ask us back to do more work. We were asked back to design and create some additional upgrades in different areas of the property and we most definitely have valued their continuing trust in doing business with us these many years. We are delighted that their home was awarded with the 'Best Maintenance' in this year's Beautification Awards....couldn't have happened to nicer people!

from the office of Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Thursday, July 11, 2013

CLCA Awards for Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc

The San Diego Chapter of the CLCA held the 2013 Beautification Awards at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at USD at the end of last month.  "With growing concerns over the continued availability of water in the San Diego region, licensed landscape contractors are working to conserve this precious resource while still maintaining San Diego's unique beauty through the careful design, installation and management of the county's landscapes. The efforts of these stewards of our environment were recognized......(by awarding) excellence in landscape construction and maintenance through competition among California licensed landscape professionals.." excerpt from CLCA website

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Here are the awards we, the team of Torrey Pines Landscape Company, received this year:
    First Place for Landscape Renovation - Large:(for a job in La Jolla)
    First Place for Design and Build -Small : (for a job in La Jolla)
    First Place for Residential Maintenance: (for a job in La Jolla)
    Achievement Award for Residential Maintenance: (for a job in La Jolla)
    Judges' Award for Best Maintenance Project: (for a job in Rancho Sante Fe)

Visit our blog in the near future for more in depth info and pictures about each of these Award winning jobs.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The 'Bloom Report' by Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Tall African Marigold

Glorious color is blooming in gardens everywhere and here are a few that caught our eye:
Blanket Flower

Friday, May 24, 2013

Torrey Pines Landscape Company supports the San Diego Floral Association

If you were inspired to create floral arrangements of our own after experiencing Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of're in luck! This weekend the San Diego Floral Association is hosting a 2 day workshop just for you.


The Spring Flower Show and Bazaar is free. Demonstrations by Ohara society instructors will be held at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on both days.

When:  Saturday 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where:  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego

More Information:  Akiko Bourland, 858-273-5899