Phalaenopsis by annca/Pixbay

Botanic Garden/Biology Department
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8303

Phone: (818) 677-3496

© 2004 California State University, Northridge

Updated 7/25/19

Welcome to the CSUN Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden will be closed on the following campus holidays:

Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day

Monday, Novermber 11, in observance of Veterans' Day

Thursday/Friday, November 28 & 29, in observance of Thanksgiving






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CSUN-al Gardening: Summer 2019

Phalaenopsis flower, annca/Pixabay

  • Orchid Mania

    Saturday, August 17th, 9-11 a.m.
    Arthur Pinkers, San Fernando Valley Orchid Society President


  • Orchids have been called aristocrats of the plant world, and their exotic, often long-lasting blooms are the obsession of many plant fanciers. Surprisingly, not all orchids require a greenhouse setting to flourish; in fact, some orchids thrive in the shade of a protected patio or the indirect light of a kitchen counter.

    Join us on Saturday, August 17th, at 9 a.m., as Arthur Pinkers shares his techniques for growing superb orchids at home.

    Arthur Pinkers' passion for orchids started at the tender age of 16, when he acquired his first orchid, Slc. Glittering Jewel (Sl. Gratixiae x Slc. Hermes). For a time, Arthur enjoyed the dream job of Lab director for Beall Orchid Company on Vashon Island, Washington. Since then, he has continued to nurture his orchid obsession, serving as Board member, and then President, of the Northwest Orchid Society, and since 2016 as President of the San Fernando Valley Orchid Society. Arthur is also an Accredited Orchid Judge, a distinction he has held for over twenty years.

  • Registration for the free class is required. Please E-mail to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.