Mike will teach you the basics of successfully growing plumerias in our region.

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm

Atkinson Plumeria Farm, 5239 Alzeda Dr, La Mesa CA 91941

Mike Atkinson has been growing plumerias for over 25 years and will teach you the basics of successfully growing plumerias in our region in this small, interactive workshop environment. He’ll not only teach you what to do but also show you, and he’ll walk you through his plumeria operation on the farm. 

He’ll be covering:

  • Watering needs
  • Best fertilizer
  • Best planting method
  • Rooting cuttings
  • Winter care
  • Dealing with pests
  • Regional conditions
  • Q&A time
  • and much more!

NOTE: This is Mike’s in-depth, comprehensive version of the two-hour 101 class, which includes demonstrations, a farm tour, and extensive Q&A.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle (refills provided)
  • Hat
  • Pen
  • Clipboard
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Aloha spirit

This class is held in an in-person, intimate setting on Atkinson Plumeria Farm in our open, shaded classroom. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the event starts. Please give yourself enough time to arrive, park, and get a seat, as the event will begin promptly at the start time.

Price: $42 includes hands-on instruction, extensive Q&A, and a tour of the farm’s plumeria operation.

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If a class is sold out, email us with your phone and preferred class time to be placed on a waitlist.

Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the event. Eventbrite ticket fees will be deducted (around 8%).


“The class was great. I really like the new presentation format with the big screen.” Bob

Mike answered everyone’s questions and demonstrated everything. Wasn’t my first class I’ve taken and surely won’t be the last.” Jaime

I took 2 pages of notes. The outline was super helpful. Dang, I’ve been doing so many things wrong.” Cindy

“Took their plumeria 101 class and it was fantastic! Learned new things and learned I was actually doing some things right!! Took questions all through the class so all mine were answered. Even got to walk around and admire his endless trees! Would highly recommend!” Lisa


Mike has owned a plumeria farm on Mt Helix in San Diego’s east county with his wife Stacy for over 25 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured them on their Emmy-winning episode featuring plumerias. He has taught plumeria workshops in Southern California (San Diego Horticultural Society, San Diego Botanic Garden, Master Gardeners, plus many garden clubs and nurseries), the International Plumeria Conference, and is the only person to speak at all plumeria societies in the US. He is a longtime volunteer and speaker with the Southern California Plumeria Society, has authored many articles, and has been interviewed many times, including by the Los Angeles Times.




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