Plumeria 101 Workshop:

Grow amazing plumerias in San Diego

This class will return in 2023. Join our VIP list above to get first notifications!

Price: $35 – limited tickets available!
Includes hands-on instruction, extensive Q&A, and a tour of the farm’s plumeria operation.

Location: Atkinson Plumeria Farm, La Mesa, CA

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

This class is held in an in-person, intimate setting on Atkinson Plumeria Farm outside under a canopy, protected from the sun. This is rain or shine.

After the class, you can walk around the farm among the 100s of plumerias and 1000s of blooms.

He’ll be covering:
  • Watering needs
  • Fertilizing
  • Best planting method
  • Rooting cuttings
  • Winter care
  • Dealing with pests
  • Regional conditions
  • Q&A time
  • and much more!

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloha spirit

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the event start time. The event will start promptly, so please give yourself enough time to find us, park, and get a seat. Coffee and water will be provided. 

Note: Cancellations are allowed up to 24 hours before the event. Eventbrite ticketing fees will be deducted (usually less than 8%).


“I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.  Mike, you are so engaging and knowledgeable.  You kept the class to a manageable size.  Your assessment of people’s questions seemed to be spot on as well.  As a new plumeria gardener, I need all the help I can get to succeed.” Clare

“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


 8:00 am Class 

 10:30 am Class 

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


Mike has been growing plumerias with his wife Stacy on Mt Helix for over 25 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured Mike on their Emmy-winning episode about 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), all US plumeria societies, and the International Plumeria Conference in Florida. 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.