The San Diego County Flower and Plant Association is a trade organization comprised of over 200 commercial flower and potted plant growers in San Diego County and their allied trade companies. Since 1947, the Association has worked to promote and inform its members, as well as to provide representation for the common good of the floriculture industry.
Our San Diego County's farmers rank number one in both California and the nation in production value nursery, floriculture and avocados. In addition, the perfect climate here allows growers to produce a wide variety of other floriculture crops. This variety includes crops such as cut flowers and cut foliage, indoor flowering plants and green foliage plants, cactus and succulents, bedding plants, bulbs, sod, landscape trees and shrubs, fruit trees, herbs, and cut Christmas trees.
The San Diego County Flower & Plant Association has presented their scholarship award annually since 1975 to deserving students who are studying floriculture at an accredited college or university. Our goal is to encourage young people to pursue a floriculture career in California and more specifically in San Diego County.
In 2001, the name of our scholarship fund was dedicated to Marilu Johnson to now be named the Marilu Johnson Scholarship Fund.
Past Scholarship Winners: