Tom Del Hotal

Spring and Summer Fruit Tree Care

A horticulturist and nurseryman for over 45 years, Tom is a Certified Arborist, a Certified Pesticide Applicator, holds four advanced certifications from the California Association of Nursery and Garden Centers and has been a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers for over 40 years. His specialty is in fruiting plants for warm winter climates such as Southern California. Tom has owned and operated his part-time business, Fantasia Gardens, from his home in Lemon Grove, CA. for more than 40 years.  His services include fruit tree pruning, consulting, and home and small scale orchard design and management. Tom was a part-time horticulture instructor in the Landscape and Nursery Department at Southwestern College for over 20 years, and currently works full-time in the garden department at the Lemon Grove Home Depot.