Member Special Events


April 22:  Santa Rosa Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
9:00 am - 2:00 pm; Admission price: $free; Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa
Rosa CA 95404.  Features plants grown by members, including some purchased as starts from a local wholesaler then transplanted and nurtured by members.  The sale includes drought tolerant and deer resistant plants including succulents, perennials, native plants, bird and butterfly plants, shrubs and
more!  A special collection of garden topiaries will be offered for sale.  Bring your knives and garden tools for sharpening. You’ll also find many garden related items at the "indoor garage sale".
Information: Maeve Clemens,, 707-537-6885
April 22:  Bernardo Gardeners Club 2017 Spring Garden Tour
10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Admission price: $20.00
Self-guided tour includes 5 local gardens in the Rancho Bernardo/Poway area, plus craft & plant sale and Master Gardener Experts. Tickets available for purchase at Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway and by
mail.  See website or email for more info.
Information: Jeanne Green / Linda Faulkner,,  858-432-4060
April 22:  Southern California Garden Club,  "TV Diners," Standard Flower Show
9:00 am -  2:00 pm; Admission price: Free;  Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino
91436-1101.  The club’s 51st annual standard flower show will feature floral designs, horticulture and educational exhibits.  Sales of plants, white elephants and baked goods are a fundraiser for the club.  All
exhibit classes are open to any amateur gardener or designer.
Information: Janet Gies, Show Chairman;; 818-888-4992
April 29:  Fallbrook Garden Club Garden Tour
8:30 a.m. Ticket booth & Plant Sale open; 9am-3pm: Gardens open.  Starting point:  Fallbrook Historical Society grounds, 260 Rockycrest, Fallbrook. Tickets $20 (advance), $25 (day of tour). Six-eight local, private gardens, plant sale and local craft vendors.  Information:
April 29-30:  Folsom Garden Club Garden Tour
11:00 am - 4:00 pm;  Admission price: $20.00; Folsom California
Butterflies, Flowers and Bees! Oh My! Follow the road to the Gardens of Folsom 2017 Garden Tour!
Join us 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday & Sunday, April 29th & 30th. Tickets are $20 each for attendees 16 and over, and include a descriptive brochure and a map of the tour route.  The self-guided tour highlights beautiful scenes, drought tolerant garden solutions, Ideas for your Spring gardens, Master
Gardeners to answer your questions and the ever popular bake and plant sales. The Folsom Garden Club is a nonprofit organization, raising funds through this annual Garden Tour to support scholarships and grants educating area students and promoting beautification of the City of Folsom.  Over $82,000
have been raised and distributed since 2001. Tour details and tickets can be purchased at
Information: Sharleen Millering,, 916-212-2443,
April 30:  Lake Oroville Area Garden Club Spring Garden Tour
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Admission price: $20.00;  Starts at Hearthstone Charter School.  This is our first year to host a garden tour.  Five gardens are featured on the tour, and at the last location, a tea, two speakers and several raffle items will be available. Price of the ticket includes all of the above.  Money earned from the tour goes toward our annual Butte College Scholarship and for other club beautification projects.
Information: Anne Hogan,, 530-533-5395
May 1:  Palomar District Floral Design Forum
Shinoda Design Center, 7170 Miramar Road, San Diego; $12/session for NGC/CGCI members, $15/session for non-members
12:30pm:  Tom Simmons, AIFD,CFD, CCF Floral Designer, Special Events, classes. Has Chaired AIFD Symposiums and is highly sought after for demonstrations, classes, events and council.
May 3:  Year Around Garden Club Spring in the Garden Garden Tour
10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Admission price: $10.  6 beautiful gardens presented by members of our club. Each garden is distinctive and reflects the personality of the gardeners.  The gardens are open from 10AM to 4 Pm and will offer refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the gardeners.  Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by mail.  Call  (562) 694-2931 for tickets and information.
Babs Cosand 562) 694-2931,
May 6:  Garden and Floral Arrangers Guild "Enchanted Garden" Small Standard Flower Show and Fairy Garden Festival
10:00 am - 4:00 am, Admission price: $Adults $5.00.  Historic Kendall Place, Plymouth Village, 120 E. Palm Ave., Redlands, CA 92373. There is no fee to enter the flower show.  Entries are accepted on Friday, May 5 from 5:00 pm until 7:15 pm, and Saturday from 7:00 am until 8:15 am. Find our flyer and flower show schedule on our Facebook page at  Besides the
flower show, there will be a fairy garden festival, fairy parade, fairy garden workshop, unique instructional seminars, ladybug release, bubble bonanza, fairy stories, and great vendors will be available.
Information: Karen LeBlanc,, 909-792-7378
May 6-7: Vista Garden Club “Islands of the World” Flower Show and Plant Sale
Saturday:  Plant Sale – Noon-5:00pm; Flower Show – 2- 5:00 pm; Sunday: Plant Sale & Show – 10:00am-4:00pm; Brengle Terrace Recreation Center, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista CA 92084
The club’s 83rd annual standard flower show will feature floral designs, educational exhibits and potted plants. Hundreds of locally grown plants will be for sale. The judged show is open to amateur gardeners and designers. Ribbons will be awarded.
Information: Sherrie Wasson,, 760-586-4683,
May 6-7:  La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society 2017 Show & Sale
10:00 am - 5:00 pm; FREE. Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA, 90232.  Annual free exhibition of plants locally-homegrown. Club will have plants for sale. Vendors will offer plants and garden items for purchase.
Information: Gloria Grover,, (310) 621-6729
May 9:  Roseville Better Gardens Club Annual Plant Sale
10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Maidu Community Center Walkway, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
Locally grown plants including native plants at great prices and fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden items, garden art & books.  Maidu Drive is off of Rocky Ridge Drive between Cirby Way and Douglas Boulevard in Roseville.  Hope to see you there!!!  Like us on Facebook to follow our upcoming plant sale and regularly published information on our club meeting speakers and tours: Roseville Better Gardens Club
Information: Diane Dillard,, 916-988-3850
May 11-13:  Horticulture Club at Solano Community College Annual Spring Plant Sale
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
4000 Suisun Valley Rd., Bldg 1000, Fairfield, CA 94534.  The plant sale will feature many varieties of
tomato plants, including heirloom and hybrids, vegetable starts, plants and trees for outdoor landscaping including CA Natives and drought tolerant plants, herbs, succulents, seasonal flowering plants, house plants, floral arrangements, and more … all in time for Mother’s Day. The plant sale
will be in the Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough Horticulture and Plant Science Institute (formerly Building 1000) on the Fairfield campus with convenient parking in parking lot #6.  Proceeds from the sale provide scholarships, equipment, and reference material for SCC Horticulture students. Cash and checks accepted.
Information: Ken Williams, 707-975-6856
May 13:  Lake Oroville Area Garden Club Garden Gift Sale
9:00 am - 3:00 pm;  1067 Montgomery Street, Oroville.  This is the 6th annual Garden Gift Sale.  It’s
more than just a plant sale: we have used recycled container for our plants and there are member created bird houses, "potting chairs" and much more.  Held in the Gazebo adjacent to the historic Lott home in Sank Park. This sale takes place in conjunction with Feather Fiesta days.
Information: Krystal Migliore 530-321-7072,
June 3-4:  Paradise Garden Club, Inc.  25th Annual Garden Tour
Saturday:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Admission price: $20.00.  Starting point: Paradise Guild and Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, Paradise, CA.
This is our 25th year!  Our tour includes 6 gardens over two days, a grand prize (entry with ticket purchase), a Benefit drawing, Gardener’s Boutique, plant sale, refreshments, Master Gardeners’ information booth and so much more.  Special price before April 30th:  2/$35.00.  Contact Cheryl or go to the website to purchase tickets in advance.  Your ticket booklet with a map will be picked up on the day of the tour at the Paradise Guild and Norton Buffalo Hall,  5704 Chapel Drive, Paradise. Tour takes place rain or shine.
Information: Cheryl Habriel, Tour Chair,, 530-877-3435
June 4-10:  National Garden Week
June 10-11:  Culver City Garden Club 64th Annual Show & Sale
Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday:  10:00 am -  4:00 pm; Admission price: FREE; Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA, 90232. Professionally and publicly-judged Exhibition of locally-grown plants, edibles, flowers and crafts.  Garden Club plant sales.  Vendor sales of plants and gardening items.
Two Garden Workshops each day.  A Raffle each morning and afternoon.
Information:, (310) 203-1482
August 17-20:  Organization of Floral Arts Desisigners 4th Annual Seminar
Embassy Suites Hotel, South San Francisco

CGCI Official Calendar/NGC Schools


April 27:  Bay Bridges District, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
May 16-21:  NGC Convention, Richmond, VA
May 30-June 3: CGCI Convention, Embassy Suites Hotel, San Luis Obispo
June 25-28: Flower Show Symposium, Ontario, Chairman: Lili Aram-Bost
August 15: Palomar District, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
September 13-15:  NGC Fall Board Meeting, St Louis, MO
TBD: Illinois, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
TBD:  Humboldt District, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
TBD: Rhode Island, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
October 27-28: Tri-Refresher, Sponsor: Long Beach Garden Club