Member Special Events


March 25:  Boots & Pearls Gardening and Fly-fishing Club Introduction to Fly-fishing for Guys and Gals
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Admission price: $10.00;  Harshbargers' Ace Hardware  1626 Hwy-99 Gridley, CA  95948. Introduction to fly-fishing for guys and gals, as another way to enjoy the great outdoors and re-affirm our commitment to conservation and family oriented activities.  We begin with introductions,
equipment used, and fly-casting basics at Harshbargers' Ace Hardware.  Then we will caravan to a nearby pond for on-the-water experience.
Information: Eileen Burke-Trent,, 530-846-4444
April 3:  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:  Mitsuko Takeya, Master Instructor O'Hara School of  Ikebana.  Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs.  We are pleased that Mitsuko could fit us in between her many classes.
April 8-9:  Riverside Flower Show Committee Flower Show
Saturday:  10:00 am-6:00 pm; Sunday:  10:00 am-4:00 pm
Admission price: $10.  Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA. 92506. Come join the fun at this family friendly community garden show, now in its 70th year! Enjoy your day outdoors while getting fresh ideas for your garden at the self-guided tour of unique and spectacular local gardens. At the Elks Lodge, "Grow 'Em and Show 'Em" is our theme at the Flower Show where you will see hundreds of prize winning plants, flowers, and crafts (starting at 1:00 Saturday), and pick up a special something at our free Garden Fair while you're there. All this and more is included in your 2 day ticket for just $10 presale, $12 at the door. Children under 16 are FREE with paying adult. More detail, including entry forms, are available at
April 8-9:  South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society 45th Annual Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Admission price: $9; South Coast Botanic Garden,  26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274.  Whether you are adding succulent color to your
landscape, or selecting a sculptural beauty for a handmade pot, this Show & Sale is the place to shop. Thousands of rare and beautiful plants will be for sale. Your will also enjoy displays of the weird, the wonderful, and the beautiful.
Information: Anita Caplan, 310-316-0058
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 6-7: 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 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
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

CGCI Official Calendar/NGC Schools


March 27-29:  Operation Wildflower Conference
Kernville, CA, Chairman:  Merrilee Ray
April 18-20: Pacific Region Convention
Host:  Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs
Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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
September 13-15:  NGC Fall Board Meeting, St Louis, MO
October 27-28: Tri-Refresher, Sponsor: Long Beach Garden Club