Member Special Events


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.
The 2017 Paradise Garden Tour, "A Glance at the Past, A Look to the Future", will be our 25th such event. This self-guided tour of six gardens will showcase outdoor spaces and what can be done with
imagination and passion. In addition to these beautiful gardens there will be a Benefit Drawing featuring dozens of classy prizes and Container Gardens created  by Garden Club members, the always popular Plant Sale, and our Gardener's Boutique of Fabulous Finds.  Stop in at Paradise Guild/Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, enjoy free refreshments, and check out these offerings.  And be sure to enter your free chance  for the Grand Prize Drawing!  Experienced and informed gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Tickets available on site days of the Tour or go to  Proceeds go to Paradise community beautification projects and for scholarships to Butte College Environmental Horticulture students.
Information: Julie Jones,,  530-877-4242
Organization website:
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
June 10-11: LAIFS Annual Fern & Exotic Plant Show and Sale.
Ayers Hall at the L.A.  County Arboretum 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA., On display will be huge tree ferns, platycerium, a myriad of other ferns, Fairy Gardens, orchids, succulents, even to the tiniest plants in terrariums.  Enjoy our famous multi raffles daily. speakers each day. Outside are Ferns, Orchids, succulents and other exotic plants and plant related vendors.  For info
contact Show chairman Tim Lonegan:  714.487.3608   For further info and lecture times check on:
August 17-20:  Organization of Floral Arts Desisigners 4th Annual Seminar
Embassy Suites Hotel, South San Francisco

CGCI Official Calendar/NGC Schools


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
October 3-5:  CGCI Fall Board Meeting (Pending contract)
Gold Country Casino & Lodge, Host:  Buttes District, Chairman:  Ilene Herringer
TBD:  Humboldt District, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
TBD: Rhode Island, Leadership Workshop - Robin Pokorski
October 27-28: Tri-Refresher, Sponsor: Long Beach Garden Club
January 30-February 1:  CGCI Winter Board Meeting (Pending contract)
Palm Garden Hotel, Newbury Park, Host: Channel Islands District
Co-Chairmen:  Lisa Cosand & Judy Doane
February 23-25:  Flower Show School, Course I (Pending ratification)
Sponsor: Ceres Garden Club, Contact: Berni Hendrix
May 21-24: NGC Convention, Philadelphia, PA
August 24-26:  Flower Show School, Course II (Pending ratification)
Sponsor: Ceres Garden Club, Contact: Berni Hendrix
February 22-24:  Flower Show School, Course III (Pending ratification)
Sponsor: Ceres Garden Club, Contact: Berni Hendrix
April 30-May 5: NGC Convention, Biloxi, MS
August 23-25:  Flower Show School, Course IV (Pending ratification)
Sponsor: Ceres Garden Club, Contact: Berni Hendrix