Member Special Events

March 17:  Orange County Geranium Society 2018 Southern California Geranium Conference
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Admission price: $35.00.  Anaheim United Methodist Church 1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim CA 92806
Largest Geranium Conference Southern Ca. Event includes Guest Speakers, continental breakfast, lunch, Raffles, Live entertainment, Wholesale Vendor plant sales, Vendor gift sales all things Geraniums. This is a one of a kind conference where everyone can discover the most beautiful and easy to grow plants. Our growers offer unique variety's many will never be found in your local nursery.  To purchase tickets send check to Orange County Geranium Society P.O. Box 18571 Anaheim Ca 92807. Visit our web site, the event is under upcoming events.
Information: Linda Badillo, 714 204 8213
March 23-24:  Conejo Valley Garden Club Horticulture Specialty Flower Show and Plant Sale
Saturday: 1:00-5:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00- 4:00 pm. Thousand Oaks Public Library, 1401 East Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.  A small horticulture only show  and Botanical Arts with fairy gardens and dried flower art pieces.
Information: Lisa Cosand,, 818-929-2841,
March 30:  Founders Council of Judges "Spring Forward", a small standard flower show
12:00 pm-1:30 pm; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave, San
Francisco, CA 94122.  This NGC Flower Show with entries by members of Founders Council of Judges is open to the public free of charge.
Information: Lynn MacFarland,; 925-200-9562
April 2:  Palomar District Floral Design Forum
Noel Tribby, AIFD,  a Floral Designer, Special Events, Freelance and does the end cap designs in San Diego and Santa Ana Shinoda Design Centers.  Always educational, entertaining and inspiring.  12:30p.m. - Shinoda Design Center, 7170 Miramar Rd., San Diego, 92121.  $12 per session NGC/CGCI members, $15 per session non-members
April 7:  Fallbrook Garden Club Horticulture Specialty Flower Show:  "The Magic of Color"
10:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 1405 E. Fallbrook St, Fallbrook. Flower Show, plant sale, educational exhibits and more. 
April 11:  Merced Garden Club, Inc. "Everything is coming up Roses!" Garden Tour
10:00 am-3:00 pm;  Admission price: $20.00.  Tour 5 beautiful gardens in Merced County.  Gardens are small to large.  One of the gardens is straight out of pottery barn style.  A lovely century old home is in the midst of beautiful and well cared for gardens.  See a tack barn turned into an entertainment center.  View a beautiful pergola-built by the homeowner, complete with a long table ready for guests.  Delight your senses and lift your spirit with an array of unique gardens.  For tickets,
call Mary Brooks @  209 617-2199.
April 14-15:  Riverside Community Flower Show and Garden Tour
10:00 am - 4:00 pm each day;  Admission price: $10; Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Ave., Riverside CA 92506
Join us for a “Woodland Enchantment“ at the 71st Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tour.  Emerald green forests, meadow wildflowers, and fairy gardens are some of the inspirations for this year’s show at the Elk’s Lodge, where you will see hundreds of prize winning plants, flowers, floral arrangements, garden art, and home grown produce (starting at 1:00 - 6:00 Saturday). Enjoy shopping at our free Garden Fair while you're there. Meet with Master Gardeners and attend our free seminars to answer all your garden related questions. Included with your ticket is also a map to a self-guided tour of 5 “enchanting” local gardens for further enjoyment and inspiration. 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. Entry forms and more detail is available at  We hope to see you there!
Information: Debbra Euston, 951-850-8277;
April 21:  Southern California Garden Club 52nd Standard Flower Show "Cinderella"
9:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436-1101
Horticulture display, floral designs and educational exhibits.  Plant sale, baked goods, white elephants.
Information: Janet Gies, Show Chairman,,  818-888-4992
April 27-28:  San Jose Garden Club Plant and Garden Art Sale
8:00 am - 2:30 pm each day;  1190 Camino Ramon, San Jose, 95125
Member propagated plants, garden art, and garden furniture.  Lots of succulents and decorative plantings.
Information: Natalie DiGrazia;; 408-267-0609
April 28-29:  Folsom Garden Club "Gardens of Folsom" Annual Garden Tour
Saturday & Sunday:  11am-4pm;  Admission price: $20 (age 16 and over)
Need some garden inspiration? Follow the road to the “Gardens of Folsom” 2018 garden tour!
Tickets include a descriptive brochure and a map of the tour route.  The self-guided tour highlights creative 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 $87,000 have been raised and distributed since
2001. Tour details and tickets available at or call 916-205-3720.
Information: Jessica Hodge, Contact email:, 916-205-3720
May 5-6:  Vista Garden Club “Tribute To Mother Nature” Standard Flower Show
Saturday: 2-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm; Jim Porter Recreational Center, Brengle Terrace, 1200 Vale
Terrace, Vista CA 92084
This is the Vista Garden Club's 84th standard flower show and plant sale, held over a 2-day weekend. We have hundreds of horticulture entries and 36 design entries and a spectacular plant sale.
Information: Sherrie Wasson and Cheryl Canou Co-chair,, 17605864683
May 7:  Palomar District Floral Design Forum
Camille Van Ast, Instructor Sogetso School of Ikebana.  Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs.  We are pleased that Camille could fit us in.  The Sogetso style is very much like NGC's creative Designs.  12:30p.m. - Shinoda Design Center, 7170 Miramar Rd., San Diego, 92121.  $12 per session NGC/CGCI members, $15 per session non-members
May 8:  Roseville Better Gardens Club ANNUAL PLANT SALE
10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Maidu Community Center Walkway, 1550 Maidu Drive*
Roseville, CA 95661 (Maidu Drive is off of Rocky Ridge between Douglas Boulevard and Cirby Way in
Locally member-grown plants including native plants at great prices and fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden items, garden art & books.  This year we have driftwood art with succulents.  We typically have lots of succulent plants too!!! Event is open to the public.
Information: Diane Dillard, 916-988-3850
May 9:  Bonita Valley Garden Club Garden Tour and Plant Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Admission price: $20; Bonita Sunnyside Library 4375 Bonita, CA 91902
Information: Vera Matthias    619-479-0429,
May 20:  Epiphyllum Society of America Annual Show and Sale
10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Los Angeles County Arboretum. 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA
Enjoy displays of gorgeous epiphyllum hybrids at the ESA's Annual flower show.
Information: Geneva Coats,, 909-4387-824,

CGCI Official Calendar/NGC Schools

April 6-8: Pacific Region Convention, Chena Hot Springs, AK
May 4-6:  Flower Show Symposium
Best Western Grosvenor Hotel, 380 S. Airport Blvd,
S. San Francisco (Note: this is change of hotel)
Co-Chairmen:  Mary Arakelian & Lili Aram-Bost
May 21-24: NGC Convention, Philadelphia, PA
June 4-7: CGCI Convention
Black Oak Casino & Hotel
Tuolumne - Host: Valley Lode District
Chairman: Pamela Fish
January 29-February 1: CGCI Winter Board Meeting (pending ratification)
Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego
Host:  Palomar District
Chairman:  Adele Kelly
April 5-10: Pacific Region Convention,
Airtel Hotel, Van Nuys, CA
Chairman: Rita Desilets
April 30-May 5: NGC Convention, Biloxi, MS