CGCI Calendar

Calendar of Events:

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The Calendar of Events is a free member service listing for
  • CGCI official events - listed in green
  • NGC or Pacific Region events - listed in blue
  • Club, District, APS and Affiliate SPECIAL events (flower shows, garden tours, fundraising events) open to the public.
    • PLEASE NOTE that regular monthly meetings are not included here.  
    • If your District has a website, member organizations can contact the district website manager to request posting to their online calendar.

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August 2014

September 2014

  • September 3 - 5 CGCI Fall Board Meeting, Holiday Inn, Redding, Host: Cascade District. Co-Chairmen: Anne Capes and Carolyn Hoyum
  • September 12-14: Garden and Floral Arrangers Guild & Riverside-San Bernardino Counties Orchid Society:  "Magic of Orchids" Small Standard Plant Society Show
    • Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9 am-5 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 3:30 pm
    • Sunshine Growers Nursery, 34017 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA 92399.  The Riverside-San Bernardino Counties Orchid Society with the Garden and Floral Arrangers Guild of the Palms to Pines District present a Small Standard Plant Society Show featuring ORCHIDS!  All are welcome to attend.  It's FREE! 
    • Information:  Linda Lang,, 951-663-5237
  • September 13:  Arden Park Garden Club Garden Tour
    • 10:00am-2:00 pm
    • Admission: $15
    • You will see a lot of ideas. Arden Park gardens are 1/3 to 1/2 an acre. These gardens include flowers, vegetables, composting ideas, and water wise gardening. These gardens will display salvaged wood uses and charming uses of land. There is an example of One of the gardens was designed by Robert Walker whose designs have appeared in Sunset Magazine. There will also be an information station at Arden Park with water wise information  ideas and plants for sale.
    • Information: Corinne Liseno (916)383-8988,, (916) 383-8988
    • Website:
  • September 20-21: South Bay Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
  • September 25 - 27 NGC Fall Board, Des Moines, Iowa
  • September 27-28:  Cool Growing Orchid Society's Fascination of Orchids International Show & Sale
    • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
    • South Coast Plaza Village, 1621 W. Sunflower St. Santa Ana, CA 92704.  Brief description: Come marvel at the beauty of thousands of Orchids and learn how you too can bloom these exotic plants right here in Orange County!  Orchid Growers from California, South America and Asia will converge on the open green area of South Coast Plaza Village in Santa Ana CA (this is just north of the main South Coast Plaza Campus by the Corner Bakery and Room & Board Store) to display and sell orchids and orchid supplies.  Local experts will be answering questions and giving lectures and workshops all weekend long on Orchid Care. Admission and Parking is FREE to the general public.  The area is Wheelchair friendly and suitable for all ages.

October 2014

  • October 4-14  "Colors of Fall Cruise" - New York to Quebec; CGCI fundraiser
  • October 11:  Orange County District "Mid-Century Madness" Flower Show
  • October 18-19:  Monterey Bay Area Cactus & Succulent Society Semi-annual Show & Sale
    • Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Admission: Free
    • San Juan Bautista Community Hall,  10 San Jose Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. The semi-annual show and sale, will feature more than a dozen vendors offering hundreds of quality drought resistant plants for sale. Also an exhibit of unusual and exotic show plants.  Club members will be on hand both days to answer questions on growing these unique plants.  Free admission.
    • Information: Ruth Pantry, pantry@montereybay.com831-758-6645
  • October 23 - 24 Landscape Design School, Series 26, Course I, Luther Burbank District, Chairman: Mary Ann Swanson
  • October 25-26:  Chico Horticultural Society 40th Annual Standard Flower Show, "Great American Pastimes"
    • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
    • Silver Dollar Fair Grounds Chico, CA  2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928.  "Great American Pastimes" is the theme of our 40th annual Standard Flower Show, held in conjunction with the Fall Home and Garden Show.  Titles of the floral classes will reflect hobbies and pastimes. The other half of the show will feature member grown horticultural specimens. A plant sale and gently used gardening objects will round out the offerings.  A raffle or special sale will be offered to help fund our grants to local school gardens. Be sure not to miss this event!
    • Information:  Twinkle Faringer,, 209-915-1663
November 2014
  • November 6:  Chicago Park Garden Club 11th Annual Victorian Tea Affaire
    • 12:30 pm3:30 pm
    • Admission: $27.00
    • Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City, Ca.95959.   
    • Chicago Park's annual tea fundraiser.  A full English-style luncheon/tea with a Vintage Fashion Show to follow.  Featured this year are "Flowers & Fashions: Women Of The Gold Rush". A door prize, raffle baskets and holiday gifts are  available.  Donations support CPGC's Community Service Programs.
    • Information: Nancy Tilman, President, Chicago Park Garden, (530) 477-6229

December 2014

  • December 13  Chico Horticultural Society Annual Holiday Greens Workshop
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Admission: $18.00
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E. 5th Street, Chico, CA  95926. Come and learn how to make a fresh holiday decoration!  Our floral experts will provide instructions and a variety of fresh-cut evergreens, berries, pine cones, wreath forms, ribbons, flowers, candles, etc., for your use.  Please bring your own gloves, clippers, and wire cutters.  Cost is $18 to make one centerpiece, swag, or wreath. Start a fun tradition and invite your family and friends!
    • Information:; 530-345-4824

  • January 23-25 Flower Show School Symposium, Bakersfield; Chairman:  Mary Arakelian

February 2015

  • February 2 - 5 CGCI Winter Board, Double Tree Hotel, Fresno, Host: Sequoia Foothills District, Co-Chairmen, Diane Lane and Carley Metcalf
  • February 11 - 13 Flower Show School, Course IV, Diablo Foothills District, Co-Chairmen Victoria Lucido and Dolores Moffat
  • February 19:  Santa Rosa Garden Club - In & Out of Paris:Gardens of Secret Delights
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Admission: $25
    • Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.  Award winning photographer Marion Brenner will take us on a photographic trip to Paris viewing some of the 30 gardens and garden projects featured in her new book (Sept 2014) In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights.  The garden club will sell the book authored by Zahid Sardar, design editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, and the book will be autographed by Brenner.  Door prize and refreshments after.  Tickets go on sale December 10.  The event benefits Santa Rosa Garden Club's scholarship program for horticulture students at Santa Rosa Junior College.
    • Information:  Linda Simonds,,  707.537.6885

March 2015

  • March 19:  Santa Rosa Garden Club "The Flower Recipe Book"--Floral design event with Studio Choo
    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Admission: $25
    • Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.  Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, founders of San Francisco's STUDIO CHOO, the hottest floral design studio in the country have created a flower-arranging bible, The Flower Recipe Book.  The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques--each one paired with a "flower recipe":  ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of easy-to-find blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step, and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem.  You'll get to see Alethea and Jill serve up fresh, wild and sophisticated arrangements that will be auctioned at the event.  Santa Rosa Garden Club will offer both of their books for sale and autographing at the event.  Door prizes and refreshments after.  Tickets on sale January 10
    • The event is a fundraiser for the Santa Rosa G. C. scholarship program for horticulture and floral design students at Santa Rosa Junior College.
    • Information:  Linda Simonds,, 707.537.6885

April 2015

  • April 23 - 24 Landscape Design School, Series 26, Course II, Luther Burbank District, Chairman: Mary Ann Swanson

May 2015

  • May 14 - 17 NGC Convention, Louisville, KY

June 2015

  • June 8-12 CGCI 84th Convention:  Circus Circus Hotel, Reno, NV, Host: Golden Foothills District, Co-Chairmen: Myrtle Findley and Joan Craig

October 2015

  • October 22 - 23 Landscape Design School, Series 26, Course III, Luther Burbank District, Chairman: Mary Ann Swanson

April 2016
  • April 28 - 29 Landscape Design School, Series 26, Course IV, Luther Burbank District, Chairman: Mary Ann Swanson