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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October 2014

  • 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 1:  Santa Rosa Flower Arrangers Guild & Santa Rosa Garden Club: "Memories", a Standard Flower Show
    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.  This standard flower show is in memory of Marjorie Ogard (1920-2010) who was a member of both organizations for over 40 years. Marge was a Master NGC flower show judge and floral designer. The educational event will feature both horticulture specimens as well as creative and traditional floral designs judged by NGC flower show judges. It is open and FREE to the public.
    • Information: Julie A. West,, 707-829-9342
  • 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
  • November 13:  El Cerrito Garden Club 'Fun with Flowers'
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Admission: $7
    • Place: El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, California 94530.  Supporting Civic Beautification, Education, and the Environment - 'Fun with Flowers' by presenter, Nancy Colvin, Nationally Acclaimed Creative Floral Designer, and 1st Vice President - Organization of Floral Art Designers.  There will be:  Bountiful Tea Table Refreshments, Raffle of the Floral Designs, White Elephants Abound, Silent Auction, and For Sale: Lots of Plants.  Looking forward to seeing you!  Guest fee $7.00.  Please invite your friends!
    • Information:  Betty Coates,, (510) 235-0490
  • November 15:  San Carlos Garden Club Holiday Auction and Luncheon
    • 10:30 am
    • Admission: $12
    • San Carlos Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall 6554 Cowles Mountain Road San Diego, Ca. 92119.  Lovely auction items, opportunity prize and yummy lunch
    • Information:  Genny Deutsch,, 619 5838008

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!

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

February 2015

  • February 2 - 5 CGCI Winter Board, Fresno Hotel (converting to DoubleTree Hotel in January), 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

September 2015

  • TBA:  CGCI Fall Board Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Concord, Host:  Diablo Foothills District.   Chairman:  Marlene Kinney

October 2015

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

February 2016
  • TBD: CGCI Winter Board Meeting.  Host: Costa Verde District.  Chairmen: Alexis Slafer and Gudy Kimmel
April 2016
  • April 28 - 29 Landscape Design School, Series 26, Course IV, Luther Burbank District, Chairman: Mary Ann Swanson

June 2016

  • TBD:  85th annual CGCI Convention.  Host:  Orange County District.  Chairman: Annie Hall Bosche