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The Long Beach Garden Club plans fun excursions and activities throughout the year. Times and dates will be identified at monthly meetings, noted in the member newsletter and posted on this webpage as details are finalized.

Activities for 2019-2020

 
Tour: Long Beach Historical Society exhibit "Water Changes Everything"
4260 Atlantic Blvd., Long Beach 90807
The exhibit is open until June 13, 202
Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1PM-5PM; Thursday 1PM to 7PM; Saturday 11AM to 5PM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Sept. 23 9:00AM
 
Plant it Pink Project Date: TBD in October
Pink Flowers delivered to Todd Cancer Center.  We will decorate pink carnations and deliver to patients at the Todd Cancer Center Infusion Center at Long Beach Memorial Hospital.
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  October 21 9:00AM
 
El Dorado Nature Center November 13 9:30 AM
Tour and Educational Activity .  Speaker Megan O'Neill will walk us through the quarter mile trail and experience a lesson designed for students of the local school districts.
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  November 25 9:00AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park December - Not this month
 
Tour: H&H Nursery in Lakewood  Date TBD in January
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  January 20 9:00AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  February 24 9:00AM
 
Tour: Behind the Scenes at Theodore Payne Foundation February 28
Meet at Church at 8:00 AM to carpool
 
Tour: Theodore Payne Foundation Native Garden Tour on your own  Date: TBD in March
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  March 23 9:00AM
 
Tour: South Coast Botanic Garden Tram Tour April 18 10:00AM
Meet at Church at 9:15 to carpool
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  April 20 9:00AM 
 
Tour/Activity May: TBD
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  May 25 9:00AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  June 22 9:00AM
 
Tour of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof's Historic Home and Garden in Alta Loma Date: TBD in early June
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  July 20 8:00AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  August 24 8:00AM
 
 

Activities for 2018-2019

 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Sept. 24, 2018 8AM
 
Long Beach VA Hospital Gardening Program  Sept 21, 2018 9:30AM
The Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital has created a gardening program where former military personnel can work with other vets in the cultivation of vegetables and fruits. The fruits of their labor are sold at local Farmers Markets and the proceeds go back into the running of the gardens. Gardening helps make the transition back into society a little easier. 
 
South Coast CNPS native plant sale September 28th & 29th http://sccnps.org/
 
South Bay Water-wise Garden Tour October 14th http://www.southbaywaterwisegardentour.com/
 
Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden and Arlington Community Garden in Pasadena Oct 10, 2018 9:30AM
Tour of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden followed by picnic lunch at the Arlington Community Garden nearby.  Meet at church at 9:00 to carpool.  Tour begins at 10:00.  Cost $10.00 per person for tour.  
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Oct. 22, 2018 8AM
 
St. Gregory's Holly Faire Nov 17, 2018
 
Thankful for Friends and Flowers Activity Nov 19, 2018 9:30AM
Meet at Jane's house to carpool to Bellflower's Farmers Market to purchase flowers for your project (plus any other items from the market) and return to Jane's to create your bouquets, centerpieces or arrangements. Details will be provided at the October and November Meetings.
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Nov. 26, 9AM
 
El Dorado Nature Center “Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden” Series Dec 1, 2018 2-4PM
El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach
 
Rancho Los Cerritos House and Garden Tour Dec 14, 2018 1:00PM
We are lucky to tour Rancho Los Cerritos House and Garden decorated for Christmas.
 
El Dorado Nature Center “Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden” Series Last Class Jan 5, 2019 2-4PM
Connie Vadheim Topic: Accent Plants: what are they, why are they important, how to use them
Connie will also introduce Sonoran Desert plants (including from Baja) that are available from local sources.  Please note that this will be the last class in the Out of the Wilds Series.
El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach
 
Rose Pruning Workshop Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Jan 26 & 27, 2019
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Jan. 28, 2019 9AM
 
Tour of Sherman Gardens Corona del Mar, February 21, 2019 10:30
Meet at church at 9:00 to carpool.  Tour begins at 10:30. We have requested the Begonia Specialist docent for the tour at 10:30
 
 
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Feb. 25, 2019 8AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Mar. 25, 2019 8AM
 
LBGC Presidents Overnight Garden Tour Details/Dates TBD
 
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society Show and Sale  April 6 and 7 http://southcoastcss.org/
 
Pacific Region of the National Garden Club Conference  April 7-10  
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Apr. 26, 2019 8AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  May 20, 2019 8AM
 
CGCI 88th Annual Convention June 3-7, 2019
Airtel Plaza Hotel Van Nuys, CA
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Jun. 24, 2019 8AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Jul. 22, 2019 8AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Aug. 26, 2019 8AM

Activities for 2017-2018

 
Workshop: Wildflower Seedball  September 29, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Wildflower Seed Bombs” can be thrown anywhere to provide color and fun to areas needing help, including your own garden!  More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the September 20 2017 LBGC Meeting (9:30).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Sept. 25, 9AM
 
Tour: Britta’s Old Town Garden, Seal Beach Oct. 10 9:30AM – Noon
More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the September 20 2017 LBGC Meeting (9:45).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Oct 23, 9AM
 
Tour: Wholesale Greenhouse, Irvine November 16  9:30AM – afternoon 
More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the November 15 2017 LBGC Meeting (9:45).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Nov. 27, 9AM
 
Tour: Roger’s Gardens Corona Del Mar “Holiday Delights” December 8 9:30 - afternoon
More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the November 15 2017 LBGC Meeting (9:45).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Dec. 18, 9AM
 
Tour: Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Claremont January date TBD 9AM - 2:30PM
More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the December 13 2017 LBGC Meeting (9:45).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Jan. 29, 9AM
 
Tour: Hollyhock House, Hollywood February 28 10AM (meet at St. Gregory's Parking Lot)
More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the January 17 2018 LBGC Meeting (9:45).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  Feb. 26, 9AM
 
Scholarship Event: March 7 and March 9 Scholarship Teas at the Goldberg's
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  March 26, 9AM
 
Workshop: Garden Art  March 27 1PM
The workshop will be held at Jane Kaylor's home. More information and a sign up sheet will be available at the March 21 LBGC Meeting (9:45).
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  April 23, 9AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  May 28, 9AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  June 25, 9AM
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  July 23, 8AM (note Summer time change)
 
Workparty: Rosie Riveter Park  August 27, 8AM
 

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