The 2018 49th Annual Garden Show - May 5 and 6
at Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley , California
The Carmel Valley Garden Show features beautiful plant and floral displays at the competitive Flower and Plant Exhibition
with professional judging. Vendors at the market place, including our Plant Corral
, provide a wealth of plants, artisan products and advice certain to please. The popular Photography contest (entry rules here
) returns, and proceeds from our incredible Silent Auction
benefit nonprofits in the Valley. We will have live music accompanying food and wine at our Garden Cafe. The Children's Garden
will once again offer activities and music for kids preschool to upper elementary. Schedule of events
as of this time is here.
The Garden Show is held at Hidden Valley Music Seminars
at the entrance to Carmel Valley Village. The beautiful floral displays at the entrance to the Flower and Plant Exhibition are donated by Griggs Nursery
We thank our lead Sponsor, Dr. Jordan Shahnam of Carmel Valley Family Dental
for their tremendous support. Our other wonderful supporters may be found here
, parking $1.
Download 2018 Competitive Flower and Plant Exhibition Rules HERE
Download Exhibitor Entry Cards HERE
Rules and Entry cards will also be available at the Carmel Valley Library by Saturday, April 14.
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Our April 12 Meeting was a tour de force presentation by Barbara Gordon and Dolores Moffat who provided us with all the information we needed to prepare winning rose entries at the Garden Show. Who knew the tricks of the trade about 5 leaves, guard petals, and even painting stems? We were all spellbound. Kudos to Kathy Wittpenn for providing us such expert judges. And Patti Burrows won the raffle for the hand-made pot and succulent.
What's up with the Carmel Valley Garden Club?
June 3 Picnic: At Carmel Valley Community Park
Our Club Summer picnic is just around the corner. Come join your friends at our last gathering before the fall. We'll have a Bar-B-Q hosted by your Board, and everyone is encouraged to bring a potluck side dish, appetizer or beverages to share.
FUN ADDITION THIS YEAR:In a tribute to our successful garden show this year we are adding a dessert show and contest. Members are encouraged to bring a dessert to share ---and we will have judges awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. We'll even have a Popular Choice winner! Bring your recipe on a card - but not your name. Just like at the Garden Show, entrants will be anonymous until winners are chosen. Then you'll get all the glory! (Don't be intimidated - we like just about any dessert.)
Location and Parking: Our picnic spot is the eastern side of the park, the shaded area behind the History Center with picnic tables and grills. We can park in the gravel and asphalt parking area behind the History Center.
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3.
RSVP: To Elaine Kramer Elaine.email@example.com or 248-310-6400 to let her know how many are coming and what you will bring.
Calling All Volunteers: Our Club is an all-volunteer effort, and when we all get “on-board” such as for the Garden Show, beautiful things happen. Running the club the rest of the year requires volunteer time too. Our Board would welcome hearing from members who are interested in learning more about volunteering for our Standing Committees (Program/ Field Trips, Hospitality, Communications, Social, and Digital Program) and role of Corresponding Secretary. Some of the positions of Committee Chair may become open, some committees need volunteers to help out on a regular basis, and we’d welcome informing you more about what we do. Please email our President Gordon Dill at firstname.lastname@example.org any level of interest. We need all of your help.
In addition, Ed Dickson, Chair of the Program/Field Trips, is looking to reinstate the Home Garden Tour Program. Volunteers to show their garden, please contact Ed at 831-659-9247.
Garden Design Magazine
offers Garden Club members a nice deal on subscriptions. This magazine at $45/year (1 additional free issue for first time subscribers) is a no-advertisements, 4 times a year, photo-rich garden and plant focused, 148 page coffee-table type magazine. If you subscribe at our special links gardendesign.com/cvgc
or call 855-624-5110 and state our club name) we get $12 back as a club for each subscription. We also get use of their photos and text for our newsletter and website, and they help advertise our Garden show to local subscribers. Check it out. And thanks to those members who've already subscribed. We appreciate the donations.
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Most members know that Hidden Valley Music Seminars
is the location for our annual Garden Show. Founder and General Director, Peter Meckel, is a great partner and helps our organization tremendously during the preparation and production of our show. In turn we'd like to support him and Hidden Valley, so check out their 2018 schedule of events
. We're sure you'll find something you like.
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