Carmel Valley Garden Club Welcomes you to our Club
The CVGC is a nonprofit organization that promotes gardening and education about gardening in our area. We organizevarious projects in our community throughout the year and make donations to local nonprofits from our Annual Garden Show profits to help beautify the community.
Our regular monthly meetings, which are both educational and social, are held on the 2nd Thursday each month at 6:45 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Community Center on Ford Road. Our membership and meetings are open to everyone with an interest in gardening. We issue an e-newsletter with timely tips for your gardening plus information on upcoming events.
The 2018 49th Annual Garden Show at Hidden Valley Music Seminars
Thank you Monterey Peninsula, and especially our Carmel Valley Garden Club members and volunteers for a spectacular 49th Annual Garden Show. The weather cooperated, the crowds were enormous, the flowers were gorgeous, wallets were opened, and everyone seemed to have a great time.
We are grateful to all our amazing Sponsors
who truly make this event happen. Special thanks to Hidden Valley Music Seminars
and Griggs Nursery
Thanks everyone, and see you next year at our even more incredible 50th Anniversary, May 4 & 5, 2019.
With over 58 exhibitors and 400 entries, our flower and Plant Exhibition was a triumph. Visitors clearly enjoyed the music, the food, our awesome vendors and the always amazing Children's Garden. Relive some of the highlights, or see what you missed by looking through our photo albums of the 49th Annual Carmel Valley Garden Show.
to go to Album of Gala Photos
to go to Album of Flower Exhibition Photos
to go to Album of Music and Cafe photos
to go to Album of Children's
to go to Album of the Plant Corral and Vendors
to go to Album of General Show photos
to go to Album of Silent Auction photos
Recent Events at the Club
The Annual Picnic at the Carmel Valley Community Park
was well attended this year. With many of new members attending, (we're now well over 200 members), we had quite a crowd. Club President Gordon Dill thanked all our members for creating such a tremendous Garden Show this year, and revved us up for next year's 50th. With our substantial net proceeds from the Show we were able to make donations totaling $9,000 to 6 local nonprofits, our fund for Rosie's Garden and a fund for our own special club projects. Organizations receiving donations were: Hidden Valley Music Seminars, all Saints Day School, Tolarcitos Elementary School PTO, MEarth, CVVIC, and Friends of Carmel Valley Library.
The highpoint of the event was the Dessert Competition, with five (4 shown below)intrepid judges facing down a groaning set of tables supporting incredible homemade sweets. Everyone came home a winner, especially those who tasted the desserts.
to view an album of more photos from the Picnic.
What's up with the Carmel Valley Garden Club?
The Kiwanis Foundation Carmel Valley Fiesta is August 4th and 5th. CVG will have a booth with membership, clothing and plants. We will need volunteers to staff for two shifts: 10-2 and 2-6 on both days (yes, it's sort of a long day, but the weather is always good). This is mostly for a little advertising and membership and civic presence. And the Fiesta is lots of fun. Interested? Contact Judy at jtschirgi@ gmail.com
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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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