We meet the third Wednesday each month from September through June. We will have an annual picnic in June. Our meetings will be held at the Bayside Community Church at 25992 Barber Cut Off Road NE in Kingston across the street from the Health Services Center on West Kingston Road unless otherwise noted on the calendar. We start our meetings at 9 am for a social time, 9:30 for the featured program and 11 am for the business meeting.
Year at a Glance
Goals for our Club
To inspire members to find joy, pleasure and peace in their own gardens. To walk through any garden with an eye for the beauty in the smallest bud, the greenest leaf. We hope to inspire through our programs, tours through member's gardens, and friendship with fellow garden club members.
September 19 Kelly Dodson and Sue MillikenĖFar Reaches Nursery in Port Townsend: talk on trip to China and ornamental plants in our gardens that originated there
October 17 Robert Smaus-Retired L.A. TV host and garden writer: What Iíve Learned About Northwest Gardening (garden tour at his home to follow meeting)
November 14 Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D.-Writer and expert speaker on gardening: Garden Rehab-A 12-Step Program for the Garden
December 12 Christmas Party 11 am
January 16 Pam Sinclair, Certified Professional Horticulturalist-Valley Nursery Gardening Coach/Writer/Designer: Year-round Perennials and Low-Maintenance Gardens
Hostesses: Jenny L, Linda J, MaryAnn Elf.
March 20 Cass Turnbull-Founder, Plant Amnesty: Pruning Hard to Prune Plants
Hostesses: Carol H, Jane Mc,
April 17 Jeff Erickson-Celestial Dream Gardens (field trip): Planting in Different Micro Climates in our Gardens
Hostesses: Karen A, James A, Mitzie G
May 15 Bloedel's Garden Tours (field trip) Meet at the Church at 9 am for a short meeting and snack, then leave at 9:30 for Bloedel's. We will have a tour of the composting system and then a walk around the gardens with Jim Allen, who is on the horticulture staff at Bloedel's. The gardens will be gorgeous with the rhododendrons in bloom.
Hostesses: Pam W, Eleanor D, Jan S, Sharon N
June 19 Picnic/PotluckóGrand Finale!
Hostesses: Diann K, Carol M, Ann I.
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