How to Join
Meetings and Programs
Meetings and Activities
Meetings are held the third Friday of the month, September through
April, at the
Gondolier Restaurant located in the Meadows Shopping
Center, 4800 Baseline Rd., Suite A 104, Boulder 80303. Meetings are from 12-2 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Each meeting consists of a program, usually with a speaker, a short business
meeting, and lunch.
There is no January meeting. In June, July, August, and sometimes
September, there are
tours of members' gardens or other
places of horticultural interest, such as greenhouses,
nurseries, and arboretums. These summer meetings usually start at 10
am and end about 1 pm, unless otherwise noted.
discuss topics such as cultivation of roses, irises, or
other flowers, trees, and shrubs, attracting birds to
the garden, conservation of water, uses of herbs,
photography in the garden, etc. February is World
Gardening Month, and a program is presented about
international gardening and preservation activities.
Occasionally, programs may be devoted to garden-related
This year, in
April, 2020, the Northern Front Range District Meeting of the
Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs will be held. The location and
time have not been determined yet.
spring luncheon in May at a member's home and a Holiday Tea in December bring members together to celebrate gardening
20, 2019, Noon
in Boulder, with Jason Shimmel
Jason Shimmel is the Garden
Center Manager at Sturtz & Copeland. He has a degree in
Environmental Horticulture from CSU and has been at his present
employer for six years. He is an avid gardener and will talk
about which native plants grow the best in Boulder and how to
maintain them so they flourish in your garden.
Bring a brown bag
lunch and a drink. Dessert will be provided by the hostesses.
Location: The Gondolier
Gardening Tips from the Master at the
Boulder County CSU Extension Office
Speaker: Carol O'Meara, Horticulture Extension Agent,
Specializing in Entomology
works with homeowners on landscape issues, manages the Boulder
County Master Gardeners, and provides outreach on the Emerald
Ash Borer problem. She writes a weekly garden article in the
Daily Camera and contributes articles to other area newspapers.
Program: Rose Facts and Myths
Speaker: Peggy Williams, Master Rosarian (American Rose Society)
& member of the Denver Rose Society. She has been growing roses
for 25 years and teaches classes at Denver Botanic Gardens &
Hudson Gardens. Her own garden is organic and she has a special
affinity for Old Garden Roses.
you ever seen the fossil beds in Florissant, CO? Do you know the
godmother of rose maniacs might be? Do you know when to prune
your roses and what they like to eat? Learn the best
horticulture practices for growing great roses in the Rockies.
13, 2019 (note: this is the 2nd Friday of the month)
Boulder Garden Club’s Holiday Old English Brunch 11:30am-1:30 p.m.
Home of Sandy Edmondson , 5215 Centennial Tr., Boulder 80303.
From 55th St. between Arapahoe and Baseline turn west on
Centennial Tr. Go three blocks to the northeast corner of
Centennial Tr. and Ellsworth Pl.
encouraged to bring donations of new or gently used gloves,
jackets, blankets, and socks for Boulder Cares, a group that
goes out on the streets each winter night to help the homeless.
Sandy Edmondson will collect the donations.
2020 NO MEETING
Location: The Gondolier
Program: Plastics Impacts On Our Oceans, Climate, Human
Health, and the Soil.
Speaker: Vicki Nichols Goldstein, Founder & Executive Director
of the Colorado Ocean Coalition and the Inland Ocean Coalition.
She has an M.A. in Marine Policy from Yale University and has
worked for NOAA where she co-wrote the Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary Designation documents and served as NOAA
liaison to California Sanctuary sites. For 10 years she was
Executive Director of Save Our Shores in California. Upon moving
to Colorado she founded the Colorado Ocean Coalition in 2011 and
the Inland Ocean Coalition in 2017.
Garden & Home Show
will volunteer at the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs
exhibit on a date to be chosen. We will work specific several
hour shifts at the CFGC display area, explaining the exhibits
and answering questions from the public.
The CO Garden & Home Show is the state's oldest and most
prestigious show of its kind in the state, and attracts more
than 60,000 visitors annually. It is produced by the Colorado
Garden Show, Inc., which awards grants to organizations
throughout Colorado. Money raised from the show supports
horticultural and related activities in Colorado.
Directions: The Show is located in
the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202.
Admittance is $12, $10 for Seniors, but free for volunteers
(pick up pass at the entry kiosk at the entrance to the
Convention Center. Parking is $12 at the Center, or you can park
at Coors Fields for $5. To get to Coors Field, take I-25 to the
Park Ave. exit, then follow signs to Wazee. A free shuttle or
the light rail is available to the Convention Center. A
carpool will be organized at the November meeting.
Coordinators: Connie Farnbach and
– A silver offering will be collected at this meeting to provide
support for a world project to be chosen by the membership.
Program: Members Meeting and Plant Sale Readiness
will include Jill Jagemann, Marie Leslie, Nan Otero, Sandy Edmondson,
and Pam McIllwain, with input welcome from all members.
organizational meeting will cover all aspects of our May plant
sale, including strategies for growing saleable plants, popular
plant categories, associated sale items, and volunteer
opportunities. Last year was very successful and we hope to
repeat that. What can we do differently to make it work even
better? Sign-up sheets for the tasks at the sale will be
2020, Date & Time TBD
Northern Front Range District Meeting
Boulder County Through the Seasons
Speaker: Suzanne Michot, Volunteer Naturalist with Boulder
County Parks & Opens Space since 1996. In addition to her
volunteer work with Boulder County she has been an Outreach
Specialist with the City of Boulder, an educator for Eco-Cycle,
and nature hike guide for Boulder Walking Tours & Front Range CC
Suzanne will lead us through the seasons, showing us how to
identify some of local and migratory birds, and also introduce
us to an amazing range of ecosystems and habitats.
ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Location: Unitarian-Universalist Church,
5001 Pennsylvania Ave.
Set up for Sale:
Friday, May 8, 2020, 4:30pm-6 pm
Directions: The church is
located off 55th St. and Pennsylvania, between Arapahoe and
Baseline Rd., on the north side of the road.
May 29, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
(Note: this is the 4th Friday)
Location: Growing Gardens Pavilion, 1630 Hawthorn, Boulder, CO
What’s New from Plant Select--Member
Carolyn Toole will discuss the new plants for 2020.
Lunch, dessert, and drinks will be provided by the hostesses
and the Boulder Garden Club. Cost is $5.00 per person.
Annual Dues will be collected - $20.00.
Total for the dues
and lunch - $25.00.
Hostesses: Club Officers
Broadway, just off Iris St.
June 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
(Note: this is the 4th Friday)
Garden Tour at Marsha Yeager's House, 963 7th St., Boulder 80302
bring a salad or side dish to share. Dessert, drinks,
biodegradable plates, cups, and utensils will be furnished.
garden is defined by its forest of evergreens, mainly Ponderosa
and Austrian pines and Blue Spruce, planted in the 1930s by the
original owner. Since 1972, when we have lived here, we have
added deciduous trees and dealt with the removal of old
trees. The borders & beds contain shade and part shade
herbaceous and woody plants, bulbs, vines & groundcovers, along
with many Old roses and David Austin roses. An 8' fence was
installed in 1989 to keep out deer, but recently a bear and her
two cubs have discovered the yard.
Hostesses: Mollie Morton
and others, TBD
2020, 10:00 a.m.
GardenTour at Susan Ollar's House, 3705 Martin Dr., Boulder
Lunch Plans, Please bring a salad or side
dish to share. Dessert, drinks, compostable plates, cups, &
utensils will be furnished.
My gardens are prairie type plantings with
shrubs, ornamental grasses and flowers--penstemon, coneflowers,
salvia, rudbeckia, Joe Pye weed, yarrow, lavender and others, as
well as thyme, sage, catmint, and more. The shrubs are
ninebarks, lilac, black lace elder, hydrangea and red stemmed
dogwood, viburnum (Korean spice). I've used dwarf conifers (mugo
pine) and Norwegian Spruce to set structure along with new Blue
Spruce trees. The front gardens are well established, while the
backyard gardens were newly planted this year. Vines, including
clematis and Kintzleys ghost honeysuckle were newly planted this
year and are thriving. Next year the garden should be taking off
and expanding the new plantings.
2020, 10:00 a.m.
Garden tour at the home of Marge Szoke, 610 Country Lane,
Szoke yard is 1-1/3 acres including a large vegetable garden,
raspberries, and strawberries. There is an orchard with apples,
peaches, pears, plums, cherries, and grapes. The landscaping is
eccentric with natural elements including hardscaping, patios,
paths, perennials, xeriscaping and flower gardens. It also
includes a rambling path through a created natural woods.
Please bring a salad or side dish to share. Dessert, drinks,
compostable plates, cups, and utensils will be furnished.
2020, 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Meeting at
Elks Club Park, 3975 28th Street (on west side), in the shelter
in the park.
not have a speaker, but this will be a good chance to get
together after not being able to meet for several months.
are 16 seats available in the shelter that are appropriately
social distanced, however, if you would prefer to bring your own
chair to maintain your preferred distance or in case we have
more than 16 members in attendance, that would be appreciated.
will be no food or drinks served at this meeting, but you may
bring your own snack.
bring and wear a mask.
north on 28th, go past the Iris and Winding Trail signals.
left at the Sunrise/Elks sign. (This sign is just past the 45
mph sign and is hard to see due to bushes.)
the road past Sunrise complex and into the Elks Parking area. On
the north (right) side of the Elks building there will be a
walking path across the creek to the shelter.
Tours and Carpools
-- For some of our tours it will
be possible to meet for carpooling. If you have questions
concerning a tour please contact Mollie Morton at "firstname.lastname@example.org". All carpools will leave from the Meadows Shopping
Center parking lot northwest of Rite Aid. Turn south onto Mohawk
off Baseline to reach the entrance to the parking lot.
New members and guests are always welcome!