The Alternative Garden Club is a social and educational organization open to persons committed to equality for all who share an interest in horticulture and landscape design. The Club meets regularly for lectures, the exchange of ideas, field trips, special events, and the development of service projects throughout the community. More information about our organization can be found on the About Us section in the navigation menu above.
The Club usually meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at The Garden Center, 1602 East 2100 South, at the northeast corner of Sugar House Park. Click Here for a map of our location.
I hope you’ve all had a pleasant holiday season and are surviving our recent frigid weather with no frozen pipes or frostbite. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center. It’s our annual planning meeting and potluck. It’s important for everyone to attend, to get your input on the programs and activities you’d like to see in the coming year.
Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to serve as an officer in the club just because you come to the planning meeting (but people who don’t attend may be receiving phone calls . . . ). Just bring a potluck dish, and we’ll have a good time.
Be sure to join us for our annual Holiday Home Tour and Christmas Potluck this Sunday, December 7. Several garden club members will graciously open their homes to us, and we’re looking forward to a fun and festive evening. Please contact us by e-mail for more information on the time, locations, and food assignments.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center. The theme will be “Three Tricks to Make Your Holiday Gathering More Festive,” as Dean Anesi will share some of his fabulous decorating tips with us. This presentation is always one of the highlights of the year. We hope to see you there!
Our social committee has decided to go ahead with both a regular meeting and a Christmas potluck in December. Please make note of the dates: Wednesday, December 3 for the meeting, and Sunday, December 7 for the Holiday Home Tour and potluck. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center. Our theme will be “The Forbidden Island,” as we take an exclusive look at the landscape, history, and culture of Cuba. We hope to see you there!
We’ll be going back to our regular schedule in October, with our monthly meeting being held at 7:30 PM the first Wednesday, which is October 1. We’ll be enjoying a potluck dinner, and the theme is “State Fair.” Bring the type of food that you might enter in the State Fair, or just something that you might like to eat at the fair. Award ribbons will be given. Please, unless you have a dessert that’s truly prize-winning, bring a savory item such as a main course, side dish, green salad, or appetizer, so that we don’t end up with a table full of desserts and no “real” food.
We hope to see you there!
We’ll be meeting at 3:00 PM this Sunday, September 14 at the home of Kelly Butler to begin our garden tour. We will then proceed to Ira Hinckley’s at 4:00 and Dean Anesi’s Urban Garden Co. at 5:00. Please contact us for the addresses of these gardens. We will not gather at the Garden Center beforehand but will simply start at Kelly’s place. Water and light refreshments will be provided. This will be a fun opportunity to socialize and see some beautiful homes and gardens. We hope to see you there!
There will be no meeting in the Garden Center this week; instead, we will be having an afternoon garden tour on Sunday, September 14. Look for more information here as the details are finalized.
The Water Gardens Tour will be Saturday, August 9. We’ll meet at the Garden Center at 9 AM. You’ll need to buy your tickets in advance; a tour book (which will serve as the ticket for two people) costs $12. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, tour books are available at Cactus & Tropicals, Glover Nursery, Millcreek Gardens, and American Stone.