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 meets the first Wednesday of every 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.
Alternative Garden Club Potluck 2014 02 05 Just a reminder, we’re going to kick off our 2014 Year of the Garden Tour with a potluck dinner at the Sugar House Garden Center on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 PM. We will have a very short business meeting, followed by dinner. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!
Because we have already covered so many gardening topics in our monthly meetings over the last few years, we have decided that rather than repeating them this year, we are going to focus mostly on garden tours. There are many beautiful gardens and other sites in Utah that are worth seeing. While it’s still cold and snowy outside, we’ll begin the year with an International Garden Tour potluck in February. Bring a dish typical of a favorite garden you have visited in the U.S. or abroad. March and April will feature presentations on gardens around the world and on fun new plants to try at home. Then, as the weather warms up, we will be organizing tours to local gardens and historic sites in lieu of our monthly meetings.
We hope you all have been enjoying the holidays. To celebrate the New Year, we will be holding a potluck and planning meeting at our usual time and location, 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 1 in the Garden Center.
We will be eating black-eyed peas for good luck. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert, and join us as we plan the Garden Club activities for 2014. The Alternative Garden Club has been one of the largest and most active garden clubs in Utah, but your participation is vital to keeping us going!
Please join us Wednesday, January 1 at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center (this is our regular meeting time) for our annual planning meeting and potluck. Don’t be afraid to come–we won’t nominate you as an officer if you don’t want to be one–we need everyone there to help us plan the new year.
It’s an old Southern tradition that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck for the year (who knows, they may also be good at curing hangovers). Therefore we will be serving black-eyed peas with ham; please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 4, at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center. Dean Anesi will be giving us some of his fabulous tips on holiday decorating. We hope to see you there!
Our annual Christmas potluck dinner will be held Sunday, December 15, at 5 PM. Please contact us for more details.
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center. The theme is “Show and Tell.” Bring a favorite recipe from the kitchen or a favorite item from the garden–or if it’s too big to bring, just tell about it. We’ll also be having a fun contest matching the names of our members with facts that you didn’t know about them.
It’s generally best to cut down ornamental grasses in early spring, not in the fall. Not only will the plant be healthier, but over the winter it will give food and cover to songbirds. The grasses will also provide some visual interest during the dull gray months and can be especially beautiful when covered in frost.
P.S. Remember our upcoming show-and-tell on November 6. The theme will be “Kitchen and Garden,” and prizes will be awarded in our guessing game!