The Mission Viejo Garden Club is excited to announce our fundraiser for this year as we offer lovingly handmade garden art items for sale at the Mission Viejo Farmer's Market. Our sale will be on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 9am to 1pm. Please come and support our wonderful group! All sales CASH ONLY please!!
Kris Bonner’s Traveling Gardener Series
“The Gardens of Lake Como”
Join us as one of our favorite speakers, Kris Bonner, takes us on a magical journey to visit the gardens of Lake Como, Italy. Kris’ series “The Travelling Gardener” is very popular and he has given several talks about his adventures at the Murray Center. Kris provides unique insights on how to incorporate local gardens as an important part of your travel plans! Refreshments will be served and visitors are always welcome!
Join us as we visit the beautiful Fullerton Arboretum and are treated to private, docent led tours of their lush grounds. We will be treated to a tour of the Hybrid Tea Rose Garden to check on the progress of their irrigation system upgrades, for which our Club gave a generous donation earlier this year. There will be a parking fee of $4.00/hour per vehicle, so carpooling is recommended. There are several restaurants nearby where we can enjoy lunch with our MVGC friends after the tour! Watch for further details and a sign-up sheet as the date approaches.
Please join us for our first meeting of the season! We are excited to get back together and catch up with all of our gardening friends. There will be a short business meeting, followed by a presentation by Laurie Menosky of the OC Master Gardeners. Her topic will be "Small Space Gardening". Refreshments will be served and visitors are always welcome!
Our June meeting will be our last of the season until we start again in September. We will be enjoying a brief presentation by representatives of the City of Mission Viejo on the Core vision for the city of Mission Viejo! We will enjoy a boxed Panera luncheon as well. RSVP and pre-payment of lunch is required, $15 per members, $20 per non-member. Please contact Chris Engh to make your reservation and send checks to June Little. Hope to see you there!
We will be meeting at the Murray Center this month where we will enjoy a floral arranging demonstration. Past MVGC President Paddee Neff will be using store-bought flowers, showing us how they can be used to create beautiful bouquets for our homes! Paddee will include tips on how to prepare the flowers before arranging them in order to get the longest vase life possible. We will have a raffle and cuttings table. Bring your checkbooks/cash to sign up for our June luncheon and membership renewals Hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served and visitors are always welcome.
Join us as we tour lovely gardens right here in Mission Viejo! MVGC members, watch your email for more details and for your tour itinerary. This year, we are requesting a $5 donation for each member who attends (cash/check). There will be no plant sale associated with our tour this year.
Non-Members and guests are also welcome to join our tour for a $10 donation (cash/check). To make your donation and obtain the addresses of the additional gardens on our tour, please visit our first garden at:
22831 Via Santiago, Mission Viejo CA, 92691
Please note that not all gardens are fully accessible, and that there may be uneven walking surfaces in the gardens. Please, NO pets!
Any questions? Please email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you!
HUMMINGBIRDS, JEWELS OF NATURE
I've you've been gardening for any length of time, you've no doubt experienced the delight of seeing these miraculous, shimmering visitors hover close by as you tend your plants. Let's start 2023 by learning more about Hummingbirds! Monique Rea, volunteer with the Songbird Care and Education Center will present "Jewels of Nature, Hummingbirds in Your Garden."
Our meeting starts at 9am with social time and refreshments. Business meeting from 9:30 - 10am. Our programs begins approximately 10:15. Visitors are always welcome!
Members, bring your checkbooks so that you may sign up for a craft activity at our February meeting.
PRESSED FLOWER ART
Join us this month for a fun project using dried flowers! We will create notecards, bookmarks, and a glass votive holder. A $12 signup fee is required in advance for this activity. All required materials will be provided. It may be helpful to bring your own pair of tweezers! Send signup fee to June Little by 2/3/2023.