Douglas County Garden Club gives back to the community
The Douglas County Garden Club hosted the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs Southern District annual meeting at The Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur. The ladies peddled their club’s cookbooks, garden aprons, and mason bee boxes to raise money for the club.
A toast to one of the club’s favorite socials, the Annual Summer Herb Luncheon. This potluck with panache included oodles of savory dishes to sample and a chance to catch up and unwind with friends.
Battling weeds in the garden of one of the club’s many community outreach projects – Sky Cliff Center in Castle Rock. We dig Douglas County!
Press release and photos submitted by the Douglas County Garden Club
The members of the Douglas County Garden Club not only Dig Douglas County but they also give back to the community through outreach projects and charitable donations.
Last year, the club designated $1,800 to state and local organizations: Sky Cliff Center’s “Plant it Pink” garden, the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation (CALF) Endowment Fund, Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs Columbine Scholarship Fund, Blue Star Memorial Highway, and the Philip S. Miller Library’s new seed exchange program and flower planters that grace the entrance of the library.
This year, the Douglas County Garden Club hosted the annual meeting of the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs Southern District. Nearly 60 avid gardeners attended the April meeting held at The Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur. Guest speaker Chris Ibsen of O’ Tooles Garden Center applied the meeting’s theme of “Partnering with Nature” to bring pollinators, butterflies, vegetables, and flower gardening all together in our home landscapes.
The Douglas County Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of each month, usually at the Philip S. Miller Library. Horticulture experts speak at each meeting to share their gardening knowledge with attendees. Throughout the year, members explore different fun places on Out & About excursions, and hold high-spirited fundraising auctions and plant sales.
Membership encompasses a wide variety of gardening expertise – from beginners to master gardeners, and out-of-state “transplants” who are unfamiliar with the unique gardening challenges we have in Colorado.
The Douglas County Garden Club was established in 1985 and today has 50 members. The club typically meets the first Tuesday of each month, at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.