Palomar District

Welcome to Palomar District
of California Garden Clubs, Inc.
Director: Adele Kelly 
Theme:  "Plant America - One Member at a Time!"
      Publication:  Palomar Pruner 
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About Us

Executive Committee 2017-19
(L-R): George Speer, Parliamentarian; Barbara Weiler, Corresponding Secretary; Laura Crenshaw, Treasurer; Terri Schmidt, Recording Secretary;David Rylaarsdam, 2nd Assistant Director, Sharon Tooley, 1st Assistant Director;Adele Kelly, Director
Affiliate Members (Palomar District only)
Coronado Floral Association
Master Gardener Assoc of San Diego
San Diego Floral Associaltion
San Diego Horticultural Society
Southwestern Judges Council
  • One of 28 geographical divisions in the CGCI family and, with 26 clubs and over 2000 members in San Diego and southern Riverside Counties, the largest district in the state. 
  • Our objective is to implement the aims and purposes of NGC and CGCI and to coordinate and promote the interests of Garden Clubs and Affiliates in the District. 
  • District meetings and events are an excellent way to meet gardening colleagues and share information and experiences. 
  • Any club dedicated to promoting the interests of gardening is welcome!
Palomar District recipients...
Reinhold Mueller - Man of the Year
Joanie Espy - Woman of the Year
Rosemary Anderson - CGCI Award of Merit
(l-r: Joanie, Rosemary, Reinhold)
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Meetings 2018-19

Fall Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018
Host:  Dos Valles Garden Club

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All district officers, district chairmen, all club presidents (or their designated representative), all club delegates.  Note:  Please share this information with all of your members who plan to attend.  An agenda will be distributed at a later date. 
WHO MAY ATTEND:  Any club member.
Winter Meeting
Monday, February 25, 2019
Host:  San Diego Garden Guild



Summer Meeting
Monday, June 10, 2019
Host: San Dieguito Garden Club




Penny Pines CGCI Donation Form  (Click on the "Donate" tab and select the form.  NOTE:  You can now donate to CGCI projects "online" via credit/debit card or your personal PayPay account)

Floral Design Forum

Floral Design Forum
26th Anniversary Season
Shinoda Design Center,
7170 Miramar Road, San Diego
1st Monday - October-May,12:30 p.m.
Questions:  Contact Chairman, George Speer
30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA  92082-3848
  • Objectives:  To bring the finest floral designers to San Diego County; promote appreciation of floral art forms; develop skills in critiquing floral art; improve individual skills for in home floral decorating; learn skills for flower show exhibition; encourage members to enter flower shows and promote floral arts in the community.  The forum is open to anyone interested in floral design.
  • Fees:  Choose $70/all 8 program season pass (save $50 off non-member session tickets) or $12/ session for NGC/CGCI members  or $15/ session for non-members.  Mail to George Speer, 30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA  92082
  • Reminder, that California Garden Club Inc. members are able to shop at Shinoda  Design Center with a pass obtained by your club President.  You will have to pay sales tax at the time of purchase.  Applications are available at their web site.
  • September 16, 2018 -FREE  Special "Christmas Show"  at Shinoda Design Center, San Diego .  Sunday, 9 AM to 3 PM. Watch while Designer TBA, creates fresh and Silk designs to get your ideas flowing with products off the shelves. Notice: FREE
  • October 1, 2018 Barbara Weiler, Master NGC Flower Show Judge, award winning designer, teacher and Horticulturist. watch what she can put together for the Fall. She loves the Autumn color pallet.
  • November 5, 2018 –  New Designs from National Garden Clubs.  Education, Inspiration and Enjoyment – just in time for the holidays and the Flower Show Season.  20 Designers will be using insert or donation containers to raffle off.
  • December 3, 2018 -  Anthony "Tony" Alvarez AIFD --Seasonal and Holiday Designs. Get inspired for the Holidays.
  • January 7, 2019 David Root - Top Ten Winner, teacher and a Designer: of "from trash cans" to working the elegant party and event scene.  Always an entertaining and surprise filled program.
  • February 4, 2019-  Robert Gordon, AIFD  Professor of Ornamental Horticulture A perennial favorite, Bob jumps in the middle of our "26th Anniversary  Season" with  the theme: "The Container Made Me do It" He will be lightening his container inventory this trip.
  • March 4, 2019 “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program.  Watch as 5 local college student designers race against the clock to complete a Surprise Package design from material, container and theme.  Then, like a 3 ring circus, they show a “signature Design”, a “round robin” and then a “wrap up” design.
  • April 1, 2019 - Open and waiting the final entry:  will it be south of the border or way North of the other border
  • May 6, 2019 Jackie Zhang-, Top Ranking Master Instructor O'Hara School of  Ikebana.  Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs.  We are pleased that Jackie could fit us in.

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