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                  Idyllwild Garden Club
Discovering the Joy of Mountain Gardening

                    Partially Supported Through the Generosity of the              
            Idyllwild Community Fund and the Pine Cove Water District

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Club member Richard (Rick) Barker passed way on January 20, 2017, in Idyllwild. This fine man, a philosopher extraordinaire, epitomized a positive spirit and was loved and respected by many in our Community.
Your spirit lives on Rick  .

For Detailed Event Information: Click on Calendar and Events in the left hand menu. Click on the month and the day of the event.  Any questions, Email


New Board of Directors for 2016-17

(R-L) Pres. Gary Parton, 1st VP's Joy Allgeier & Antje Banks, Secretary Bronwyn Jones, 2nd VP Toni Berthelotte, Treasurer Dianne Johnson
(R-L) Chairs: Membership: Suzie Bennett, Hospitality: Emily Kelley & Marsha Freed, Lilac Tea/Communication: Toni Berthelotte, Raffle: Emily Kelley
(not shown)Beautification Mike Feyder, Greeters/Cashier Marlene Pierce, Raffle: Emily Kelley, inspiration: Bronwyn Jones, 4th of July Parade: Antje Banks, Junior Garden, Tricia Pilkington, Parliamentarian: Wendy Read, Sunshine: Patti Morgan, Garden Tour: Cal McIntosh
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 4th.
This will be our Welcome Back Tea with refreshments provided by your Board
Please arrive by noon at the Comm. Presbyterian Church.
We'll have a program on Wild Flowers of the San Jacintos and Creating a Seed Library by Shannon Ng.
Guests are welcome


NOTE: Your dues should have been paid by 12/31 If you haven't done so, please check your current listing to be sure we have all of your information and that it is accurate and send your dues to Box 681, Idyllwild CA 92549, or renew online with your credit card. (MC/Visa)
($18 single member, or $30 for family)


 Important information on the Gold Spotted Oak Borer CLICK HERE


For more information, or to register, go to calendar
(or call Gary at 951-659-9711)

Board Mtgs.(Members are welcome to attend)-10am-3rd Tuesday of each month at Gary Parton's 25025 Fern Valley Rd.
General Meetings 12 noon - 54400 No. Circle
Presbyterian Comm. Church-Lower Level (except for July Picnic, or if noted)
Speakers/Programs and details to be added when firmed up.

Events and trips are tentative so be sure to check updates on dates and details as the dates get closer at


Feb-March: Field Trip to the Descanso Gardens

            Date and details to be announced

April 4th: Mtg.-Welcome Tea hosted by your board.

            Program on wild flowers of the San Jacintos by Bruce Watts and Creating a Seed Library by Shannon Ng


April: Field Trip to Carlsbad Flower Fields

            Date and details to be announced


April 29th: Event-Lilac Walk and Tea, Sat. 11-3 p.m.  Volunteers needed


May 2nd : Mtg.-All about Lilacs by Gary Parton-to be held at Alpen Glow Gardens in Fern Valley


May: Field Trip to Sherman Library and Gardens and Roger’s Gardens SL&G in Corona Del Mar

Date and details to be announced


June 6th: Mtg.-Container gardening, raised beds, watering systems


June 10th: Event- Possible Garden Tour

Gardens and volunteers needed


June: Field Trip to Huntington Library in San Marino


July: Mtg. (date to be announced since the nature center is closed on Mon-Tues.) - Annual potluck picnic at the Nature Center will include a guided nature walk


August 1st: Mtg.-Wild Animals of the San Jacintos by Jennifer Gee of the James Reserve


August: Field Trip to James Reserve

Date and details to be announced


September 5th: Mtg.- Presentation of slate of officers – House plants and critter control by a panel


September: Field Trip Apple Picking at Glen Oaks in Yucaipa. Date and details to be announced


October 3rd: Mtg.- Election of officers and presentation of the new board. Native Plants by Bronwyn Jones, possible plant sale and a walk in our Village Garden at the Historical Society after the meeting.


October: Field Trip to the Living Desert in Palm Desert. Date and details to be announced


November: No mtgs or events


December 5th: Holiday in the Pines pot-luck lunch and Help Center Family collection. Personal guests and spouses welcome.

(click on Calendar and Events on left hand side of page for details)


 The following  ACTIVITIES are put on by the Garden Club to fulfill our Mission of Education and Beautification of our Community!  
      *Educational programs at our meetings
       *Work Parties to beautify our Village Garden at the Historical Museum  
        *Planting and tending flower barrels around town
         *Informational booths at Community events, (Lemon Lily Festival, Tree Lighting)
          *October  Discover Mtn. Gardening Program/Annual Bulb Sale