Garden Club of Taos

Meetings & Events

Meetings are usually held every 3rd Thursday (February - October) at Taos Tennis (Highway 150) in the meeting room at the back of the clubhouse starting at 9:30am for coffee, snacks, and socializing.  The business meeting starts at 10am, followed by the featured presentation.

EXCEPTIONS: no meetings are held in July and August because of Member's-Only Tour (2nd Thursday in July) and the annual public Los Jardineros  Garden & Home Tour (first Saturday in August.)

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Santa Fe Rock Garden and Botanical Gardens

    Meet at 8:15am in the rear parking lot of the San Francisco de Asis church in Ranchos to car pool. Our first stop will be at a private home off Old Santa Fe Trail to tour an award-winning rock garden replete with many species of plants. We will then drive to Museum Hill, have lunch in the Museum Café, then enjoy a docent-led tour of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

    Cost: $8/person for tour. 

    Reservations required by May 26. Contact Jan Martenson to reserve your space: jsm449@mac.com, 751-0511.

    The first stop is a large rock garden – of some several thousand species, mostly alpine – surrounds a slender 2,000 sqft house set on a steep spectacular site six miles south of the Santa Fe Plaza. A mason-built walled terrace surrounds much of the house, making for a garden of crevice plants shown at waist or shoulder height. There are also two staircase gardens rising out of the parking lot joined by several long terraces of large perennials and grasses done in a style popularized by Piet Ourdolf. The soil is decomposed granite modified when possible.

    Behind the studios is a walkway, past enormous up-thrusting rocks, to a hot tub platform with hundred-mile views. It is a site that can accommodate quite a variety of plants, making for a garden of continual astonishment and surprise.

    “It’s a privilege to be able to show the garden and introduce gardeners to what a real rock garden can offer.“ - Robin Magowan, owner

    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Taos Tennis Meeting Room, 88 State Road 150, El Prado

    Our speaker will be Sheila Ross discussing "Taos Floral Design."

    Sheila mastered Event Floral Design and hand-tied bouquets in Paris.  With 40 years of experience, she has also studied ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement) - that dates back to the seventh century when floral offerings were made to altars.  Her studio is out of her home.  She loves to interact with a client to create a perfect arrangement for a wedding or any other special event.  She will not only demonstrate her personal style of floral design, but will bring some of her creations so members can buy them.  Her website is taosfloraldesigns.com

    Our social time will begin at 9:30 am.  The business portion of the meeting will begin at 10 am, followed by our speaker.

    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kit Carson Electric Coop board room, 118 Cruz Alta Rd

    Presented by Lillis Urban, Botanist/Ecologist,  BLM/Taos Field Office.   Sponsored by the Taos Chapter, Native Plant Society of New Mexico

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Taos Country Club/UNM Tour

    Members will be sent directions to the gardens on this tour.

    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Various sites in Taos County

    This is a fundraiser for Los Jardineros.

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • TBD

    At this last meeting of the year, we will elect new officers and hear about grants and projects competed this year.

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