LOS JARDINEROS

 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

    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • Selzer Garden
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    Instead of meetings this Summer, we are arranging, with the immense help of our Tour Venue Coordinator, Lawrence Baker, a series of Members Only Garden Tours.  For each tour, you will need to make a reservation so that we can maintain some social distancing and ease the parking situation for the homeowner.  The tours will of the garden only.  When you make your reservation you will receive directions to the garden.

    Our first garden is a future Garden & Home Tour venue.  The homeowner describes their garden as:

    “We wanted our courtyard to be a peaceful oasis of color, in contrast to the stark high desert landscape just outside the gate.  It has a large koi pond, a fire pit, stone benches, and meandering walkways, allowing 3 season enjoyment of the outdoors. It was designed in 2006-7 by Martin Mosko, of Marpa Design Studio in Boulder, Colorado and was built by Ben Edwards of Earthtones in Taos.  Martin Mosko is a Buddhist monk and is nationally known for his designs, including a meditation garden for the Dalai Lama. As people are always in a hurry we wanted our courtyard to make one slow down and take in the sights. The mosaic mural over the hot tub adds lots of color and symbolizes the earth from brown to snow-covered mountains and blue sky. It was designed and made by Laurie Peters from Elgin, Illinois. We daily see the courtyard as an oasis in the desert.”

    PS Dr. Peter Selzer is Taos’ radiologist.

    Please bring your own water.

    • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • Greif/Barnett Gardens
    • 39
    Register

    Instead of meetings this Summer, we are arranging, with the immense help of our Tour Venue Coordinator, Lawrence Baker, a series of Members Only Garden Tours.  For each tour, you will need to make a reservation so that we can maintain some social distancing and ease the parking situation for the homeowner.  The tours will of the garden only.  When you make your reservation you will receive directions to the garden.

    Our second tour is the shared gardens on two homeowners in Valverde Commons.  The homeowners describes their garden as:

    “This joint landscaping plan was developed by Dan Jones and executed by Dan and Jerry Martinez in 2018.  Although connected by the entry path from the Commons area, the individual lots are different in respect to watering systems and subsequent plantings. The original owners of 404 installed a controlled system that allowed for a greater variety and volume of plants.  Owners of 406 opted for the garden-hose watering method, and therefore, drought-resistant plants were planted.  The property line between the lots follows the simulated dry streambed from the road, a little past a flagstone slab bridge, and then veers toward the backyard of 404.  Due to the significant change in elevation from the abutting SW lot, boulders, originally from the Ski Valley, were expertly arranged to create the transition in height.

    Please bring your own water.

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