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

    • Thursday, August 18, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Taos Tennis Meeting Room, 88 State Road 150, El Prado

    Unexpected guests coming for dinner?  Need some flowers in the house?  Lori Priest to the rescue.  On Aug. 18th, she will show us how to design delightful arrangements using what is already on hand just outside our windows.  Lori was a professional floral designer for over 20 years, owning her own high-end floral design studio for 8 years.  As a result, she began to take a deeper interest in gardening because she wanted to grow her own unusual and hard-to-find plant material.  She will demonstrate how easy it is to make beautiful, fun and unusual arrangements with unexpected elements using flowers and foliage from her own garden, giving us hope just when we thought we had nothing to work with.  Expect to hear statements like “Oohs and ahhs and what is that?” during this presentation.  This is a learning experience not to be missed.

    Please join us for this meeting to benefit from Lori's years of experience in design and gardening.  The meeting will begin at 9:30 am with some social time and the program will begin at 10 am.  We hope you will be able to join us.

    • Saturday, August 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Country Club area

    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 ease the parking situation for the homeowner.  The tours will be of the garden only.  When you make your reservation you will receive directions to the garden.

    A delightful abundance of flowers, veggies and fruit trees adorn the perimeter of this house in the Country Club area.  After building their home, the initial hardscape was planned and executed by the husband and the wife/gardener then took over planting the raised vegetable beds and the tree and flower beds in between his flagstone walkways, fountains, and a river of rock all capped off by a firebreak all around.  The owner describes her gardens as “Loving Hands at Home” because she does it all herself, including her own starts of zinnias, marigolds, delphiniums, and Sweet William. Over the years, friends have given her many of her plants like columbine, peonies and even peach trees as well as iris, Shasta daisies and hollyhock seeds. If the carrots escape their corner of the vegetable garden and go live in the strawberries, well, that’s OK.  Same with the onions. They will all get harvested eventually. Peach, apricot and apple trees add to the owners’ healthy eating life style.  Pots of geraniums line the back patio with its backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. As you exit the gardens, rose bushes, a large grape vine that produces delicious grapes, mint and other plants will finish off your tour. 

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