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The 2018 49th Annual Garden Show - May 5 and 6
at Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley , California


The Carmel Valley Garden Show at Hidden Valley features beautiful plant and floral displays with accredited judging and entrants from around the Monterey region. From the moment you enter the theater through the lush display of plants provided by Griggs Nursery, you will be awed by the verdant display of roses, flower arrangements, cut flowers, cacti, succulents and container plants.

Our hand-picked vendors at our marketplace will present plants, products and advice that can enhance your garden and your life.  Proceeds from our Plant Sales at the Plant Corral and our Silent Auction, including our new exclusive ceramic garden art from a local artist, will benefit nonprofits in the Valley.  We will repeat our popular Photography Contest and have live  music accompanying food and wine at our Garden Cafe.   The Children's Garden will once again offer activities and music for kids preschool to upper elementary.  Schedule for events as of this time is here.

We thank our lead Sponsor, Dr. Jordan Shahnam of  of Carmel Valley Family Dental for their tremendous support.  Our other wonderful supporters may be found here.

Free admission, parking $1.

Download  2018 Competitive Flower and Plant Exhibition Rules HERE

Download Exhibitor Entry Cards HERE

Learn more about the Garden Show at our  Garden Show Main Page

   Competitive Flower and Plant Exhibit               Plant Corral                
  Photography Contest                                        Silent Auction
  Children's Garden                                               Vendors

Recent Happenings

Our March 8 Meeting was another rousing success with speaker Todd Kodet enlightening us on the topic of the Cannabis Industry in the Salinas Valley.  Todd, who is working as an expert agriculturalist on contract to a large grower, reviewed the many regulatory, financial, labor and horticultural challenges to growing this well-known "weed" in a new, uncertain environment.  It was a lively, interactive session.  And Sharon Thompson won the pot of succulents, and miniature pot plant.
On March 14 twelve intrepid members (Ed Dickson, Tom and Claudia Gano, Janet and John Brocco, Karolyn Stone, Dean Hatfield, Robert and Carolyn Rice, Steve Hoch, Cynthia Hertlien, and Robert Korstanje) visited Wild Ridge Organics in Prunedale to see a fantastic array of Protea plants.  Undaunted by rain, owner and Protea expert Rick McCain guided the group on a two hour ramble through hilly, muddy acres of varied, beautifully blooming Proteas with a few other Australian and South African plant thrown in for spice. It was one of the best field trips ever.  See all the photos in the album.

What's up with the Carmel Valley Garden Club?

April 12 Monthly Meeting:  Two professional Rose Judges from the Bay Area, Barbara Gordon and Dolores Moffat, will present on preparing Rose specimens for judging.  Both are certified judges.  In particular, Barbara is an American Rose Society Horticulture and Arrangement Judge, National Garden Club Judge, grows around 400 roses and has been a member of the Santa Clara County Rose Society since 1981.  Dolores has been a Member of the American Rose (ARS) Society for over 30 years (since 1987).  She has been president of 2 local societies and is an ARS rose and arrangement judge, and a National Garden Clubs, Master Flower Show Judge.  She also grows about 100 roses.  She considers Barbara a mentor.

Members are encouraged to bring any blooming roses from their own gardens for demonstration purposes.

We will also have another raffle of a handmade pot.

Please note, Social Hour will start at 6:00 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m

(Photo courtesy of David Austen Roses)
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Garden Design Magazine offers Garden Club members a nice deal on subscriptions.  This magazine at $45/year (1 additional free issue for first time subscribers) is a no-advertisements, 4 times a year, photo-rich garden and plant focused, 148 page coffee-table type magazine.  If you subscribe at our special links or call 855-624-5110 and state our club name) we get $12 back as a club for each subscription.  We also get use of their photos and text for our newsletter and website, and they help advertise our Garden show to local subscribers.  Check it out.

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Most members know that Hidden Valley Music Seminars is the location for our annual Garden Show.  Founder and General Director, Peter Meckel, is a great partner and helps our organization tremendously during the preparation and production of our show.  In turn we'd like to support him and Hidden Valley, so check out their 2018 schedule of events.  We're sure you'll find something you like.

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         Carmel Valley Garden Club                                                                                            P.O. Box 72 Carmel Valley, CA  93924                                                                        831-624-3081