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Overview and Schedule - 2024


"April Showers Bring May Flowers" - This year is the 53rd Annual Carmel Valley Garden Club's Spectacular Garden Show.  

The show features beautiful plant and floral displays with accredited judging and demonstrations.  The hand-picked vendors and artists at our marketplace present plants, products and advice that can enhance your garden and your life. Again this year we will have our Photography Contest, and the Hidden Valley Cafe will serve food, wine and beer.  Buzzy's  Garden will offer activities for children preschool to upper elementary. Our Silent Auction will offer art, experiences, and artisanal products focused on the best our region has to offer.  This is one event that should not be missed.  Free admission, parking $1; parking at Hidden Valley as usual this year.  Here is a site map of Hidden Valley and the Show.

Thursday, May 9 - Photography Contest Registration and Entry Submission

3:30- 7:00 PM - Bring all entries to Hidden Valley Dance Studio behind main theater.  Experienced photography people will be on hand to help categorize and prepare your entries.  For convenience when registering, please see detailed rules and categories to determine your entry description at  Rules on web site.

Friday, May 10 - Flower and Plant Contest Registration and Entry Submission

Rules and Exhibitor Entry Card are available on the website and at the Carmel Valley library by mid-April.

3:30 - 6:30 PM - Bring all flower and plant entries to Hidden Valley Theater.  Informed plant people will be on hand to help identify and prepare your entries.
5:00 - 8:00 PM - Photography judging begins, winners are determined and awards placed.


ONGOING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Silent Auction

A huge collection of quality items at bargain prices: wine, vintage garden items, restaurant certificates, paintings, jewelry, and charming gifts. 

 

Buzzy’s Garden Activities

Express yourself!  Face painting, catch a tadpole, or pet a ladybug.  And don’t forget the treats and lemonade stand!


DETAILED SCHEDULE


Saturday, May 11


10:00 - 4:00 - Event begins: Silent Auction, Buzzy's Garden, Photography Contest and Gallery, Market Place Vendors/Artists, Café, and more!

8:00 AM - The flower, plant and arrangement judges arrive, and judging begins. The theater is closed while winners are determined and awards placed.

10:00 AM - The photography exhibit in the Hidden Valley dance studio opens. Visit to view the marvelous pictures and check to see if you’ve won an award.

10:00 AM - Browse the intriguing Vendor Shops, the CVGC Plant Corral, and the Silent Auction.

10:00 AM - Children of all ages can enjoy Buzzy’s Garden for face painting and all manner of gardening activities for the young and young at heart – try the lemonade as well.

10:00 AM - Visit the Garden Café for luscious refreshments and the Garden Wine and Beer Bar for your favorite libation – sit and enjoy with new and old friends among the surroundings of Hidden Valley.

11:30 AM - The flower, plant and arrangement judging are complete, and the theater opens to visitors. Docents are on hand to give background on the club and exhibits and answer any gardening related questions. Exhibitors can now see if their entry is judged to be an award winner.
1:00 PM - First daily raffle closes and winner is announced.  Presence not required to win.

3:30 PM - Silent Auction closes for the day and items are picked up. Voting all day for the popular choice awards.

4:00 PM - Show closes for the day, and popular choice awards are tallied and placed.

Sunday, May 12

10:00 - 4:00 - Event day two: Silent Auction, Buzzy's Garden, Photography and Plant Gallery, Market Place Vendors/Artists, Café, and more!
10:00 AM - Visit the photography exhibit in the Hidden Valley dance studio.

10:00 AM - Browse the intriguing Vendor Shops, the CVGC Plant Corral, and the Silent Auction.Find last minute bargains.

10:00 AM - Children of all ages can enjoy Buzzy’s Garden for face painting and all manner of gardening activities for the young and young at heart – try the lemonade as well.

10:00 AM - Visit the Garden Café for luscious refreshments and the Garden Wine and Beer Bar for your favorite libation – sit and enjoy with new and old friends among the surroundings of Hidden Valley.
1:00 PM - First daily raffle closes and winner is announced.  Presence not required to win.

3:00 PM - Second daily raffle closes and winner is announced.  Presence not required to win.

3:30 PM - Silent Auction closes and items are picked up by winners.
4:00 PM - Show closes

4:00 - 5:00 - Photo pick-up
4:00 - 4:30 - Flower and Plant exhibit pick-up (no earlier pick-up will be permitted)









 



   


2023-24
   Event Schedule
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Theme for the year:
"April Showers Bring May Flowers"


February 8, 2024
Valentine's Pot-Luck Dinner Gala


May 11-12, 2024
53rd Annual
         Garden Show
53rd



Thank You
  Garden Show 2023
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         Carmel Valley Garden Club                                                             P.O. Box 72 Carmel Valley, CA  93924                                                                      831-277-2670