Schedule of Events

More details are emailed to members as each meeting approaches. We meet generally on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise arranged. Meetings are held at different places each month. Come to our next meeting and check us out!  Membership is $15 year ($7.50 after July 1)  Click here for application!

January 10, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

​"Hunting for Spring Mushrooms in North Idaho"
Tim Gerlitz, long time member and educator at the North Idaho Mycological Association, (aka NI Mushroom Club), will present a slide show highlighting spring mushrooms found in the Inland Northwest.  His presentation will include information about identification strategies, local poisonous and deadly poisonous species, and he will share information about ethical mushroom collection and stewardship of our local forests.

Location:  Dalton Gardens City Hall

February 7, 2017

1pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

February 14, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

Sue Bockelman of The Plant Pro will discuss plant and landscape design and she will welcome questions. She has 40+ years experience and has a BS in Landscape Horticulture.

Location:  Dalton Gardens City Hall

February 22-26, 2017

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Location: Seattle

March 3-5, 2017

Home & Garden Show (Building Contractor's Assoc.)
Location:  Kootenai County Fairgrounds

March 7, 2017

1pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

March 14, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

Speaker, Eva Lusk, will join us with information on how to care for succulents!

Location:  Dalton Gardens City Hall

April 4, 2017

1pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

April 11, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

Phyllis Stephens returns!  Spokane native, gardening expert and horticulture specialist, Phyllis Stephens, hosts a two hour call-in gardening talk show, “The Lawn and Garden Show”, from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday on KXLY 920.   $5 suggested donation for non-members.

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

May 3, 2017

(note: date changed!)

1pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

May 9, 2017

11:30am Garden Club Meeting

Potluck and plant exchange!  

Location:  Dalton Gardens City Park gazebo

May 13, 2017

Spokane Garden Expo (TIEG)
Location: Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane, WA

June - July - August

Private Garden Visits!
We're signing up our own personal gardens for private club member garden visits. If you're willing, we'd love to take a peek at your garden!  There's no need to wait until it's "ready" as we gardeners are never "done" in our gardens, right?  We share ideas, inspire and generally share our love of ALL gardens.  We might even be able to further your vision somehow... if you let us in.  Your garden is perfect as it is!  

Location, dates & times are emailed to members when scheduled. 

June 6, 2017

1pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Volunteers gather to plan the 20th anniversary of the Club's Garden Tour!

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

June 13, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

We will be taking a field trip to Plants of the Wild nursery near Tekoa, Washington (about a 1-hour drive south from Coeur d’Alene). Manager Kathy Hutton, who has a botany degree, has worked at the nursery for 30 years and is very knowledgeable.  She'll guide us through the nursery, one of the best-known native plant nurseries in the West, which consists of six 3000 sq. foot greenhouses, plus a large seed warehouse. Plants of the Wild nursery grows and markets trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ground covers throughout most of the western U.S. These native species end up along highways, in national parks, wildlife refuges, riparian and reforestation projects.  This will be a fun and interesting field trip for our club!
Location:  Tekoa, WA

July 11, 2017

1pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Location:  CDA Library, downstairs

July 19, 20171pm  Garden TOUR Committee Meeting:  TOUR ORIENTATION
All garden tour volunteers are expected at this meeting.  We'll coordinate efforts, pick up materials, learn volunteer duties for the day of the tour and discuss expectations so that we're all on the same page for the big event! 
Location:  Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, upstairs

July 27, 2017

4pm Garden Pretour & Celebration Dinner

This special "invitation only" event belongs to all those that work on the Garden Tour!  Since most of us are "working" our stations during the actual Garden Tour, the pretour is specifically for garden owners and garden tour volunteers to visit each of the tour gardens together. This culminates into a large potluck dinner celebration in the delightful Hood garden with special announcements, food, drink, live music, garden gazing, and plenty of socializing.  More details will be emailed in the coming months but we generally meet at the high school, receive maps, and then carpool to each garden together.  If you're part of the garden tour committee, then you're invited!

July 30, 2017

20th Annual Coeur d'Alene Garden Tour!

Click here for details.

August 8, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

After the hustle and excitement of our Annual Garden Tour we are back to our regular monthly meetings. August's meeting will be held at Shared Harvest, Coeur d'Alene's first community garden, located at 1004 E. Foster (between 10th & 11th Streets), in the Coeur d'Alene GardenDistrict. Kim Normand, Founder of Shared Harvest, will talk about its history, achievements and all things about growing produce to share with others. Please come and meet with her and walk through an exceptional community garden.  There are several picnic tables but you may want to bring a chair since we don't know how many people will attend. There will be a short business meeting to begin and refreshments will be served as usual.

Location:  Shared Harvest, 1004 E. Foster, Coeur d'Alene

August 10, 2017
Private Garden Visits!
Location, dates & times are emailed to members. 

August 17, 2017
Private Garden Visits!
Location in Pinehurst & CDA River area. More details, dates & times are emailed to members.

September 12, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

Location: Pat Baillie's home

For our Sept 12th meeting we will go to Pat Baillie's lush, beautiful garden, where we can learn a lot from this Master Gardener. She will introduce us her organic vegetable garden and her landscaped front yard. Pat lives where there are lots of deer, and so protects her veggies with fencing. However, her front yard is unfenced and she has been successful growing deer-resistant plants and shrubs. If you have questions on composting, organic gardening, mulching or anything else, Pat will be happy to answer your questions.

October 10, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

Location:  Coeur d'Alene Library, Community Room

This month's speaker Sean Mitzel is the author of the website “The Prepared Homestead” and his background includes teaching classes at North Idaho College in permaculture, a design science that mimics natural systems. Permaculture is a principal-based approach that seeks to increase soil fertility, integrate all elements of a property and create truly permanent and indefinite agriculture to create sustainable, beautiful and abundant outdoor environments. Permaculture incorporates food-producing plants, shrubs and trees into landscapes, and can be facilitated on a small suburban lot or a large farm. 

November 14, 2017

1pm Garden Club Meeting

Location:  First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene
Jonathan Mueller, FASLA, PLA, is a landscape architect with over 35 years of experience and a background in park and recreation planning and design. He is the author of  "Private Park, Public Park": A Story of Coeur D' Alene And Its First Park. This is the story of the creation of Coeur d' Alene's first park and one of the oldest in the State of Idaho. Jon is a past national president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). He was elected to ASLA's prestigious Council of Fellows in 2007, and recipient of the ASLA Presidents Medal in 2015.  He currently is licensed as a professional landscape architect (PLA) in five western states and is fortunate to call Coeur d'Alene his home. His book will be available at our meeting.

December 12, 2017

11:30am - 3pm Christmas Luncheon & Celebration

Location:  Hayden Lake Country Club, 2362 E. Bozanta Drive, Hayden Lake, ID 83835

Reserve now through December 5th for our Annual Christmas Luncheon, being held at Hayden Lake Country Club overlooking beautiful Hayden Lake! The menu includes Apple Pecan Chicken, a bread basket and cheesecake (note on your check if you’d prefer the main dish vegetarian alternative). $25 per person; no-host bar. Participate in our gift exchange by bringing a wrapped gift valued at approximately $10. Join us to finish out the year, install officers for 2018 and ring in the holidays at this fun social event!

January 9, 2018

1 pm Garden Club Meeting

Frank Wiedemann has been buzzing about the benefits of bees for more than 30 years. A CMACC-trained practicing apitherapist who has raised bees commercially, he teaches classes on beekeeping and apitherapy and raises bees on his property in Idaho. Frank will present on honey bee care and maintenance, setting up a honey bee operation and many interesting facts that we can all add to our gardening acumen. Be sure to put this on your honey-do list.

February 13, 2018

1 pm Garden Club Meeting

​Kammie Roylance is an aromatherapist and herbalist, with experience in formulating and teaching essential oils and medicinal herbs. She owns and operates Vitruvian Natural Health and serves as a community education instructor on natural health and healing for Northern Idaho College. She manages a blog on the uses of essential oils and herbs, and is currently writing an aromatherapy reference guide. Please join us for a perfect way to brighten up a February day!

More details are emailed to members as each meeting approaches.  
If you're interested in joining the Garden Club, please join us at a meeting and try it out.  

Click here for a membership application!