Schedule of Events

Minutes and details of membership meetings are emailed to members as each meeting approaches. We meet generally on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise arranged. Meetings can be held at different places each month, so be sure to check the venue below. Come to our next meeting and check us out!  

Membership is $15 year ($7.50 after July 1)  Click here for application


Christmas Lunch and Gift Exchange

December 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am

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

Come celebrate the festive season with your fellow gardeners at the beautiful Hayden Country Club, overlooking Hayden Lake. Enjoy a truly delicious lunch and share in the fun of exchanging gifts. Gift exchange is voluntary; if you would like to participate please bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $20.

General Membership Meeting
November 13, 2018 @ 1 pm
Location: First Baptist Church, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Diagnosis of Plant Problems in the Landscape
Tom Eckberg, Idaho Department of Lands

Tom’s PowerPoint presentation will concentrate on the common cultural, abiotic and pest issues that affect landscape plants. We will discuss proper and improper planting, grade changes, overwatering, chemical and salt injury and certain pest issues that are common in this area. Tom works for Idaho Department of Lands, but his talk will be directed to us gardeners. This is a talk you won’t want to miss, whether you are a long-time gardener or new to gardening; there will be something for all of us to learn. The Garden Club is privileged to have a speaker so highly qualified and experienced.  

Tom started working for the Idaho Department of Lands as a Forest Health Specialist in December 2007, coordinating insect surveys and providing technical assistance and training to forest landowners and managers statewide. As of December 2016, he became Forest Health Program Manager. Prior to working for IDL, Tom worked as a biological technician with the US Forest Service-Forest Health Protection in Coeur d’Alene from 2004-2007. Before moving to Idaho, he was employed as a research entomologist for TruGreen in the Atlanta area from 1994-2002, developing insect and disease management programs for woody ornamentals. Tom has a master’s degree in entomology from Colorado State University and has been an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist since 1996.

General Membership Meeting

October 9, 2018 @ 1 pm

Location: First Baptist Church, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Mandi Harris, Youth Services Specialist for the Community Library Network, will present a program about ways to foster an interest in gardens and nature for children.  Mandi works out of the Hayden branch, where she leads Naturebrary programs for children of all ages.  Naturebraries feature gardening, outdoor yoga, hiking, and anything designed to get kids moving and in touch with nature and gardening while developing a love of reading.  From mud kitchens to story walks, bug hotels to flower weaving, naturebraries help kids to see their own place in the natural world.  Mandi will bring samples of easy and affordable activities garden club members can do with the children in their lives.  The hope  is to end what naturalist Richard Louv calls “nature-deficit disorder” while throwing science and fun their way! 
Angela Dribben, massage therapist, yoga teacher and sports performance trainer, will present a program on strengthening and stretching for the gardener.  Her program will be based on movements the gardener could take home and continue with in order to stay pain free.  Angela has completed the Master Gardener program, and  recently moved here from Sandpoint.   She chose the CdA Garden Club to connect with because she also has a love for gardening. 

General Membership Meeting

September 11, 2018 at 1 pm 
Location: First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d’Alene

Tyler Beasley is surrounded by horticulture in his everyday life. As the Greenhouse Manager at Spokane Community College, he has been growing greenhouse crops for the past 10 years and is currently finishing up his B.S. in Horticulture through Oregon State University. Tyler will discuss the differences and similarities of horticulture as a career compared to that of being a gardener. A father of two and a husband of a wife that supports his obsessions, Tyler will also talk about his experiences with many non-traditional ornamental plants he grows in his home garden in Spokane with the challenge of limited space and choosing plants that stand up to children and a large dog. Come and hear this (dare we say it?) budding horticulturalist on the rise in our community! 

General Membership Meeting
July 15, 2018
11 am - 4 pm Coeur d'Alene Garden Tour

Tickets available now! The 21st Coeur d’Alene Garden Club Annual Garden Tour will feature six fabulous private gardens in our area. Enjoy artisans, vendors and live music in the gardens along the tour. Tickets are available at our meetings, selected nurseries and here. Thank you to all our participating garden owners, sponsors and the community for your support on this always-impressive event!

General Membership Meeting
June 12, 2018 at 1 pm 
Location: First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d’Alene

Frank Wiedemann will present an informative program about honey bee care, maintenance and their importance in the environment. Frank 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.

General Membership Meeting
May 8, 2018 at 11:30 am 
Annual Plant Exchange and Potluck Lunch
Location: Dalton City Hall Park on the corner of Hanley and 4th St. in Dalton Gardens

Join us for our annual plant exchange and potluck lunch! Bring plants to exchange, a potluck dish to share and a chair. Plan to eat around noon. We have the park reserved until 2:00 p.m.

General Membership Meeting
April 10, 2018 at 1 pm 
​Location: First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene

The CDA Garden Club and 3C's Garden Club will host speaker Karen Chapman, CPH, owner of Le Jardinet, to present “Foliage First: Three Easy Steps to Transforming your Landscape and Container Designs" followed by a book signing. In addition to teaching garden design, Karen is a writer with articles and designs that have been featured in many national gardening publications, and the co-author of two books with Christina Salwitz. Her presentations at flower & garden shows, trade conferences, horticultural organizations, nurseries and garden clubs are an exciting event not to be missed--please join us!

March 13, 2018 at 1 pm 
​Location: First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene

Kathy McKeown has been a Certified Master Gardener with the University of Idaho Extension Service since 2014. She will present us with tips on indoor seed starting, speaking to both first-time beginners and those experienced gardeners. Get a jumpstart on the season by joining us for this event!

General Membership Meeting
February 13, 2018 at 1 pm 
​Location: First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene

​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!

General Membership Meeting
January 9, 2018 at 1 pm 
Location: First Baptist Church, 424 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene

Stepping in at the last minute to accommodate a schedule change, Sue Bockelman will be presenting on House Plants. Born and raised in Rochester New York, Sue got her start in horticulture by working in a Rochester garden center during her senior year of high school. After graduating high school, Sue attended Colorado State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. Sue has owned and operated her own landscape design, installation and consultation business, The Plant Pro, for the past 25 years and has taught seminars and horticulture classes for over 30 years.​ Sue always gives us an information-packed presentation and we appreciate her flexibility in coming this month with such short notice!

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!