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

January 9, 2018

1 pm Garden Club Meeting
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!

January 31, 2018

1 pm Garden TOUR Committee Meeting

Location:  Coeur d'Alene Library, Gozzer Room (downstairs)

​All members are invited to come to the first Garden Tour meeting of 2018 to help plan for  this year’s big event. It’s exciting and fun to be part of our big fundraiser--bring your ideas!

February 13, 2018
1 pm Garden Club Meeting
​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!

March 13, 2018

1 pm Garden Club Meeting

​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!

April 10, 2018

1 pm Garden Club Meeting

​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!

May 8, 2018

​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. 

June 12, 2018

1 pm Garden Club Meeting

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.

July 15, 2018Coeur d'Alene Garden Tour--details soon!
August-December 2018

To be announced!

2017 Calendar of Events

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 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'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!

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!