(Please check back often for more info and confirmed dates/times)




Date: Saturday, August 26th

Time: 2:30 p.m.  (Jen Muto will drive, please confirm meeting place with her jennifermuto@aol.com)

Place: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail

Program: Rare II Imperiled Plants of Colorado

Rare II is the second Rare exhibit created by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists to inform the public about threatened wildflowers of Colorado.  RSMBA creates works of art identified in the Master List of Rare Plants developed by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program.  Over 40 original full color artworks from Colorado's wide elevation range and varied habitats will be displayed.    Thank you, Lynn Horstmann for organizing this event for our club!





Date: Wednesday September 6

Time: TBD

Place: Denver Botanic Gardens

Program: Plant Select Meeting and Lunch at Denver Botanic Gardens

This event provides an excellent opportunity for members to see the gardens as well as learn more about the “Plant Select” program.

There is a $25 fee which will be paid by SCGC as this is an educational event and we may be recipients of a few “Plant Select” plants.



Date: Tuesday September 26

Time: 8.00 a.m. Depart Breckenridge – carpool in SUVs/trucks

Place: Limber Grove Trail

Program: Hike – Limber Grove Trail near Fairplay

This trip provides an opportunity to enjoy beautiful aspens and to see ancient limber pines.

We will carpool in Breckenridge at the City Market parking lot. From there we will drive across Hoosier Pass to Fairplay, and then about 1 mile south on Highway 285. At Fourmile Road, County Rd 18, turn west (right) and drive 8 miles towards the Horseshoe and Fourmile Campgrounds. Not long after making the turn we will lose the asphalt and follow a gravel road. The Limber Grove Trailhead is well marked, with good parking. This fun hike has easy access and is both beautiful and not very long. The limber pines are hundreds of years old and something to behold! The hike is scenic.

We’ll start at the Horseshoe campground-where there are basic restroom facilities. The elevation gain is about 400 feet, but we will climb above 11,000 feet. The hike will take about 2 hours, but is not particularly strenuous though the terrain is uneven.


It is suggested that you wear strong walking boots and bring walking poles if you have them. The scree field is rocky (though the rocks aren’t large) but may be a challenging to some. Bring water, hat and sun protection for the hike.

The area is gorgeous in the fall with beautiful displays of aspens. We plan on having a picnic pot luck lunch out there. If you don’t want to hike, but would like to enjoy the company of other members, come along and join us for lunch.

Coordinator:   Elizabeth Wickert





Date: Saturday 7 October
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Garden
Program: A Work Session Followed by Lunch
Help us tidy up the gardens in preparation for winter. Just bring some favorite tools and gloves to participate!

Coordinators:   Marcia Probasco and Terri Belver



Date: Wednesday October 18
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: County Commons

Program: SCGC Membership Meeting

Join us for this end of season membership meeting and share your thoughts about the 2017 program. If you have suggestions for events which could be incorporated in the 2018 program, we would love to hear them. We try to educate and entertain our members so variety is welcome. Additionally, if you see a beautiful garden which might appear on the Garden Tour, we would love to learn of its location. Light refreshments will be served.

Coordinator:   Laurie Fobes



2017 Garden Club Event Photos

A Day Trip to Cherokee Ranch & Castle, July 14, 2017 was enjoyed by a group of Summit County Garden Club members led by Liz Wickert.   A beautiful summer day enhanced our view, gourmet sundeck lunch and tour of the castle and grounds.   This is a unique treasure that lends itself to a fun outing within a reasonable drive from Summit County!







Cooking Workshop, Asian "Parcels" by Liz Wickert.  Members learned how to prepare 3 delicious appetizers in Liz's kitchen on May 11th.   Great fun was had by

all and everyone went home with the recipes.   Thanks so much, Liz, for opening your home and sharing your cooking expertise with club members!








Club Photo Album



Volunteers at Our Breckenridge Alpine Gardens









Club members visit the stunning Betty Ford Gardens in Vail  






Beautiful Red Peony


Japanese Primrose






Some of Our Beautiful PastTour Gardens










More Fun at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens




Paint and Wine Night at the Little Earth Art Studio in Frisco









Pottery Workshop









2013 Breckenrdge Alpine Gardens Clean-Up Crew







A Wedding Was Held at the Breck Alpine Gardens in the Summer of 2014





 Jane Hendrix Garden Tour







Fairy Garden Workshop

At Silverthorne's Alpine Garden & Earth Center







Guided Tour of Betty Ford Gardens in Vail, Colorado


















  Clean Up Day at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens






Hike - Limber Grove Trail near Fairplay












Let's call the photo below the "Passing of the Torch", or rather "Passing of the Garden Hoe"   Many thanks to Suzie Rawles and Pat Steiner for all their years of

leadership and countless hours of work at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens. Our new co-coordinators are Terri Belver and Marcia Probasco and we

thank them for stepping forward to lead this project.


Left to Right, Terri, Suzie, Marcia, and Pat







Denver Botanic Gardens Chihuly Glass Exhibit













































We try to educate our members and the community about gardening in Summit County and provide a social setting for informational exchanges to share the beauty of gardening with others.

There's lots going on in our Club and room for many to be involved. It's surprising how much we accomplish in our short Summit summers.