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




JULY 2017


Date: Friday July 14
Time: Meet at 9:30 - 9:45 at Office Max in Silverthorne - 297 SUMMIT PLACE,SILVERTHORNE, CO 80498 to carpool
Place: Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia, CO
Program: Lunch on the Terrace & Mini Tour of the Castle at Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia
Following is text from the web site, https://cherokeeranch.org/ Join us at the Castle for Lunch on the Terrace every Friday throughout the summer months. Take in the magnificent views Cherokee Ranch & Castle is known for, while enjoying a delightful gourmet Lunch with friends on the Terrace. A unique experience you will surely enjoy. Admission is $45 at 11:45 AM.  Lunch will be served at Noon followed by a Mini-Tour of the Castle at 1:00 pm. 


These events fill up fast.  It is necessary to book in advance which can be done online with payment at the time of your booking.  Under "Lunches" find the correct date, Friday July 14 and make your booking.   Please note, to ensure that we all get to sit together, there is a section which says:


"Ticket Holder Information


Please enter ticket holder information below:


Please list any other party you would like to be seated with outside of your reservation."   


In the box alongside this item, write Summit County Garden Club.


This site has been tested and it works!  Any questions, contact Liz Wickert at (970 453-4778

Coordinator:   Elizabeth Wickert




Date: Saturday 22 July
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Registration
Place (registration): The Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco

Program: 27th Annual Garden Tour
A self guided tour of a selection of beautiful gardens in Summit County. This year they will be in the northern half of the county. Tickets are $15 if paid on the day of the tour, or $10 if purchased before 7/19/17! See the Garden Tour page for advanced purchase details. Note that SCGC membership includes one paid admission ticket held for members at registration.

Coordinator:   Jennifer Muto


Date: Monday 31 July
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Eagles Nest Community Center, Silverthorne
Program: SCGC Summer Celebration
This year, "our potluck dinner" will be held at the charming Eagles Nest Community Center in Silverthorne. Dining indoors or al fresco (weather permitting), within view of the Gore Range and surrounding mountain side. 

As has been the case in the past, members are asked to bring a dish (either an appetizer, salad, entree or dessert.) The Club will provide wine and beverages. Spouses (or partners) are welcome to join members for this event. More information will follow at a later date on how to sign up for the dinner and the deadline for sending in your RSVP to jan@ajpenz.com

Coordinator:   Jan Penz







Date: Tuesday 8 August

Time: 3:30 p.m
Place: Meet at Terri Belver's home, 48 Braddock Drive, Breckenridge.  Carpool to the site

Program: Excursion – Swan River Reclamation Project

Jason Lederer, CPESC, Open Space & Trails Resource Specialist, will give a presentation on the Swan River Reclamation project being conducted by the Town

of Breckenridge and Summit County.  This is a project to reclaim the Swan River bed at the far end of Tiger Road.  It is a possible 10-year project which started

construction last summer. 

Please RSVP to tbelver@yahoo.com or 970-485-9521.




Date: Wednesday 9 August

Time: 8:45 a.m.
Place: Meet at Father Dyer Church’s parking lot, in Breckenridge, to car pool

Program: Excursion – Hike Boreas Pass to Black Powder Pass

If the weather and flowers cooperate, this hike, just short of 3 miles, has the most wonderful display of wildflowers along its length. It takes about an hour to hike up to Black Powder Pass, while looking at the flowers. The elevation gain is 600 feet and the view from the top is great, both back towards Boreas Pass and down to South Park.

You will need a hat, water, suntan lotion, and a snack (perhaps) for the hike.

We suggest that a pot luck lunch, once we return to the cars, would be fun. If you don’t want to hike, come for the ride, views and camaraderie!

Coordinator:   Elizabeth Wickert






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



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.