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2018 Events






Date: Wednesday, May 16th   **** CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATON ****
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Alpine Gardens, 998 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne
Program: Fairy Garden Workshop

Sherie will provide pots, soil and starter plants and instruction on how to design, assemble and care for an indoor fairy garden that can then be moved to the patio or garden when weather permits.  She will have additional plants and accessories for purchase.


Cost:   $20 per person


Coordinator:  Shereen Kos     Please RSVP  skoscolorado@gmail.com or call or text 970-485-4612


Date: Thursday, May 24
Time: 9.00 a.m. – car pool from Summit County
Place: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Program: Excursion – Visit to Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

The farm offers:



We haven’t been to Chatfield as a group for a long while. It used to be somewhat rough, but looks much improved from the pictures on the website. Bring sturdy walking shoes, water, a hat and sun protection.

Chatfield farm is located just off E470 (south) at 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128
      720-865-3500      Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Those interested in participating in this trip should contact Elizabeth Wickert at AJECWickert@gmail.com or 970-453-4778.



Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 2:00 - 5:30
Place: 1227 Forest Hills Dr., Breckenridge
Program:   Bloom Host at Stefana Mirto's Home


Stefana will be opening her garden for members to come and enjoy.  She will have Spring bulbs in bloom and also a 7-foot dragon and a rainbow garden.  She hopes to have many of her pots filled and will be serving pastries, wine and tea.





Date: Saturday, June 2
Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Gardens
Program: A Work Session Followed by Lunch to Welcome New Members
This is an ongoing Club project, begun in 2003. Located on the Blue River, our goal is to make the Breckenridge Alpine Garden into a town showplace garden and a venue for weddings! We work with the Town of Breckenridge on this project which provides the irrigation and gravel from time to time. It is amazing how many people pass through the garden while we are working there, and comment on how beautiful it is. Please bring some tools, gloves, adequate clothing and some water.

We would be delighted if new members (and old ones, too) would join us for lunch at a Breckenridge restaurant after the work session at about Noon.

Just in case it rains, we will postpone the work session to the following week.



Date: Saturday, June 9 Rain Date from Above
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Garden
Program: Rain Date! Work Session Followed by Lunch at Kenosha to Welcome New Members
This is the alternative date for the work session, in the event it rained on June 2.



Date: Saturday, June 16
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Garden
Program: Planting at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens
We will be adding a few more plants and maintaining the gardens. All are welcome! Please bring a few tools and gloves with you.


Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: Carpool from the carpark in front of Office Max, 297 Summit Place, Silverthorne

Program: Excursion – Hike – Lower Cataract Lake

This is an easy loop walk (2 miles) around the lake. The area has an abundance of wildflowers which can be seen from mid to late June. Cataract Falls are located on the southwest edge of the lake. Dogs must be on a leash. Apparently, this is a “Rec Fee Demo Area” so please bring some change …. just in case it is needed!

(Just in case you want something a little more challenging, there are several other hiking trails which begin in the same vicinity that can be used to make a loop of the higher elevation lakes. These trails are rated moderate to more difficult.)

It is suggested that we have a pot luck picnic at the end of the hike.

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne / Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile marker 118 turn left onto County Road 30, toward the town of Heeney. Follow County Road 30 for 5.3 miles and turn left onto Cataract Creek Road (FDR 1725). Continue for 2.5 miles to the end of the road to the parking area. Please do not block the gate. The trailhead starts at the gate.





Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: Registration 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at

          Gardens open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.
Place: Registration at Evergreen Fire & Rescue Training Center, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.
Program: Evergreen Garden Club’s Garden Tour

Explore 6 featured gardens, located in Evergreen and the Genesse Colorado foothills. Docents will be in all gardens to answer questions and guide you. Please enjoy the artists and their artwork at each of the gardens.  Tour proceeds benefit the 8 Evergreen Public Gardens maintained by our members.


Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at the Paypal button at:

http://www.evergreengardenclub.org/2018_Garden_Tour.php Make sure you print a receipt to provide proof of purchase. Alternatively, tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Training Center.


Wear comfortable shoes, bring your camera and get ready to be impressed!


If there's interest in car pooling, we can meet at the Office Max parking lot in Silverthorne.   Check back for time and to volunteer to drive call or text Shereen at        970-485-4612


Coordinator:   Shereen Kos



Date: Saturday, July 28
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Registration
Place (registration): The Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco
Program: 28th Annual Garden Tour
A self guided tour of a selection of beautiful gardens in Summit County. This year the gardens will be in the southern half of the county. Tickets are $15 if paid on the day of the tour, or $10 if purchased before 7/25/18! See the Garden Tour page for advanced purchase details. Note that SCGC membership includes one paid admission ticket held for members at registration.


Chairperson:  Jen Muto




Date: Monday, August 6      
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Eagles Nest Community Center, Silverthorne
Program: SCGC Summer Celebration
This year, "our potluck dinner" will again 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.  


Coordinator:   Jan Penz



Date: Thursday, August 9

Time: 8:45 a.m.
Place: Meet at parking lot on left side of Main Street, Frisco just before Exit 201 on I-70

Program: Excursion – Mayflower Gulch Trail

The Mayflower Gulch Trail is a direct and relatively easy trail into a basin surrounded by sawtooth peaks.  From the parking area, we will start hiking up a dirt road through a forest and along a creek and riparian area.  After about 1 mi, we will break out of the trees, cross the creek, and will be situated at an old abandoned mining town.  There are various ruins that we can explore and further hiking, depending on the stamina of the group. The views are tremendous.


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!


Directions:  From Frisco take I-70 W to 91 S. towards Leadville.  Pass Copper Mountain Ski Resort and when you are driving alongside the Climax Molybdenum active mining area (to the right), look for the trailhead and parking area off to the left.


Those interested in participating in this trip should contact Elizabeth Wickert at AJECWickert@gmail.com or 970-453-4778.




Date: Sunday, August 19

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Denver Botanic Gardens - York Street – Gates Garden Court Gallery

Program: Reception - Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration


Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration presents its annual juried exhibition highlighting students’ best achievements in a variety of media.

SCGC has several artists and people interested in art who may well be interested in this exhibition. It runs from August 15 – November 4, but there is a special reception as indicated above. If you would like to meet the artists and enjoy a little food and drink, then please sign up, otherwise attend the exhibition at a time convenient to you. To attend the reception, please RSVP at exhibits@botanicgardens.org

These works build upon a well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific documentation and to represent the beauty of the natural world. Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden interdependent relationships between plants and other organisms. From pollinators to parasites, experience the invisible influence plants wield over the lives of other creatures.







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!







Women of Watercolor Paint in Members Gardens!


Women of Watercolor is a group of Summit County Colorado women who meet regularly to paint in plein air, and in studio.

Please see photos below showing the ladies enjoying some of our members gardens.














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.