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

 

MAY 2017

 

This is the new date for the original May 18th meeting that was canceled because of weather

 

Date: Thursday May 25
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Senior Center, Frisco, Loveland Room

Program: SCGC Membership Meeting

Join us for this beginning of the season membership meeting and hear what we have planned to educate and entertain the membership. The meeting will include a short business meeting including voting on changes to the by-laws.  You can meet the new officers and committee chairs and find out more information about the summer program activities. 

 

The highlight will be a presentation by a local beekeeper, Larry Gilliland, who will speak about how to attract pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your back yard.  A lite dinner will be served.  Door prizes will be awarded.

 

Please note that throughout the summer we will continue our successful “Bloom Host” sessions, where a short program will be provided in the garden of one of our members.

Coordinator:   Laurie Fobes

 

 

JUNE 2017

 

Date: Saturday June 10
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. We work with the Town of Breckenridge on this project. They provide 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 Kenosha after the work session at about Noon.

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

Coordinators:   Marcia Probasco and Terri Belver

 

 

Date: Saturday June 17
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.

Coordinators:   Marcia Probasco and Terri Belver

 

 

Date: Thursday June 22
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Place: The Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy's Place, Frisco
Program: Educational Evening Presented by the High Country Conservation Center

Visit the HCCC’s greenhouses at the Senior Center complex and see what they are doing with the resources they receive.

We provide scholarships for 2 interns, so this event will provide an opportunity for you to meet them, and to find out about

the purpose and requirements of the intern program.

Our educational evenings are open to the public, so please feel free to bring your friends along if they are interested.   

Coordinator:   Elizabeth Wickert

 

 

 

JULY 2017

 

Date: Friday July 14
Time: 9.00 a.m. – car pool from Summit County
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

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017

 

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

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

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.

http://www.hikeparkcounty.com/EasyHikes/LimberGrove/Limber%20Grove.htm

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

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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More Fun at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens













 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.