Have you ever wondered “What is this plant?”, “How do I get a tropical effect with waterwise plants?”, “What's the best way to support tomatoes and how do I use all those zucchini?” The Claremont Garden Club exists to share information, promote sustainable practices, and provide a way to meet other garden enthusiasts!
The Garden Club was formed in 2012 as a working group of Sustainable Claremont and meetings are free and open to everyone. Our motto — “Creating edible and ornamental gardens” — makes our goal clear: we want to help local gardeners make the most of their landscapes (and we want to have fun in the process!).
“The purpose of the Garden Club shall be to increase the beauty, sustainability, and biodiversity of local landscapes, to provide education, and to foster helpful and pleasant interactions among those with an interest in gardens of any type, from ornamental to urban agriculture.”
What We Do
We meet the second Wednesday of most months in the Napier Center at Pilgrim Place (660 Avery Rd) in Claremont. Chatting and plant swapping begin at 6:30 pm with the talk at 7pm.
Field trips and workshops occur at various times. We have potlucks in December and July, and co-sponsor an annual free Flower Show with the Woman's Club of Claremont in March. We also organize an annual garden tour, “Claremont Eclectic: A tour of six local gardens”, which takes place in April each year.
Where Our Money Goes
The proceeds from the garden tour pay for speakers, door prizes, printing and miscellaneous costs, garden tour and flower show expenses, and books for our free lending library. We've also made donations to local school gardens, to Claremont Heritage (along with flower arrangements for their Home Tours), to the RSABG volunteers, to the Sustainable Claremont Green Crew for children's planting tools, and to the City of Claremont to replace trees.
Our current board members are Beth Benjamin, Patty Lindberg, Kathy Mason, Sue Schenk, and Mary Welday.