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About Us

Welcome to the Poway Valley Garden Club located in the City of Poway

Member of...
National Garden Clubs, Inc., recognized as the largest volunteergardening organization in the world.
Pacific Region of Garden Clubs
California Garden Clubs, Inc. the statewide federation of California garden clubs & plant societies.
Palomar District of CGCI
San Diego Floral Association


Our Objectives…
* Promote interest in gardening and related creative activities.
* Improve and beautify our comminity.
*Provide garden education and information.

Next PVGC General Meeting to be held
Wednesday, September 14th, 9:00 a.m.
Templars Hall, Old Poway Park, Poway, CA 92064

Next PVGC Board Meeting to be held
Wednesday, September 7th, in the Parlour, Old Poway Park

What's New

Thank you to ALL PVGC members for a
wonderful garden club year. Have a great summer!

PVGC Flower Show & Annual Plant Sale
was a HUGE success!

Thank you to all who participated!


Hort Design Rose

2016 PVGC Flower Show Schedule online version

Rolling Hills Elementary Garden Open House: Thursday, April 21, 5-7 p.m. Join us in song, fun, and Earth Day Cheer! Buy succulents and butterfly plants, seeds and gourds. Garden Open House flyer click here.

Why is your Red Apple Groundcover dying?
The Master Gardener Association gives you an answer to what is happening to your Red Apple Groundcover.

Plant Pathology Laboratory You can take your plant specimens to the Department of Agriculture to exam for free. Click here for more information.

Water Conservation from the City of Poway get more information about water conservation in the City of Poway.

Thank you Gisele Schoniger for presenting an informative program on creating healthy soils for successful gardens!

Wish List for Chaparral Elementary School Garden. Please click here if you would like to help Chapparral Elementary's school garden.

PVGC Wins 2015 State, Pacific Region & National Awards

PVGC received six awards from California Garden Club, three awards from Pacific Region and two awards from National Garden Club.

1. 2014 Flower Show
2. C-14 First PI Butterfly Garden $50.00 & blue ribbon
3. G-2 First PI Club Yearbook Class V $50.00 & blue rosette
4. G-5 Membership Promotion Award $30.00
5. Blue Ribbon Garden Club
6. Suzy Foran:  HT-3 Third PI Best "Green" Recipe $20.00Roy

Pacific Region:
1. 2014 Flower Show
2. 3e 70-90 members Club Yearbook
13a Membership Campaign $20.00

National Garden Clubs:
1. 2014 Flower Show, large purple rosette
2. 3e 70-90 members Club Yearbook $20.00

And to top if all off, Roy Wilburn won "Man of the Year" for Palomar District! What an honor!

Club members, we have a lot to celebrate after all of the hard work and teamwork this past year. Please pat yourselves on the back! Thanks for making a difference for our club and showing what PVGC can do when we all work together.

Dealing with Drought
from the Golden Gardens eNews September 2015 Edition
Following are a few suggestions for handling these challenging condi-tions. YOUR tips and tricks are welcome!

Should I SAVE my trees during this drought? Absolutely...trees
provide an immense range of health, energy, environmental and
eco-nomic benefits including:
*Improving air and water quality
* Providing shade/reducing water needs
* Keeping your house cooler
*Slowing storm water runoff
*Recharging groundwater
* Reducing soil erosion
* Adding value - home/neighborhood

How can I save them?
*Mature trees-Water deeply and slowly 1-2 times per month with soaker hose/drip system at edge of tree canopy.
*Young trees need 5 gallons of water 2-4 times/week. Create a small basin with berm of dirt.
* Use shower water that is free of non-biodegradable soaps
*Do NOT over-prune during drought, it causes stress

For more tips click here...

More Water Conservation information added to our Links page...

bewaterwise.com The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California provide useful information, rebates and incentives.

Water Conservation Garden Cuyamaca College promoting water conservation in the southern California landscape through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public.

Water Education Foundation provides information about water conservation, new trends and water topics.

Water Smart San Diego County live smart and discover ways to adapt a "WaterSmart" lifestyle. Learn more with information, programs and incentives. Click here for a electronic flipbook version of Homeowner's Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape.theme_photo

Succulents, Designing with Debra Lee Baldwin News about succulents, books, events, workshops, experts, videos, must-do's and destinations.

A Special Thank You to:

All PVGC Members who helped with our Flower Show and Plant Sale!

Golden Gardens eNews
The Golden Gardens eNews is the official publication of CGCI. It is a benefit of your membership in California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI).
This eNews is free and will contain important information for all members. It will be sent three times per year to those who subscribe.
For more information or to subscribe click


Join Us

Do you have the interest to grow things and learn more about gardening in our area?

Are you interested in meeting and knowing people who like to garden?

Do you have problems in your yard and garden you would like to learn how to fix them?

You are welcomed to join Poway Valley Garden Club organized since 1961.

Membership dues are $30 July-June. Members joining after February 1 will pay $15.00 and their membership expires June 30th.

For more information and a contact telephone number please click on our Membership Brochure link below...

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Garden Clubs are made up of volunteers, so what makes a volunteer?
*Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer
(and those who can do “most” join a garden club)
*Volunteers do not necessarily have the time…they just have the heart
*If you think you are too small to be effective,
have you never been in bed with a mosquito.
*Volunteers don't get paid…not because they're worthless,
but because they're priceless!
*Thank you Members for being part of Poway Valley Garden Club.

Friendship in the Garden

You are invited to join us and share a year of fun outings, informational programs, good food and socialization with other gardeners.


Share your garden: invitation available here


Look at our Programs Section and check out the Calendar of Gardening Activities..

President's Message
Poway Valley Garden Club Welcomes You!

We have planned a year of activities that promise fun, distraction from the ordinary and expansion of our horizon. Hence this year’s theme for the Poway Valley Garden Club and Flower Show is “Out of this World”!  
Who knows, maybe this will lead us to extraordinary ideas to grow stunning flowers and vegetables, as well as creating magnificent landscapes of all sizes? In which direction do YOU want to grow? 

Our core activities, planning and implementing healthy gardens, the Flower Show and Plants Sales, which demonstrates our creativity and craftsmanship, multiple community beautification efforts, and the support of Future Gardeners of America, will continue to be our main objective. 

We will have lectures tailored to help those who are new to gardening learn the basics of starting a garden. We will continue lectures on maintaining and improving home, school and community gardens. We are fortunate to have a number of very experienced Master Gardener members, who will be  
instrumental in assisting us with many gardening issues.
The club’s “electronic” presence, on the internet and in social media, will be expanded. For example, we have added a Facebook page for our members to encourage sharing garden experiences and networking with other members. 

We are happy to announce a photography section as an exciting addition to our nationally recognized Standard Flower Show! Our website will provide further information.
Old Poway Park gardens are looking beautiful, thanks to the club’s volunteer efforts. We will continue to establish new gardens through a close working relationship with the City of Poway.
The Youth Club will encourage students to gain knowledge from hands-on gardening. This year we are growing the Youth Club by incorporating two schools with unique experiences.
Lastly, we have started the Garden Therapy program for the young and old with special needs. As a result of the program activities
p articipants will make new friends and enjoy the fruits of the earth. 
“Out of this World” … imagine! 

 Suzy Foran and Reinhold Mueller, Co-Presidents 

2016-2017 PVGC Executive Board


Suzy Foran & Reinhold Mueller

1st Vice President (Programs)

Margaret Yorio

2nd Vice President (Membership)

Sylvia Ginsberg

Recording Secretary

Dee Franzen

Corresponding Secretary

Pat Walter


De Anne Cole


Emily Troxell

Contact Us

We would like hearing from you at PVGC at outlook dot com
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