Palomar District/CGCI/NGC

This page contains information for the district, state, and national organizations.  Note that if there is any change to these schedules, the info here may not be correct.  It would be wise to check their websites.  (Links are located in the footer of every page.)

CGCI Palomar District Meetings

2018 Fall Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018
Host:  Dos Valles Garden Club

CGCI Winter Board Meeting
January 29 - February 1
will be hosted by Palomar District  at Crown Plaza Hotel, San Diego.

Winter Meeting
Monday, February 25, 2019
Host:  San Diego Garden Guild at Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado, Majorca Room 101, 1650 El Prado Blvd., San Diego at 10:00 a.m.
Program: Skyhunters Raptor Rehabilitation and Education

Summer Meeting
Monday, June 10, 2019
Host: San Dieguito Garden Club

CGCI Floral Design Forum Calendar  (Schedule subject to change)

The forum meets the first Monday of each month from October – May at 12:30 pm at Shinoda Design Center, 7170 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92121-2316

Fees: $70 for all 8 programs season pass (save $50 off non-member session tickets)
Or $12 per session for NGC/CGCI members. Or $15 per session for 

Objective: To bring the finest floral designers to San Diego County; promote appreciation of floral art forms; develop skills in critiquing floral art; improve individual skills for in home floral decorating; learn skills for flower show exhibition; encourage members to enter flower shows and promote floral arts in the community. The forum is open to anyone interested in floral design.

Questions:  Contact Chairman, George Speer, 30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA  92082-3848

September 16, 2018 - FREE Special “Christmas Show” at Shinoda Design Center. Sunday, 9 AM to 3 PM
Watch while Designer TBA, creates fresh and Silk designs to get your ideas flowing with products off the shelves. 

October 1, 2018 Barbara Weiler, Master NGC Flower Show Judge, award winning designer, teacher and Horticulturist. watch what she can put together for the Fall. She loves the Autumn color pallet.

November 5,  2018 –  New Designs from National Garden Clubs.  Education, Inspiration and Enjoyment – just in time for the holidays and the Flower Show Season.  20 Designers will be using insert or donation containers to raffle off.

December 3,  2018 -  Anthony "Tony" Alvarez AIFD --Seasonal and Holiday Designs. Get inspired for the Holidays.

January 7, 2019 David Root - Top Ten Winner, teacher and a Designer: of "from trash cans" to working the elegant party and event scene.  Always an entertaining and surprise filled program.

February 4,  2019  Robert Gordon, AIFD  Professor of Ornamental Horticulture A perennial favorite, Bob jumps in the middle of our "26th Anniversary  Season" with  the theme: "The Container Made Me do It" He will be lightening his container inventory this trip.

March 4,  2019 “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program.  Watch as 5 local college student designers race against the clock to complete a Surprise Package design from material, container and theme.  Then, like a 3 ring circus, they show a “signature Design”, a “round robin” and then a “wrap up” design.

April 1,  2019 -  The Ladies of Ensenada, Mexico. Very creative designers featuring color, imagination and flair. Some of NGC affiliate club members that put on a standard flower show most years will demonstrate their "south of the border" style.


May 6 2019 Jackie Zhang- Top Ranking Master Instructor O'Hara School of  Ikebana.  Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs.  We are pleased that Jackie could fit us in.

Reminder, that California Garden Club Inc. members are able to shop at Shinoda Design Center with a pass obtained by your club President. You will have to pay sales tax at the time of purchase. Applications available at their web site.