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

2017 Fall Board Meeting and Lunch
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Grand Tradition 
220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook
Host: Fallbrook Garden Club

9:00 am - Doors open; light refreshments
10:00 am - 
Board-General Meeting/Lunch/Program

Program: Guided horticultural tour of the Grand Tradition Gardens!
Cost: $30 (includes the docent-led tour)


2018 Winter Board & Annual Meeting
Monday, February 26, 2018
10:00 am Board – 11:00 Annual Meeting
Host: Bonita Valley Garden Club
Details to follow

2018 Summer Board Meeting
Monday, June 11, 2018
Host: Ramona Garden Club
Details to follow


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 
non-members.

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.

September 17, 2017 - FREE Special “Fall –– Holiday Show” at Shinoda Design Center. Sunday, 9 AM to 3 PM
Watch while Matt Wood AIFD, Creative Director Winwood International gets yourcreative juices flowing with products off the shelves with permanent and fresh botanicals.


October 2, 2017 Robert Gordon, AIFD, Professor of Ornamental Horticulture.
A perennial favorite, Bob kicks off our “25th Aniversary season” with designs: “Through the Years”.


November 6, 2017 – Rene van Remes, AIFD, Dutch born designer and educator is the world renowned ambassador of the floral industry.  Don’t miss this one.


December 4, 2017 Holiday Designs with Gudrun (Gudy) Kimmel returns. A NGC Master Judge, she is full of ideas for using unique plant materials.


January 8, 2018 New Designs from National Garden Clubs. Education, Inspiration and Enjoyment – just in time for the Spring Flower Show Season. Over 20 designs, arranged like a FS, to view and learn about as NGC Judges explain the ins and outs of each one. Also see innovative ways to display Horticultural specimens.


February 5, 2018 “FLOWER POWER” 
Our most popular Program. Watch as 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 “wrapup” design.


March 5, 2018 Joyce Dean and Marilyn Hafermalz, Creative Designers NGC Flower Show Judges, From the Palms to Pines District. This tag team will get your creative juices flowing.


April 2, 2018 Noel Tribby, AIFD, Floral Designer, Special Events, Freelance and does the end cap designs in San Diego & Santa Ana Shinoda Design Centers. Always educational, entertaining and inspiring.


May 7, 2018 Camille Van Ast, Instructor, Sogetso School of Ikebana. “Everything Bamboo” Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs. We are pleased that Camille could fit us in. The Sogetso style is very much like NGC’s Creative Designs.


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.