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 for 2022-23:


31 Fall General Meeting, Monday, hosted by Paradise Gardeners

Monday, January 30th – February 1st

CGCI Winter Board Meeting

Harrah’s Rincon Casino


Monday, Feb 27 - Palomar District Winter membership meeting at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego.

Hosted by Bonita Valley GC and Palomar District.

Program: San Diego Birds, environs and living coast efforts to support them by Alyana Reissman.


15 Poway Valley GC, Saturday, Flower Show

15 Coronado GC, Saturday, Flower Show

16 Coronado GC, Sunday, Flower Show

21 Dos Valles GC, Saturday, Flower Show

22 Dos Valles GC, Sunday, Flower Show


6 Vista GC, Saturday, Flower Show

7 Vista GC, Sunday, Flower Show


12 Summer General Meeting, Monday, hosted by Dos Valles GC

CGCI Floral Design Forum Calendar  (Schedule subject to change)

When: 1 st Monday, October* thru May 12:00 NOON 

Where: Rancho Penasquitos Public Library, 13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego, CA 92129 

Objectives: 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.

Fees: Choose $100 for all 8 program season pass or $15 suggested donation each.
Mail: George Speer, 30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082.  We are now able to process your credit card for any payment.

Questions:  Contact Chairman, George Speer

30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA  92082-3848


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 are available at their web site.  The San Diego location is closed permanently but the Santa Ana location is open.

October 3, 2022 – Robert L. Gordon AIFD Ornamental Horticulture Professor and Garden Club member for many years; Kicks off the 30th season as he did the First season. An hour Demonstration followed by an 1.5 hour hands-on work show. Bring your own lunch and SPECIAL START TIME OF 11:30AM.

November 7, 2022 – Master FS Judge, George Speer, will create NGC style designs complete but without flowers. 8 Members will bring “Surprise” flowers for him to use to complete these designs “Use what you have, not what you what.” Do you want to Volunteer?

December 5, 2022 – 3 Master Flower show Judges, Headed up by Barbara Weiler, Create Seasonal Designs, you’ll love to take home from the Raffle.

January 9, 2023 – Anthony (Tony) Alvarez, AIFD, EMC Brings a fresh look to local floral design. Teacher and creator. Don’t miss him.

February 6, 2023 – Welcome to the stage Diana Drummey, Accredited NGC Flower Show judge who will give you ideas and humor. Look for Flower Show design ideas.

March 6, 2023 – A very special designer, Diana Roy, Designer for Resendiz Protea Growers. She handles the books but gets creative with the incredible floral material. She chose this month because so much is in bloom.

April 3, 2023 – “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program. Watch as 4 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.