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 2023-24:

October 17, 2023
Palomar District Fall Meeting hosted by Bernardo Gardeners  

February 19, 2024
Winter General Meeting hosted by Poway Valley Garden Club, Old Poway Park, Poway

June 17, 2024
Summer General Meeting hosted by Vista Garden Club at Gloria McClellan Senior Center

Flower Shows:

October 14, 2023
Point Loma Garden Club Fall Flower Show.  

April 13, 2024
Poway Valley Garden Club Flower Show

April 20  & 21, 2024
Coronado Garden Club Flower Show

April 25-28
Art Alive - San Diego Museum

May 5, 2024
Vista Garden Club Flower Show

May 11, 2024
Temecula Valley Garden Club Flower Show

CGCI Floral Design Forum Calendar  (Schedule subject to change)

When: 1 st Monday, October* thru May. Forum begins at 11:30 a.m. 

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 2, 2023 – Robert L. Gordon AIFD Ornamental Horticulture Professor and Garden Club member for many years; Kicks off the 31th season as he did the very  First season. A 1 hour Demonstration followed by an 1.5 hour hands-on workshop.  Bring your own lunch and SPECIAL START TIME OF 11:30AM.

November 6, 2023 – Diana Roy, Resendez Protea Growers. She handles the books but gets creative with the incredible floral material.  She chose this month with different material and to help you design for the Fall and Winter Holidays.

December 4, 2023 Betty Patterson del Sol, instructor leader in SD Fair comes to share Winter Design ideas.

*January 8, 2024 Jon Martinez, Professional, lead designer  Pacific Events. Creative learning. Don’t miss his fast paced, ever changing ideas.

February 5, 2024 Welcome to Debra Warriner from the Ichiro School of Ikebana. Learn some of the changes from other schools and appreciate the beauty and elegance of design.

March 11, 2024, A special designer, Dyanna Madro, brings Miniatures. aka Petite Designs. NGC Master, Flower Show Judge &  Winningest Designer at the San Diego Fair this year. 

The date and location for the April Floral Design Forum have yet to be determined due to scheduling conflicts..

April ?, 2024 “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. 

May 6, 2024The “Grand Finale “garden club” designer(s) will inspire, educate and WOW you with their exploration into the world of design.