Garden Club Plant Show in bloom this weekend at Culver City Teen Center

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For those who like all things plants and “green”, then the 66th annual Culver City Garden Club Free Show and Sale this weekend will look awfully inviting.

The Garden Club show will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 in the Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave., Culver City. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Admission is free.

During the show, attendees will be able to get tips, ideas, and recommendations on all aspects of the Southern California gardening scene including information on caring for plants in drought conditions.

“(The Garden Club’s) purpose is to inform the community about growing plants, gardening and living an environmentally-sound life,” President Emeritus Larry Ebner told the News.

This year’s show will include a judged exhibition of locally grown plants, flowers, and edibles. The show will also feature two workshops on both Saturday and Sunday covering bee-keeping, fairie garden creation, and tomato-growing tips.

“The bee-keeping presentation is by Rob Kadota, a Mar Vista amateur who has become expert at the task,” Ebner said.

A raffle will be held during each day of the show and Master Gardeners as well a8kks other local plant experts whose areas of knowledge include landscaping, the environment, floral design, interior design, and green design, will be on hand answer any and all gardening questions.

Raffle prizes include plants, garden tools, and gift certificates from local businesses.

The Garden Club, as well as vendors at the event, will have plants and gardening items for sale. Free starter plants for beginners and children will also be available.

Ebner said the Garden Show is one of three club fundraisers each year. The other two are the Garden Hop for non-members; and a bus trip to areas of interest, such as the” Southern California Garden Show in Costa Mesa
and lilac fields in Idlewild.”

The Culver City Teen Center is located at 4153 Overland Ave. near Culver Boulevard in Culver City.

 

Club Background

“The Club’s first Show was in 1953 and we usually count that as its origin date,” Ebner said. “However, I’ve found some articles in the Culver City Star indicating that the Club was going before that. It even got a bigger front page story on an upcoming meeting and speaker than did the appointment of a new U.S. Sen. Thomas Kuche.”

The Gardena Club incorporated in 1964 is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Membership tops off at about 100 individuals and fees are $15 each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) for one person or $20 for a household.

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