The Inverness Garden Club hosts a range of public events throughout the year. These events provide an opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to enjoy the company of IGC members and fellow gardeners. Guests are always welcome. Monthly general meetings, held the second Wednesday of the month from September through June, are a cornerstone to the Club’s interest in promoting an appreciation of gardening. Each meeting includes an informative program on a gardening-related topic. These meetings provide a great introduction to the Club and its members.
Several other events are longstanding traditions for the Club. The spring Primrose Tea celebrates the arrival of spring by bringing members and guests together for a relaxing afternoon tea. At the Inverness Fair, held in August, the club hosts a flea market with countless treasures to be had. Beyond these events, periodic gardening workshops and tours offer another way to engage with the club.
Each year a Club member volunteers to serve as the Program Chair to identify speakers/presentations for the monthly club general meetings. As this year’s committee chair, Helen Abe, will organize a great series of events and speakers/presentations. Now that we are nearing the beginning of our calendar year, we have the following event to enjoy:
There is always something new to learn in gardening. IGC periodically holds gardening workshops for members and the community at large. Ideas for workshops evolve from member input. Past workshops have focused on spring pruning, fruit grafting techniques and building a worm box. Upcoming workshops will be listed here.
Be it a visit to a public garden, a museum special exhibit, or a private garden habitat for honey bees – IGC plans a wide range of tours for members and friends. These day trips within the San Francisco Bay area offer a chance to leave the garden for a day and be inspired by the creativity of artists in the plant world and beyond. Upcoming workshops will be listed here.
The Inverness Fair is a longstanding summer tradition for people of all ages. Set on the Inverness village green, it is a daylong celebration with a pancake breakfast, live music, a library book sale, games and crafts. A much anticipated event at the fair is the IGC Scholarship Flea Market where eager shoppers line up to peruse the always eclectic offerings. For sustenance, the club also sponsors a bake sale with homemade preserves and desserts. Staffed by members, these events provide funds for ongoing club operation and the IGC Scholarship Fund.