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Garden Club's Mission Statement

Garden Club’s Mission Statement

The purpose of the Sun City Anthem Garden Club is to provide education and enjoyment for its members through lectures, discussions, field trips, and other events focusing on landscaping and gardening in southern Nevada.

Our website provides information on all of our programs held at Sun City Anthem, including past in-person meetings and virtual meetings, field trips, helpful resources, and tours available throughout our area. 

We are pleased to offer this Marketplace strictly to SCA Garden Club members as a way to buy and sell only gardening-related merchandise and also offer free items such as plants and horticultural books – all at no charge to members. The SCA Garden Club does not endorse any item for sale nor any vendors and does not assume any responsibility or liability for transactions between individuals.
Are you new to our club and/or a transplant from out of state? Don’t know how to grow the landscape plants that you inherited when you bought your house, or are you just experiencing an issue with one or more of your plants? Club members may request a House Call for help! Two experts from our House Call Committee will visit your garden, identify plants, and offer advice on how to grow them with absolutely no cost to you. They will not be able to plant, prune, or enter your home but they can offer a wide range of garden-related assistance. Some questions may be answered by phone or email, or if required an on-site visit will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. If you are not already logged-in to the Club website, please do so now to fully access the options available. We look forward to being of assistance. NOT a Club Member? Join today!

 

The ingenuity, resourcefulness, and different interests of club members were on full display during our annual tour of six of their incredible gardens on May 13. Helene Linden showed us a hidden wonderland of amazing roses and frogs in amusing poses everywhere you look. Howard Galin’s diverse desert landscape, brimming with what the Henderson Police Department calls “hostile plants” (cacti), resembles the setting of a Clint Eastwood western. The back yard of Meiling Zhang is memorable not only for its enviable views and pristine setting but also the vast array of fruit trees—almonds, apricots, oranges, kumquats, lemons, pomegranates. The other three gardens will be featured in next month’s issue.

After taking our annual break from the heat in July and August, we resume our meetings in September with a must-see presentation on tree selection and care by arborist and Instructor Master Gardener, Laura Eisenberg.

 Our annual field trip in October will be to the Univerty of Nevada Reno Extension Botanic Gardens in Las Vegas, where Master Gardeners will demonstrate how they grow to perfection everything from herbs to palms in the Mojave Desert. Members will pay only $5 for a round-trip coach ride and guided tour. Flyers for signing up have been emailed to all members. The completed flyer along with your cash or a check made out to Sun City Anthem Community Association (with Garden Club on the memo line)  can be deposited in the Garden Club's mailbox across from the Fitness Desk in Anthem Center. Seating on the coach is limited to 56 persons, so don't delay.

Is your garden screaming at you for attention, but you don’t know what to do? Have you recently moved here from another part of the country? You can’t identify those weird plants that you inherited when you bought your house, much less figure out how to care for them? One of the many benefits of joining the Garden Club is our free House Call program, whereby two or three experts will visit your home on request at no charge to offer advice.

We meet in the Penn/Morris/Nelson Rooms of the Independence Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month except July and August. Free coffee, tea, and cookies are available from 9:00 a.m. Sun City residents are welcome to attend two meetings/year without joining. Dues for 2024 are $15; checks may be made payable exactly to: Sun City Anthem Community Association, Inc. with “Garden Club’ on the memo line. Enrollment forms are also available at the Anthem Center kiosk and on our website (https://garden.scaclub.org) and can be placed in the Garden Club mailbox located outside Anthem's Fitness Center along with your check payable as above. Feel free to email any questions about the Club to its president, Dr. Alec Pridgeon (apridg1@gmail.com).