VILLAGE OF INNSBROOK GARDEN CLUB
2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Day Date Event Location Time
Fri April 20 Spring Membership Meeting 
" Landscaping with Native Trees and Shrubs"
The Village of Innsbrook Garden Club will kick-off the 2018 gardening season at its Spring Membership Meeting. We will showcase our calendar of events. Our featured speaker will be Betty Struckhoff from St. Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau, who will talk about "Landscaping with Native Trees and Shrubs". One year VIGC membership dues of $ 25 per family may be paid at this time. Please join us as we enjoy light refreshments and renew gardening friendships.
Charrette Creek Commons (CCC) 10:00 AM to Noon
Fri May 11 Drop Off Donated Plants for Plant Sale Setup
Innsbrook gardeners have the opportunity to donate their excess perennials for the co-operative plant sale. Its the perfect time to refresh your garden and support your neighborhood garden club at the same time. IF you have excess perennials to donate, please put them in disposable pots or plastic bags and deliver them to the maintenance building on Friday, May 11, from noon to 3pm. Please identify your plants.
Property Mgt. Building Noon to 3:00 PM
Sat May 12 Annual Plant Sale/Exchange
Innsbrook gardeners have the opportunity to purchase the excess plants of others at this co-operative plant sale. The proceeds go to support the Village of Innsbrook Garden Club. All plants will be very reasonably priced and locally grown. Its the perfect time to refresh your garden and support your neighborhood garden club at the same time. This year we will be featuring green-house sized SHADE plants specially selected to do well in your Innsbrook garden!!
Property Mgt. Building 9:00 AM to Noon
Fri May 18 Demo Garden Planting
Bring along your hand gardening tools and join us as we plant our Demonstration Garden across from the Conference Center. Come and be a part of making our gardens take shape for 2018. Date is flexible based on weather, soil conditions, etc.
Demo Garden is across from Aspen Center 8:30 AM
Fri May 18 Log Cabin Garden Planting
Bring along your hand gardening tools and join us as we plant the garden at the Log Cabin. Come and be a part of making our gardens take shape for 2018. Date is flexible based on weather, soil conditions, etc.
Log Cabin site Immediately after Demo Garden
Sat June 2 Hermann Garden Tour/Lunch at Wurst House
We will leave from the Aspen Center at 8:30am to carpool to Hermann, Missouri, for the "City and Country Gardens Tour". Starting out at 9:30am at the Deutscheim House, we will tour the city gardens. At noon we will gather at the Wurst Haus for lunch together. After lunch you are free to visit the country gardens of your choice. BEFORE May 15, contact Shirley Ritsema at saritsema@gmail.com for reservations and to pay $10 per person for your tour ticket and map.
Meet at Aspen Center to carpool 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Wed June 27 Bus Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden for Docent Led Tour
VIGC has rented a bus to carry members to the beautiful gardens at MOBOT. IBK chalet owners and docents Phyllis and Brad Hershey will lead our tour "where ever we want to go"! Then we will bus to lunch at Anthonio's Taverna and finish with Ted Drewes on the way home. Make reservations BEFORE June 13 and payment of $15 per person to Lynn Laws at lblmjl@earthlink.net.
Meet at Aspen Center for bus bus leaves at 8:30 AM
Fri July 13 Wine and Veggies in the Garden
We will gather where the veggies are grown, in the Innsbrook Community Garden. Wine and water will be provided. Please bring a veggie dish to share and a chair to sit in. Be prepared for a tasty and educational time!
Community Garden 7:00 PM til dark
Fri Sept 14 Wild Flower Garden Tour at Shaw Nature Preserve
We will carpool to Shaw Nature Preserve where we will tour the Whitmore wild flower garden. About 11:30 we will enjoy lunch at the Hawthorne Inn in nearby Labadie, MO. Contact Linda Gambill at lgambill@centurytel.net for reservations and to pay $5 per person.
Meet at Aspen Center to carpool 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri Oct TBA Put Demo Garden To Bed
Bring along your hand gardening tools and join us as we clean up our Demonstration Garden across from the Aspen Center and put it to bed for the winter. Date is flexible based on weather, soil conditions, etc.
Demo Garden is across from Aspen Center 8:30 AM
Fri Oct 12 Bountiful Harvest Dinner 

We planned, planted, watered, weeded, repotted, watered, and watched our gardens grow. Now it’s time to say “thank you” to all our loyal 2018 VIGC members with a complimentary and bountiful harvest dinner. Wine and a main meat entree will be provided. Members are asked to bring a side dish, dessert, or appetizer to share. Hope you’ll join us as we celebrate another great gardening season. RSVP to Linda Gambill at lgambill@centurytel.net
Tents at CCC 5:00 PM til dark

Planning Meetings are the First Tuesday Each Month at 2:00 pm at Charrette Creek Commons
All Garden Club Members are Invited




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