March 21st: General Meeting


Topic: The Most Popular Vegetables and Flowers Grown From Seeds

Speaker: Linda Adams


Topic: Club Officers Slate and Nominations


Starting your own vegetables and flowers from seeds isn't as hard as you might think. The Bernardo Gardeners own Linda Adams will show you how it's done by sharing her experience and techniques. You'll have more plant choices and save money, so make sure to mark your calendar for this presentation!


In addition, the Nominating Committee will present a slate of officers for the upcoming year and take any nominations from the floor submitted as per bylaws explained in yearbook. So you won't want to miss this opportunity to provide your input on the direction of the club.



January 17th: General Meeting


Topic: Twelve Months of Fruit

Speaker: Ben Kotnik


Thinking about adding fruit trees to your garden? Ben Kotnik, a former chairman of the California Rare Fruit Growers, will discuss the best fruit trees for San Diego gardeners to plant for year-round production.



November 12th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

April 8th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

June 20th: Trip (To Be Announced)


Stay tuned for details about this upcoming trip.

December 13th: Holiday Luncheon


When: 11:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

Where: Bernardo Heights Country Club

            16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128

Cost: $35 for BGC members, $40 for non-members

RSVP: By December 1st


Come join us for a fun-filled event with entertainment provided by the sensational singing group Project Harmony--back by popular demand! Please bring a full-sized toiletry item and an unwrapped toy for a mother and child from Serenity House in Escondido.


Entrée Choices:


  • Fire-grilled bistro beef tenderloin, vegetable couscous, roasted shallot bordelaise
  • Roasted salmon fillet, cabernet risotto, asparagus, lemon butter sauce
  • Mediterranean penne pasta, chopped vegetables, wild mushrooms, toasted pine nuts and crispy onion (vegetarian option)


Each Entrée Choice Includes:


  • Three sixty salad--seasonal greens, spiced pecans, sun-dried cranberry, feta cheese, and honey balsamic
  • Dessert--chocolate mousse cups with berries​
  • Beverages--coffee and tea served continuously


Please make your check payable to Bernardo Gardeners Club, and be sure to write either Beef, Salmon, or Pasta as your entrée choice in the memo section of your check. Mail or hand your check to Ginny Dobias. Sorry--no refunds after December 1st.


January 7th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

October 18th: Huntington Library and Gardens


Where: Ed Brown Center Parking Lot

Meeting Time: 7:30 - 7:45 a.m.


This is a trip that was just added and you won't want to miss it! 


Invite your spouse and friends as this is an amazing opportunity to see one of the great art and garden collections in Southern California. See famous artwork such as Jane, Countess of Harrington, and Pinkie. You will also be able to see a video of the ongoing restoration of The Blue Boy in real time. The extensive grounds include Australian, Herb, Jungle, Palm, and Subtropical gardens.


In addition, the Huntington features:


  • The Rose Garden
  • The Camellia Garden
  • Conservatory and Children's Garden
  • The Japanese Garden
  • The Desert Garden
  • The Garden of Flowing Fragrance
  • Frances and Sidney Brody California Garden


Cost: $55 per member and $60/guest. Sign up at the trip table during regular meetings. Make your check payable to the Bernardo Gardeners Club. You can also mail your check to Audrey Koble. Other clubs will be invited to participate up to September 30th or until the bus is filled. Your check is your reservation. Don't wait or you'll be late! No refunds after August 18th, but you can try to find someone to take your spot and reimburse you. You must let Audrey know who is taking your spot.


Lunch is on your own, but you cannot bring food inside the Huntington unless it is for medical reasons. There are many places to eat: 1919 Café, Freshwater Dumpling & Noodle House, Red Car Coffee Shop. We will meet at the parking lot of the Ed Brown Center, between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. The bus will depart for San Marino shortly thereafter. For more information, contact Audrey Koble.







October 8th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

February 11th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

2018-2019 Upcoming Events

March 11th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

December 10th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

September 20th: General Meeting


Topic: All About Worms and Vermicomposting

Speaker: Suzanne Mandel-Mosko


You might be familiar with composting, but did you know that you can make your own worm castings? Suzanne Mandel-Mosko from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will share with you her knowledge about making what some gardeners consider the "black gold" of organic fertilizers and soil conditioners. You won't want to miss this presentation as we kick off the new year!

April 13th: Hats Off to Volunteers


When: 8:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Rancho Bernardo High School


Details to be announced.

BERNARDO GARDENERS CLUB

Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California

April 27th: Annual Spring Garden Tour


When: 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)


Cost: $20 per Ticket


This major annual fundraiser showcases beautiful home gardens in Rancho Bernardo and surrounding communities. You won't want to miss it--details to come!

February 21st: Bus Trip (To Be Announced)


Stay tuned for details about this upcoming trip.

November 15th: General Meeting


Topic: Creating a Transitional Tablescape for the Holidays

Speaker: Judy MacKenzie


Before you know it the holidays will be here so be ready to turn your home into a showcase with pizazz! Master Gardener Judy MacKenzie will demonstrate how easy it is to create spectacular displays that will take you through the holidays and beyond.



May 13th: Garden Therapy 


When: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Gateway Assisted Living


Have fun making crafts with seniors at Gateway Assisted Living in Poway. For more information, contact Judy Krupski or Cindy Jeffreys.

May 16th: General Meeting


Topic: Identifying and Managing Pests in the Garden

Speaker: Jim Bethke


Topic: Election and Installation of Club Officers, Volunteers Day Recognition, and     Honor Past Presidents


UCCE San Diego County Nursery and Floriculture Advisor Jim Bethke never met a bug he didn't like. Jim will enlighten us on the good, the bad, and the ugly and help us find the best ways to manage them in the garden.


Be sure to mark your calendar as this is the 45th Anniversary of our club. It's going to be a party, so be a part of the celebration!




2018-2019 Bernardo Gardeners Club's Upcoming Events


We meet on the third Thursday of every month, except August, alternating general meetings with tours, trips or luncheons. In July, we have a New Member Brunch (by invitation only).


There will be a $5 fee for a non-member attendee for all general meetings. If a non-member attendee joins the day of an event, the $5 fee will be waived. Membership dues are $25 per year. It is an additional $10 per year to add a spouse or companion.


Schedule

Tours/Trips & Luncheons: October, December, February, April, June

General Meetings: September, November, January, March, May

                             1:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. (approximate ending time)

Board Meetings: 11:00 a.m. (prior to general meetings and open to the membership)


Location

Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club, Castille Room

16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive

San Diego, CA 92128


Parking Instructions

The RB Swim and Tennis Club is asking all groups to park only in the lower lot adjacent to the RB Presbyterian Church, near the corner of Rancho Bernardo Road and Pomerado Road. In the southwest end of that lot (farthest from Pomerado) is a gate to the Swim & Tennis Club. Push the intercom button and you will be admitted. The walk from there is less than one block and involves going down a small hill. Those who are being dropped off may use the main entrance parking lot off of Bernardo Oaks Road.


Information

If you need more information or have questions about any of the events, email bernardogardenersclub@gmail.com. If your email concerns a specific trip or event, indicate the contact name for that event in your email.