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Holiday Fair Craft and Plant Sale Dec. 6-7 9am-4pm

THE PLACE to find your holiday wreaths, garlands, greenery, Cyclamen, Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, color bowls and door charms, fresh from our local sources.  Find unusual and creative gifts from one or more of our 40 Vendors who offer everything from handicrafts to jewelry to visual art. For the largest selection come early and stay for a homemade lunch (chili stew, frito pie, surprise items, and desserts—all under $8) as you listen to the music of the Sandia Singers.

And, whatever you do, don’t miss a stop at the incredible Garden Shop, crammed with gift ideas that gardeners love to receive—yard art, garden tools, gloves, birding supplies and best of all those Sabaku shirts with their brilliant botanical designs. Come, shop, visit, lunch, listen and start your Holiday with a joyful and festive Holiday Fair. . .  See you at the Fair!

Library Book Club – Get Involved?

Meetings are held on Mondays (generally the first Monday unless there’s a holiday) at 4:00 pm.

Come join us in the Patio Room at the Garden Center (10120 Lomas in Albuquerque between Wyoming and Eubank) to sample some great books.  No need to belong to a plant club or society although it is a great way to meet members of them.

We sell copies of all the books in the Garden Shop at 10% off list up until the night the book is read.  And, remember, as a non-profit, our books are sold tax-free.

Don’t have time to read the book?  No worries, just come join us for conversation and light snacks.  We begin each session with about 10 or 15 minutes of video related to the book so you can learn a bit from that as well as from the discussion.

December 2:  Potluck Party – not a book!  Just a fun get-together to talk about all things garden and book and maybe (no guarantees) watch a movie.  Details to come.

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NM Cactus & Succulent Society Meetings

The Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico meets the third Friday of most months in the Patio Room of the Garden Center.  Educational and entertaining presentations usually begin at about 7:45 p.m.  Visitors are welcome.  Please join us to learn more about these fascinating plants, or just enjoy the beautiful pictures of plants and places many of us will never have the opportunity to visit.

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2019 Installed Officers

2019 Executive Committee members of the Council


President: Shirley Tetreault—Uptown Garden Club

1st VP: Mary Noskin—High Desert Design Club

2nd VP: Regina Hampton- Master Gardener

Recording Secretary: Sarah Bianco-Council Flower Show

Corresponding Secretary:  Joan Higgs

Treasurer: Jewel Cutter—High Desert Design Club

Director: Carl Soderberg–African Violet Club

Director: Keith Mead—Orchid Society

Director: Carolyn McCloskey—Master Gardener