Unless otherwise noted, clubs are open to the public. The clubs’ homepages are linked here. The Garden Clubs and Plant Societies includes specific contact information for each club. Unless stated otherwise all clubs meet at the Albuquerque Garden Center.
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Council Member Clubs
Albuquerque Area Master Gardeners. Train and educate experienced gardeners in horticulture for volunteer service to the community in a number of projects, including the Master Gardener Hotline. 14-week training sessions begin in January.
Albuquerque African Violet Club. To share the joy of growing African Violets by exchanging knowledge, experience and plants. Show & Sale in April. Meet: 2nd Tuesday of each month; 1pm. Contact: Sharon Shannon, 865-0171
Albuquerque Aril and Iris Society. Annual show in spring; plant sale in July. Meetings: 4th Sunday of February, March, April, June & September, 2:00 pm.
Albuquerque Daylily Society. Promote study and appreciation of daylilies through cooperation with American Hemerocallis Society. Daylily Shows, sales, and tours. Meet: most months from March through October, Saturdays, 9:30 am, at member homes.
Albuquerque Rose Society. Promote educational and social activities regarding the history, cultivation and exhibition of roses. Spring and Fall shows. Maintains the Albuquerque Rose Garden at the Wyoming Regional Library. Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of most months; 7:30 pm.
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter Association. The Master Composter organization provides basic composting classes for the general public and trains volunteers to teach these classes. See our website for more information about classes.
Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico. Educate and inform public on all aspects of cactus and succulent culture; provide opportunities for discussion and learning among members. Show & sale in April. Meet: 3rd Friday, most months, 7 pm.
High Desert Designers. An educational club designed for the advanced study of floral design within NGC. Membership dues are $25 per year. Meet: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
Ikebana International. Study and promote Japanese art of flower design and understanding of related cultural subjects. Sponsor workshops and exhibits. Meet: 1st Wednesday of most months, 12:30 pm.
New Mexico Dahlia Society. The New Mexico Dahlia Society (NMDS), created in 2006, is a local chapter of the American Dahlia Society (ADS). The purpose of the NMDS is to promote interest in dahlia culture within New Mexico and to provide beneficial information to our members and to the public regarding the growing, care, and showing of the dahlia.
New Mexico Floral Artists. Created to study and advance the art of floral design. Meet. 3rd Monday of most months at 11am.
New Mexico Orchid Guild. Is an affiliated society of the American Orchid Society. Provides educational opportunities for all levels of orchid lovers. Meet: 2nd Sunday of most months.
Petal Pushers. Stimulate interest in and knowledge of different forms of gardening. Emphasis on private gardens, horticulture, culture and use of everlastings and herbs. Support Council programs. Meet: 4th Wednesday of most months, 9:30 am.
Uptown Garden Club. Encourage interest in and knowledge of gardening and the art of flower design. Promote civic improvement, recycling and conservation. Support and encourage active participation in Council events. Meet: 3rd Wednesday of most months, 9:30 am.
Valley Gardeners. Stimulate knowledge and love of horticulture, encourage training in flower arrangement. Promote civic beautification and conservation of native plants. Maintain gardens at Los Griegos Community Center. Meet: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW.
Xeric Garden Club. Dedicated to promoting xeric landscapes which conserve water through plant selection and zoning through educational, social and community activities. Maintains the Wildlife Habitat Garden at the Garden Center. Meet: 3rd Saturday each month, 9:00 am, various locations, most often the Garden Center.