Calendar of Council Events, Holiday Closures, and Club Events

Annually Council sponsors a competitive, judged flower show at the Garden Center, open to anyone who would like to enter and exhibit.

Fairs and plant sales are held throughout the year and give gardeners a chance to purchase locally grown and proven plants, as well as the newest introductions. The Center hosts garden club meetings and special events, and can be rented for private weddings, meetings and parties.

Each year the Council is primarily responsible for organizing and staging the New Mexico State Fair Flower Shows. There are usually from four to six shows, plus special educational exhibits and demonstrations.

2023 Calendar of Council and Club Events

January 2 – ABQ Garden Center – Monday Reopen for 2023
January 10 – April 18 – ABQ Area Master Gardeners Classes – Tues 1 – 2pm
January 10 – February 21 – Floral Design Course – Tues 6:30 – 8:30pm
January 12 – Executive Board meeting – Thursday 9:30am
January 16 – Martin Luther King Day – ABQ Garden Center – Monday Closed
January 21 – 22 – Flower Show School 1 – Sat & Sun 7:30am – 4:30pm
February 9 – Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
February 9 – Board of Directors Meeting – Thursday 11am
February 20 – President’s Day – ABQ Garden Center – Monday Closed
February 24 & 25 – Council Rummage Sale – Fri & Sat 8am – 3pm
March 9 – Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
April 8 & 9 – Cactus & Succulent Society of NM Show & Sale – Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
April 13- Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
April 15 & 16 – African Violet Club Show & Sale, Sat 2 – 5pm, Sun 10 – 3pm
April 17 – Gardens Open to the Public for 2023
April 21 & 22 – Spring Fair and Plant Sale – Friday 1 – 6pm, Sat 8 – 12pm
April 23 – Aril and Iris Society Show – Sunday 1 – 5pm
May 5 – 7 – Orchid Guild Show & Sale – Fri,Sat,Sun 8 – 4pm
May 11- Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
May 20 & 21 – Albuquerque Rose Society Show – Sat 1-5pm, Sun 11-2pm
May 21- Parade of Gardens/Lunch – Sunday 9 – 4pm
May 29 – Memorial Day – Monday – ABQ Garden Center – Closed
June 5 – Share the Beauty Day – Monday 7 – 12pm
June 8- Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30 am
June 8 – Board of Directors Meeting – Thursday 11am
June 16 & 17 – Council Flower Show & Tea – Friday 1 – 4pm, Saturday 10 – 3pm
June 25 – Daylily Society Show – Sunday 10 – 3pm
July 4 – Independence Day – ABQ Garden Center – Tuesday Closed
July 13 – Mid-Year Budget Review Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
July 15 – Iris Rhizome Sale – Saturday 8 – 2pm
July 17 – 21 – Garden Guardians Camp, Monday-Friday
July 29 & 30 – Flower Show School 2 – Sat & Sun 7:30am – 4:30pm
August 10 – Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
August 27 – ABQ Area Master Gardener Tomato Fiesta – Sunday 11 -3pm
September 4 – Labor Day – ABQ Garden Center – Monday Closed
September 6 – 17 – Council State Fair Flower Show
September 22 & 23 – Harvest Fair Plant & Craft Sale, Fri & Sat 9 – 4pm
September 24 – Dahlia Festival – Sunday 1 – 4pm
October 12 – Executive Board Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
October 12 – Board of Directors Meeting – Thursday 11:00am
October 16 – Gardens Close to Public for 2023
October 21 – ABQ Area Master Gardener Graduation, Saturday 9 – 2pm
October 28 – Garden Glow – Saturday 5 – 9pm
November 9 – Budget Finance Committee Meeting – Thursday 9:30am
November 23 & 24 – ABQ Garden Center – Thanksgiving Break Closed
November 28 – Holiday Fair Centerpiece Workshop – Tuesday 10 – 1pm
December 1 & 2 – Holiday Fair Plant & Craft Sale, Fri & Sat 9 – 4pm
December 9 – Officer Installation & Volunteer’s Luncheon, Saturday 11am
December 20 – January 1, 2024 – ABQ Garden Center – Winter Break – Closed


January 2, 2024 – ABQ Garden Center – Tuesday Reopen For 2024