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.

2022 Calendar of Council and Club Events

January 3 – Garden Center Reopens
January 11 – April 19 Albuquerque Master Gardeners – Combination online and in person classes
January 11 February 15, Floral Design Course Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
January 13 – Executive Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
January 17 – Martin Luther King Day Closed
February 10 – Executive Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
February 10 – Council Board of Directors Thursday @ 11:00 am
February 21 – President’s Day Closed
February 25 & 26 – Council Rummage Sale Friday & Saturday @8:00 am
March 10 – Executive Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
April 9 & 10 – Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
April 16 & 17 African Violet Show & Sale Saturday 2 -5 pm & Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
April 14- Executive Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
April 22 & 23 – Spring Fair and Plant Sale, Friday 1- 6pm, Saturday 8am – Noon
April 24 – Aril & Iris Show Sunday 1–5pm
April 29 – May 1 – Orchid Guild Show & Sale Friday Saturday Sunday 9:30-4:30 pm
May 12- Executive Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
May 21 & 22–Albuquerque Rose Society Show Saturday 1-5 pm, Sunday 11 am–3pm
May 28 Council Flower Show & Tea Saturday, 1 pm to 4 pm
May 30 – Memorial Day – Garden Center Closed
June 6 – Share the Beauty Day Monday 7 am to noon
June 9- Executive Committee Thursday, @ 9:30 am
June 9 – Council Board of Directors Thursday @11:00 am
June 12 – Parade of Gardens/Lunch Sunday 9 am – 4 pm (Tentative)
June 26 – Daylily Show & Sale Sunday 1-4pm
July 4- Independence Day – Garden Center Closed
July 14 –Mid-Year Budget Review, Thursday @ 9:30 am
July 17 – Iris Sale, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
July 18-22 – Garden Guardians Camp Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 2 pm
August 11 – Executive Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
August 21 – Master Gardeners Tomato Fiesta, Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
September 5 – Labor Day – Garden Center Closed
September 7-18 Council State Fair Flower Shows
September 23 & 24 – Harvest Fair Plant & Craft Sale Friday & Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
September 25 – Dahlia Festival Sunday 1- 4:00 pm
October 13- Executive Committee Thursday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
October 13 – Council Board of Directors Thursday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 22 – Master Gardener Graduation Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 10 – Budget Finance Committee Thursday @ 9:30 am
November 24-26 – Thanksgiving Break – Garden Center Closed
November 29 – Holiday Fair Centerpiece Workshop Tuesday 9 am
December 2 & 3 – Holiday Fair Plant & Craft Sale Friday & Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
December 8 – Council Officer 11:00 am Installation and Volunteer’s Luncheon
December 21, 2022 – January 1, 2023 – Garden Center Winter Closure
January 2, 2023 – Garden Center Reopens