Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs Member Organizations

This page contains member club information and key Council documents like Bylaws and Standing Rules (at the bottom).

Unless otherwise noted, clubs are open to the public.  Garden Clubs and Plant Societies Brochure includes specific contact information for each club.   Unless stated otherwise all clubs meet at the Albuquerque Garden Center.

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 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. Contact: Mary Donato, 

Albuquerque Aril and Iris Society.  Promote the knowledge, culture and appreciation of the genus Iris; to instruct the general public on the correct gardening procedures by means of educational programs and presentations.  Show in April and plant sale in July. Meets the third Sunday of the month February through October, 2:00 pm unless otherwise identified.  Contact: Eva Barry, (505) 350-0382,

Albuquerque Daylily Society. Promote study and appreciation of daylilies through cooperation with American Daylily Society. Daylily Shows, sales, and tours. Meet: 6 times per year, Saturdays, 9:30 am, member homes. Contact: Amy Howard, (505) 250 2318

Albuquerque Rose Society. Promote educational and social activities regarding the history, cultivation and exhibition of roses. Spring Show & Fall Exhibition. Maintains the Albuquerque Rose Garden at the Tony Hillerman Regional Library. Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of most months; 7:00 pm. Contact: Beth Baker 505-238-9277,

High Desert Floral Design Club. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Garden Center in the Pinon Room. This is an educational club designed for the advanced study of floral design within NGC. Membership dues are $25.00 per year. Contact: Shirley Tetreault, (505) 294-4331, (505) 259-2263

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. Contact: Tiffany Nakagawa   806-438-6023

Cactus and Succulent Society of NM. 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 Wednesday, most months, 7 pm.   Contact: Matthew-Ryan Morrell 505-917-9597 or  More info at our website

The 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 regarding the growing, care, and showing of the dahlia. Contact Jim Lohkamp, at 821- 5757, or

New Mexico Floral Artists.  Floral designers who enjoy designing with plant materials while learning the art of floral design.  The club meets the 4th Monday of most months.  For more information contact Christine Longthorp (505) 480-5230.

New Mexico Mycological Society, an affiliate of the North American Mycological Society,  advances understanding and stimulates interest in mycology for its members, who delight in wandering the woods for fungi. Guests are welcome to attend meetings. Contact:, or our president Jan Banderofchak at:  Check out our website at for dates and times for our meetings at the Garden Center.

New Mexico Orchid Guild, (NMOG) an affiliated society of the American Orchid Society (AOS), provides educational opportunities for all levels of orchid lovers. Meets 2nd Sunday of most months. Contact: Keith Mead, 379-6786,

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 Tuesday of most months, 9:30 am. Contact: Ginny Longbotham, 280-2660

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. Contact:  Steven Hong-Elder  402-319-0839

Valley Gardeners. Stimulate knowledge and love of horticulture, encourage training in flower arrangement. Promote civic beautification and conservation of native plants. Meet: 2nd Thursday of each month for most months, 7:00 pm, Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW. Contact: Gigi Zacharias, 293-0839,

Xeric Garden Club. Dedicated to promoting xeric landscapes which conserve water through plant selection and zoning through educational, social and community activities. Meet: 2nd Saturday each month, 9:00 am, various locations.  Contact Deborah Vogel at (478) 361.7274,

Council Approved Bylaws – 10/11/2018 

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