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Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs

Member Clubs, Organizations & Societies

& Affiliates 

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Albuquerque African Violet Club

Share the joy of growing African Violets by exchanging knowledge, experience and plants. Show & Sale in April.
Meet: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 pm
Contact: Michael Garcia • 505-385-1527

Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

They train and educate experienced gardeners in horticulture for volunteer service to the community in a number of projects, including the Master Gardener Hotline.

Meet: 14 week training sessions begin every January
Contact: Randy Verble •

Albuquerque Aril & Iris Society

Aril & Iris

They promote the knowledge, culture and appreciation of the genus Iris and instruct the general public on the correct gardening procedures by means of educational programs and presentations. Show in April and plant sale in July.
Meet: 3rd Sunday of the month February through October at 2pm unless otherwise identified
Contact: Rae Phillips 
• 505-235-5992 • •

Albuquerque Daylily Society


They promote study and appreciation of daylilies through cooperation with the American Hemerocallis Society. They have daylily shows, sales and tours.
Meet: 6 times per year, Saturdays at 9:30 am in members’ homes.
Contact: Amy Howard • 505-250 2318 • 

Albuquerque Rose Society


They promote educational and social activities regarding the history, cultivation and exhibition of roses. They have both a Spring Show & Fall Exhibition and maintain the Albuquerque Rose Garden at the Tony Hillerman Library.
Meet: 2nd Wednesday of most months at 7 pm

Contact: Debbie Butcher • 505-823-9818 • •

Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico

Cactus & Succulent

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 at 7 pm
Contact: Matthew-Ryan Morrell • 505-917-9597 • •

High Desert Floral Design Club

High Desert

An educational club designed for the advanced study of floral design within the National Garden Club. Membership dues are $25/year.
Meet: 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Garden Center in the Pinon room
Contact: Shirley Tetreault 
• 505-294-4331 or 505-259-2263

Ikebana International


Presentations and workshops on Japanese art of flower design and the understanding of related cultural subjects.
Meet: 1st Wednesday of most months at 12:30 pm (Aug through May)
Contact: Agnes Franzak • 505-857-9718

New Mexico Dahlia Society


Created in 2006, we are a local chapter of the American Dahlia Society (ADS). Our purpose 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: Edith Iwan 
• 505-240-2698

New Mexico Floral Artists

Floral Artists

A group for people that enjoy working with plant materials while learning the art of floral design.
Meet: 4th Monday of most months at 12 pm
Contact: Christine Longthorp • 505-480-5230 •

New Mexico Orchid Society


(NMOG) is an affiliated society of the American Orchid Society (AOS) and provides educational opportunities for all levels of orchid lovers.
Meet: 2nd Sunday of most months
Contact: Keith Mead • 505-379-6786 •

Petal Pushers

Petal Pushers

We stimulate interest in and knowledge of different forms of gardening. Emphasis on private gardens, horticulture, culture and use of everlastings and herbs. Support Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs programs.
Meet: 4th Tuesday of most months at 9:30 am
Contact: Susan Head 
• 505-235--6075

Reading @ the Garden Center

Book Club

Come join us in Grace’s Room at the Garden Center to sample some great books.  No need to belong to a plant club or society, although it is a great way to meet their members.

Meet: 1st Monday of most months at 4pm
Contact: Margaret Menache 

Uptown Garden Club


We 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 of Albuquerque Garden Clubs events.
Meet: 3rd Wednesday of most months at 9:30 am
Contact: Vicki Frye 
• 505-263-7750 •

Valley Gardeners


We stimulate knowledge and love of horticulture, encourage training in flower arrangement. Promote civic beautification and conservation of native plants.
Meet: 2nd Thursday of most months at 6:30 pm, Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW
Contact: Donna Baremore • 505-361-1155 • OR Judy Nickell • 505-256-0769 •

Xeric Garden Club


Dedicated to promoting xeric landscapes which conserve water through plant selection and zoning through educational, social and community activities.
Meet: 2rd Saturday each month at 9 am in various locations
Contact: Debby Knotts • 505-269-1810 • •

Council of Albuquerque Garden Club Affiliates

Affiliates are national, regional, state and district parent organizations of Sustaining Member Organizations, and other organizations that have a commonality of interests with Council, and that support its goals and purposes, and that do not qualify for sustaining membership.

 District 1 Garden Clubs Debi Harrington • 505-296-8208
 District 1 Judges Council Debi Harrington • 505-296-8208
 New Mexico Garden Clubs Debra Sorrell • 505-615-8564
 New Mexico Judges Council Suzy Andrego • 505-259-3318

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