Fallbrook Garden Club​

Member Education:

  • COFFEE IN THE GARDEN:  Individual members open their gardens for informal tours by club members. 

          The club provides light refreshments.

  • NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: The Board hosts a social event to welcome and acquaint new and prospective

          members with Club activities and volunteer opportunities.

  • STUDY GROUPS & WORKSHOPS: Informal, hands-on sessions that enable mem­bers to increase their knowledge of horticulture, floral design, wildlife, and other garden-related topics.
  • TOURS & FIELD TRIPS:  Periodic visits to public or private gardens, nurseries or other garden-related facilities throughout the area provide the opportunity to visit exotic and interesting venues and further their knowledge of horticulture, landscaping, commercial agriculture or wildlife.

Community Beautification:

  • ADOPT-A-ROAD: The Club has adopted two streets to keep clear of trash, McDonald Road and Gum Tree Lane. Volunteer crews of ten to twelve members work one day on alternate months.
  • LIVE OAK PARK GARDENERS: Volunteer crews of four to eight members work one day per month tending to the native plants garden.
  • SEASONAL SPLENDORS:  Providing seasonal flowers in large containers at the entrance to the Fallbrook Community Center

Community Service:

  • ARBOR DAY: The Club honors deceased members at a ceremony at Live Oak Park. Friends and family of the honorees are invited to at­tend.
  • LIBRARY GARDENS:  Volunteers work one or two days per month tending to the container plantings located in the two outdoor patios at the Fallbrook Library.
  • MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS: Members contribute flowers and arrange bouquets on Memorial Day morning. More than one hundred bouquets are created and taken to the Masonic Cemetery and made available for visitors to place on graves.

Community Outreach:

  • ARTS IN THE PARK:  Hosting a booth at the annual children’s festival.
  • FLOWER SHOW A flower show is held in April in even numbered years (alternating with the garden tour).  All members participate in set up/clean up and/or entering exhibits. Nonmembers may also enter flowers and designs for exhibit and competition. The event is the Club's "gift" to the community.
  • GARDEN TOUR:  In odd numbered years (alternating with the flower show) a tour of private home gardens in the Fallbrook area is arranged by the Club. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund, community service efforts, and the general fund.
  • NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK (1st week in June): Members promote observance of the week in June and bring public attention to garden clubs and gardening through specially planned activities.
  • PENNY PINES: Pocket change is collected at the General Meetings for tree plantings in the Cleveland National Forest. 
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Memorial donations and club fundraising projects support schol­arships for students enrolled at MiraCosta College and pursuing a degree in horticultural or agricultural related fields of study.  Go to the MiraCosta website (Scholarships) for the forms, information and instructions.

Ways & Means

  • BIRTHDAY RAFFLE: Each member is asked to donate a plant or garden-related item for the raffle at the General Meeting held during their birthday month.
  • GREEN THUMB TABLE: Plants, bulbs, seeds, and produce donated by members are sold at General Meetings. Members bring their labeled donations to the monthly meeting.
  • PLANT SALE & RAFFLE: Plants and garden-related items donated by members and local merchants are sold and/or raffled during the annual Flower Show and/or Gar­den Tour. Proceeds help defray cost of the flower show, benefit community ser­vice efforts, and the general fund.

Of Special Note:

  • In 1994 the club placed a Blue Star Byway Marker in the Village Square (just behind the flag pole) in the center of the Fallbrook Veteran's Honor Roll Wall
  • It is one of 16 memorials and markers in San Diego County.  For information on the Blue & Gold Star Memorial program go to Blue Stars.