We're the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of our members live in Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore. Our club's mission is to encourage interest in all phases of home gardening; promote better horticultural practices; promote civic beauty; and promote conservation of natural resources.
On this site you'll find information about LAVGC activities, events, and community service projects. You'll also find helpful information about gardening, program videos, suggestions about gardening-related places to go, and more. You don't need to know anything about gardening to join our Club. We're an enthusiastic group, always eager to share our knowledge.
Our Members meetings are the second Thursday of the month, September through June. In January 2023, the club is returning to in-person meetings after Zoom-only meetings during the pandemic. Visitors are welcome to attend a club meeting once before joining. Special interest groups and community service work parties meet regularly throughout the year.
We hope that all members will attend our last meeting of the membership year. Instead of our usual Thursday night meeting, this meeting will be Saturday June 10, from 1:30PM and 4:00PM at the Creekside Barn on the Crosswinds Church property in Livermore. This will be a fun and full afternoon. We'll start with a potluck at 1:30. Please bring a dish to share. Jeri will conduct the last business meeting of her 3- year-term as president. Thank you so much Jeri! Then our speaker Jennifer De Graaff will present her program "Planting Considerations in the Understory of Existing Trees." As many of you have experienced, planting under trees can be quite challenging. We're looking forward to hearing what Jennifer has to say.
If you need directions to Crosswinds, there is a map on Eden Garden.
Thursday May 18, 9:00AM-12:00PM (noon)
Saturday, May 20, 9:00AM-12:00PM (noon)
Wednesday, May24, 9:00-12:00
If you’ve never been to the Veterans Hospital, the view and area is beautiful. The entrance is located right before Wente Sparkling Cellars, and the Arroyo Road entrance to Sycamore Grove. Our club is trimming and revitalizing an area around the garden club placed Blue Star Memorial and flag Pole, directly in front of the main entry way to the Veterans Hospital. Lots of cutting back waist high overgrown lavender and rosemary is needed along with removing small volunteer palm trees and bushes the deer are devouring.
Our goal is to have the area trimmed and tidy by Memorial Day. We will be using gloves, pruners, loppers, pruning saws, shovels, and rakes. If you have a battery powered hedge, trimmer, it will be handy. Please consider coming to appreciate the views, your fellow gardeners, and help create an attractive scene for the hospital residents, staff, and visitors. Feel free to come for any portion of time you can. Your help will make a difference.
For questions contact Dana Boyd.