2020 Events

 

July:

 

Date: Monday, July 20

Time: 7:30 a.m. - approx. 5 hours including driving time
Place: Meet at parking lot on West Main Street Frisco
Program: Wildflower Hike to Shrine Pass

Coordinator:  Alicia Dunn

 

Hike to Shrine pass to see Monk’s Hood, Larkspur and Pink Elephant Heads, Indian Paintbrush, Lupines, and Marsh Marigolds.

The hike starts at the top of Vail Pass up a dirt road.  Distance is 4.5 miles round trip with 1000 foot elevation gain.  To really enjoy all the wildflowers, plan on 4-5 hours.  It is advised to bring water, sunscreen, hiking poles, camera, bug spray (definitely!!!!), and food for lunch at Shrine Rock, elevation 12,000 feet.
 

It's estimated that the 4.4 mile hike, Garden Tour style, will take 4 hours.  

 

Please RSVP.  Alicia Dunn, aliciadunn511, or 970-668-5358

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June:

 

Date: Thursday, June 18

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Gardens, Breckenridge (Behind Kenosha Restaurant, 301 Main St.)
Program: Annual Clean Up Day at BAG
- Continued

 

Open to all new and existing members

Main Street became pedestrian only as of last Thurs, so it will be necessary to use Route 9, North Park street to drive to the parking lot at River Walk.    I saw the parking staff last week and was told they will be open, so we can each get a pass to park in that lot for the morning. There is more to be done, so I'm scheduling another work day for this Thursday.  Mid-week seems to be a good time for social distancing in that very few visitors came through the garden while we were there. We may also do some planting if we can find appropriate plants.

Face masks are required for the parking office and most, if not all businesses in Breckenridge so you should bring a face mask. That said, we were able to work in the garden without masks because of the low visitation midweek.  The other usual requests apply. Bring available tools, water for yourself, wear sunscreen, a hat, gloves and whatever else you think you need. I will have 5 gallon buckets for collecting refuse that can be dumped into trash bags at the Adams St curb.

If you need to call or text me, my cell number is 703-599-1326.  Diane Byers

 

Date: Tuesday, June 16

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Meet at Office Max, Frisco
Program: Hike to Lower Cataract Lake

 

The Garden Club is sponsoring a hike to Lower Cataract Lake on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  We will meet at Office Max in Silverthorne at 9:00am and caravan to Heeney.
Please bring the usual Summit County hiking gear:  water, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, hiking poles, snacks and lunch if you wish to eat after the hike. And bring your masks and hand sanitizer!
Hopefully the lupines and columbines will be in full bloom.  I hiked there last week and there were tons of irises and red columbines.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 970-389-6915 or email aliciadunn511@gmail.com

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, June 10

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Gardens, Breckenridge (Behind Kenosha Restaurant, 301 Main St.)
Program: Annual Clean Up Day at BAG

Open to all new and existing members.  The usual requests apply. Bring available tools, water for yourself, wear sunscreen, a hat, gloves and whatever else you think you need. I will have 5 gallon buckets for collecting refuse that can be dumped into trash bags at the Adams St curb.   We plan to practice social distancing and you should bring a facemask.

If you need to call or text me, my cell number is 703-599-1326.    Diane Byers

 

 

 

2019 Events

 

 

June

 

Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Gardens
Program: A Work Session Followed by Lunch to Welcome New Members
This is an ongoing Club project, begun in 2003. Located on the Blue River, our goal is to make the Breckenridge Alpine Garden into a town showplace garden and a venue for weddings! We work with the Town of Breckenridge on this project which provides the irrigation and gravel from time to time. It is amazing how many people pass through the garden while we are working there, and comment on how beautiful it is.

 

Please bring some tools, gloves, adequate clothing, sunscreen and water.

 

We would be delighted if new members (and old ones, too) would join us for lunch at Kenosha after the work session at about Noon.

 

 

Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Garden
Program: Planting at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens
We will be adding a few more plants and maintaining the gardens. All are welcome! Please bring a few tools and gloves with you.

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Breckenridge Alpine Garden
Program: Planting at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens
We will be adding annuals and maintaining the gardens. All are welcome! Please bring a few tools and gloves with you.
        POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH, SAME TIME!

 

 

 

Date: Thursday, June 27 -        CANCELED FOR LACK OF PARTICIPATION
Time: Meet at Office Max Parking Lot, Silverthorne, leaving at 9:45 a.m
Place: Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs
Program: Maroon Belles String Quartet Concert on the Green and Tour of Gardens

 

We will be carpooling and taking a bag lunch to enjoy during the concert.  After the concert we wll have a private tour of the gardens by one of the docents at the Botanic Park.

More info about the park can be found at:  www.yrbp.org

 

You may want to bring a folding chair for the concert and lunch

 

RSVP to Shereen @ skoscolorado@gmail.com or call 970-485-4612

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Registration
Place (registration): The Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco
Program: 29th Annual Garden Tour
A self guided tour of a selection of beautiful gardens in Summit County. This year the gardens will be in the northern half of the county. Tickets are $15 if paid on the day of the tour, or $10 if purchased before 7/17/19! See the Garden Tour page for advanced purchase details. Note that SCGC membership includes one paid admission ticket held for members at registration.
 

 

 

Date: Tuesday, July 30
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Penz Residence, Frisco

Program: Summer Celebration

 

Save the Date for the Garden Club's "Summer Celebration" on Tuesday evening,

July 30, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our "pot-luck" Happy Hour will be held at the Penz residence in Frisco.  Since this year we are celebrating with a Happy Hour, members are asked to bring an appetizer to share; the Club will provide wine, beer and beverages. Spouses (or partners) are welcome to join members for this member-only event.  

R.S.V.P.  For planning purposes, kindly R.S.V.P. to Jan Penz, jan@ajpenz.com or 202-316-7933 by Friday, July 26.

Please let Jan know if your spouse (or partner) will be joining you for the event!

 

 

August

 

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 departure time from Frisco
Place: Trailhead for bike path to Copper Mountain
Program: Wildflower Hike to Shrine Pass

 

 

Shrine Pass is a very beautiful and poplular hike.  Because of weather and parking, we leave Frisco at 7:30.  Hikers should bring a lunch and the usual rain gear.

 

RSVP to Alicia's email aliciadunn511@gmail.com

 

 

 

September

SAVE THE DATE: SCGC Annual Fall Meeting/Speaker - Tuesday, September 24th from 5-8pm

More info to follow soon.

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Photos

From Club Events

 

 

 

 

Our Summer Celebration Potluck was held August 6th at the Eagles Nest Club House in Silverthorne.   It was a beautiful evening weatherwise and such a fun time for members and their guests to socialize and enjoy so many scrumptious dishes.  Many thanks to Jan for organizing again this year and to Alton, her husband, for assisting! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members enjoyed a hike to Mayflower Gulch to view wildflowers on August 9th.  Alica led and submitted these photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several members hiked to Lower Cataract Lake on June 21st.   The columbines were abundant in all their beautiful glory and it was a fabulous day for the hike!

Everyone brought a sack lunch to share and it was a great excursion.  Thanks, Alicia for leading!

 

Nursine shared this photo

 

 

Many members attended the Annual Clean-Up Day at the Breckenridge Alpine Garden on June 2, 2018.  In two weeks we will be planting - please see

Events tabl for more information on that fun event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Garden Club Event Photos

A Day Trip to Cherokee Ranch & Castle, July 14, 2017 was enjoyed by a group of Summit County Garden Club members led by Liz Wickert.   A beautiful summer day enhanced our view, gourmet sundeck lunch and tour of the castle and grounds.   This is a unique treasure that lends itself to a fun outing within a reasonable drive from Summit County!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Workshop, Asian "Parcels" by Liz Wickert.  Members learned how to prepare 3 delicious appetizers in Liz's kitchen on May 11th.   Great fun was had by

all and everyone went home with the recipes.   Thanks so much, Liz, for opening your home and sharing your cooking expertise with club members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women of Watercolor Paint in Members Gardens!

 

Women of Watercolor is a group of Summit County Colorado women who meet regularly to paint in plein air, and in studio.

Please see photos below showing the ladies enjoying some of our members gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Photo Album

 

 

Volunteers at Our Breckenridge Alpine Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club members visit the stunning Betty Ford Gardens in Vail  

 

 

 

 


 

Beautiful Red Peony

 

Japanese Primrose

 


 

 

 

 

Some of Our Beautiful PastTour Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

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More Fun at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens













 

 

 

Paint and Wine Night at the Little Earth Art Studio in Frisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2013 Breckenrdge Alpine Gardens Clean-Up Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Wedding Was Held at the Breck Alpine Gardens in the Summer of 2014

 

 

 

 

 Jane Hendrix Garden Tour
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Garden Workshop

At Silverthorne's Alpine Garden & Earth Center

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guided Tour of Betty Ford Gardens in Vail, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Clean Up Day at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

Hike - Limber Grove Trail near Fairplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's call the photo below the "Passing of the Torch", or rather "Passing of the Garden Hoe"   Many thanks to Suzie Rawles and Pat Steiner for all their years of

leadership and countless hours of work at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens. Our new co-coordinators are Terri Belver and Marcia Probasco and we

thank them for stepping forward to lead this project.

 

Left to Right, Terri, Suzie, Marcia, and Pat

 

 

 

 

 

 


Denver Botanic Gardens Chihuly Glass Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We try to educate our members and the community about gardening in Summit County and provide a social setting for informational exchanges to share the beauty of gardening with others.

There's lots going on in our Club and room for many to be involved. It's surprising how much we accomplish in our short Summit summers.