2019 Events





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.




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








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!





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





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

More info to follow soon.























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










More Fun at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens




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










Pottery Workshop









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.