Garden Club News

Sun Lakes Garden Club holiday party

The Sun Lakes Garden Club celebrated the holidays with 60 members attending the party with Dickens Carolers. Members also enjoyed a field trip on Nov. 29 to see plants from the rainforest and desert at Biosphere 2.

The Jan. 17 meeting will feature Monty Palmer teaching tree grafting. Have you ever wanted a “fruit cocktail” tree with lemons, limes, and oranges all growing on one tree? Come find out how to do it yourself! As a longtime member of the Arizona Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers, he has learned grafting, air layering, and rooting to propagate plants.

Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting or field trip before deciding to join. Members with no previous gardening experience are welcome and are not required to live in Sun Lakes.

Meetings are held every month (including summer) on the third Tuesday. Attendees gather at 9:30 a.m. to socialize and enjoy refreshments and coffee. During this first half hour, we greet visitors and check out gardening books from our reference library and purchase any raffle tickets.

There is also a “Free Stuff” table where members donate citrus or herbs or plants for other members. The meeting is called to order at 10 a.m. The meeting ends at approximately 11:45 a.m., and members and visitors often go across the street to the clubhouse for lunch afterward.

Check out our monthly “Newsletters” and “Membership” options to join the club on our website The meeting location is the Chapel Center (house next door to the Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church and across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club), at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., in Sun Lakes.