Carol Stuttard is a horticultural professor at Mesa Community College, horticulture instructor at Desert Botanical Garden, certified desert landscape designer, Maricopa County Master Gardener, and private gardening consultant. Carol is an organic gardener who has been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden magazine and on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Members and guests will gather for socializing, refreshments, and welcoming visitors at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting is called to order at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend and may be from any city with any level of experience. Members meet all year on the third Tuesday of every month.
Monthly meetings are held at the Chapel Center (house next door to the Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church and across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club), located at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., in Sun Lakes.
Oct. 26: Field trip to Berridge Nursery on Camelback. This trip always gets members in the mood for the holidays after viewing the amazing “Seasons” display. The floral designers start decorating in June to transform their large greenhouse. Members will be met by the owner and will also tour the nursery and the indoor houseplant grotto. Lunch will follow at Postino restaurant nearby, in the Arcadia area.