Sun Lakes Garden Club members enjoyed two field trips in October!

Starla Kramer

On Oct. 11 members were welcomed by the owners of Berridge Nursery for a tour, shopping, and to view Seasons at Berrage, a holiday greenhouse filed with 20 decorated Christmas trees and Halloween and Thanksgiving gift items. Members then enjoyed a gourmet French lunch in the private dining room at the Vincent Market Bistro nearby.

On Oct. 23 members took a private tour with a docent of The Farm at South Mountain and enjoyed a purchased lunch from the Farm Kitchen; they gathered to eat among the pecan groves at the farm.

Guests are always welcome to attend a meeting or field trip. Guests may decide to become a member to enjoy field trips and receive our newsletter. Memberships are $20 per year and a spouse or second member in the household is only $10 per year. The meetings start with socializing, refreshments, and greeting guests at 9:30 a.m., followed by a featured presentation and business meeting until noon. Many members and guests also gather after the meeting for an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. We meet every month on the 3rd Tuesday at the Chapel Center next door to the Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church. It is located at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club. Our next meeting is Nov. 19; a featured speaker will educate and entertain members with their horticultural information. If you have any questions, please call Starla Kramer at (480) 540 8080 or go to