Sun Lakes Garden Club News and Happenings

Photo by Starla Kramer

The Sun Lakes Garden Club welcomes Kathleen Gould, owner of the SW Herb Shop in Mesa, as the featured speaker at the April 18 meeting. She has studied and taught herbalism for over 25 years. Her specialty is “The Art of Herbal Healing Using Plants as Medicine.” Kathleen will offer some of her herbal blends to members to purchase after her presentation.

Two field trips were also scheduled:

March 24: Members’ Garden Tour and Pizza Patio Party

March 28: Cruise on the Desert Belle on Saguaro Lake while admiring the native saguaro cacti and wildflowers

Members and visitors are welcome from any city, and previous gardening experience is not required.

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 to review 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 Sun Lakes Country Club 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 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.