On February 25, Weeders Garden Club Members enjoyed a docent-led tour of Taliesin West, the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, studio and architectural laboratory from 1937 until his death in 1959; it is located in Scottsdale.
Taliesin West, along with Taliesin in Wisconsin, was Wright’s architectural laboratory. Here he tested design innovations, structural ideas and building materials. For many years, Taliesin West was Wright’s winter camp where he and his young apprentices took on the task of building their home, shop, school and studio, all the time responding to the dramatic desert setting.
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark; not a museum, but rather a living, working, educational facility as well as the national headquarters for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Our members enjoyed a lunch afterwards at a close by restaurant, Blue Adobe.
Weeders has only one more meeting in April; however, we do have another field trip and some community support functions before the year-end luncheon in May. The Weeders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of each month, September through May, in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club in Sun Lakes. Treats and coffee are served beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the business meeting is from 10:00 a.m.-noon. There is an interesting speaker and a horticulture presentation each meeting as well as a Club money-making raffle, too!
Membership is open to everyone. Although field trips are reserved for members, anyone interested in attending a meeting is welcome. For more information about the club and to see pictures of the activities, please visit the website at http:www.weedersgc.org/home or call the Membership Chairperson, Pat Murrish at 480-802-0857 or President Debbie Dunham at 480/802-6813.