Moraga Garden Club

Welcome to our website

About Us

The idea for the Moraga Garden Club was germinated by several transplanted women around a kitchen table in 1970.

Forty-nine years later, the group's staying power flourished in popularity, size and productivity.

We are a non-profit organization which focuses on creating and maintaining  visual beauty throughout Moraga. 

MGC takes care of various areas of Town i.e. sections of the Commons, the Perennial Garden at the Hacienda, a large triangle intersecting Rheem Blvd and Moraga Rd, the Library urn and two others on Country Club Dr. We also provide monthly floral arrangements to the Library, decorate their Christmas Critter tree with handmade ornaments, support our Schools' teaching gardens and contribute to reforestation. 

Our monthly general meetings feature prominent speakers who are experts in  gardening, flower arranging, composting, organic and edible landscaping, authors, photographers and more, Our Spring Luncheon fundraiser brings out the best in creativity and fun.

We promote and support the: Moraga Nursery, and McDonald and Orchard Nurseries in Orinda.

General Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month excepting summer at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center on 1700 School Street at 9:30. They are free and open to the Public.

For further information contact the webmaster.

 

See what we do. . .

Themed Spring Luncheon

Hacienda

Library urn

 
 

September 19           Alex Friedman, Sloat Garden Center

                           Fall Planting & Pruning

October 17              Toni Gattone, Adaptive Gardening

                           Gardening for Life in Comfort, Safety & Joy

 

November 21           Bill Welsh, the Bulb Baron

                           How, Where and When to Plant Bulbs

December 5            Max Gill, Bay Area Floral Designer

Christmas Luncheon  Embrace the Unexpected

January 16              Juanita Salisbury, Landscape Architecture

                           Leveraging Biodiversity in Your Landscapes

February 16             Katie Creighton, Garden Designer

                           Brighten Your Garden with Variegated Plants

March 19                Cynthia Brian, the Goddess Gardener

                           Fire-safe Landscaping with a Flair

April 16                  Darwin Harrison, Floral Florist

SALAD LUNCHEON        A Time for New Beginnings

May 21                   Garden Tour (members only)

                           Installation of New Officers

2019-20 Programs

 

Executive Board 2019-20

President                             Roberta Klaproth

 

1st VPs Programs                    Penny Walwark, Karin Biasotti

2nd VPs Hospitality                 Jan Wiggins, Rachel Riddle                 

3rd VP Membership                Jane Magnani, Kerri Sayles

                                        Ute Kelley

Treasurer                             Jessica Fleming

Recording Secretary               TBD

Corresponding Secretary.         Marcia Fisherkeller                      

Parliamentarian                     Janice Lieu

Social Media/Website              Linda U. Foley

 

Committee Chairs & Beautification Projects
 

Gardeners Market Place

Christmas Luncheon

Garden Study

Horticulture

Newsletter Editor

Newsletter Mailing

Penny Pines

Plant Pick-up

Publicity

Salad Luncheon

Hacienda Perennial Garden

 

Library Interior

Library Urn

Holy Trinity Ctr.

Moraga Commons

Urns on Country Club Dr

Rheem Triangle

Martina Alexander, Sharon Galliani

Jessica Fleming, Nancy Magdoff

Rena Munson, Mardi Potts

Cheri Rohrer

Marilyn Smith

Connie Couts

Astrid Gehrke

Nancy Comprelli, Ruth Joseph

Linda U Foley

Keri Sayles, Nancy Magdoff

Rena Munson, Gisela Volkmer,

                Ute Kelley

Janet Grant

Lorraine Bowen

Sue Hanes

Connie Couts, Arun Saha

Carolyn Westhoff

Carolyn Westhoff

 

To join, fill out a form provided at the General Meeting or ask to have one sent to you.

Dues are $45 annually. You will receive a roster and an electronic Newsletter.

 

Questions?

Contact Membership Chair: Jane Magnani 283-4563.

You may be our guest twice at any one of our General Meetings, but expect you to join thereafter.

We meet every third  Thursday of the month, at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center at 1700 School St. in Moraga. 

We begin at 9:30 with refreshments.

Each Meeting features a speaker of note. The Meeting is free and open to the Public.

The Programs for the year are listed separately on this site.

We operate September through June, culminating with a tour of three of our members gardens and box luncheon.

Garden Study group meets throughout the year at a member's home. It is an informal, informative meeting of gardeners who exchange information, success and failures and some very good refreshments.

 

Questions? Concerns? Send a note to Linda