Moraga Garden Club
Welcome to our website
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
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
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
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
Hacienda Perennial Garden
Holy Trinity Ctr.
Urns on Country Club Dr
Martina Alexander, Sharon Galliani
Jessica Fleming, Nancy Magdoff
Rena Munson, Mardi Potts
Nancy Comprelli, Ruth Joseph
Linda U Foley
Keri Sayles, Nancy Magdoff
Rena Munson, Gisela Volkmer,
Connie Couts, Arun Saha
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.
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.