We have some great events and special activities planned for 2013. Join us for fun, inspiration and friendships! In addition to our three major summer events, we will have some mini-opportunties to participate in local public design projects for club members who are interested in learning while giving a little something back. Membership in the Club is free for both “in person” and “virtual” members. Join the Club by filling out the information in the side bar on this website.
2nd Annual Summer Soiree
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Conservation Garden Park Education Center & Garden
8275 South 1300 West
West Jordan, Utah
“Early Bird” Tickets $10 if purchased by May 31, 2013
“Late Bloomer” Tickets $15 for purchases on or after June 1, 2013
All tickets subject to availability- the event WILL sell out so don’t wait!
6:00 pm-6:45 pm
Brooke Walker, Studio 5: Brooke Walker is the co-host of Studio 5, Utah’s #1 local lifestyle program. Brooke will inspire us to follow our passion while letting go of our fear of “imperfection”. Have you let worry that you aren’t good enough/ talented enough/ worthy enough stop you from accomplishing things that matter to you? It’s time to step out of our comfort zones and take a few risks. Brooke will share with us lessons she’s learned from the thousands of people she’s met through the Studio 5 program and encourage us to be our own best selves.
Hands-On Learning (choose two)
Session 1: 7:00- 7:45 pm
Session 2: 8:00 pm- 8:45 pm
Garden Tour with Joy Bossi: Utah Gardening expert , radio host and author Joy Bossi will lead a tour of Conservation Garden Park. Joy will discuss design, maintenance and plants! Are there parts of your landscape that just aren’t coming together the way you’ve envisioned? Not sure how to grow a great vegetable garden? Joy will answer these and many more questions while you stroll the garden to get inspired in your own landscape. Joy is THE go-to expert for homeowner-friendly advice and she can be heard every Saturday morning on KLO Radio, 103.1 fm.
“Living Arrangements” with Margee Rader: Learn how to create all sorts of living arrangements with plant artist Margee Rader. Margee will show us how to create unique planting arrangements indoors and out. Whether it’s an indoor terrarium, succulent topiaries or outdoor garden “junk”, Margee will teach us to create that elusive feeling of whimsy in the landscape. Margee’s creations have been featured in national publications such at Metropolitan Home and Sunset Magazine. Her work has also appeared in botanical gardens and high profile venues across the US (and even in Italy!)
“Upcycling” with Brooke Ulrich of “All Things Thrifty”: Brooke Ulrich with her Husband/sidekick, Dan, are among the top DIY Bloggers in the country, specializing in upcycling and creating amazing projects on a shoestring budget. Brooke will teach us how to see the potential in thrift store items and how to revision them for a new purpose in your home. “Upcycling” is recycling’s classier cousin when done right and Brooke most certainly knows how to do it right! Brooke appeared on the television show “Craft Wars” and her projects have been featured on HGTV, Studio 5 and Fresh Living.
“Personalizing Your Space” with Spencer & Jen Allyson Nugent of “The Project Girl” - Known as Mr. & Mrs. Project after undertaking a massive “designer” renovation on their California Residence, Spencer & Jen Allyson Nugent created a design vision for their home through sketching, digital rendering, and a lot of research. They followed their vision through the actual build process with Spencer on-site daily working on all areas of the renovation including framing, finish work, and cabinet building. They now consider home designing and renovation their shared hobby and are happy to share tips, tricks, and advice on how best to plan – and more importantly – finish your own house projects. They are currently self-designing their future home in Utah which is scheduled to break ground in May.
8:45- 10:00 pm
Hang out and enjoy an hors d’oeuvres table, music and great company! We’ll be making our own terrarium pendants/ necklaces to take home while we visit. You may make a “living” version with little live plants or a preserved version with moss and dried elements. We’ll have all the supplies- all you need to bring is your imagination. Don’t think you’re creative? No problem! We’ll have lots of amazing people on hand to help spur your creativity. We’ll also have live music out on the Garden Plaza if you’d prefer to relax and simply enjoy twilight in the Garden.
Drawing items have been donated by several generous local sponsors! Each attendee will recieve 3 FREE tickets to bid on the item of your choice. Additional tickets can be purchased, if desired, for $1 each. 100% of any funds raised will be used to support activities of the Club. Tickets will be drawn during the ‘Social Hour’ portion of the evening. Must be present to win. More information about drawing items will be announced as we get closer to the event!
1st Annual Design Tour * NEW DATE*!!!!
Friday, August 2, 2013
The NEW Daybreak Model Home Village
South Jordan, Utah
Tickets are FREE but you must pre-register
We are combining forces with the great people at Daybreak to provide an exclusive opportunity for Club members and guests to enjoy the latest designs at Daybreak before they’re open to the general public. Our 1st Annual Design Tour will take place in the NEW model home village at Daybreak which will consist of 5 brand new homes. Daybreak will host the Club and provide a fun evening of design education from local professionals, socializing and snacks. More information will be posted as it becomes available. The event will be free of charge for Club members and guests! We may also have the opportunity to participate in some of the design aspects for one of the model homes. More details will be posted as they become available. Pre-registration will open in May.
1st Annual Private Gardens Tour
Saturday, August 24, 2012
Meet the bus at Conservation Garden Park
8275 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah
10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Tickets $10, seating will be limited
We’re really excited to comence our first annual tour of private gardens along the Wasatch Front! Here’s your opportunity to amble through some beautiful private gardens while learning about what makes them great from local gardening legend Joy Bossi of “Joy in the Garden”. We’ll meet at Conservation Garden Park then board our own “fun bus” for the guided tour! We’ll enjoy lunch in one of the gardens but it is a “bring your own lunch” scenario. Seating is limited due to the size of both the bus and gardens so make sure to purchase your tickets early! Tickets will go on sale in June.
2013 National Federation of Garden Clubs,
Rocky Mountain Region Meeting
The Rocky Mountain Region of the National Federation of Garden Clubs includes garden enthusiasts from 8 different states and they will be converging on the Salt Lake City Garden scene for their annual conference in September. The group will tour Conservation Garden Park on Friday, September 18th from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm and the tour will include lunch in our garden. Any Club members wishing to attend the annual conference can get more information about it HERE. We’ll also need a few volunteers to help provide a warm welcome to our guests. Contact the Club staff support to volunteer to help!
Home & Garden Club Summer Soiree
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 9, 2012 then plan to join us for a fabulous evening of beauty, inspiration and fun! We’ll kick-off the Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club with a bang! A $10 cover charge will apply. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. Seating is limited! Much of the event will take place outdoors in the Garden. In the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved inside the Education Center with the exception of the Garden Tour. The soiree will take place- rain or shine so please come prepared!
To register, follow this link to the Eventbrite page:
6:00 pm-6:45 pm
DIY Design with Justin and Cassity: Utah natives and married couple, Justin and Cassity are the voices behind “Remodelaholic“, a great DIY & design blog with a national following. Justin is a Landscape Architect and Cassity an Interior Designer, their combined skills lead to some amazing projects! Justin works for a landscape architecture firm and boasts some pretty sweet carpentry skills. Cassity has been featured on an HGTV Design Challenge in conjunction with Shaw Floors. They will discuss creating budget-friendly projects with an emphasis on how to work with your partner to create a shared vision- or at least a cease fire!
Hands-On Learning (choose two)
7:00 pm- 8:15 pm
Garden Tour with Joy Bossi: Utah Gardening expert , radio host and author Joy Bossi will lead a tour of Conservation Garden Park. Joy will discuss design, maintenance and plant materials. Joy will also teach you how to get the most out of the landscape you have by adding edibles. More importantly, she’ll answer your questions about issues you may be having within your own landscape. Joy i s THE go-to expert for homeowner-friendly advice and she can be heard every Saturday on KNRS (105.7 fm, 570 am) from 9:00 am- 11:00 am.
Furniture Painting with Sausha Khoudet: Sausha is the owner of “Sweet Pickins“, a local furniture upcycling business. Sausha can turn even the homeliest of pieces into unique and interesting furnishings for home and garden. Come and enjoy a hands-on demonstration of how to paint furniture and add budget-friendly style to your own spaces. Learn how to see old stuff in new ways! If you’re not inclined to do the work yourself, no problem, Sausha sells her creations through Sweet Pickins! Sausha’s work has been featured on The Nate Berkus Show!
Success with Succulents with Cynthia Bee: The ‘hottest garden trend’ for the past couple of years has been succulent plants. Come and learn why! Cynthia will show you how to plant, maintain and grow these ultra-waterwise plants as well as how to use them in unique living arrangements you can keep year round. Whether you’re looking to create a simple container or a one-of-a-kind fashion statement, you’ll be ready to add the unique colors and textures of succulents in your own home and landscape.
Create in Color with Leanne Jacobs- Leanne blogs at “Organize and Decorate Everything” Leanne will teach you how to choose a color scheme for your home, what colors work well together, and how color can affect your mood and create a “feeling: in your home. Se’ll show you easy steps you can take to feel confident and comfortable in your color selections. If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the idea of selecting colors for your home, Leanne can help you break it down into pieces which are totally doable!
8:15- 9:45 pm
Hang out and enjoy an hors d’oeuvres table, live music and great company! Meet new people who share your interests and enjoy a magical evening in a beautiful garden. Music will be provided by critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sarah Sample. Sarah’s ethereal voice and evocative lyrics are the perfect complement to the lovely garden setting. Her album “Someday, Someday” was selected as one of the Billboard “Top 100″ Folk albums of 2011.
Drawing items have been donated by several generous local sponsors! Each attendee will recieve 3 FREE tickets to bid on the item of your choice. Additional tickets can be purchased, if desired, for $1 each. 100% of any funds raised will be used to support activities of the Club. Tickets will be drawn during the ‘Social Hour’ portion of the evening. Must be present to win.
Grand Prize donated by Forsey’s Furniture Galleries.
If you are familiar with the “Arts and Crafts” style of architecture then you’ve undoubtably heard of Stickleys- they’ve been producing fine furnishings since 1900. Stickleys produces top-quality furnishings whose hallmark is exacting construction and honesty of design. Forsey’s carries only the highest quality furnishings and now YOU may have the chance to win a 2012 “Collector’s Edition” side table. This piece is only available for the year 2012 and then it’s gone!
Vertical Garden Planter Box donated by OMG Landscaping
Ryan Saddler of OMG Landscaping created this one-of-a-kind vertical planter box which can hold anything from annual flowers to herbs to succulents. This isn’t just a planter- it’s a conversation piece! And it COULD be yours!
Sweet Pieces by “Sweet Pickins”
Sausha Khoudet has not only stepped up to teach a mini-class at the event, she’s throwing in a couple of items for you to win as well! Did you fall in love with her ‘hello’ sign when we posted it on the blog? Here’s your chance to get one for yourself and while the giveaway doesn’t include the weathered wood backdrop shown here, I’m sure Sausha can tell you how to DIY one if you want it!
Shaped Frame by Terry Nielson Design
Shaped frames are all the rage! Master Craftsman Terry Nielson has donated an ENORMOUS frame for your next family photo or add glass and create a unique mirror. The frame holds a photo that is 24 inches by 36 inches and the frame measures 46 inches wide by 34 inches tall!
Indoor/ Outdoor Area Rugs by Overstock.com!
Overstock.com stepped up and donated not ONE but TWO indoor/outdoor area rugs for our event!
Area Rug #1 Thom Filicia Danforth Outdoor Rug. This handwoven rug is made from recycled bottles and resists mildew, rot and anything else nature can throw at it. This rug was also just photographed for an upcoming issue of “Country Living Magazine” and when I say THIS rug- I mean THIS EXACT RUG is in the magazine! Get it before it’s even hot!
Area Rug #2 Catalina Ivory/ Green Outdoor Area Rug
Area rug #2 is a gorgeous and out-of-stock, except at the Soiree! The rug is made of polypropylene and will endure nature’s worst- or even your children’s worst!
Join us at the Summer Soiree and help us create an amazing Home & Garden Club. We have everything needed to make it a smashing success- except you! Join us!