Meetings / Events / Other 

The Placerville Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to Noon at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. The Placerville Garden Club's Board strives to ensure that our meetings are inclusive, interesting and informative; that our workshops provide new skills or dust off rusty ones; and that we promote community outreach opportunities, along with visits to private and public gardens. 

We also include information on fellow California Garden Clubs Inc. events and tours. Additions for this webpage should be sent to contact at least two weeks in advance of the event. Please note that submissions should emulate the above Club goals, and may be edited. 

EVENT: Placerville Garden Club Holiday Activities

The Placerville Garden Club will be making a big show during the Christmas holidays. The Club will be:


  • Decorating its tree along "Highway 50 Christmas Tree Lane" on Friday, November 29.

  • Assisting with the VFW Christmas Party on December 3. 

  • Holding a Wreath-making workshop on December 5.

  • Participating in the Hangtown Christmas Parade with a float on December 8.

  • And holding PGC's Holiday Party on December 10 (members only).


Sounds like fun? Consider joining the Placerville Garden Club. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at the VFW building at 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville.

EVENT: Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in El Dorado National Forest


Yes, you may cut down a tree for Christmas in the El Dorado National Forest, but YOU MUST HAVE A PERMIT. To avoid being disappointed, READ HERE on how to secure a permit. Happy Holidays!

EVENT: UCCE Master Gardener Training begins in January 2020


If gardening is your passion, you may not want to miss this opportunity to learn more.    El Dorado and Amador Counties UCCE Master Gardener Training begins in January 2020. This 15-weeks long course covers botany, soil, plant pathology, and much, much more. You may be the ideal candidate to become a UCCE Master Gardener. For more information SEE HERE.



OTHER: How Climate Change May Affect the Plants in Your Garden


On May 24, the New York Times published an article on how warmer winters in some areas will result in the plant hardiness zone chart to be revised. The chart helps gardeners determine which plants will survive over winter in their area. This spring, many of us have noticed that some plants--particularly annuals--managed to survive winter, while others blossomed earlier. READ THE ARTICLE HERE

OTHER: El Dorado County's Dead Tree Removal Program


While you may not need the sort of equipment seen in the adjacent photo, you may qualify for this important program. The criteria requires that dead and dying trees must be: 1) greater than 10 inches in diameter and 20 feet in height; 2) must be within 300 feet of, and pose a structural threat to, the residence; and 3) must also be reasonably accessible by equipment or machinery. Seniors 60 and above are eligible, dependent on income. For more information SEE HERE.

OTHER: Make the Pledge to Compost


During PGC's May meeting, Timothy Engle, a Supervising Health Specialist with El Dorado County, spoke on the value of composting organic material in the home. The County invites you to make the pledge to compost your organic materials and to get you started, they are offering a free home compost bin (quantities limited). To make the pledge to compost and to get your bin, please SEE HERE

OTHER: French Quarter Home & Garden

6200 Pleasant Valley Rd., El Dorado, CA


Are you looking for vintage European sculpture, bric-a-brac or ironwork to enhance your garden or landscape? The French Quarter offers old world architectural salvage, garden containers and rustic furniture. In case you might need a lovely new dress for your next garden party, the boutique will be able to accommodate you. Best of all, show your Placerville Garden Club name card and get a 10% discount!