Holiday Happenings at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club include wreath making, Christmas Dinner Dance


The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has a host of holiday events on schedule:

draft_lens10397191module94343781photo_1270734859red_velevt_bow_wreath•On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Club’s Horticulture Committee will sponsor its annual morning of Holiday wreath making.

As tradition dictates, all participants will gather at the Club at 9:30 a.m. to create Christmas wreaths, one for your own front door and one to be donated to the Senior Center. Supplies will be provided. Just bring a pair of clippers for greens, scissors and any special additions for your wreaths. Also gardening gloves to protect hands.

•On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Garden Club will be decorating and setting up its entry for the “Festival of Trees” held every year in the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

This is part of Balboa Park’s December Nights celebration, and is sponsored by the San Diego Floral Association. Many of the San Diego County Garden Clubs participate by decorating a living Christmas tree which are donated by the Walter Anderson nursery for the festival. This year’s theme is “Carols and Songs of the Season.” The RSF tree has been designed by Suzanne Johnson and will feature four dozen white roses with baby’s breath in Victorian flower cones, three dozen white Casablanca lilies, four dozen white carnations with green coffee berry, and angel ornaments holding banners with the lyrics to Christmas carols. Set-up for the Festival will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garden Club members, and anyone interested in seeing the Festival “behind the scenes” will meet at the Garden Club at 9:15 a.m. to carpool to Balboa Park. For more information, contact the RSF Garden Club at

•Finally, Saturday, Dec. 15, is the date for this year’s Garden Club Christmas Dinner Dance.

The evening will begin with hors d’ oeuvres at 6 p.m. There will be an elegant sit-down dinner and dancing to follow. Dress for the Dinner Dance will be “Holiday Festive.” The cost of this event is $75 per person. No reservation will be accepted after Dec. 8 so make your reservations now. For more information and reservations, call (858) 759-8895 or (858) 759-4818.

For reservations and more information regarding all of these events, visit the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club website at