Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club offers a variety of Holiday events


Rancho Santa Fe Garden ClubBy Ginger Bord

Special to the Review

The year 2010 is almost finished, 2011 is just weeks away which means that “The Holidays” are only days away! The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has a full calendar for November and December, something for everyone to enjoy!

Starting with Thanksgiving people begin to think about entertaining family and friends. The holiday table may be set for four or there may be 24 but every hostess likes to have a table that is beautiful and welcoming to her guests. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Garden Club will present “Dining By Design” a creative guide to entertaining, featuring Olga Tuchscher Krasnoff. Not only has Ms. Krasnoff given her “Designing By Design” presentations across the country she has written a book on the art of tabletop design that has been chosen one of the best books on entertaining. Olga has also worked as an event planner for Tiffany & Company where she coordinated over 50 events including The Jewel Ball. The morning of Nov. 10 promises to be beautiful, entertaining and inspiring! Join Olga at The Garden Club for a continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m., the program will start at 10:30 a.m. and a check of $45 sent to The Garden Club, PO Box 483, Rancho Santa Fe 92067, will confirm your reservation. For more information or to charge your reservation call The Garden Club at 756-1554.

There are two beautiful gardens in Newport Beach, in Orange County, that love to “put on the Ritz” when it comes to the Holidays. Roger’s Gardens, with all its “garden rooms,” displays and plant material is always an enjoyable experience but at this time of the year it is spectacular. There is definitely an aura of “Holiday Magic” throughout the grounds. The themed trees are glittering, glitzy, whimsical and beautiful from the tip-top to the packages under the lowest boughs. The multi colored Poinsettias. Amaryllis and other holiday flowers are combined with a variety of plants and make for unique and impressive displays. Down the street on the busy Coast Highway is a secret botanical garden that is tucked away providing beauty and serenity. From the Koi pond to the succulent gardens, and everything in between, the gardens offer wonderful exhibits of western gardening. Strolling around Sherman Gardens is always a delightful experience but when it is decorated for the holidays it is even more beautiful and certainly “magical.” On Friday, Nov. 19, the Garden Club will sponsor a bus trip to these two gardens to experience “Holiday Magic.” The bus will leave The Garden Club at 9:30 a.m. and return to the club at 4:30-5 p.m., lunch at “Jardin Café”in the center of Sherman Gardens will be no-host. The cost for this delightful excursion is $45 per person, which includes transportation and admission.

Your check to The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club , PO Box 483, Rancho Santa Fe 92078 will be confirmation of your reservation. Deadline for sign up is Nov. 12.

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or call 756-1554.