‘The Model Gardener’ Kelly Emberg to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Spring Luncheon

Kelly Emberg
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Kelly Emberg Courtesy photo

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center recently announced that Kelly Emberg, “The Model Gardener,” will speak at its annual “Over the Top Tables” Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, March 22. Linda Durket, executive director of the Community Center, said, “This is one of our most popular fundraisers and we’re thrilled to have Kelly share her renowned gardening and decorating expertise with our guests. She’ll be speaking about her celebrity modeling career and how her transition to an organic gardener is leading to exciting new opportunities.”

The luncheon will be held at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., and guests will be welcomed with a champagne reception at 10:30 a.m. and have an opportunity to shop a variety of boutiques until 11:30 a.m. when table voting begins. Lunch and awards will follow.

The event is popular for the lengths guests go to in creating unique tabletop designs for entertaining. . Durket said, “Whether guests are in it to win it or just love the atmosphere of creativity, everyone has a great time. It’s really about friends coming together to share their love of decorating and raise funds for the Community Center.” Awards will be given in four categories: Most Elegant, Most Unexpected, Most Amusing and Most Over the Top.


The luncheon is expected to sell out so be sure to reserve your table soon. Seating is limited. The cost is $950 for a table of 10 guests or $ $1,140 for a table of 12.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the RSF Community Center at 858-756-2461 or contact Linda Durket at

All proceeds will benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, a local non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to enhance the spirit and benefits of life in Rancho Santa Fe through programs, events and services of enrichment, recreation and outreach for all ages. For more information on the center visit