16th annual garden tour and luncheon
by Lillian Eva Lieske
ANGEL FIRE — Beautiful blooms, oversized decorated hats, and happy hands join the Angel Fire Garden Club on Saturday July 27, 2018, for their 16th Annual Garden Tour and Luncheon. If you’re wondering what this garden club is about here’s some information.
The Angel Fire Garden Club is a group of people who are interested in gardening, flowers, and beautification and preservation. The club’s activities included things like beautification and activities like this recent lunch and garden tour. The club was federated in 1991 with 14 members. In 2016, the membership had grown to 68, with the addition of youth gardeners! According to the Facebook page, the primary club goal has been to “provide education to help preserve & enhance the natural beauty of our mountain environment.”
The club was one of the first organizations to join the National Adopt-a-Mile Highway program. It has three award winning signature gardens: the Blue Star Memorial Garden at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, the Shuter Library Butterfly Garden, and the Village of Angel Fire Median on North Angel Fire Road.
The club hosts annual garden tours and features floral displays for Music from Angel Fire events – Holiday donations to local relief projects
The Ponderosa Pines Junior Garden Club, an offshoot of the Angel Fire club for kids, became a federated junior garden club in 2011.
The event also had a silent auction/raffle which featured items like: a photograph of an incredible deer by photographer Page Steed; a vacation package to San Carlos, Mexico; and a Four Seasons Lodging pass for seven days.