Annual Garden Tour
Experience six beautiful gardens on North Whidbey island during our Annual Garden Tour held each summer. We enjoy educating our community on the many ideas possible for their gardens as well as seeing beautiful places in the area.
Each month the Garden Club gathers to discuss local city gardening projects, floral design ideas, what's growing in our gardens, plus enjoys an educational session.
September— Sowing Biodiversity: Farming and Gardening for Pollinator Conservation, Eric Lee-Mäder, Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
October—Edible Mushrooms of the PNW, Daniel Winkler, author of many field guides about edible mushrooms
November—Holiday Door Swags. Join Shamay Andrich, a private floral designer and owner of “Flowers by Shamay”, in this hands-on class creating decorative Holiday Door Swags.
December – no program
January— *MEETING CANCELLED* Color for the Winter Garden, John Christianson of Christianson's Nursery in Skagit Valley
February— Gardening the Lazy Way: Install Drip Irrigation and Bring out the Hammock, Harvey Brenneise will demonstrate with a short slide show, plus a hands-on demonstration, the equipment needed to install such a system.
March— Owls Are Different in a Strange and Marvelous Way, Ruth Scrivner, is an
active in the Whidbey Island Audubon Society.
April – Planting the Perfect Pot! Learn all about Container Gardening
May – The Uncanny Things About Trees, Sean Tait of Arbor Life, graduate of Western Washington University in Geography/ Natural Resources.
June – no program
July – August - no meetings
Business Meeting – 9-10 AM
Design Show – 10-10:20 AM
Horticulture Show, Seasonal Exhibits - 10:20-10:40 AM
Break – 10:40 – 11 AM
Program – 11 AM-Noon Adjournment
First United Methodist Church
1050 S.E. Ireland Street Oak Harbor
The first week of December is when the OHGC gets busy making wreaths which turns proceeds from this annual fundraiser into projects that help beautify the city's grounds.