SPPC Speakers & Events–2020
All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Shepard Garden & Arts Center (SG&AC)
3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento

Spring is the busiest time of year for the Perennial Plant Club and we had many activities scheduled. The U.S. Center for Disease Control has recommended cancelling or postponing in person events that consist of 50 people or more for the next 8 weeks (through about May 10, 2020) to limit spread of the coronavirus.  So the Perennial Plant Club Board is cancelling all public meetings and tours through May 10, 2020.  We will send an email about any future cancellations, as well as posting cancellation information on our website.

The club makes a special effort to have a yearly program dedicated to education, discovery, and just plain fun for its members.   You are  invited to provide suggestions to our Program Chair for lecture subjects of interest and new garden or nursery tours.

Nonmembers are welcome to attend our evening lecture meetings; however, garden tours are open only to SPPC members.  The SPPC website and bi-monthly newsletters will provide details regarding lectures and direction to tours.  

Calendar 2020      

May 14
Blue Bird Haven Iris Garden, Somerset – car pool, $5 fee per car) – rain cancels
May 19 – 9 a.m. to noon
Tour of Land Park and Hollywood Park gardens – car pool – rain cancels
May 28 – 7 p.m. Bryan Young – Bringing Back Our Native Grasslands
June TBA
Daylily Days at Amador Flower Farm; food available for sale or bring lunch – car pool 
June 11 
In Season Nursery, Stockton with stop at Cosumnes Preserve – car pool
June 18 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Karen Loro’s native plant garden, Nevada City. Optional stop at High Hand for lunch and shopping – car pool – rain cancels 
June 25 – 7 p.m.
Andrea MacDonald – The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
July 17-20
Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, Digging Dog Nursery and other sites – car pool
July & August 
No General Meeting
August 1 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Harvest Day – Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
September TBA
Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen
September 24 – 7 p.m.
Guy Galante – Coexisting with Coyotes
October 3-4  –  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fall Plant Sale at SG&AC
October 17 
Winery bus tour (two winery gardens, plus one nursery; includes Korbel)
October 22 – 7 p.m.
Keith Smith – An I-5 Safari in 1850
October TBA 
Local gardens for fall color
November & December
No General Meeting
December (date to be announced)
Holiday Potluck Dinner