Member Featured in Local Magazine

Member Mary Delgado was featured in Local Flavor Magazine for her conservation efforts

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I am a member of the Santa Fe Garden Club, and within the club, I am on the Conservation Committee. Besides dispersing money to worthwhile organizations within the community and state, this committee is also dedicated to an area of river to clean on a regular basis. Originally, I would sign up and occasionally clean the area, and [I] eventually just started handling the whole operation. It takes some coordination, including arranging two volunteers twice per month, making sure they have the necessary tools and training. Then there are reports to write! Sometimes, when no one volunteers, I’ll just go down and clean it myself. Occasionally, my husband Dan will stand on the Delgado Street Bridge and watch over me! I want to see the river be a beautiful, safe place that all of our citizens and visitors can enjoy.

2017 GCA Annual Meeting Flower Show

Anne May’s design was featured on the cover of By Design Magazine

Anne May of Santa Fe Garden Club, Zone XII won Best in Show and the Sandra Baylor Novice Award at the 2017 GCA Annual Meeting Flower Show, Maryland in May. She entered the Maryland Writers and Musicians class and “Tom Clancy” was the writer she chose to interpret. As the judges said, Anne is “clearly and presently no longer a novice!” Congratulations on a job well done! (p.2)

BIS Citation: Chaotic tension of forms have been combined to produce total harmony. (p.11)

STATEMENT OF INTENT: Tom Clancy The father of Techno-Thriller Fiction, Clancy masters chaos! His novels intertwine explosive geo-political suspense, cutting edge weapon systems and tension filled plot twists.

Plant Material: Strelitziae reginae (Bird of Paradise), Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax or Hapene Leaves)

Santa Fe Garden Club Flower Arranging Award Winner

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Flowers for Flora

The garden club paid for the planters for the burro in Burro Alley and the city maintains the plants. (We “named” the burro Flora–it’s not an official city designation.)

It began with a painting by Mikki Senkarik that portrayed the 1988 Homage to the Burro sculpture by Charles Southard that is located in Burro Alley resplendent with flowers.  From this inspiration, the 2016 Provisional Class of the Santa Fe Garden Club began investigating the installation of planters to grace the sculpture.  To promote the project the burro required a name, so she was dubbed Flora and the project became known as Flowers for Flora.  Collaborating with Richard Thompson, the Director of the Santa Fe Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as  Andrew Garcia, the Santa Fe City Horticulturist, the project was shepherded through the Historical Commission and other city agencies.  Thanks to the overwhelming support of Santa Fe Garden Club, the 2016 Provisional Class of Pat Hamilton, Anne May, Shirley Reichstadt and Sue Vinton raised the $2000 needed to purchase two large rectangular planters to flank Flora.  These were installed in the late summer of 2016.  The planting and ongoing irrigation of the planters is provided by the Santa Fe Park and Recreation Department and under the watchful eye of Andrew Garcia.  In 2018 Mr. Garcia was presented with the Santa Fe Garden Club’s Civic Award to thank him for his involvement and support of Flowers for Flora.

Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Grant

Grant presentation to Clayton Bass, Executor Director Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

2017 GCA Funders Fund Award of $10,000.00. Another donation of $25,000 was an initial gift at the beginning of construction.