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Around the World in 80 Bites

Thursday May 14, 2015 5pm to 8pm at the garden on Clovis Ave north of Alluvial.

Enjoy appetizers and drinks from countries around the world that share our climate.

Stroll through the new Mediterranean Garden while sipping wine and enjoying paella. Try some shrimp on the barbie in the Australian area of the garden. Special treats in the Children's garden too.

Coming from work? Trade your high heels for walking shoes and join the fun.

Tickets are $25 each. To make reservations: go online

Go Online  See the "Events" page. 

Celebrate National Public Garden Day

National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Clovis Botanical Garden.

You are invited to celebrate with CBG by enjoying a tour of the garden with Susan Stiltz.

The tour is free;  maximum of 20 people. 

To reserve a place – call  559-493-8052

 

Water Wise Plant Exchange

Give away and share some of your water wise plants and take some new ones.

Saturday May 2, 2015

8am to noon at Fresno State's Horticultural facility on Barstow Ave just east of Chestnut.

E-Waste Recycling Event at River Park April 25th

E-Waste Recycling Event at River Park April 25th

Spring Garden Tour Time

It’s Spring Garden Tour Time!

Four tours will each focusing on one subject: Woodlands, Cottage Style, Park-Like, Roses, Fruit Trees, California Native and Water Resistant Landscapes.

Complimentary lemonade and cookies for all visitors. Master Gardeners from the Master Gardener Association of Fresno County will be at each home to answer questions.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 RAIN OR SHINE 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $30 available at any garden on the tour or the Garden Of The Sun at 1944 Winery.

For details on each garden tour – click HERE.

Enjoy the day of inspiration! 

 

VALLEY DROUGHT 2015 - Cities May Get Increased Water Restrictions

VALLEY DROUGHT 2015 - Cities May Get Increased Water Restrictions

Brand new numbers are out on water usage, and as a state we're doing horribly.

 Water use was down almost 3% in February. That may seem good, but usage was down over 20% in December.

Who's hogging all the water?  Turns out Clovis is guzzling it down. Water usage there was actually up 3%.

Fresno was down 7%.

And Visalia was down over 14%.

 The biggest offenders are in San Diego and Los Angeles. Those areas use almost 70% of the water in the state.

Now, Governor Brown's plans to drop water usage by 25% could be going up for areas that use more than their fair share.

People who live in Clovis, Exeter, Hanford, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Los Banos, Merced and Visalia could be looking at mandatory 35% water cuts. Those cities are on a list of over 100 who use what the state calls too much water per person. Because of that, state officials will decide later this month whether to hit these communities with stricter water laws.

Volunteer Opportunities at Clovis Botanical Garden

Volunteer with Clovis Botanical Garden - Get Involved!

Volunteer experiences are available for virtually every interest and experience level. One day group projects or weekend special events are perfect if you have limited time or are just starting out.

Greeters are volunteers who welcome visitors and staff the Information Center/Gift Shoppe.

Docents are volunteers who lead tours of the garden, represent CBG at community events and educate visitors.

There are many benefits to being a CBG volunteer.

Personal growth: Attend educational workshops to develop and enhance your own skills and abilities

Interpersonal Skills: Gain experience, confidence, physical well - being and leadership skills.

Friendships: Meet and make new friends who share your commitment to our community.

Resources: Know that your contributions are valued and recognized.

Take the first step!