Affiliate Bulletin Board  

Greater Cleveland Orchid Society Spring Show

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 & 17, noon - 5pm
Vendor sales Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 & 16, 10am - 5pm

During your visit to Orchid Mania, enjoy additional orchid exhibits and competitions sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Orchid Society and sanctioned by the American Orchid Society. This is also your opportunity to purchase unique plants and growing supplies from special vendors on site just during our show.

The Greater Cleveland Orchid society was founded in 1946 and is the oldest affiliate of the American Orchid Society. Our goals are bringing people together who share an interest in orchids and we bring guest speakers to our meetings throughout the year to share information on culture and other topics of interest. Each membership purchased at the show will include a free orchid plant.

From the Chair's Corner: Pat Bonander

Is your Club looking for new members? Do you want more people to know what your club does? We have a great opportunity for you. Each month we are going to feature 2 garden clubs on our Affiliate Contact Page on the CBG website. If you are interested in having your club featured contact me at by January 28th for our February posting.

The Affiliate Council is seeking nominations for someone to serve a 3 year term on the Council. What a great way to “be in the know” and to be a special liaison to all of our Affiliate Clubs. Qualifications: Must be a member of an Affiliate Garden Club and a member of Holden Forest & Gardens. You can email your nominees to Christine Knott at

By now you have received your dues renewal notice. Please be prompt in sending in your 2019 dues, info sheet and roster. Your club info sheet is important. We want to be sure to have the most updated contact information about your club so that you can take advantage of all of the benefits of being an Affiliate Member.

The Affiliate Council is planning an outstanding program for this year’s Affiliate Day. We will host Lisa Waud, floral designer and artist, who transformed abandoned and ready for tear down homes in Detroit into floral art exhibits and helped create the city’s Flower Week. Her program is “Flower House--Beauty from Blight." You won’t want to miss this event. No fee for Affiliate Club members.

The Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society

2019 Annual Plant Show and Sale
Saturday, March 16, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 17, Noon - 5pm

Multiple rooms will be filled with over 10,000 cacti and succulents for sale! In addition to the HUGE sale area, there will be a large Exhibition/Display area where you will see some beautiful specimen plants and talk to the growers.

In addition to a HUGE selection of Cacti and Succulents, you can also find for sale:

  • Container Gardens
  • Cactus and Succulent themed items
  • Handmade Containers
  • Cactus & Succulent Soil
  • Soil Amendments

Bill Hendricks will present his program “Spring in the Sonoran Desert” at 2pm (both Saturday & Sunday). Location to be announced.

The Show and Sale is FREE with paid CBG admission. Click here for admission details:  

***Please note that the MWCSS sale accepts cash or check payments only***

We're looking forward to seeing everything at the BIG Show and Sale!

Emerald Necklace Garden Club Benefit Luncheon

May 1, 10:30am doors open, noon lunch

“Showers Bring Flowers” is the theme of the 2019 Emerald Necklace Garden Club annual spring benefit luncheon on May 1st at St. Michael’s Woodside, 5025 E. Mill Rd., Broadview Hts. 44147. Doors open at 10:30am to allow time for shopping before lunch is served at 12:00. Tickets are available now at $30 from Kathie at 216-407-6654. Tickets typically sell out by April, so order soon. The Patio Shop will have baskets and containers brimming with flowers as well as a selection of garden art and crafts for giving or to enhance your own garden. Find perennials and tomatoes ready to plant at the Planterie. Take a chance on the more than 25 raffle baskets. New this year is the 50/50 raffle. Luncheon proceeds provide scholarships, as well as fund the club’s youth, school and community horticultural projects.

Hershey Children’s Garden Planter Project

The theme for this year’s planters is “Little Landscapes.” Create a “little landscape” using sound horticulture principles. Choose up to one item to hide within your landscape. The item must be greater than 8” in height, and should fit into a fairy or gnome garden scheme (i.e. a fairy or gnome house, a bench or a door).

How to Participate

Step 1: RSVP to the Planter Planning Session below.

Step 2: Attend Planter Planning Session

  • You will be able to sign up for planters at this session *Planters are first come, first serve.*
  • You will leave this session with a planter design plan
  • You may leave after your design is approved, or you can stay for tea, treats and good company.

Step 3: Plant and enjoy your creation

For more information, please click here.