The Alternative Garden Club

The Alternative Garden Club was founded in the early 1980's as a welcoming place for members of the LGBT community, as an "alternative" to some of the more conservative garden clubs who were less than thrilled to invite "that kind of people" into their membership.  Today, the club continues to function as a fun social group for LGBT persons and their straight allies who are interested in gardening, landscaping, and growing things.

The club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center at the northeast corner of Sugar House Park.  Topics have ranged from new tomato varieties, to historic landscaping, to chickens and beekeeping.  Potlucks and special garden tours are also held from time to time.

Membership in the Alternative Garden Club is $20 per year, but guests are always free to come attend a meeting and see whether they might like to join.  For more information, look for the Alternative Garden Club on Facebook or send an e-mail to

News and Events

Our Calendar for 2018:

Jan. 3  Annual Planning Meeting and Potluck

Feb. 7  Earth Community Gardens

Mar. 7  Roses

Mar. 15  Rose Pruning Demo

Mar. 24  State Garden Clubs Meeting

Apr. 4  New Plants from Millcreek Gardens

Apr. 7  Service Project at the Garden Center

May 2  Historic Gardens of Spring City

May 26  Spring City Heritage Days Tour

June 6  Raised Bed Gardening

June 23  Urban Garden and Farm Tour

July 14  Daylily Tour

Aug. 1  Seven Canyons Trust

Aug. 4  Water Gardens Tour

Sep. 5  Harvest Potluck

Sep. 8  New Roots Farm Tour

Oct. 3  Forcing Bulbs

Nov. 7  Hardscapes

Dec. 5  Christmas Crafts

Dec. 15  Holiday Potluck