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 2017 is as follows:

Wed., Jan. 4 Planning meeting and potluck

Wed., Feb. 1 “The Secret Life of Trees”

Wed., Mar. 1 “How to Prune Roses”

Wed., Apr. 5 “New & Exciting Plants”

Wed., May 3 “Historic Spring City”

Sat., May 27 Spring City Tour

Wed., June 7 “Edible Weeds”

Sat., June 24 Urban Garden and Farm Tour

Wed., Aug. 2 “Poisonous Plants”

Sat., Aug. 5 Water Garden Tour

Wed., Sept. 6 Harvest Potluck

Thurs., Sept. 14 New Roots Farm Tour

Wed., Oct. 4 “A New Look at Old Lawns”

Wed., Nov. 1 “Chelsea Flower Show”

Sat., Dec. 2 Holiday Potluck

Wed., Dec. 6 “Christmas Crafts”