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Normally meets 7 p.m.,
First Tuesday of the month (except July)
at the PHRPD's
Community Center
320 Civic Dr. Pleasant Hill (map)


Next PHGSC Meeting
Tuesday March 6th @ 7pm... all invited
Topic:  "Invasive Plants... Wrong Plant, Wrong Place"

@ PHRPD's Community Center

     320 Civic Dr., Pleasant Hill 

click for map

Recent PHGSC Meeting 

Tuesday February 6th @ 7pm... all invited...

Topic: "Ethnobotany of California - How Indigenous Peoples of California Used Common Native Plants" by John Kipping... meeting slides and link to YouTube video from prior John Kipping presentation ...

Programs OPEN to all  interested in gardening...
Guests always welcome to programs!!!!

Agenda, info, and photos from previous Meetings and other recent events are in the Picture Gallery (click....     
 Some Recent Past & Future Programs for PHGSC Meetings
December 2nd 2014 -  English Gardens by Roger & Janie Chapin
January 6th 2015 - Therapeutic Gardening/Horticultural Therapy by Patrice Hanlon
February 3rd - Integrating Sustainable Practices into the Home Garden
                      by Marian Woodard
March 3rd - Thinking Like a Naturalist:  Reclaiming the Art of Natural History
                   by Jack Muir Laws
April 7th - Clivias by Marilyn Paskert
May 5th - Aloes by Brian Kimble, Ruth Bancroft Gardens
June 2d
- "Aesthetic Pruning" by Maryann Lewis (swapped with August program)
June 6th - PHGSC's Annual Members' Garden Tour "Gardeners Among Us"
July  --  No Meeting/Program
Aug 4 -
Managing Soil During Drought by Steve Andrews
Sep  1  -  Losing the Lawn by  Kelly Marshall
Oct  6th  -  Bats by Corky Quirk
January 2, 2016 --"Bullet Proof Plants for the East Bay", Troy McGregor, Ruth Bancroft Gardens
February 2, 2016 - "The Incredible Wild Iris", Stan Morgan, Mt. Diablo Iris Society
March 1, 2016 - “Mediterranean Gardening from the Ground Up”, Marlene Simon, UC Davis Horticulturist
April 5, 2016 -
"Plant Choices for the California Landscape", Janet Sluis, Director, Sunset-Western Garden Coll...

Past Speakers & Programs---late 2004 to December 2014 (click)

Organized for the purpose of developing an interest in home gardening and the subsequent beautification of the community.

PHGSC Grants

The Pleasant Hill Garden Study Club is organized to help develop community interest in home gardening, the beautification of the community as well as provide an opportunity to gather and study the outdoor environment.  Our dues and annual plant sale generate enough funds to maintain the functions of the club and provides for some funding via grants to be made available to local non-profits and schools who need some assistance in completing their plant-centered projects.  We encourage you to click on the button that takes you to the grant description and application form.  Return your completed application for a grant to the PHGSC president to begin the process, or call for information.  Remember the story of the early bird.
PDF Version Grant App & Guidance (pg1) (pg2)

WORD Version Grant App & Guidance (pg1) (pg2)


PHGSC's Constitution & Bylaws
November 1, 2016 -- adopted  bylaws with amendmendt to 2013 Constitution and Bylaws

Contra Costa Emergency Cell Phone Numbers
 -- local fire and police in lieu of  911 @CHP

PHGSC's 2017Member Garden Tours and past Plant Sale
pictures are in the Picture Gallery

Central Pleasant Hill's
current weather conditions
courtesy of Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden (across from PH Middle School)

Contra Costa Water District
Lawn to Garden Rebate Program
Approved Plant List  (link/click)
(Lawn to Garden Rebate Program Information)
reporting to national websites on nature's changes observied in our own areas... from Jack Laws' March 2015 presentation to the PHGSC::
Wilddlife sightings:
Bird migrationsightings --
Blooms of garden flowers --

click on Special Interest Groups above....

Find Information on this WWW site
(available where underlined)


Who We Are, Membership and Bylaws

Club Officers and Committees 

Recent & Past Events: 
some descriptions and pictures where available
2011 2010 2009  2008  2007 2006 2005  2004 earlier

PHGSC Picture Galleries
Pictures of Some Member's Gardens
(not part of the PHGSC Member Tours)
NEW 2009, 2006  2005  

10 Day Weather Forecast for Pleasant Hill

Fine Gardening's Guide to Pronouncing Botanical Latin

UC Davis Arboretum All Stars
The horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100 tough, reliable plants that have been tested in the Arboretum, are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden. Many of them are California native plants and support native birds and insects. The vast majority of All-Star plants can also be successfully planted and grown throughout California. An extended use of the All-Stars can be seen at the Willows Shopping Center in Concord.

Interesting Slide Show on Bugs in the Garden

UC Master Gardener Program
Hot Line

If you have gardening questions,
UC Master Gardeners can help!

9 am - 12 noon    M-Th       tel: 925-646-6586
drop in at office
(address below... closed state holidays)
UC Master Gardeners Program of Contra Costa County
University of California Cooperative Extension
75 Santa Barbara Rd., Second Floor
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4215

To some of our favorite garden links:


Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District (our sponsor)
... and more links

link to ADMIN folder


Web Contact: Steve Morse
Web graphics/headers by Ingrid Owen