The Inland Empire Gardeners

Newsletter / Calendar

The Inland Empire Gardeners meet the first Thursday of every month (except December or when the meeting night falls on a major holiday) at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley--across from the YMCA in Mirabeau Park. Club Meetings

July 2017 Meeting
The next TIEG meeting is Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Kathy Mendelson is a Botanist horticultural historian from Seattle and she will be presenting "The Olmsteds in the Northwest: Exploring Their Legacy in Our Parks and Public Gardens." The Olmsted name is synonymous with landscape architecture and planned green spaces. Frederick Law Olmsted Sr was largely responsible for the development of the profession of landscape architecture in the latter half of the 19th century; his son, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, and stepson, John Charles Olmsted, continued their father’s work as the premier landscape design practice in America, well into the first half of the 20th century. The firm’s list of projects is legion; nationally, their work is well known. Less recognized, even to those in the Pacific Northwest, is the great number of projects the firm designed locally, and the vast influence that John Charles Olmsted had on the region’s planned landscapes. Join us for a wonderful look at the Olmsted legacy in the Pacific Northwest and the design philosophy that is evident in a surprisingly large number of our region’s best-loved parks and green spaces. It might make you want to spend some time in our parks, giving their woodsy charm a chance to silently overcome you.

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream.” - Josephine Nuese

TIEG meetings are free and open to the public. 

The Inland Empire Gardener’s newsletter is called “The Growing News” and is a national award-winning publication. It is published 11 times a year--with a combined November-December issue.

Current TIEG Newsletter
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Must have TIEG password to open for members only. The newsletter is emailed as a PDF file to garden club members. Members also receive a monthly newsflash and update messages.

Check out a sample of our newsletter! 

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Upcoming TIEG Meetings

Please note dates/times/events subject to change

Information about joining TIEG is on the About/Contact page. 

What’s Coming Up

3 Aug - LaManda Joy - “Victory Gardens--Blast from the Past” - Author, Speaker, Food Gardening Evangelist, Chicago, IL  

7 Sep - Karen Chapman - “Foliage First” - Writer, Speaker, Seattle, WA 

5 Oct - Mary Ann Newcomer - “Pioneer Plants for the 21st Century Garden” - Dirt Diva, Boise, ID

2 Nov - Kirk Brown - “John Bartram--The King’s Gardener” - Horticulturist, World-recognized Botanist, Dramatist, Orefield, PA



TIEG Calendar of Events 2017

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TIEG Calendar at a Glance

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“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” - Elizabeth Murray

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