The Inland Empire Gardeners

Newsletter / Calendar

he 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. 

The next TIEG meeting is Thursday, November 2, 2017.


“Mesmerizing!” “Enthralling!” “Never to be forgotten!” These--along with a standing ovation--were just a few of the reactions from the lucky attendees when Kirk Brown presented “John Bartram Lives!”, his one-man show on the life and times of America’s first botanist. “John who?” you might be asking yourself.  Bartram is a truly towering figure in the history of American horticulture and someone we should all know a lot better. And then there’s this opportunity to meet him “in real life’’ an offer by The Inland Empire Gardeners on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley. Nowhere else will you ever get such a grand and entertaining opportunity as this when Kirk Brown comes to town to perform the introduction. So mark your calendar today. Do what you have to do, and you too, will be mesmerized and enthralled by one of the most unforgettable pieces of theater you’ll ever experience. Free admission. Kirk Brown is a horticulturist, world-recognized botanist, key note speaker, business lecturer, and dramatist appearing across the United States and resides in Pennsylvania.

Kirk Brown will appear in costume and take on the persona of “John Bartram, the Father of American Botany. Bartram traveled extensively in the eastern American colonies and was instrumental in sending seeds from the New World to European gardeners, especially King Charles III, which is how he became known as the “King’s Botanist” and how many North American trees and flowers were introduced into cultivation in Europe. His close friends included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and many Native Americans during the 1700s. Please invite you friends and neighbors because you don’t want to miss this unique meeting. Mark your calendars. All guests are most welcome.

“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

Dec - No TIEG meeting in December, see you in January 2018!



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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