Pinole Garden Club’s 2022 Front Yard Landscape Contest is now open for submissions.
Contest Rules:
• Contest is open to Pinole residents only
• Former first place winners and Members of Pinole Garden Club are ineligible to enter
• Gardens must be owner created and maintained (not professionally landscaped)
• Judging will be based on Neatness, Plant Variety, Use of Color, Creative Design
• Permission to photograph and video front garden is required
• Winners agree to display a small sign in their garden for a brief period
To Enter:
Please download and complete the application below, enclose $5.00 entry fee and mail to:
For questions, please contact Lee at 510-283-1193
Final date to enter is April 18th, Judging takes place April 19th to May 3rd
Winners Announced May 17th
*Winners will have Front Yard presentations of prizes
Past Outings
Note: Please contact Pinole Garden Club to find out what the next outing is.
  • Heather Farms Garden – Walnut Creek, CA
  • Mt. View Cemetery Gardens, Piedmont, CA
  • UC Botanical Gardens at Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA
  • Korbel Winery and Gardens – Guerneville, CA
  • Filoli Mansion and Gardens – Woodside, CA
  • Dover Elementary School [School Garden] – San Pablo
  • The Dry Garden & East Bay Nursery – Oakland/Berkeley
  • “Bouquets to Arts” Exhibit at DeYoung Museum – SF
  • UC Davis Bee Garden and Arboretum – Davis
  • Morningside Nursery and Herb Farm – Vacaville
  • The Orchard Nursery – Lafayette
  • “Wicked Plants” Exhibit at Conservatory of Flowers – San Francisco
  • California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco
  • “Hypertufa” Workshop at The Magic Garden – Berkeley
  • San Francisco Flower & Garden Show – San Mateo
  • Ruth Bancroft Gardens – Walnut Creek
  • Heirloom Exposition – Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Santa Rosa
  • Annie’s Annuals & Perennials – Richmond
  • Dunsmuir-Hellman House – Oakland
  • Cornerstone Gardens – Sonoma
  • Quarryhill Botanic Gardens – Glen Ellen
  • Morcom Rose Garden – Oakland
Annual Garage Sale
  • We hold an annual garage sale in the fall to help support our club activities. Members donate their surplus goods and plants, and then sell to the general public.
Christmas Luncheon & Gift Exchange
  • We enjoy a delightful Christmas Luncheon in lieu of our regular General Meeting in December. It includes a gift exchange and raffle, and everyone goes home with a beautiful plant and/or garden-related gift.
Anniversary Luncheon
  • Every April, we have a special anniversary luncheon to celebrate another year and to express appreciation to our former club presidents and members. The new slate of officers is announced. Everyone enjoys a wonderful potluck feast, and the club furnishes a lovely cake to round out the menu.
Annual Plant Sale
  • We have several sessions of plant propagation and seed planting at members’ homes in February and March to get ready for our annual plant sale. Last year, we also created succulent wreaths to sell. We hold our Plant Sale at Pinole’s Farmer’s Market in May. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and supports our many club projects.
“A Tree Grows in Pinole” Skit
  • Every March, members put on a simple skit to educate the kindergarten students at two local schools in Pinole about the value of oak trees and the wildlife that lives in them. Club Members enjoy being “Thespians” for an hour or so, and both the teachers and the children are very receptive to the skit. Each class receives a book for the classroom.
Plant Talk
  • Twice a year, a couple of members open their garden for a tour. There are refreshments for club members, and discussion centers around the plants in the garden and garden-related questions.