The Red Bluff Garden Club “elves” are gearing up for their annual Scholarship Christmas Boutique and Green Sale on Dec. 8-11. Last year the sale was canceled due to Covid 19, so we are excited to be back this year!!
All proceeds from this seasonal project are designated to fund up to three $1,500 scholarships the club gives to Tehama County high school seniors who are entering college and pursuing a career in plant/horticultural fields.
The Red Bluff Garden Club began providing high school scholarships in 1972. Over a period of 49 years, the club has given out 74 scholarships to Tehama County high school seniors! Ten of these students have also won the state level, California Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarship! Some years, multiple scholarships are given. The number and amount of each scholarship varies depending on what is earned from our green sale and donations, as well on the number of applications received.
When looking back through club history to when the Wreath and Green Sale began in 1972, the garden club members made small items from fresh pines and sold baked goods as well as selling plants to earn the needed funds for the scholarships.
Over the years, the garden club has expanded the Christmas sale by purchasing wreath making machines to aid in the creation of our wreaths. All items are created with fresh, local greens, often collected from our member’s and neighbor’s gardens. We use a variety of conifers such as pines, firs, spruce, junipers or redwood. Broadleaf trees such as magnolia, holly, laurel, bay, and eucalyptus are also available to be added to designs or wreaths.
Once the wreaths are formed by our club members with the fresh fragrant greens, each are artistically embellished with trim and ribbon to make them a unique one-of a-kind décor for your Christmas holiday. Door swags and centerpieces are also individually created. Our busy elves are happy to make the fresh green designs to your specifications with your choice of trim and ribbon. You may custom order a wreath or centerpiece by calling Judy at 530-200-5013.
This year our sale location is the Union Hall, 12889 Baker Road, Red Bluff. Our storefront will be open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 8-10, from 9 a.m –6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, we will be open from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. We hope you will come by to purchase a beautiful hand-made, wonderfully fragrant wreath, swag, or centerpiece for your Christmas décor!
In addition to our special wreaths, swags, and centerpieces, our Boutique will have a variety of crafts, homemade candy, cookies, jams, jellies, fruits, nuts, and other baked goods made by our club members. We will also gladly accept donations to our scholarship fund. Please make plans to stop by our storefront to browse our selection and enjoy the sights and smells of Christmas!
We would love to help you with your Christmas decorating and gift giving while you help with providing scholarships to Tehama County high school seniors! Find Red Bluff Garden Club on Facebook for updates on this and other events our club is involved in.
Our club meets the last Tuesday of most months at the Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 525 David Ave. in Red Bluff. Our next scheduled meeting is January 25, 2022 at 1pm. Visitors are welcome to attend.
The Red Bluff Garden Club Inc. is a member of Cascade District, California Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc.