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Valley Beautiful Valley Beautiful Garden Club promotes the use of “Water-Wise” plants in landscaping. Current projects include: planning, creating and maintaining the gardens of the Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Garden, Ramona Bowl & Hemet Depot.
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Valley Beautiful began in 1964 as a small group of women dedicated to saving heritage oaks and other trees in the San Jacinto Valley. In the next three decades, proceeds from teas and plant sales funded countless trees and rose bushes for donation to local cities and schools, as well as scholarships for students interested in horticulture. Annual awards were given to businesses that enhanced the valley’s appearance with landscaping. Working with the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Valley Beautiful was instrumental in the implementation of an ordinance requiring developers to plant trees, the publishing of a county tree planting guide and designating the crape myrtle as the official tree of the City of Hemet. The San Jacinto Museum and the Santa Fe depot at State and Florida were given sizable donations. Today, Valley Beautiful promotes the use of “water wise” plants in landscaping. Recent and current projects include: re- landscaping the garden of the Estudillo Mansion and San Jacinto Museum; to see website http://www.ci.san-jacinto.ca.us/news/conservation-garden.html#garden/image1.jpg : refurbishing gardens at the Santa Fe Depot and the Ramona Bowl in Hemet. We have garden work mornings at the Ramona Bowl every Wednesday at 9 am. Marjorie Roberts can be found in the Terrace Garden across from the ticket office. The third Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 am, we garden at the Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Garden on the northwest corner of 7th & Dillon in San Jacinto in front of the San Jacinto Museum. The last Friday of each month, we garden at the Hemet Santa Fe Depot Museum from 9 am to 11 am. The public is welcome to come to any of these garden work mornings. The public is invited to all meetings, held on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Santa Fe Depot/Hemet Museum upstairs at the northeast corner of State St and Florida Ave in Hemet. Speakers and demonstrations are often featured. Call for information, 951-658-7319 or 951-634-4952. The Seven Principles of Water Wise Landscaping Proper planning and design Soil analysis and improvement Practical turf areas Sensible plant selection and grouping Efficient irrigation Mulching Appropriate maintenance ▪ Residential water use averages 138,000 gallons per year or 380 gallons per day per household ▪ 75 % of most homeowners’ water bill is spent on their landscaping What is Xeriscape? An innovative gardening technique which produces beautiful and environmentally sustainable landscapes while conserving precious water. (Actually it comes from the Greek word “xeros”, meaning “dry”, which perfectly describes the climate of the San Jacinto Valley.) Sources of Information about Xeriscaping www.bewaterwise.com www.wmwd.com www.mwdh2o.com www.thegarden.org www.emwd.org www.cal-nativeplants.com

Valley Beautiful is seeking nominations for water-wise home gardens in the valley by March 31.  Winners will be featured...
03/07/2020

Valley Beautiful is seeking nominations for water-wise home gardens in the valley by March 31. Winners will be featured in the Valley Beautiful Sat. May 9th Estudillo Garden Festival & Home Water-Wise Garden Tour on the grounds of the San Jacinto Museum. See flyer below.

Valley Beautiful is looking for nominations for home water-wise gardens for it's upcoming "Estudillo Garden Festival & W...
02/28/2020

Valley Beautiful is looking for nominations for home water-wise gardens for it's upcoming "Estudillo Garden Festival & Water-Wise Home Garden Tour" on Saturday, May 9th. Nominations are due by March 31st. Read the press release below for all the information. The Estudillo Garden photo below in front of the San Jacinto Museum is an example of what a home water-wise garden looks like.

Photos from Valley Beautiful's post
02/28/2020

Photos from Valley Beautiful's post

Here are some of the beautiful water-wise plants from the Valley Beautiful Garden Club "Water-Wise Plants for our Valley...
02/21/2020

Here are some of the beautiful water-wise plants from the Valley Beautiful Garden Club "Water-Wise Plants for our Valley" workshop on February 10th

01/29/2020

Valley Beautiful Garden Club participants at the Rose Pruning Workshop on January 14 learned rose pruning techniques demonstrated by presenter, Jerry Martinez owner of Martinez Roses in San Jacinto. Jerry shared his family's local history in the rose industry in the San Jacinto Valley.

Dear Valley Beautiful Garden Club members, supporters & friends,Just a quick reminder of Valley Beautiful Garden Club's ...
01/08/2020

Dear Valley Beautiful Garden Club members, supporters & friends,

Just a quick reminder of Valley Beautiful Garden Club's meeting and free workshop "Rose Pruning" by Jerry Martinez of Martinez Roses on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 pm at Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W. Esplanade Ave. San Jacinto in Modular 1.

Read the bio below on Jerry Martinez and Martinez Nursery. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Botts (951) 719-9868. We hope to see you at the meeting. To view the event flyer, click here https://www.facebook.com/events/2537041823283391/

Bio on Martinez Roses & Jerry Martinez

Martinez Roses is a 2nd generation family business started in 1950 as a wholesale nursery in the Ontario area specializing in the older more popular rose varieties with great smell and some of the newer plants. As the land was developed in that area Jerry’s parents moved the business to San Jacinto in the early 1970’s and the business changed to selling only retail. Today the business propagates and has for sale many of the older more popular varieties and some of the newer. It is best to call ahead to make sure rose varieties are available, and they do not sell bare roots roses. Martinez Roses 1321 S Kirby St, San Jacinto, CA 92582 9:30am – 4:30pm

Photos from Valley Beautiful's post
11/20/2019

Photos from Valley Beautiful's post

Valley Beautiful Garden Club president Katherine Botts shares information at the Nov 12 Meeting & "Winter Gardening Task...
11/20/2019

Valley Beautiful Garden Club president Katherine Botts shares information at the Nov 12 Meeting & "Winter Gardening Tasks" workshop

11/20/2019
Estudillo Heritage Park Garden -San Jacinto MuseumOn Saturday morning, October 19, we were joined by a group of hard-wor...
10/26/2019

Estudillo Heritage Park Garden -
San Jacinto Museum

On Saturday morning, October 19, we were joined by a group of hard-working San Jacinto ROTC students. So much was accomplished with their much-needed energy and enthusiasm!

10/07/2019

After our workshop on “Planting California Natives” you may be interested in even more information and plant ideas for the perfect California native plant garden. The following books are especially relevant to the Inland Empire:

Reimagining the California Lawn - Carol Bernstein, David Fross, and Bart O’Brian

California Native Plants for the Garden - same authors as above

California Native Landscape - Greg Rubin & Lucy Warren

Valley Beautiful
09/10/2019

Valley Beautiful

Valley Beautiful
09/10/2019

Valley Beautiful

Please join us for the kick off of our new Valley Beautiful Garden Club program year on September 10,2019.
08/22/2019

Please join us for the kick off of our new Valley Beautiful Garden Club program year on September 10,2019.

Valley Beautiful's cover photo
07/01/2019

Valley Beautiful's cover photo

08/04/2017

Sure was a beautiful morning to be gardening today at the Ramona Bowl. Six of us pruned and pulled weeds.

02/14/2017

Great news! The Green Coalition of San Jacinto Valley voted to donate $350 to fund the planting of two new garden areas in the Estudillo Mansion Water Conservation Garden in San Jacinto this evening! We are so pleased with their support. Like both our FB pages and get the word out - community inter-support!

10/17/2016

Looking forward to seeing this funny play again! This is our ONE yearly fundraiser. So if you appreciate the lovely gardens at the Ramona Bowl, Santa Fe Depot(Hemet Museum) & the Estudillo Mansion / San Jacinto Museum, buy a couple tickets and support us so we can continue to renovate these public spaces.

07/14/2016

Come join us at the Ramona Bowl on Sat., July 16th at 8:00 am
for some gardening and sunshine in one of the seven gardens we have renovated. We prune, water and weed and it's a lot of fun to work in a group!

Community Emergency Response Team Training
05/27/2016
Community Emergency Response Team Training

Community Emergency Response Team Training

If you are interested in becoming part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), please join us for training courses offered by the City of Hemet Fire Department. Students MUST complete all five days of classes in order to receive their certificate. THIS IS NOT A CERT REFRESHER COURSE.

08/01/2015

Check out Bob Pratte's latest column about the completed project at the library in the paper this last week!

05/19/2015

In June, we will have the opportunity to re-landscape the whole Hemet Public Library. Volunteers are welcome, please let us know if you would be interested. We'll plant our area on a Monday and a Tuesday when the library is closed.

Hello Valley Beautiful members and friends,I invite you to click  on the link below (SAN JACINTO: Valley Beautiful lives...
09/02/2014
SAN JACINTO: Valley Beautiful lives up to its name

Hello Valley Beautiful members and friends,

I invite you to click on the link below (SAN JACINTO: Valley Beautiful lives up to its name) to read Diane Rhodes story on Valley Beautiful's efforts to educate the public on planting beautiful water wise plants by maintaining three beautiful community gardens and holding garden workshops in the San Jacinto Valley . A big thank you to Diane Rhodes who came to our Estudillo garden work morning recently to interview some of us resulting in this interesting and timely story. Notice that she gives the garden workdays for all three community gardens we plant and maintain as well as a special Ramona fall garden workshop "Replace Your Thirsty Lawn with a Beautiful Water-wise Garden" coming up on October 4 at the Ramona Bowl.

Our next Valley Beautiful garden work morning is this Saturday at the Ramona Bowl from 8 am to noon . Members of the Grange will be helping and all community members are invited to come and help.

Thank you,

Diane Boss
Co-President
Valley Beautiful
(951) 634-4952


SAN JACINTO: Valley Beautiful lives up to its name

http://m.pe.com/articles/garden-749275-gardens-beautiful.html

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06/17/2014

GARDENERS WELCOME!
Dear Valley Beautiful members & supporters,

At our Valley Beautiful meeting tonight, we decided to re-plant the 1st section of the Estudillo Heritage Garden 150 S. Dillon, San Jacinto this Wednesday, June 18th from 8 am to noon. If you can make it, please bring your shovels, rakes, gloves, sunscreen, water and other garden tools. Katherine Botts will bring 3 dozen plants and will place them in the garden according to the plan she designed. We want to thank the San Jacinto Rotary for sponsoring this garden with their $300.00 donation!

Other items decided at tonight's Valley Beautiful Meeting:
Ramona Bowl Work Day with Grange - Saturday, Sept 6

Ramona Bowl Garden Workshop will be Saturday, October 4
Katherine Botts will be the presenter - Workshop title will be "Replace your thirsty lawn with a beautiful, sustainable water-wide garden" $10.00 ticket price
Green Coalition would like to participate in some way in this event.
Hemet Depot Garden
Don will set date next week to spread "Go Power" fertilizer according to Katherine's instructions & decide when we will mulch the garden
Thank you for your continued support of Valley Beautiful's mission to educate the public through planting native water-wide gardens in the San Jacinto Valley!

Diane Boss
Co-President
Valley Beautiful
(951) 634-4952

Garden lovers of the San Jacinto Valley and beyond..........come to Valley Beautiful's  Ramona Bowl Garden Festival this...
10/31/2013
Ramona Bowl Garden Festival program announced

Garden lovers of the San Jacinto Valley and beyond..........come to Valley Beautiful's Ramona Bowl Garden Festival this Saturday, November 2nd!

Diane Boss

Valley Beautiful is pleased to announce the program for its Ramona Bowl Garden Festival, the funds from which support its “water-wise” garden beautification

RAMONA BOWL GARDENERS HARD AT WORK
09/23/2013

RAMONA BOWL GARDENERS HARD AT WORK

Crescent Garden in bloom looks beautiful
09/19/2013

Crescent Garden in bloom looks beautiful

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