Valley Beautiful

Valley Beautiful Promoting sustainable landscaping practices is our mission. Join us to help beautify the Santa Fe Depot in Hemet and the Ramona Bowl. Monthly meetings.

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

Mission: Our mission is to promote the beautification of the San Jacinto Valley through water conservation

03/01/2019

Attention, San Jacinto Valley gardeners, Check out this opportunity!

05/23/2018

Next Tuesday, May 29th, we will gather at the Santa Fe Depot, corner of State and Florida to spiff up the gardens.
Join us for a bit of pruning and weeding! We have fun.

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!

Just wanted to show all of my family and friends one of my favorite groups I spend my time working with.......check out ...
06/21/2015

Just wanted to show all of my family and friends one of my favorite groups I spend my time working with.......check out these pics of one of Valley Beautiful's demonstration gardens ........, Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Garden in San Jacinto!

Valley Beautiful members have been working for two years now to renovate the Estudillo Heritage Park Conservation Garden on the grounds of the San Jacinto Museum by removing dead or over crowded plants, pruning, weeding, planting beautiful water-wise plants in this lovely demonstration garden. Volunteers are needed to assist Valley Beautiful members on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 8 - 10 am! These photos were taken on June 19th. Look how gorgeous your garden can look if you replace your thirsty lawn with water-wise plants!

Valley Beautiful members have been working for two years now to renovate the Estudillo Heritage Park Conservation Garden...
06/21/2015

Valley Beautiful members have been working for two years now to renovate the Estudillo Heritage Park Conservation Garden on the grounds of the San Jacinto Museum by removing dead or over crowded plants, pruning, weeding, planting beautiful water-wise plants in this lovely demonstration garden. Volunteers are needed to assist Valley Beautiful members on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 8 - 10 am! These photos were taken on June 19th. Look how gorgeous your garden can look if you replace your thirsty lawn with water-wise plants!

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.

Please join us on Friday, March 20 from 9 to 12 am at the Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Garden on the groun...
03/15/2015

Please join us on Friday, March 20 from 9 to 12 am at the Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Garden on the grounds of the San Jacinto Museum on 7th St. We will be weeding, pruning, removing overgrown and dead plants in the garden beds in the west side of the museum and south of the entry walkway! Community volunteers are invited to help beautify this water-wise garden. Bring garden tools, water, sun hat and sunscreen!

On Saturday Valentine's Day February 14, please join Valley Beautiful members and other garden friends at the Estudio He...
02/11/2015

On Saturday Valentine's Day February 14, please join Valley Beautiful members and other garden friends at the Estudio Heritage Park Water Conservation on the grounds of the San Jacinto Museum on Dylan and 7th street. We will do some more pruning, weeding and dead plant removal in the two garden beds on either side of the entry walkway from the parking lot. We normally meet at this garden on the third Saturday of the month but we changed it to the second Saturday because we will be doing a special event at the Ramona bowl on February 21 so we changed the date for this month.

I want to thank the San Jacinto Rotary once again for their support. They presented Valley Beautiful with a $250 gift card to purchase plants for the Estudillo garden. Katherine Botts will be doing a plan for the entry walkway gardens and will use this gift card to purchase its plants.

On Saturday, February 21 from 9 to 11 we will be working with the 412 Church Singles group at the Ramona Bowl crescent garden and other gardens at the to assess, prune and weed those gardens. Also, Katherine Botts, Master gardener, will purchase plants to fill in where needed. We will need a lot of help on this one as the Ramona pageant starts April 17 and we want our eight gardens to be beautiful for the pageant goers.

Our meetings are the third Monday from 530 to 730 at the historic Hemet Santa Fe train depot museum upstairsat the northwest corner of State and Florida in Hemet. We hope you can make it this Monday, Feb 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Call if you have any questions 951-767-1477.

Diane Boss
Valley beautiful
Co president

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12/23/2014

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Valley Beautiful members planting Estudillo Heritage Water Conservation Garden bed number 2 in front of San Jacinto Muse...
11/24/2014

Valley Beautiful members planting Estudillo Heritage Water Conservation Garden bed number 2 in front of San Jacinto Museum Friday morning, Nov 21. Thank you to Katherine Botts, Cathy Sims and the San Jacinto Rotary for providing the plants.

Timeline Photos
09/22/2014

Timeline Photos

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

News: SAN JACINTO: Valley Beautiful lives up to its name | garden, gardens, beautiful, valley, water, work, jacinto, san, estudillo, botts

The results of the Estudillo Heritage Water Conservation Garden restoration of bed # 1.  Valley  Beautiful members and o...
07/12/2014

The results of the Estudillo Heritage Water Conservation Garden restoration of bed # 1. Valley Beautiful members and other volunteers applied the mulch on this bed 7-11-14 so we are officially done with restoring bed number 1. Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help! Next project, weeding and pruning in nearby garden beds, date to be announced.

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

San Jacinto Valley
05/28/2014

San Jacinto Valley

Valley Beautiful began cleaning up the garden at the San Jacinto Museum this morning, a project that will involve multiple work days, and maybe you would like to volunteer to help out next time.

San Jacinto Valley
05/27/2014

San Jacinto Valley

Valley Beautiful garden work at the Estudillo/San Jacinto Museum today.

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

Come up to the Ramona Bowl on Saturday to enjoy the Ramona Bowl Garden Festival!
10/29/2013

Come up to the Ramona Bowl on Saturday to enjoy the Ramona Bowl Garden Festival!

Join us for the Ramona Bowl Garden Festival presented by Valley Beautiful this Saturday November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A very pleasant way to take in the beauty of the Bowl. Enjoy docent led garden tours, hourly demonstrations & drawings, plein air artists, historical tours of the Bowl, High School musicians, vendor tables with garden accessories.

Truer words were never spoken for the garden lover!
09/25/2013

Truer words were never spoken for the garden lover!

Who knew Eeyore was so smart?!

If you love to garden, come "like" -> The Humble Gardener

RAMONA BOWL GARDENERS HARD AT WORK
09/23/2013

RAMONA BOWL GARDENERS HARD AT WORK

RAMONA BOWL GARDENS
09/19/2013

RAMONA BOWL GARDENS

Planting day was in May of 2012
09/18/2013

Planting day was in May of 2012

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06/15/2012

Check events for detailed information about our general meeting on Monday, June 18th!

2012 Garden Tour
05/30/2012

2012 Garden Tour

05/28/2012

Come by our table at the Pioneer Picnic, Memorial Day at the Valley Wide Park-Rec Center at 901 W. Esplanade from 10:00 to 3:00.

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Hemet, CA
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