Over the Bougainvillea
The “BER” months are upon us, once again, and with it starts the holiday festivities. Even we at the Makati Garden Club are busy getting the gardens spruced and lit up for the season.
The last week of September, saw the JSA Team of gardeners (5 gardeners and 2 supervisors) come to do a massive clean up of our gardens. In one day, they cleared out all the debris, the dead leaves in the back fences, pruned, fertilized and cultivated. What a difference. Thank you Rose Palou and Shorty Server for ALWAYS supporting MGC. We are forever grateful.
Our flower workshop and luncheon meeting last September was a happy success. Master flower arranger from our very own MGC BluPorch flower shop Felix dela Cuesta, prepared the materials and gave a demo on how to do a Bouquet. Jaime Santiago, noted decorator (he decorates Rockwell for Christmas yearly) showed us his talents as he deftly instructed the workshoppers how to create a lovely arrangement. Last, internationally renowned florist, Renie Villanueva demonstrated his unique style, and illustrated that centerpieces need not be just the arrangement but the manner in which the whole table is arranged – he used candles, and twinkling lights arranged artistically around the table centerpiece. Thank you, Emilie Cruz, for coordinating all this. Lunch, prepared by Chef Robert was of course an outstanding feast.
In November we are holding our annual Christmas Garden Sale. Of course, to honor our dear founder, the late Maria Luisa Perez-Rubio, the event will be held on a Monday, 12 November, which is her birthdate. Christmas ornaments and decor, poinsettias, wreaths, pine boughs, Christmas trees, exotic plants, gourmet foods, delicacies, and even organic vegetables will be available for sale. The students from the Kalayaan School which is partly supported by Makati Garden Club through the Sunshine Club, will be serenading us with Christmas songs for the Mass that kicks off the event.. Sixty of the poorest of the poor students are supported by the Sunshiners with daily meals, as well as uniforms, shoes and books. Come show your support by hearing them sing at our Mass.
Calendar the date.
Some Board members met with Ayala executives for lunch to get the scoop about rumors spreading that Ayala Land will be taking over the Garden Club. This has no truth. They have no plans to take over MGC. It is true, though, that a subway will be constructed from beyond Guadalupe to loop through the Makati City Hall, Circuit, and come down Ayala Avenue to halt at the corner of EDSA and Ayala. It seems likely that the subway hub will be across the street, where the old Intercontinental Hotel used to be (they call it One Ayala). However, they are not sure about plans, and will be informing us by December exactly what Makati City Hall decides to do. It seems that the MMDA is also scheduling a subway from the Caloocan area all the way to the airport, along the C-5. However, at the moment, the two entities have no plans to connect these two subways….which actually does not make sense, since many commuters work in the Makati area. Let not your hearts be troubled. Makati Garden Club is safe!
We do hope to see you on November 12th. Pop in even if only for a while, to show your support. Join us.
MAKATI GARDEN CLUB
ANNUAL PLANT AND GARDEN CHRISTMAS SALE
Monday, 12 November 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
We will start with a Mass at 10:00 AM.
Gourmet foods, exotic plants, poinsettias, flowers, herbs, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, décor, hand-made products, white elephant sale.
The Flower Farm
Makati Garden Club Board
Admission is free.
Holiday Deals at the Cafe
The holidays are finally here! Maria Luisa’s Garden Room Café is cooking up a feast for this coming Holiday Season!
Holiday Season Take Out
Ham, Duck, Lamb, Prime Rib, Crackling Roast Pork,
Patés, Gravlax, Roast Turkey, Lengua, Callos, and more...
Holiday Season Party Menus
Book your parties now! Our calendar is filling up fast!
Senior member menu rates starting at
Php950 for three courses
Php1,150 for four courses
Php1,400 for five courses
Buffet set-up also available.
For more information, please all the Café
at (02) 552 7045 or 552 7051 and look for Rose.
New Lunch Specials
Monday to Friday
Three course lunch starting at
Php650 for Senior Member
Every Friday Night
All members and their spouse
get 25% discount on selected a la carte menu items
Delicious Weekends at the Garden
Fondue & Steak Night
Every Saturday Night
Feast on irresistible cheese fondue, cold cut platters,
Salad de Maison, Rib Eye Steak, and dessert of the day.
PhP 1,350+ per guest
Enjoy unlimited wine for PhP 790+ per guest
French Scandinavian Weekend Luncheons
Every Saturday and Sunday
A laid-back lunch served buffet style
Sunday Family Night
Make family bonding even more special with
Chef’s Mussels, luscious Baked Camembert, refreshing Salad, mouthwatering Coq Au Vin, and Steak Frites.
PhP 1,350+ per guest
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