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The Members Area of the website is for members only and is password protected.  This section contains the meeting schedules, meeting minutes, pictures from the presentations and more ..... basically everything you need to know as a Garden Guild Member. 

About Us

The primary purposes of The Lakeside Garden Guild shall be the growing and showing of fresh plant material, learning about and practicing floral design, and organizing and supporting an annual community project.


Community Projects

Useful Links 

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Guadalajara Flower Market

Driving Directions
Take Lazaro Cardenas to Colon Exit.
Turn right onto lateral.
Move immediately to right lane.
Turn right onto Colon.
Colon becomes Federalissimo after several blocks.
Proceed approx a mile and a half. After you pass the beautiful church in the middle of the road, it is not too far – keep in the right lane.
Market starts at Jesus Garcia. – There is also a small parking lot on Jesus Garcia.  As you exit the parking lot, turn right.  At the first corner, you will have reached the back street of the market. 


Click above to go to store's website. It's a great place for purchasing vases and other good stuff for floral design.

Fantasias Miguel


Click logo above to go to Miguel's website.
Av. Mariano Otero #3396, Zapopan, CP 45050 (GPS works)

Floral Design Resources
​ A Resource List from Cathy Sheehan

1.  Chain of Life Network    www.
This website features scientific care and handling of cut flowers, flowering plants, bedding plants , and other floral crops, and focuses on improvement of quality and longevity of the floral product.

2. Oasis Floral Products in Mexico
Online ordering from Smithers Oasis factory in Nuevo Laredo. Large selection of floral products at wholesale prices plus shipping.

3. Mexico’s Flower Power
An indispensible resource for anyone interested in the flower growing business in Mexico. Interesting fact: Mexico only imports 2% of its marketable flowers.

4. Florists’ Review
The oldest and largest trade publication in the floral industry, and the industry’s only independent monthly magazine for the retail, design, and wholesale markets.

5. Flowers &
A beautiful monthly magazine featuring inspiring floral design and news on the latest floral products.

6. Accent Décor
Great for inspiration. Features design focused vessels for the Floral, Event Planning, and Home Décor industries. Great “How-To” videos by professional designers.

7. My Modern Met
Nine artists who transform flowers into visually satisfying art arrangements.

8. Best YouTube Videos by Professional Floral Designers. 
Look for…

  • Hitomi Gilliam

  • Kevin Ylvisaker (also does Oasis videos)

  • Sharon McGukin (also does Oasis videos)

  • J. Schwanke

  • Accent Décor T2 (All videos are by professional designers)

  • Paula Pryke

  • Rene van Rems

9. Recommended Books

  • The AIFD Guide to Floral Design

  • Paula Prykes Floral School, by Paula Prykes

  • Rene’s Bouquets, by Rene van Rems

  • Fall and Winter Arrangements, by Ralph Null

  • Sensational Bouquets, by Christian Tortu

  • Living With The Seasons, by Bonnie Trust Dahan

  • Christmas With Victoria, by Victoria Magazine

  • Design School, by Florists Review Magazine

  • Flower Arranging, by Teresa P. Lanker

  • Modern Flower Arranging, by Talmage McLauren & Tersea Lanker

  • Flowers For The Table, by Florists Review Magazine

  • Flower Styling by Florists Review Magazine

  • Jubilation Sympathy Flowers, by Randy Wooten​

  • Floral Tributes by Florists Review Magazine

2023 Guild Community Projects


1.  Replace the tarp tents at the Ajijic Recycling Center and also add a new one.

2.  Refinish with varnish and repair the foot bridge on the Ajijic Malecon.  The Guild repaired and upgraded this bridge a couple years for the Ajijic community.

Mary Bragg and Allegra Willis will continue to meet to follow through with these projects.

Recycle Center Photos

Slider gallery of our field trip to the Recycle Center. Click on photo to view.

Community Project Co-Leader Mary Bragg sent a letter to Michael Searles, President of the newly formed Ecología de Ribera Chapala, A.C. They have assumed operation of the Centro de Acopio in West Ajijic in March of this year. They have made significant progress toward organizing the Centro, with the goal of expanding the recycling efforts and increasing the volume of recycling. Their most pressing need is to replace the covers on the two open tents because the covers are very old and have multiple holes in them. These need to be replaced quickly before the rainy season. An additional tent is also needed. The three tents would cover three areas: the clear glass and plastic, the amber and green glass areas, and provide workers with shaded areas where they crush the glass. The tarps will keep the sun and rain off the recycled products.  Below is the Facebook page for the Recycle Center.

  • Facebook
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