Cerbat Garden Club

Organized and Federated in 2002

The goal of the Cerbat Garden Club is to provide open educational programs for all those interested in gardening in the Kingman area, to encourage interest in flower design, to promote civic beautification, and to advance the conservation of our natural resources.

President’s Message:

Kingman is growing: creating biking and hiking  trails, restoring the Army airfield control tower, encouraging business in our historic downtown, developing a community garden and strengthening our ties to Route 66 with more activities.  So, too, will the Cerbat Garden Club grow this year as we cultivate and renew  friendships within our club.  Our members will benefit from the many club projects and involvement in our changing community.  May this  year bring a plentiful sowing of talent and ideas from members both perennial and newly planted in Kingman.


Toni Bigelow – CGC President

President: Toni  Bigelow
Email: tkbsumie@gmail.com

Vice President: Sandy Hampson
Treasurer:  Sandie Womack

Secretary: Pat McCans

Annual Luncheon: Board of Directors

Arbor Day: Board of Directors

Awards: Sandie Womack

Budget: Sandie Womack

Civic Beautification: Nancy Page, Pat McCans

Community Garden: Pat McCans

Fair Booth: Sandra Hampson

Financial Review: TBA

Gardeners’ Day Out: Sandy Soles

Green Team: Virginia Hunter

Home & Garden Expo : TBA

Horticulture Therapy: Sharon Mozis

Hospitality: Nancy Page & Pat McCans

Membership: Carolyn Pruitt, Diana Kilkeary

Publicity Local: Sandy Hampson

Publicity AFGC: Sandy Hampson

School Gardening: TBA

Scrapbook/Historian: TBA

Sunshine: Sandie Womack

Kingman “DigIt” Community Garden
Members participated in the grand opening event of the “Dig-It” Community Garden at which time, the club rented a 4’x16′ raised bed plot.  In keeping with the AFGC President’s theme we planted a pollinators’ garden this year.  This will hopefully benefit all the other plots in the community garden.

Bonelli House Gardens
The Bonelli House was built in 1915. It was the second home of the Bonelli Family on the same site, constructed after the original frame house, dating from 1897, burned. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now owned by the City of Kingman. The Mohave County Historical Society oversees the property and its antiques and heirlooms. Our participation in restoring the gardens is in conjunction with the City of Kingman Parks Department. The club members developed new beds in 2015 in preparation for the 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Mohave County Fair (Floriculture/Horticulture Booth)
Members participate in the Mohave County Annual Fair Booth open exhibit for the Horticulture/Floriculture entries. Members decorate the booth area, accept entries through out the County, assist the judges, return entries to participants and dismantle the booth. In 2016 CGC members voted to sponsor the booth giving us more exposure in the community.

School Gardening Programs
Conduct gardening lessons in public, charter, and private schools at grade levels pre-kindergarden through intermediate.

Horticulture Therapy
The Horticulture Therapy committee purchases flowers and works with Living Waters Hospice in distributing them to hospice homes.

Penny Pines Reforestation Project
The club collects coins at each meeting in order to contribute a minimum of 1 restoratioin plantation per year to Penny Pines. 18 plantations have been donated to date in Arizona National Forests.

Civic Beautification Project
Monitoring and maintaining planters located in historic downtown Kingman. Bonelli House is included in Civic Beautification.

Arbor Day Tree Plantings & Education
Taking the lead and coordinating with the City of Kingman and Kingman Master Gardeners in Arbor Tree Day plantings and community celebration. We provide Arbor Day Education Program to 5th graders at local public, private, and charter schools.

“Go Green” Recycling Projects
Encourage and emphasize recycling and conservation, working in local schools, senior facilities, and other community organizations to educate and partner on recycling, repurposing, and reducing waste in landfills.

Completed Project – Hualapai Mountain Medical Center Meditation Garden
Design and implement a meditation-healing garden at this facility. Financial support from the Kingman community, grant funding, and Cerbat Garden Club fund raising events. This project was started in 2006 and put on hold when the business was sold. The club contacted KRMC Foundation in August 2015 with the original plan and informed them that the club would like to expend its remaining available project funds toward completion of the hardscape. KRMC has granted its approval for the club to proceed. It is nearing completion. We have had pathways, patio surfaces, and boulders and rock along the walkway installed. We have planted a desert scape that is water wise. We have had large cement tortoise placed and a birdbath with benches surrounding. The gazebo now has tables and benches for seating. It is finished.

Completed Project – Loleta’s Tree
The Club donated a Mondel Pine, planted in February 2004 at Kathryn Heidenrich Senior Center, as a memorial to honor Cerbat Garden Club’s founder and first president, Loleta Bailey.

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