NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING

  DATE: THURSDAY,
22 September 2016
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  Meeting Place: UNIVERSITY CLUB
ALUMNI ROOM,
    1332 Santa Barbara Street
    Santa Barbara, California
 

 
 
ACTIVE DAY MEETING
 
  DATE: THURSDAY,
8 September 2016
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  Meeting Place: SANTA BARBARA
BOTANICAL GARDEN,
    1212 Mission Canyon Road
    Santa Barbara, California
  More information below (Club Business Section)

CHAPLAIN: Harrison Stroud

SPEAKER: Barbara Wishingrad of the Sweetwater Collaborative (sweetwatercollaborative.org).

She will be presenting on various water reclamation and greywater uses in the graden, etc.

 


PAST MEETING

SPEAKER: Richard Danson, M.D., gave a presentation on his recent trip to Italy and his tour of the Italian Amalfi Coast and Capri, Italy’s Horticulture Coast. This is a stretch of coastline along the southern edge of the Salerno Gulf in the Province of Salerno

Map of Amalfi Coast location in Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a World Heritage Site and is about an hours drive south of Naples.

The doctor showed us a video presentation. Included were some Renaissance paintings, such as artist Botticeli. Many have garden backgrounds.

Botticelli

Their first garden trip was on SS163 which follows the coastline , full of curves, between the rocks and the sea cliffs. One of his pictures showed a tour bus coming down and cars going up. We would call it a traffic “nightmare”. The road is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Italy. The gardens are 1,000 years old and have many geometric designs.

SS163 on Amalfi coast

Villa Rufolo in Ravello

Their hotel in Ravello, called Villa Rufolo, had lush gardens and rows of statues which are popular in European gardens. The building is a 1,000 years old.

Panorama from Villa Rufolo

Next stop; Isle of Capri, which is reached by ferry from Naples or by air. The main town is called Capri, a resort town since the Roman Republic,

Capri

Capri is home to the famous site, The Blue Grotto. It was discovered in the 19th century.

Blue Grotto

Their hotel in Capri was originally an Iberian castle. Again the gardens were lush, pictures of thick beds of geraniums and pansies.

Submitted by
Gordon Durenberger

CLUB BUSINESS
  • Erik reminded members of the change in the meeting schedule in September.
    • 2nd Thursday: Botanical Garden Tour (details below)
    • 4th Thursday: University Club: Alumni Room

Sept 8 meeting information.

Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Event
Luncheon - (sandwiches, chips, drinks, water as usual)
Place
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Telephone: (805) 682-4726
Tour
by Geeg, the garden's senior grounds person/ambassador will provide a tour for us through the new facilities and gardens. We will lunch on the new patio overlooking SB.
Parking
Lower parking lot. Then follow trail to entrance kiosk. Our group will be given free admittance.
RSVP
by 9/6 to Erik for a headcount to order enough sandwiches.

Submitted by
Gordon Durenberger