The Athol-Bayview-Careywood or ABC Garden Group is a lively fellowship of gardeners in the northern part of Kootenai County and the southern part of Bonner County in the panhandle of Idaho. Our gardening environments range from the Rathdrum Prairie to the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to the foothills of the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains and our gardening interests are nearly as varied. We have orchid experts, market gardeners, native plant enthusiasts and novices as well as folks who just want to get a really ripe tomato (the holy grail of North Idaho gardening!).

We meet once a month on the first Thursday of the month (unless that interferes with a holiday like the 4th of July) at 6:30 p.m. at the Athol Library on the corner of Third Street and Highway 54 in Athol. If you’re a gardener or you would like to be, please join us!