About Us

La Jolla Garden Club Provides a small oasis at the La Jolla Historical Society

Tucked into a patio between the Wisteria Cottage and the Balmer Annex is a small but exquisite green and white garden with a teak bench designed by a DelMar craftsman. Our club, with Jody Petersen as the coordinator filled planter boxes with varieties of pittosporum and snow crystals alyssum.   “We always have special projects that we like to do for the community and this met the criteria for one of those.” said Petersen.  The La Jolla Historical Society is extremely grateful to our Garden Club for this installation and maintenance.  

Our devoted Club Member and Connie tends to this Courtyard each week.  

Current Board Members 2024-25

Past Board Members  


Left to right: Claudia Chan-Shafer, First V.P.; Kathy Easter, Corresponding and Courtesy Secretary; Anne McCammon, Treasurer; Pam Filley and Caroline Meade, 2nd Vice Presidents; Adele Kelly,  Director, Palomar District of California Garden Clubs;  Craig Schniepp, President


Board Members 2018-2019

Left to right:  Caroline Meade and Pam Filley, 2nd Vice Presidents; Co-Chairs, Programs, Patty Glynn, 1st Vice President;  Anne McCammon, Corresponding and Courtesy Secretary; Kathy Easter, Treasurer and Mary Mitchell, President.

Not pictured: Recording Secretary, Lili Walsh


Our Board Members 2017-2018

Left to right:  Mary Mitchell, President; Patti Garretson, 1st Vice President; Karen Morse, Recording Secretary; Kathy Easter, Treasurer; and Claudia Chan- Shafer;

Not pictured:  Rachel Perlmutter, Caroline Meade and Pam Filley. 


Penny Pines

The Penny Pines Program sponsored by the USDA Forest Service enables Garden Clubs to contribute to the reforestation of our forests damaged by fires, insects and disease.  Our club contributions go towards our local Cleveland National Forest.  Each Penny Pines Plantation costs $68., and our club through donations made at our general meetings has sponsored three so far this year.  Three more were made through our club by club members.