Holiday Food Drive

Don’t Forget your donations for the Salvation Army!

Next meeting – November 19, 2019

Please bring nutritious, non perishable food for families in need in San Diego.


Canned meats, dry or canned beans, cereal, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter (no glass jars) canned soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta and infant formula.

Our Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Our Annual Scholarship Luncheon

And 50th Year Golden Anniversary! 

-Members Only-

May 21, 2019

Please join us for the La Jolla Garden Club’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 21, 2019 Social time: 11:30 • Seating for lunch: Noon

Cost: $40 due by May 10th

Vegetarian option:  Please indicate on your check

Your prompt check will confirm your reservation for the Luncheon. Please make your check payable to: The La Jolla Garden Club and mail it to:

Pam Filley – 2165 Via Don Benito –  LJ 92037 deadline is May 10.

Questions?  please contact: Pam Filley: @ [email protected] or Ann Miller @ [email protected]

or call:   858-456-2285

Visit The Japanese Friendship Garden!



TUESDAY, MARCH 26              10:00 AM

* 90-minute docent-led tour of this fabulous garden

*Just after their 12th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

*Cost: $12 or $10 for seniors (65+)

*Optional lunch (your cost) follows at the Prado restaurant in the park.

*This tour consists of the lower 7-acre canyon expansion area and includes these highlights:

Dry stone cascade – Cherry tree grove – Turtle island

Wooden bridges – Babbling stream – Waterfall

 Sitting Buddha sculpture – Inamori Pavilion

*Sign up at the February or March meeting or

Contact Ina Thompson at [email protected] or 858 220-5224.

Our Annual Holiday Tea!


Monarch School Clothing Drive 

We have a tradition of donating clothing to the children who

attend the Monarch School, the comprehensive K through 12 public school for home-less children in San Diego. This year there is a special need for clothing items listed below.  (New items only, please.) 

LJGC member Anita Lindberg, who volunteers at the school, will deliver our clothing donations to the school.   THANK YOU!

Boys’ shoes – Sizes 7 to 10.5

Girls’ leggings, black or grey – Sizes small to XXL

Boys’ and girls’ hoodies and jackets – All sizes

Spring Scholarship Luncheon

Our 3 very happy scholarship recipients  – they recieved a Scholarship AND a beautiful arrangement donated by Anne Holst, Wil Herring & Patricia JosephFrom L to R: 

Paula Hildebrandt, Southwestern College: Jenny Cunningham, MiraCosta College; and Alicia Raposa, Cuyamaca College.

The new Officers were installed at the Luncheon.

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

Not pictured:  Recording Secretary, Lili Walsh

Ann Miller wants to know how they made those Rosettes out of napkins!  After lunch we played bingo and 3 lucky ladies won these beautiful arrangements!  

Spring Garden Tour


“Where am I going on this glorious Journey?”

“To your house, of course”





For Members and Friends

April 17, 2018

Scholarship Fundraiser

$25 per person

Tour 3 diverse and beautiful gardens from 10 – 12:30

Then head to the Woman’s Club for Lunch after the tour.

(This fundraiser is in lieu of the Gardners Market)

All Proceeds go to Scholarships for 2019  – ticket price is 100% deductible 

  Caroline Meade • 1221 Torrey Pines Road • La Jolla, 92037

Make checks payable to:  La Jolla Garden Club 

A few photos from that day! See our facebook page for more.  And a fabulous lunch created by our talented and hard working members!

What a great success!

Huntington Gardens Field Trip!

Thursday February 8th!
Reserve your spot for the Huntington Gardens field trip!  Invite your friends to join us, too!  The trip is Thursday, February 8th, and the cost is $90 (includes everything (including tips for driver and docents), except lunch – details, below).  Please make checks out to: LJGC.
Deadline is Tuesday January 16th!
No refunds – its on rain or shine!
Please mail your check to: 
Kim Devoe
Details of trip: 
7 am meet luxury bus at Renaissance Towne Center (plenty of all-day free parking is available on Renaissance Ave) 
10 am arrival at Gardens. Our bus will be met by our docents, who will escort us to the entrance and take us on a 1-hour Estate Tour. Each docent group will have 8-10 members.  Part of the tour will involve walking on grass.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Wheelchairs are available.
12 noon lunch.  There are 2 main venues:
-The Rose Garden Tea Room:
$45, including tax and tip.  It is no longer a buffet, and reviews since this change have been mixed.  A reservation is required, so please let us know if you want to do the Tea Room lunch.
Cafe 1919:
There are 5 cafes inside, each featuring a different cuisine.  A whole meal is $20 or less, per the tour coordinator.  Her favorite is the yakatori chicken salad for $12.  Indoor and outdoor seating is available. No reservations.
-The Botanic Gardens encompass 120 acres, including more than a dozen principal garden areas for us to roam.  
-We are also welcome to visit the two Art Galleries on either side of the Rose Garden Tea Room, featuring European and American art, and special exhibits.
-The Library is open only to scholars – it contains an astounding seven million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books and 1.3 million photographs, prints and ephemera.
4 pm:  Board bus and head home
7 pm: Arrive at Renaissance Towne Center
We hope you will join us for this special day!
Contact Kim Devoe [email protected] or
Janie Foster [email protected]
for more info.

Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Our newly elected Board Members for 2017-2018

Mary Mitchel, President;  Patti Garrestson, 1st V.P.;  Karen Morse, Recording Secretary;  Kathy Easter, Treasurer; Claudia Chan-Shaffer, Corresponding & Courtesy Secretary


Right: Judy Terbeek and Lyn Tangedal present a gift to outgoing President, Kay Sanger

       Fun with Hats! to R Standing:

 Anita Lindberg, Gigi Orr, Robyn Bottomly, Peggy Magde; front row: Andi Mau and Roberta Saunders

Our new President, Mary Mitchel with our Scholarship Recipients:  La’toya Jackson, from Southwestern College, Michelle Conway from Cuyamaca College, and Olivia Miethke from Mira Costa College.

Weidners Potting Adventure

Monday • May 8th • 10:00am – 1:00pm

Get ready for the Gardeners’ market all in one place at one time!  Evelyn & Sabrina will help us choose plants and design and plant beautiful containers to sell at our Market.  We’ll purchase plants & pots (or bring your own pots) and they will supply the soil and design experience.  Then stay for our salad lunch in their picturesque setting.

Carpoolers meet at Ina’s: 1821 Calle Delicada at 9:30.

  695 Normandy Road, Encinitas

Be ready for the Market!

For more info email: [email protected]