Past Meetings

Our next meeting is our annual luncheon!
See you there!  
Members only
April 16, 2024 – 1:00 pm
The La Jolla Womans Club
“The Modern Geranium” 
Jim Zemcik is a San DIego native and international known geranium breeder whose hybrids are available in both Europe and North America.  He has introduced a series of plants named after prominent San Diego individuals and his series of virtually pest free geraniums have become the official City of Flowers in several California cities. 
Come hear him speak and learn from this expert!
 Sales and Raffles will follow!
March 20th, 2023
1:00 pm
“Sparking Joy and Romancing the Ordinary with flowers!”
Karen Weir & Natalie Crain,
Two of our talented members have put together another great program for you! They’ll encourage you to forage in your own yard, and use your everyday items as containers. They’ll give you tips on arranging flower bouquets, and they’ll discuss how to use the color wheel to enhance your arrangements. You’ll be inspired to try something new, bringing a bit of magic to your creations!
“Envisioning a sustainable and inclusive Balboa Park”
Our Meeting begins at 1:00 pm February 20, 2024
Our speaker will be Elizabeth C. Babcock, Ph.D,  she is the President and CEO of Forever Balboa Park, the city of San Diego;s nonprofit partner in sustaining and enhancing Balboa Park.  She works with the city of San Diego and other partner organizations to raise the park’s profile, and strives to provide exceptional experiences for the parks millions of visitors.  
January 16, th 2024 – 1:00 pm
Expert Rose Care!
Josh Kniffing from the famous Kniffing Nursery  will be our speaker.  Kniffings is a family owned business started in 1927.
 Josh will share his vast knowledge on rose care as well as his recommendations on rose selection for our coastal climate.
 Our meeting will begin promptly at 1:00, come early, meet your friends and get a front row seat!
November 21, 2023 – 1:00 pm We meet at the La Jolla Womans Club
7791 Draper – La Jolla
We’ll feature Niki Vollrath.
Program Topic:  Earth Friendly Gardens
Our speaker begins promptly at 1:00pm
How earth friendly is your garden?  The things you do in your garden have wide-ranging impacts.  Come and learn about gardening practices that you can adopt to make your garden more earth friendly.
Niki is a certified master gardener and member of the Master Gardner Association of San Diego County.
She holds a B.S. in Soil Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a M.S. in Tropical Agriculture from University of Hawaii – Manoa.  After working as a Soil Scientist in Hawaii and California, she decided to stay home and raise her family. Currently she resides in Ranch Penasquitos, with her husband, children and her dog, Crosby.
Her gardening interests include soil health, landscape design and earth friendly gardens.
If you make at least one significant change such as proper irrigation or mulching it can have positive effects on you, your garden and the wildlife around you.
We’ll welcome
Karen England
owner of Edge Hill Herb Farm
She’ll talk about the “Herb of the Year” – Come  learn what this years herb is!
September 19th, 2023 1:00 pm
La Jolla Woman’s Club
What is an herb?
An herb is a useful plant, useful for cooking, crafting decoration and medicine.  Did you know Roses are an herb?   When grown organically they are a quintessential herb!   Learn more from Karen at our September meeting!
April 18th 2023
1:00 pm – La Jolla Womans Club
“Orchid Growing in San DIego”
We are so lucky to welcome Debby Halliday, the current President of the San DIego County Orchid Society.

excellent habitat for a wide variety of orchids.  There are many you can grow on a patio or balcony with just a little shade to protect them from the full sun.  I will present a lecture with slides about orchid growing in general, with an emphasis on the orchids you can grow well either in your house or outdoors.  I will also bring an assortment of good outdoor orchids to show you.  There will be a handout list of the orchids we discuss and plenty of time for questions.”   Debby Halliday

February 21, 2023
1:00 pm @ The La Jolla Womans Club
Our meeting starts promptly at 1:00
Two of Our very talented Members will show you how to make creative arrangements with what you have!
Our Speakers are first, then our general meeting.
Our social time is next with homemade goodies from a new team of members each month!
Join the fun!
We welcome new members!
“Successful Houseplant Care”
January 17th, 2023
1:00 pm
La Jolla Womans Club
Our Speaker is Mia Carville former owner of Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach
Now Mia is a Garden Designer and Landscape Consultant – but her talk will be about house plants since January is a great month to brighten the inside of our homes.
Mia’s program will start promptly at 1:00pm –
Come early socialize with your Garden Friends, get a good seat and buy some raffle tickets!  You might be the lucky winner of a beautiful new houseplant!

Indoor houseplants next to a window in a beautifully designed home or flat interior.

Our Holiday Tea is for members only
(But there’s still time to join!)
November 15, 2022
1:00 pm
La Jolla Woman’s Club
7791 Draper Ave * La Jolla
We’ll welcome Carvill Veech, a National Garden Club Master Flower Show Judge
Creative is the word that describes Carvill Veech.  She is an avid gardener, multi-award winning floral designer, teacher and Master Gardener.  She is creative, original and innovative.  She encourages you to think outside the norm when choosing arrangement colors and containers.
You might be the lucky raffle winner – her creations will be raffled off after her
Our presentations start promptly at 1:00, so come a bit early, catch up with your garden friends, buy a raffle ticket and find your seat!  
Guests are welcome to come see what we are all about !
October 18th, 2022
1:00 pm
The La Jolla Womans Club
Our Speaker, Annika Nabors will focus on
Pollinator Gardening
 Come for the friends, the raffles, the goodies and the learning!
 September 20, 2022
1:00 pm at the La Jolla Woman’s Club
We’ll welcome
Bethany Falefitu from
the Floral Palette! A Fabulous new store in LA Jolla.
Her Program will be:
“How to Create a Festive Autumn Tablescape”
Join us! Our Programs begin promptly at 1:00 Come early, chat with friends and get ready to enjoy the afternoon!
Next up is Our May Luncheon!  
May 17, 2022  11:30 am:
your invite:


April 19, 2022 – 1:00 pm

Our Speaker will begin promptly at 1:00 pm – Please join us!
We’re so lucky to welcome Mary Friestedt, Master Gardner. Her passion for gardening and The Natural World will energize you to get out
in your garden this spring!
Then we’ll have a brief business meeting, and discuss the Boutique we’ll have
at the Secret Garden Tour. Then stay for our social time with friends.
March 15, 2022
1:00 Program 
in person! 
Masked & vaccinated members are Welcome!
@ The La Jolla Womans Club
Katie Chvistek from Bloomers will show us how to make 3 beautiful Spring arrangements
and we’ll raffle them off – you might be a big winner!

Get there early Katie’s  program will start promptly at 1:00 pm!
our business meeting will 
follow and our Social Time will begin at 2:30.
We’ll be serving treats made by our members out on the Veranda. 
Join us!

Tuesday February 15th
1:00 pm
We will meet in person at the La Jolla Woman’s Club!  Masked & Vaccinated members are welcome!
We’ll welcome Linda Bressler
her presentation will be:
“Plants for Slopes, Shade and Difficult Places”

Grand Prize Winner

2012 Garden of the Year

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine

Linda has been a Landscape Designer for over thirty years.  She has horticulture and landscape design certificates from George Washington University, Cuyamaca College, and Howard Community College. She is also a  liscenced C-27 Landscape Contractor.
Linda’s program will start promptly at 1:00 pm, our business meeting will 
begin at 2:00 and our Social Time will begin at 2:30.
We’ll be serving treats made by our members out on the Veranda.
Please join us!
“Flowers for the New Year”
January 18th, 2022  1:00 pm
 Our speaker is Eileene Bogard, a certified florist from Mission Hills Florist.
 She studied Floral Design at Cuyamaca College and has participated in the San Diego Museum of Art “Art Alive” for 7 years. She has also volunteered with Rene Van Rems at the San Diego Botanical Gardens for their yearly Gala.  
She is well qualified to
show us how to enhance the flowers we purchase at our local stores.  She’ll provide 5 Floral Arrangements, discuss container choices and the good news is: they will be
raffled off at the end of her presentation!
Meeting Agenda:
Speaker  1:00 pm
Break & check cars for tickets:  1:50 pm
Business Meeting:  2:00 pm
Social with homemade treats by a committee from our
membership:    2:30 pm
See you all there!
Nutcracker Sweets!
Tuesday December 14th, 2021
 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Our Next Meeting will be our Annual Holiday Tea
 members only!
 Please remember to bring your donation for the Monarch School!!
Scroll down for details.
Our Speaker for November is Robin Rivet
Her Topic is
Robin Rivet 
Is both a Certified Master Gardener and Certified Arborist. She writes columns for the SD Horticulture Society and is trained in landscape architecture and design. Her focus is on ecological plant management.  
She will discuss various color theories, while highlighting specific plants adapted to our region.
 She has selected plants that will give you the most bang for your buck!
Please welcome her on November 16 2021  She speaks @ 1:00 pm 
Our meeting will be inside the Woman’s Club.  We welcome all our fully
vaccinated members & guests.  Our chairs will be well spaced and masks will be encouraged inside.  Please RSVP to Jan Morris if you plan to come.
We’ll enjoy goodies baked by a committee of our members outside on our patio.
Come join in the learning and fun !
October 19, 2021   1:00 pm 
will be our October Speaker.  Betty is a revered floriculture instructor, 
lecturer and floral business consultant serving the Southern California
floral industry.  Betty delivers fun and unique floral demonstrations, and will give us ideas for our own fall arrangements.
Our meeting will be outside on the deck of the Woman’s Club, chairs will be spaced and we will follow all CDC & Woman’s Club rules.  
Join us at 1:00 when our Speaker begins her program.  Then we’ll have our brief business meeting.   After that we’ll share homemade treats from our members and enjoy our social hour!
        Join US!
“Air Plants”
 September 21st
1:00 pm
We look forward to welcoming our vaccinated members back to 
The La Jolla Womans Club – in person!!  
We will meet outside on the deck to the right of the front door.  Your chairs will be spaced and we will follow all CDC & Woman’s Club’s rules. 
 Our guest speaker will be 
Andy Cuffel,  the owner of Cuffel Farms, 
Andy is passionate about Air Plants.  He loves educating others about them, and  can’t wait to share what he knows!
“Air plants challenge everything we know about most plants;  no soil,  no pot,  endless possibilities.”  
 Please mark your calendar for our first real meeting in person for a long time.  How wonderful it will be to visit with our gardening friends again, and learn more about our favorite pastime – gardening!
Our Speaker will start at 1:00,  we’ll have our  business meeting and then gather together  over home made treats made by your very own Board & Committee chairs!
See you Tuesday !*
* CDC & Woman’s Club rules will apply



Bonnie Manon presented our March 16th Meeting it was fabulous!

She took us to Provence!



Bonnie and her husband, John Manion, have spent two decades transforming what once was a neglected acre of land into a beautiful petite Provence, complete with a flock of spoiled chickens, boxwood topiary gardens, an olive grove, an orchard, a potager, a vineyard, and award-winning wines. Experience first hand South France in Southern California at Domaine de Manion.  


We were delighted to welcome Bonnie to our Zoom meeting – Step into Provence!




“Growing Herbs for Cooking”

February 16, 2021. 2:00 pm

We’ll welcome Carolyn Kinnon,

Instructional Associate in Horticulture at Mira Costa College 


Carolyn will focus on herbs that can be grown in containers and small spaces.

Since receiving her degree in Environmental Horticulture Science from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, she has worked for more than 25 years in horticulture at Mira-Costa College. 

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Holiday Centerpieces!



Tuesday October 20th, 2020

2:00 pm – Zoom

Koby’s Garden Alchemy

“Pots and Planters: Living jewel boxes and Treasure chests”

We are happy to welcome Koby Hall, Garden Designer, Horticulturist and Artist.  Koby invites us to tour an impressive array of garden Pots and Planter Tableaus.  He has developed a unique brand of “Garden Alchemy” coalescing knowledge and nuance into practical and beautiful presentations.  Koby has 30 years of hands on experience with design here in Southern California.  He says his gardens are part of the party – not just wallpaper!

For more information his website is:

Brought to you by Zoom and the La Jolla Community Center.



September 22, 2020

 2:00 pm

Bulbs!   Our Speaker for September , member Julia Chimento will talk about Bulbs you’ll want to plant for those beautiful Spring blooms !

February 18th, 2020

1:00 pm La Jolla Woman’s Club 

David Ross, one of the famous voices from “Garden Talk Radio” on KFMB AM 760, horticulture expert,  and all around fun guy will bring a rare blend of humor, enthusiasm and insight to our February Program.  Do NOT miss this one!  Our Program starts promptly at 1:00 pm.

 David is one of the guys answering questions on Saturday mornings from 6:00 am – 7:00 am.  David has had a passion for horticulture since he was in first grade.  He’s been with Walter Andersen Nursery since 1989, so it would be hard to find something green that David cannot help flourish.   He loves your questions!  You can email him at [email protected]. – or ask him at our meeting!

1:00 pm Speaker

2:00 pm Business meeting

2:30 Tea & homemade goodies by a team of our talented members 


January 21st, 2020

1:00 pm

The  La Jolla Woman’s Club 

Janet Gentile from Janet Gentile Florals will be our January Speaker.

Janet is a Legendary  LaJolla Floral Designer.  She started Bloomers in 1981, since selling it in 1984 she has concentrated on Special Events and Weddings

Janet will demonstrate how to make floral hostess gifts, small arrangements and nosegays! We will raffle off her delightful creations.

Join us!


Our Annual Holiday Tea 

Tuesday December 17th, 2019

1:00 – 3:00 pm

The La Jolla Woman’s Club 

Members only, please


Each year our generous Club brings items for the Monarch School youth. This year the school is in need of shoes for both boys and girls. All sizes between boys and girls 11 to adult size 11 are needed.  Thank you for your participation.

A check as a donation would be happily accepted as well.

Please RSVP to Mary Mitchell by December 9th:

 [email protected]


November 19, 2019 Orchids!

Chuck McClung has so much to say about orchids he wrote a book!  

and its just what we all want to know:  

and its just what we all want to know:  

“How to Make Orchids Rebloom”

CHuck’s vast knowledge covers many realms.  Come meet him and share in his knowledge.  

Bonus!   Bring your orchid for a consultation after the Program.

Our meetings begin promptly at 1:00 with our Speaker –

Come learn, stay for our meeting and join in our Social time with homemake yummy treats made by our members!


October meeting will be 15, 2019 – 1:00 pm

“Container Gardening”

 Sue Nessel, Garden Consultant from Armstrong in Delmar will speak to us about Container Gardening.   Her lifelong love of gardening and her Armstrong Nursery experience has made her an expert in growing roses, and tomatoes. She’ll also talk about some of the best veggies to grow here in the fall.  And, her water-wise gardening tips will help you to be more water-wise in your own garden.


She’ll have hand-outs, bring gift-cards and coupons along with plants to raffle. Come learn from her!


Our Speaker begins at 1:00 pm followed by a question & answer period.  Our business meeting is next then our Social Time follows – See you on the 15th!


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 Deadline is 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 – La Jolla 92037

or call:   858-456-2286

Spring Garden Tour 

for Members and Friends

April 16th, 2019

Blooms, Birds, Beautiful Gardens and Raffles Galore

Fundraiser $30. per person

“Where am I going on this glorious journey?”  “To your house of course”

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Tour four gardens from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm • Return to the Woman’s Club for Raffles and Light refreshments.  

All Proceeds go to Horticultural Scholarships and La Jolla Enhancement Projects.

Make checks payable to La Jolla Garden Club and mail to:

Claudia Chan-Shafer, 6266 Castejon Drive, La Jolla, 92037

Exciting News!

We have a generous donor!

Any amount you pay over the $30. will be matched by our donor until the matching total reaches $2,500.

Please give as you can!

March 19, 2019

1:00 pm 

One of the club’s long time favorites is returning!

Dean Turney (of Camellia fame) will return this time with Begonias.  He’ll bring samples of unusual types, new varieties and all your favorites.  Learn where to plant them and how to care for them.

Dean will bring 3 Begonias for our raffle. Come early and purchase your raffle tickets. Dean will speak at 1:00 pm, then we’ll have our business meeting at 2:00 and end with our Social time with goodies prepared by a committee of our talented members.

Join us!  All guests are welcome – If you come to two meetings  and like the club, we’d love for you to join!



  Green Meadow Growers

February 19, 2019 • 1:00 pm

Green Meadow Growers is a wholesale grower who has produced ornamental grasses, perennials, and succulents since 2001.  The owner Mike will be our speaker in February.  He’ll talk about sedges, sedums and grasses – this is about texture and movement.

 Mike will have tables of samples, plants for sale and some to donate to our raffle.  Come learn about these special low-growing ground covers and what they can do for your garden.

The La Jolla Woman’s Club • 7791 Draper Avenue • La Jolla • CA

Speaker • Business Meeting • Social Tea

“Houseplant Revival”

January 15th, 2019

1:00pm @ La Jolla Woman’s Club

7791 Draper • La Jolla

We’ll welcome Charles Anacker from Armstrong Garden Centers

January is a great time to reassess our indoor gardens.  Charles is an animated, entertaining, fun and knowledgeable gardener who will focus on indoor plants, and will highlight the important way to select a location for any plant you bring home –  High, Medium or Low Light.

He’ll bring plants to show, tell and sell and three will be donated for our raffle.

 Don’t miss this informative and fun Program!

Our speaker starts promptly at 1:00, followed by a question and answer period. After a break, we have our short, informative business meeting and then of course our social tea provided by a committee of members.  Catch up with all your garden friends after the Holidays!

“Home for the Holidays”

Its our annual Holiday Tea! 

 December 11th – 1:00 pm

La Jolla Woman’s Club

 Dress for the Holidays

Don’t forget your donations for the Monarch School

click on Club News for details

November 20th, 2018

1:00 pm • La Jolla Woman’s Club 


It’s our 50th Anniversary come celebrate with us!

Bare Roots to Full Bloom” –  will be our lecture next month Celebrating 50 years of the La Jolla Garden Club”

We are honored to welcome Nancy Carol Carter, a horticultural historian and frequent community speaker.  She is associate editor of California Garden magazine, and serves on the boards of San Diego Floral Association and California Garden and Landscape History Society and volunteers with several Balboa Park and community groups.  Stay after her lecture and enjoy our social tea time with treats!

Also! Don’t forget!  our 8th Annual Food Drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry

Please bring nutritious, nonperishable food to our next meeting. Canned meats, peanut butter (no glass!) canned soup and vegetables, dried beans and rice are all needed.  Thank You!

Remember to fill those bags!  Thank you Craig for making it so easy.

Past Meetings~

Bridget’s Blooms is coming!

Bridget from Bridgets’s Blooms will show us how to make a holiday wreath and two lucky members will be selected to learn right alongside Bridgit.

This will be fun and instructive – Don’t miss it!

October 16th – 2018 – 1:00 pm

The La Jolla Woman’s Club

7791 Draper Avenue – La Jolla, CA  92037

The very talented Bridget Lindroth Oleata owns Bridget’s Blooms on Torrey Pines Road here in La Jolla, she will bring her 30 years of experience to our club on October 16th at 1:00 pm.

Please join us for her presentation, a question and answer period, and our short business meeting.  Immediately following this is our social with homemade treats from talented members who not only garden, but are pretty good cooks! 


Past Meetings

September 18th, 2018 • 1:00 pm

 La Jolla Woman’s Club 

7741 Draper Avenue • La Jolla, CA

Noel Tribbey, AIFD!

We are pleased to announce that Noel Tribbey, AIFD will be our September Speaker!   Noel is a delightful and talented Floral Designer who has been in the business for over 30 years.  He owns his own Floral Design Company, where he does interiors, weddings, corporate events merchandising and display.  He has more awards and honors than I have room to mention here.   Noel will show us the way the Pros do:

 “Good, Better, Best”  come see what this is all about!

Visitors are welcome.

Our speaker starts at 1:00 pm followed by a question and answer period, a brief Garden Club meeting and then our casual tea where we’ll catch with up with all our Garden friends after a summer in the garden.

♥Past Meetings♥


Our next meeting is our

Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Members Only 

April Garden Tour !


Our next meeting April 17, 2018 will be a Garden Tour!

We’re Visiting 3 Beautiful Members Gardens from 10 – 12:30 followed by a delicious lunch & brief meeting at the La Jolla Woman’s Club. Friends are welcome! 

This Fundraiser will raise money for our Scholarships.  

Send your $25. tax-deductible check to: Caroline Meade at 1221 Torrey Pines Rd•La Jolla 92037

questions: call Pam 858-456-2285


Camellias!  Winter Blooming Wonders! March 20, 2018 – 1:00 pm – we’ll hear from an expert, learn all about the beautiful camellia and order our favorites from the World Famous Nuccio’s Nursery.

Dean Turney,  past President of the San Diego Camellia Society knows everything there is to know about these beautiful and easy to grow winners,  he’ll show us beautiful specimens – order your favorites!

Dean will speak at 1:00 pm,  then we have our short business meeting. Next is the fun part with coffee and treats made by a committee of members – always a fun afternoon, and guests are always invited!



We’ll welcome Jackie from Jackie and the Beanstalk. Jackie is a Master Gardener, Landscape Expert and Garden Stager.  She loves Edible Gardens, and does extensive garden consulting.

Looking for a little help in your garden? Need some new ideas and not sure where to start?

Come to our February meeting! Blank spaces?  Leggy bushes?  Jackie is full of ideas!

We’ll be raffling off a One-Hour Consulation with Jackie – maybe you’ll be the lucky winner!

Our Speaker starts promptly at 1:00, followed by a short business meeting. Next we enjoy social time with members and guests with yummy treats made by a changing committee of talented members.

 Join us!


Presented by our very

own Barbara Starkey

January 16th, 2018 • 1:00 pm

La Jolla Woman’s Club 

Our Speaker starts promptly at 1:00 followed by a short business meeting.  Next we enjoy a social time with goodies prepared by a changing committee of members.

Join us!

It’s Time for our Holiday Tea!

Members Only, Please  

Please bring your unwrapped Monarch School Donations to the Holiday Tea

This year they need:

•New Underwear for high school girls sizes 5, 6 & 7

•T-shirt Bras of all sizes

•Boxer Underwear for men in sizes S, M & L

•  Sox • Hoodie Jackets • Sweatshirts

Evelyn from Weidners Gardens will have great ideas for your Holiday decorating.  She’ll also bring the newest Pointsettia’s to show and sell! Weidners Gardens is a unique destination nursery and show garden.


For many years our club has gone to Weidners to pot up our plants for the Gardeners Market  but this time Evelyn is coming to us!  She is a La Jolla Garden Club Favorite!  Don’t miss her!

Tuesday, November 21 • 1:00 pm

7791 Draper Avenue • La Jolla

Join us as we greet Evelyn; have a short business meeting; then enjoy a Social Time with coffee, tea and goodies!

 And…..Don’t forget!!

At our November meeting we will collect for the 8th Annual Salvation Army Food Drive 

Suggestions:  Peanut Butter, canned tuna, chicken, vegetables,  soups, or fruit and any whole grain cereals

Contact: Natalie Crain & Craig Schniepp

Terri Cornell from Majestic Floral 

 will be our Speaker.

 Join us on October 17, 2017 1:00 pm

La Jolla Woman’s Club 7791 Draper • LJ

She’ll have great ideas for your fall table!

 For 18 years Terri has been a self-employed Floral Designer and Gardener.  For some very lucky people Terri visits their homes each week updating, refreshing and creating for them. She decorates for Parties and does the amazing florals at The Lot each week.  This is where one of our sharp-eyed members first spotted her talented work!

flowers inspire her!

September 19, 2017

1:00 pm

The La Jolla Woman’s Club

7791 Draper Ave • La Jolla

“Tips for our Fall Gardens” 

The owners of Anderson’s La Costa Nursery, Marc Smith and Mariah will be our speakers

See you tomorrow!

Marc and his wife Mariah are passionate co-owners of this charming independent retail nursery and garden design center, which offers a wide selection of hard to find and rare plants aside from the everyday favorites, a greenhouse full of tropical indoor plants, a wide selection of pottery, fountains and garden décor.  They will bring plants to sell and 3 beautiful specimens will be auctioned off!

Bonus:  La Jolla Garden Club members will get a 10% discount every day! 

•Gardening tips for late summer

• Updating our gardens for fall

• Pest Control

       Anderson’s offers us a 10% discount every day!

400 La Costa Avenue • Encinitas, CA  92024

760-753-3153  •

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April 18th, 2017 •  1:00 pm img_3147

La Jolla Woman’s Club

 7791 Draper Ave • LJ

Join us for our next meeting!   At 2:00 pm we’ll welcome Chrissy from Green Gardens.  She’ll be giving us design ideas for our Gardeners Market in May.

At our informative business meeting we’ll learn all the fun events the Club has planned and of course at our Social Hour and Tea we catch up with our all garden friends.

See you on April 18th ~Guests are Welcome!


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March 21st, 2017  •  1:00 pm

Join us for a fun program where members will do what we all do:  create floral arrangements for our homes!

 Whether we are doing an arrangement for our dining  or entry tables or filling a pretty vase with treasures from our gardens we all experiment everyday.

Come see what our talented members will do!

Caroline Meade and Lili Walsh 


We meet at the La Jolla Woman’s Club

7791 Draper Ave • La Jolla, CA 92037

Our speakers begin promptly at 1:00, followed by our informative business meeting, then we enjoy a social hour with treats, coffee & tea made by a committee of members


~~~Past Meetings~~~

February 28th, 2017 *

1:00 pm   

 * note the date!  

farmer-royWe’ll meet “Farmer Roy”

Roy Wilburn, Master Gardener and Director of Horticulture at Sunshine Care Facility in Poway.  Roy tends 5 organic gardens producing both fruit and vegetables for the residents and those in need in the Poway area.  He’s also responsible for maintaining the beautiful greenhouse, fruit tree orchards, Memorial Rose Garden and landscaping of the 32-acre facility.

Roy’s talk will be about preparing your Spring Vegetable Garden!

Join us!

~~Past Meetings~~

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Join us at our January 17th meeting at 1:00 pm

We’ll Welcome 

Fred A. Miyahari Bonsai & Designimgres

 Fred will discuss Bonsai care, design and maintenance

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This is a Members Only Meeting


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November 15, 2016

 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Program:  Holiday Arrangements

   Come learn how to make your table special this season! Kristen Tebbetts,   from Bloomers will be showing us how!

 Fun part: We will raffle off 4 of her beautiful arrangements!

 7th Annual Food Drive!holiday-ilex-hydrangea-tall-floral

We will again be collecting for the Salvation Army Food Pantry

Please bring nutritious, nonperishable food to our November 15th meeting.

Peanut butter (no glass jars) canned tuna and chicken, whole grain cereals, canned vegetables and fruit, canned soup, dried beans and rice are needed.

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Meet Debra Lee Baldwin

(the queen of succulents!)

We are so lucky to have this very special photojournalist and author join us – invite your friends, yes even non-members!  Her talk is entitled “Succulent Garden Solutions” 

Book Signing Follows

October 18, 2016 • 1:00 pm

check out her website:  Debra Lee Baldwin


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Tiger Palafox from Mission Hills Nursery

will be our Guest Speaker


Tiger Palafox is a manager at Mission Hills Nursery. San Diego’s most experienced nursery founded in 1910 by Kate Sessions. Along with working at the nursery Tiger manages the nurseries design, build, maintain portion of the nursery. Being on the front lines in the industry allows him to keep up with hot topics. The biggest topic now is food in the landscape. People want more than beauty out of the garden. Citrus trees, Passion vines, Guava bushes are all great ways to create a edible landscape. Tiger will teach you what plants to use and which to look out for. Also pest problems and solutions to keep your garden the green side up.

Come join us, guests are welcome!

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Tuesday April 19th, 2016 @ 1:00pm!

We’ll welcome Patsy Eppler, the popular Floral Designer from Green Gardens Nursery.  Patsy has been a floral designer for over 40 years and is no stranger to the La Jolla Garden Club. In past years she has given many helpful demonstrations on how to prepare and present beautiful arrangements.  She incorporates flowers, succulents, herbs and vegetables into her creative arrangements.  Patsy will show us how driftwood, moss and other accessories can make your arrangements the perfect thing for Mother’s Day!

Next, we’ll have our business meeting followed by a Social Hour with treats provided by our members. 

Visitors Welcome!

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We had a wonderful meeting on March 15, 2016 here is follow-up information about the care of Proteas:

Care of your new Protea

March 15th, 2016  • 1:00pm • La Jolla Woman’s Club Have you even wondered if you could grow the beautiful and exotic protea? Now is your chance to find out. The La Jolla Garden Club March program is on the Strange and Beautiful Protea. Mel Resendiz, from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers will be our speaker. Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers was established in 1999 and is now one of California’s largest supplier of South African and Australian floral products and plants. They grow over 200 varieties at their nursery in Fallbrook, California.

Mel Resendize will talk about the history of the protea, the different varieties, how to grow and care for protea. He will also bring bouquets and various protea plants to sell. Check our their informational website


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January 19th, 2016 • 1:00 pm

will be the first meeting in our new home!

The La Jolla Woman’s Club at 7791 Draper Avenue


We’ll welcome our guest speaker, Michele Spence.   She lives in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where she enjoys giving workshops and programs in Floral Design. Her passion is encouraging garden club members to understand the mechanics of floral design so they may enjoy it as much as she does.  She is also an avid gardener, and loves spending several months a year in La Jolla.

She has twice executed floral designs for The Longwood Garden Special Events,  and she frequently interprets artifacts at the academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  Next month she will be decorating “Rooms in Bloom” for Fairmount Park Houses. She exhibits at judged shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK and the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Lucky for us she will make 4 Floral arrangements and we’ll get to raffle them off!

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Our Members Only Annual Holiday Tea

December 15th, 2015 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Alta La Jolla Clubhouse 

1570 Alta La Jolla Drive

Bring your donations for the Monarch School

•Enjoy a Special Holiday Gardening Reading by some of our talented members 

•Try all the yummy Holiday treats!


Arrangement by our multi-talented President Caroline Meade

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Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Fruit, Vegetable & Floral Arrangements

1:00 pm Tuesday November 17th, 2015 • LJ Lutheran Church

Adelaides Co-owner and Creative Director Larry Anhorn will not only create seasonal arrangements but we will be raffling them off after his demonstration.

Larry is from the Pacific Northwest and grew up in a family of farmers and gardeners.  He has been in the floral industry even as a youngster competing in the local garden club chapter’s competition.  His design vision is one of fun and whimsy that constantly changes while playing with shape, texture, negative space, color and contrasts.  He has been featured in several publications, has spoken to many groups about design, and has worked with many talented floral designers. He has also provided floral services for many of Southern California’s celebrity family’s and businesses.

Don’t miss Larry’s demonstration!

 Food Drive! Next Meeting!

Please bring your wholesome, nonperishable food for our 6th Annual Food Drive

some suggestions:  peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned soups:  chicken, tomato or vegtable

Thank You!

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“Growing Orchids for Dummies”

Followed by a “Potting Party!”

Chuck McClung from Walter Andersen Nursery

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October 20, 2015 • 1:00 pm • 7111 La Jolla Blvd

Re-bloom your Orchids with Proper Re-potting!

Demonstration & Workshop

Come join Chuck McClung, local botanist, gardener, and resident orchid expert at Walter Anderson Nursery, and learn everything you need to know about re-potting and re-blooming orchids.  Chuck will share the five common reasons orchids fail to re-bloom.  Since one of the reasons is improper re-potting Chuck will share his secrets on how to do it right.

After refreshments Chuck will stay on and lead an orchid re-potting workshop. Bring your orchids & questions & Chuck will help you re-pot them!

Workshop Details:  

Cost:  $5. per orchid   (no cymbidiums, please)

This workshop will be limited to orchids in 8″ pots & smaller

Potting media is included in the cost

Bring your spare pots