Its almost Holiday Tea Time!

The Monarch School is in need of the following items

New underwear for high school girls sizes 5, 6 & 7

T-shirts bras of all sizes

New boxer underwear for little boys and underwear for little girls

New boxer underwear for men in sizes S, M & L


Hoodie jackets or sweatshirts

The top 4 items are most needed • please bring unwrapped

Thanking you in advance for your generosity!

Field Trip Fun!

Mark these dates – don’t miss these great Field Trips!

Friday, November 3, 2017
Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens Fallbrook
8:30 am • 3:00pm

Join us for a private docent-led tour of Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens. This visually stun- ning botanical garden consists of 18 acres, including a waterfall and ponds. In bloom 365 days a year, gardens transition from lush and tropical, to drought tolerant Mediterranean, to formal color-beds of annuals and perennials. Grand Tradition is a very popular wedding event venue and for several years has been open to the public. Stroll with us and learn about the garden’s history and evolution. For more information, visit their website:

After a garden tour, gardeners are always hungry; so we will have lunch together at the nearby Garden Center Café.

Cost: Admission fee of $7.50 or $5.00 (55 or over) plus $1 for tour. Please bring cash to pay for admission and your lunch.

8:30 am Carpool from Ina Thompson’s home, 1821 Calle Delicada, La Jolla

10:00 am Docent Tour •  11:30 am Lunch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday, February 8, 2018

San Marino, CA
7:00am – 7:00pm

Take a bus with us to visit the amazing Huntington Library and Gardens. After a private hour- long docent tour of the Estate Gardens, we encourage you to enjoy “the aristocratic tradition of English tea service with a distinctive California twist” in the Rose Garden Tea Room. Or you may choose a more casual lunch at another location on the Hungtington grounds. You are then free to explore the world-class botanical gardens, as well as the art and book collections of The Hungtington. For more information, visit their website:

Cost: approximately $80-90 for admission, docent tour and bus. Price for the tea service is $35 plus tip and tax, and reservations are required.

7:00 am leave La Jolla (site to be determined) 10:00 am Docent Tour
12:00 pm Lunch

4:00 pm leave Huntington for return.

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:

Social In The Garden!

Come explore Claudia Chan-Shaffer’s amazing garden.

Wait until you see all the special things she has “hidden” in her yard!


April 27th, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Join your Garden Club friends for a casual social time, tour of Claudia’s Garden, refreshments and fun!



Balboa Park Garden Tour

 Wednesday March 29th, 2017

Meet at Ina’s at 10:00am to carpool or meet us at Balboa Park in the Courtyard of the House of Hospitality in front of the Prado at 10:30am

Sign up at the March Meeting or

Contact Natalie Crain for more information:

palmcanyon_artistic_visuals4 alcazar_2 We’ll meet our Docent, the CEO of the Balboa Park Conservancy at 10:30 and he will lead us on a walking tour of the Park. It will include information about the history and future care of Balboa Park. 

Then lunch at the Prado at 11:30!


January Field Trip-A Country Adventure


Save the date!  January 25th, 2017 –  Meet at Ina’s @ 8:45. We’re headed to Fallbrook for a Country Adventure to tour Patrick Anderson’s colorful & unique succulent garden, plan on visiting 2 nurseries and enjoying lunch at The Garden Cafe with Patrick!

Contact Natalie for more information @ 858-272-3875 or

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Monarch School Donations


At our Holiday Tea, The La Jolla Garden Club will again be collecting donations for the Monarch School of San Diego.  For more information about this school for homeless children, please visit their website:

This year they have requested donations of the following items:

Please bring them unwrapped

New little girls canvas shoes sizes 10 to 5

Little boy jeans 10-12 skinny or straight leg

New little boy shoes sizes 1, 1.5, 2. 2.5

New little girl underwear sizes 4-6-8