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 kimdevoe@me.com or
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: nfcrain@gmail.com

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:  nfcrain@gmail.com

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  nfcrain@gmail.com

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