Field Trips

We look forward to planning our Field Trips again soon. They will be posted right here when we do!



Dear La Jolla Garden Club Members,

In light of Covid-19,  the upcoming Bus Trips to visit notable gardens have been postponed, namely;

  1. The Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, CA has been postponed.

The trip was to be Monday, March 23, 2020.       

Details on refund options have been sent to those you expressed interest in the trip.

  1. Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar has been postponed.

The trip was to be Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Checks will be returned to all those who sent in their payments.

Emails have gone out to those who had expressed interest in these trips via the sign-up sheets, as well.

I’ll share updates at our LJGC meetings when the meetings reconvene about the timing to reschedule the trips to the beautiful Huntington Gardens and to the Sherman Gardens.

Stay safe and I hope you are able to spend time enjoying your own gardens after the wonderful rain we have had !


February 26th, 2020 – 11:00 am

A self drive/carpool trip to Kniffing’s Nursery in El Cajon – just 29 miles from La Jolla

Tour this family owned and operated nursery, established in 1927, today a wonderful nursery known for the largest selection of roses in San Diego County.

Opportunity to shop at take home treasures

Followed by lunch nearby at Grand Ole BBQ (also featured on the Food Network channel)

Sign up at the February meeting!

April 28, 2020

This is an exciting collaboration with LJ Community Center!

Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA

Bus Transportation • 8:30 am departure • return La Jolla approx. 4:00 pm

*Visit the Sherman Library which preserves books and documents relating to the history of southern California.

*Tour the nationally renowned botanic Gardens spanning 2.2 acres with a Docent.  Opportunity to visit their Gift Shop on the premises.

*Lunch at the Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens.

*Shop at Rodgers Gardens 

Casa Romantica:

Historic Home and Garden

San Clemente 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 

Tour begins at 11:00

We’ll visit the historic Spanish Colonial Revival home built in 1927 and Tour the Gardens with a Volunteer/Docent. The property is 2.5 acres of coastal gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  There will be a $5 per person admission fee – cash only, please.  We’ll visit their small gift shop after the tour.

Join in for lunch after the tour at a The Fisherman in San Clemente.

Self Drive or Carpool – 52 miles from La Jolla Sign up at the November meeting or by contacting Michele Samuels 

Past trips

La Jolla Garden Club Tour 

Meditation Garden at The Self-Realization Fellowship Center

*Visit the Meditation Gardens

*Opportunity to visit The Self-Realization Fellowship Book & Gift Shop: books, meditation guides, Indian arts & crafts, colorful saris, shawls, jewelry, and much more. Quite a large shop!

*Followed by Lunch at the Lotus Café in Encinitas. Wide assortment of salads, burgers & sandwiches, also chicken, fish and pasta choices. Range of vegetarian options (plus vegan, gluten free, etc.) and all-day breakfast options.

November 6, 2019   10:30 am

Encinitas, just 19 miles from La Jolla

Self-Drive or Carpool


The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park 

Tuesday March 26th, 2019 • 10:00 am

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

*Just after their 12th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

*Dry stone cascade – Cherry Tree Grove – Turtle Island Wooden Bridges –

*Babbling stream – Waterfall – Sitting Buddha sculpture – Inamori Pavilion

*Cost:  $12 or $10 for seniors (65 +)

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

 Contact Ina Thompson at: or call 858-220-5224