Southern California
Garden Club
Established June 13, 1927

  • 115 Members
  • Founded June 13, 1927
  • Charter Member of
    California Garden Clubs, Inc.,
    December 1931

“Spice Up Your Life with Garden Club”


The longest established, largest and most active garden club in the San Fernando Valley invites YOU to become a member.

Southern California Garden Club meets the
third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 A.M. at the

Sepulveda Garden Center - 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino

Click here to join!


Proud member of:

Proud charter member of California Garden Clubs




2018 So Cal Garden Club

- Scholarship Applications -

Available now!

This year the Southern California Garden Club is pleased to announce a unique scholarship options for senior high school students continuing to college and current university students already enrolled in agricultural science or horticulture related curricular areas.

Each year the Southern California Garden Club offers at least three scholarships to qualified students in the amount of up to $1000 each.

Click below to review requirements and download the 2018 Scholarship Application:

Click here for the MSWord version

Click here for the PDF version

The application must be postmarked by April 1, 2018.

The scholarship recipient will be notified in May 2018 and then awarded at our club meeting held at the Sepulveda Garden Center, Encino in June 2018.

Rosemary Ecker, Scholarship Committee



"It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

DATE OF EVENT: Monday, June 25, 2018

TIME OF EVENT: 7:45 5:30 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: Sepulveda Garden Center

FEE: $75 – includes lunch.

Registration required by June 15 –

Southern California Garden Club is pleased to sponsor an Educational Event open to everyone which will also serve as an NGC Tri-Refresher.  “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is intended to look at our world through the neighborhood and community frame of reference and will feature eight lectures (by six instructors) and interactive exercises covering an analytical look at our neighborhoods, including our backyards, community and school gardens and the new urban forest.


An NGC Tri-Refresher allows NGC Environmental, Gardening and Landscape Design Consultants in good standing to refresh their credentials.  They may refresh for credit as often as once each calendar year and must refresh by the end of the fifth calendar year after becoming a consultant or last refreshing.  This refresher is important to all consultants, but especially to those whose credentials are due to lapse on December 31, 2018.  It is the only California opportunity to refresh in 2018 currently scheduled.  Check with your CGCI schools chairmen: Shane Looper (Environmental Schools), Greg Pokorski (Gardening Schools), and Alexis Slafer (Landscape Design Schools) about your consultant status and eligibility to refresh.


To register click here or down load the form below:

SoCal Garden Club 2018 Refresher Registration Form.pdf







Award-Winning Official Publication:

The Green Thumb


CGCI Awards

  • Woman of the Year – Rita Desilets
  • Club newsletter – 1st Place
  • Membership Brochure – 2nd Place
  • Yearbook – 1st Place
  • Garden Therapy – 2nd Place
  • Penny Pines – 3rd Place
  • Smokey Bear Poster Contest – 1st Grade - 3rd Place; 2nd Grade - 4th  Place; 3rd Grade - 4th Place;
  • 5th Grade – 4th Place
  • Blue Ribbon Certificate of Achievement


Pacific Region Awards

  • Club newsletter – 1st Place
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • County of LA – from Olive View, UCLA Medical Center
  • Nobel Middle School



Made during the 2016 – 2017 club year

  • America’s Teaching Zoo
  • CANGC/LAUSD Horticulture Program
  • CANGC Awards Banquet
  • CGCI Awards Sponsorship
  • CGCI Life Membership
  • Madrona Marsh
  • Mid-Valley YMCA
  • Mission Blue Butterfly Project
  • NGC Life Membership
  • North American Butterfly Association
  • Nobel Middle School Garden Project
  • Pacific Region Life Membership
  • Penny Pines – eight plantations
  • Scholarships
  • Stagecoach Hill Azalea Project
  • Venice High School Horticulture Program
  • Wildlife Waystation


Made during the 2016 – 2017 club year

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting – three trees
  • Goodwill / Salvation Army – Country Store surplus items
  • LA Animal Shelter – towels, blankets, newspaper
  • Lions Clubs – eyeglasses
  • Mid-Valley YMCA – Ames tools
  • North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry – food
  • Rehab facilities / Olive View Hospital – 600+ Tray Favors
  • Ronald McDonald House – pop top tabs
  • Sepulveda VA hospital – magazines, calendars and books
  • Sylmar High School – nursery plant containers