Southern California Garden Club
SCGC Club Objectives
SGCG Club Activities
Southern California Garden Club was founded June 13, 1927 in Van Nuys. It is a charter member of California Garden Clubs, Inc. which first organized in 1931. The club was founded with the goals of stimulating knowledge and love of gardening and encouraging beautification and protection of the environment on a local and statewide basis. In 1993, the club moved its permanent meeting location from Van Nuys to the Sepulveda Garden Center in Encino.
The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September through June at 10:00 A.M. A typical meeting includes a business session, horticulture and/or floral design workshop, program and lunch. Programs feature guest speakers on a variety of gardening subjects including native flora and fauna, floral design, horticulture and conservation. Prior to meetings, members bring plants, bulbs and cuttings from their gardens and useful “white elephants” for sale as club fundraising. Once or twice a year, in lieu of a meeting, the club sponsors a tour.
The club supports projects of the San Fernando Valley District and California Garden Clubs, Inc. (including native flora and Penny Pines). The club sponsors an annual flower show and has three flower show judges as members. The club awards annual scholarships to students of horticulture or landscaping, commemorates Arbor Day with a tree planting, and supports youth programs among its other activities. For more on our club projects CLICK HERE.
Southern California Garden Club has 116 members and would like to add you to its membership. For information, contact Greg Pokorski at (818) 361-7873 or Membership info
Southern California Garden Club Logo — 1996
Our club logo, bearing a palm tree with the words “Southern California Garden Club” encircling it, was adopted by a majority vote of the membership in June 1996. Jaison Duell Wilson created the logo for our club. We are most appreciative of his talent and generosity to our club.
Our State Organization - California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI)
California Garden Clubs, Inc. is a non-profit association of garden clubs devoted to the development of all phases of gardening, the betterment and beautification of the community, and the protection and conservation of our natural resources.
Our national organization - National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC)
National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.