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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. Southern California Garden Club was instrumental in the establishment of the Garden Center and is a member of the San Fernando Valley Garden Center Association.
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. While the Sepulveda Garden Center is under renovation, meetings are held at the American Red Cross Center , 14717 Sherman Way , Van Nuys. 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 maintains memberships in the San Fernando Valley Garden Center Association, the Theodore Payne Foundation, Descanso Gardens, The Nature Conservancy and TreePeople. It supports projects of the San Fernando Valley District and California Garden Clubs, Inc. (including the eagle project at Baldwin Lake Preserve, native flora and Penny Pines). The club sponsors an annual flower show and has four flower show judges as members. The club awards an annual scholarship to a student of horticulture or landscaping, commemorates Arbor Day with a tree planting, provides floral arrangements for the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital and supports youth programs among its other activities. For more on our club projects CLICK HERE.
Southern California Garden Club has 107 members and would like to add you to its membership. For information, contact Robin 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.