Southern California Garden Club
Established June 13, 1927

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Club Projects

Mid Valley Family YMCA Community Garden

Butterfly Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center

Rose Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center



  • Support NGC Educational Schools
  • Blue Star Memorial Markers
  • Arboreta and botanic gardens support
  • Support California Garden Clubs, Inc.

(CGCI), Pacific Region, and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) projects

  • Maintenance of Rose Garden and Butterfly Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center
  • $4000 in scholarships to students


  • Arbor Day tree planting
  • Penny Pines Reforestation Program
  • Preservation of native flora – support of The Theodore Payne Foundation
  • Emphasis on recycling batteries, eyeglasses, 6-pack tops, pop-top tabs & old flags, pill bottles, etc.
  • Donations to TreePeople, a California


  • Horticulture Workshops at club meetings
  • Signature Plant Study –  Native Plants of Southern California
  • Specimen Display and judging


  • VA Canteen support
  • Tray favors for Olive View Hospital and convalescent homes
  • Providing garden therapy programs at a retirement home


  • Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
  • Youth club OLG Gardens of Grace
  • YMCA Pre-school gardens



Mid Valley Family YMCA Community Garden

In 2017 our club approved the financing of a new gardening area for the six preschool classes at the Mid Valley Family YMCA. On April 4, following our Southern California Garden Club Board Meeting, we, along with several officials of the YMCA, dedicated this lovely garden area.


Gail Vanderhorst spearheaded this project from beginning to end. Gail also requested and received necessary equipment and tools from the Ames Tool Company.

The "tiny tots" can now plant, cultivate, and harvest their crops. It was a delight to see so many preschoolers and their teachers beginning a new learning experience in their newly finished gardens. Perhaps they will become garden club members in the future!









Butterfly Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center

After months of planning and planting, Southern California Garden Club dedicated the Butterfly Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center in Encino, CA on October 30, 2010. The garden is located east of the Rose Garden and a short distance from the building. The Butterfly Garden is open to public during times when the Sepulveda Garden Center is open.

Walk though the garden on a rock edged path past the handmade birdhouse and water feature and then rest for awhile on the new bench to enjoy watching the visiting butterflies.

To see pictures of the Garden Dedication CLICK HERE.


Rose Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center

Our club members maintain the 175 roses in the rose garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center. There are work days scheduled throughout the year.

The weather cooperated for our rose pruning on January 16, 2016. We had a total of 17 people participate and finished in record time.

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