Guest speakers are invited to monthly meetings to share their knowledge and love of gardening with us, and to inspire us with new information.
Field Trips and Tours:
Throughout the year, we visit locations to inspire and refresh our spirits. Some destinations have been: Roger's Gardens, Kimberly Crest, The Huntington Library and many other local nurseries and gardens.
We host an annual Holiday Party in December which is a members-only potluck luncheon.
Annual Spring Garden Tour:
Annually, several members share their beautiful gardens in the Spring (usually April) for our Annual Spring Garden Tour.
Each February, we host a members-only traditional Old World English Tea.
Sharing the Joy of Gardening:
We work throughout the year propagating plants and creating and finding unique garden items for our Annual Spring Plant Sale and Boutique held in May on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend.
Our Philanthropic Activities
Annually, we hold a Spring Plant Sale & Garden Boutique. This is our primary fundraiser to benefit our local community with Horticultural College Scholarship Awards and to reach out to the community through some philanthropic programs.
In partnership with the City of Lake Forest's" Expand the Forest" program, we help support adding trees in Lake Forest, CA.
In 2020-2021, we are raising attention for the Reforestation of National Forests through the Penny Pines program. Donations in $68 increments help replant and maintain trees in 14 of California's National Forests devastated by wildfires.
Our members work with Saddleback Hospice to deliver much-appreciated flowers (from local vendors and our gardens) to their patients each month. (**Note: during COVID-19 regulations, the Hospice placed this program on hold for the safety of their patients.)
Our Garden Club is known for being a group of caring friends. Our members are there for each other, willing to reach out and help other members in need.
We work tirelessly to help beautify our community and to educate and inspire others in our mutual love of gardening.