Founded over 80 years ago in beautiful Laguna Beach, California, the Laguna Beach Garden Club supports a wide variety of projects related to education in gardening, horticulture, landscape and floral design, conservation, ecology, and bird life. We make annual donations to several local public gardens and arboretums.  Saddleback College horticultural students have benefitted for several years from our scholarship program.  The downtown "Pocket Garden" on Forest Ave. was refurbished through the hard work of our members and we have committed to maintain its beauty indefinitely.

The Annual Spring Garden Tour is a public viewing of several of the loveliest gardens that Laguna Beach residents have to offer.  The tour is our most important fund-raising event and makes possible all of our environmental projects and scholarships.This year our tour will be on May 1 in Woods Cove. Save the date!

As we make our plans for the future, the members of the Laguna Beach Garden Club remain wholeheartedly committed to preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the community we serve.  We are happy we can make a difference.

Our regular meetings are at 9:30 the second friday of each month September through May in Tankersley Fellowship Hall of Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue.  The hall is on Second Street midway between Forest Avenue and Mermaid Street.  The entrance to the hall is across the courtyard from the sanctuary. If you are thinking about joining, please join us at our next meeting. For more information email

The Laguna Beach Garden Club is a 501 c 3 Charitable Organization.

Laguna Beach Garden Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 362
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

December’s Speaker is Charlotte Frieze

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As a landscape architect, Charlotte Frieze designs gardens for residential clients. Her work includes projects in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, and British Columbia and Ontario, in Canada. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

During her tenure as the garden editor for House & Garden magazine for 9 years, from October 1998 until its closing in 2007, she travelled the world to bring brilliant garden designs to the more than one million subscribers. She is also the Contributing Editor at Town & Country magazine. Her passion for both writing and landscape architecture has contributed to her most recent book, called Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens, published in 2011. She has authored The Zone Garden, a series of three books:  (1) A Surefire Guide to Gardening in Zones 3, 4, and 5; (2) Zones 5, 6, and 7; (3) and Zones 8, 9, and 10. Her articles have appeared in such publications as House & Garden, Town & Country, New England Monthly, Connoisseur, Architectural Record, and the Providence Journal.

Audiences have listened to her lectures on the subject of gardens and garden design on board the Queen Mary 2, and at seminars, gardens clubs and institutions across the U.S., including the Detroit Institute of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Seattle Horticultural Society. She was one of the two American judges at the prestigious 1994 and 2001 Paris Rose Trials at Bagatelle.

Charlotte Frieze, hails from Malibu, California, where she lives with her husband, Peter C. Jones, who is a fine art & publication consultant, author, photographer and documentary filmmaker.

Planting the Sister City Garden on Monday, November 17