90 Years of Growing & Giving
Founded in 1928 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 have been “growing and giving” since our inception, and the first 20 years of the club’s formation are celebrated in a historical document that was unearthed with the help of the Laguna Beach Historical Society.
Today, we are more than 150 members strong and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Here are some of our current community programs:
- Scholarships to Saddleback College horticultural students and to college-bound seniors from Laguna Beach High School who are interested in horticulture and related fields.
- Donations to educational school gardens at El Morro and Top of the World Elementary Schools and Thurston Middle School, as well as to local public gardens and arboretums.
- Ongoing care of the downtown Laguna Beach “Pocket Park” on Forest Avenue, which we originally refurbished through the hard work of our members.
- Regular maintenance of the Sister Cities Garden in Laguna’s Heisler Park, which we originally planted and which features flora typical of Menton, France; St. Ives, England; and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Our annual Gate & Garden Tour is a public viewing of several of the loveliest gardens that Laguna Beach residents have to offer. The popular tour is our most important fundraising event and helps makes possible our scholarships, support of school gardens and other initiatives.
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 help make a difference.