January 2018 Tours & Travel

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This month’s adventure began at Moon Valley Nursery in Irvine. If you are looking for trees and huge metalwork statues, this is the place to come! Next, we traveled to Huntington Beach to Village Nursery. We were ably led through the nursery by Mike Bryum. This nursery is well worth the time it takes to

September 2017

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Nearly 40 Garden Club members attended our excursion to the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. Because our group was so large, Director Bo Glover (our September speaker) and Assistant Director Lori Whalen led the two groups on a guided tour through the various natural gardens of the multi-acre campus. It is truly an amazing

February 2017

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We headed down to Fallbrook for this month’s Tours & Travel. First, we stopped at the quaint Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery. It covers several acres and boasts a gift shop and a cafe. Next, we went to M&J Nursery which is a small family-run nursery with about a zillion plants for purchase (and

November 2016

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In November 2016, we traveled to Torrance to the RainForest. Founder, Paul Isley, gave a great talk on the history of his business and of the tilllansia business as a whole. This included the fact that although tillansias are not native to southeast Asia, because of the favorable climate there, it is becoming a major

Casa del Sol Garden

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On a sunny and blustery Friday, Tours and Travel met at the home of Mariann Keenan in Mission Viejo. Her gardens are a succulent-lover’s delight! Many different specimens, beautiful pots, and art pieces showing how a yard can change from average grass and flowers to an imaginative wonderland in four short years.Thank you, Mariann, for

San Diego Botanic Gardens

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Laguna Beach Garden Club members piled into cars and drove down to the San Diego Botanic Gardens on Friday, February 26 2016. The weather was gorgeous with light breezes and sunshine. We were supposed to have a docent but that plan went awry. In the members’ opinions, that was a good thing! We broke into

Nursery Hopping – JANUARY 2016

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We had another great field trip on Friday, January 22. We piled into cars and headed down to San Diego County to visit the always great Waterwise Botanicals where I’m sure most of us spent too much money! Next, we went to Pearson’s Garden and Herb Farm where they grow an incredible 1000+ varieties of