As you can see, our annual Holiday Member Tour is a lot of fun and very colorful. Great Food. Great Drinks. Most of all, great fun chatting with club members.
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
The Holiday Tour of members’ homes and gardens is the perfect way to end the LBGC year. On December 18th, 2015. Members enjoyed refreshments and the holiday décor of: Wendy Caufield, Jorja Puma, and Connie Maxscenti’s homes and gardens. A good time was enjoyed by all!
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, fifteen Garden Club members toured the 127-acre L.A. County Arboretum. While there were very few plants in bloom, it was gorgeous with all the greens, shapes, and textures of the plants. Weather was perfect with warm sun, bright blue skies, and cool shade. We learned about the history of the Read more