In Our Community

Community

The Pasadena Garden Club is an active member of the Pasadena community, and works hard to ensure Pasadena remains a greener place to live.  Throughout its almost 100-year history, community work has been an integral part of the club’s mission. The garden club funds community garden events and institutions every year.  Since 1933,  its members have maintained the Arroyo-bordered gardens of Pasadena’s community house La Casita.  Members also are involved with local school gardening efforts and have taught gardening and flower arrangements at Mothers’ Club Community Center.

The PGC supports local & national conservation efforts and helps to fund local gardens and nurseries whose work nurtures good gardening.   In that effort, in 2012-2013, the club donated funds to The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy to preserve land in the San Gabriel Mountains and has worked to eradicate invasive species at the site.

The club puts on a Flower Show open to the public every 3-4 years.  With this show on the grounds of the Huntington’s Botanical Gardens, the Pasadena Garden Club strives to educate and entertain with displays of floral design, horticulture exhibits, and conservation presentations.

Additionally, every 3 years the club puts on a community fund-raiser.  Its primary benefit is the well-established “ Doorways and Dining Rooms” event where club members and local florists combine efforts to present gorgeous floral decorations – all at their own expense — in private homes open for 1-day public viewing.  In fall, 2013, the Pasadena Garden Club also hosted a Plant Sale at La Casita where its creations and plants from local nurseries were sold. The funds raised from these events support the club’s annual support of Southern California’s public gardens, nurseries, and schools.

Throughout the Pasadena area, PGC members serve on many community and garden-related boards keeping gardening & conservation efforts strong locally.

Florists and nurseries whose support we so appreciate.

Bellefontaine Nursery

California Cactus Center

Leonora Moss Floral Gatherings

Devin Starratt Designs

Jacob Maarse Florists

Patterson’s Topiaries, Pots & Teas from Drew Dominghini

Tommy Farmer Floral Design

Magic Growers Nursery

Sally Farnum, Landscape Architect

Nuccio’s Nursery

Pasadena Garden Club donations for 2013-14 supported these organizations:

Descanso Gardens

Audubon Center at Debs Park

La Casita Foundation

Huntington Library and Gardens

Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy

L.A. Arboretum Foundation

Pasadena Beautiful Foundation

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

Save-the-Redwoods League

Theodore Payne Foundation