The Village Garden Club of La Jolla

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This Months Meeting:

 May 25, 2017

(MEmbers only)

 “Garden Mazes and Labyrinths: Mythical Pathways of Discovery"


Lenore Hughes designed the Children’s Centennial Maze at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Garden Club of Santa Barbara. Lenore, a professional artist as well as a gardener, chose a clover design (which symbolizes good luck) for the 2,000-square-foot maze. She sees the maze as “a metaphor for life, where there are obstacles and dead ends and you have to find another way out.”

Lenore has been a long-time member of the Santa Barbara Garden Club. In addition, she was also a member of our own Village Garden Club while she lived in La Jolla and her husband was Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese.

An interesting lecturer, Lenore will discuss the history of mazes and labyrinths as well as the work done by the Garden Club of Santa Barbara to create their Children’s Maze.

Club Happenings and Information


Great News About Parking!

Thanks to Bill Klansnic , starting with the April meeting there will be more parking available for VGCLJ members and their guests!

-You can now enter the parking garage from either entrance.

-Be sure to take the parking ticket with you. There will be two validation machines for your convenience.

NOTE: Don’t place your ticket next to your cell phone because doing so sometimes deactivates the strip.

Learn More about the Schoolyard Gardening Grants Program

Volunteer Opportunity!

If so, you can be among 1,000 volunteers who will collect 18,000 samples of soil and aquatic sediment from across the state through a new University of California program called CALeDNA that intends to revolutionize conservation in California by the end of this year.

Volunteers who sign up on the program’s website will receive training, a sample collection kit and a phone app to guide them. The program’s scientific team hopes about half of the participants will deploy the kits on hikes in any of the 39 UC natural reserves, and that the other half will sample broadly across California’s stunning and fragile ecosystems. CALeDNA will hold several “BioBlitz” events; the first will be held on Feb. 8 at Northern California’s Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay.”   

Read more about this wonderful opportunity here!

In Memoriam

Dorothy Carroll
"The Jacaranda Lady"
April 17, 1931 - January 11, 2016