Riviera Garden Club

Club Year's Progams and Trips
2017 - 2018
Meetings usually at Torrance Airport Meeting Room
9:30 am to noon

Meeting Progams
El Retiro Library
Photo Album

Costa Verde Dist.
Cal. Garden Club
Pacific Region
Nat. Garden Club


General Meeting with potluck at South Coast Botanic Garden
September 26th, 2017 starting at 10:00

We will enjoy a Welcome Back potluck luncheon at the South Coast Botanic Gardens. Come and greet old friends and take a tour of the new beautiful gardens.

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
Recyling/Repurposing Household Throw-a-Aways
Into Garden Tools
October 24, 2017, 9:30 to noon

Yvonne Savio has worked for the University of California, conferring with statewide vegetable, fruit and ornamental specialists for 36 years. She will show us some interesting Ideas on turning household throw-a-ways into valuable tools to benefit our gardens.

Tour Bus excursion to Rancho Los Cerritos
and Dominguez Rancho
November 15th, 2017

These exciting two ranchos plus gardens tour is not to be missed. This excursion gives us a brief history of our area and acquaints us with those famous families so familiar to us today, Del Amo, Bixby, Sepulveda and Dominguez. Both ranchos were original land grants from the King of Spain, Dominguez Rancho being the oldest and Rancho Los Cerritos the largest. Both are California Historic Landmarks. The grounds are easy to walk and lunch is included. Meet at 9 a.m. at Lago Seco Park at the southeast corner of the park at 238th and Ocean Avenue in Torrance. NOTE: THIS TRIP IS ON A WEDNESDAY.

Holiday Party
December 3rd, 2017, Luncheon at 11:30

Our Holiday Party will be chaired by Pam Barrett- Hill at the Los Verdes Country Club, 7000 Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 on Sunday, December 3rd at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Pam by November 28.

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
January 23, 2018, 9:30 to noon

David Konishi is the President of the South Coast Plumeria Society and will share with us "all he knows about growing plumerias".

Special Event at Mary & Joseph Retreat
Farming in the South Bay
February 27th, 2018, 9:30 to noon

To begin this special day, you are invited to stroll through the Retreat's lovely garden area. A catered luncheon is included. Our special guest Judy Gerber, Torrance Memorial Medical Center's Garden Program Coordinator will speak about the farming history in Torrance and the South Bay. Her book on the subject was released in September, 2016.

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
March 27th, 2018, 9:30-noon

Louie Gamino, Certified Arborist will focus on climate appropriate trees for the beach area, when to plant, when to trim, and will give knowledgeable advice on how to solve a variety of problems.


Bus Trip to The Huntington Library & Gardens
April 25, 2018, arrive at Lago Seco Park 8:45 a.m.
to board the bus for a 9 a.m. departure

Whether you have been once or 20 times, you won't want to miss all the new gardens and stores at the Huntington. The property includes approximately 120 acres of specialized botanical landscaped gardens, most notably the "Japanese Garden", the "Desert Garden", and the "Chinese Garden". Meet at 9 a.m. at Lago Seco Park at the southeast corner of the park at 238th and Ocean Avenue in Torrance. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: THIS TRIP IS ON A WEDNESDAY.

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
Native Plants & Hummingbirds
May 22nd, 2018, 9:30-noon

Lili Sanger, Director of Special Projects and Adult Education, Theodore Payne Foundation will share her knowledge of hummingbirds and the native plants they thrive on.

Installation of Officers and Mad Hatter Lunch, June 5th, 2018

Redondo Beach Cheesecake Factory at 11 :30 a.m. If you like, wear a hat decorated with fresh flowers from your garden. Dazzle the judges!