Logo for Riviera Garden Club Banner showing words Riviera Garden Club

Serving Torrance and Surrounding South Bay Communities

Shows Co-presidents Carolyn Pohlner and Pam Barrett-Hill being installed by Past CGCI President Robin Pokorski.

Co-Presidents Carolyn Pohlner (left) and Pam Barrett-Hill being
installed by Past CGCI President Robin Pokorski (right).

About the club


Founded in 1957, The Riviera Garden Club is an association of amateur gardeners who further their knowledge of gardening and the environment. We have speakers on garden topics at our meetings and take tours to gardens. The objectives of the Riviera Garden Club are to mentor youth, to educate, increase interest in gardening, plant and bird life, conservation of all natural resources, and the beautification of our city. We also offer college scholarships each year to high school seniors planning to major in horticulture or environmental studies. We are an incorporated non-profit, public benefit organization.


Currently, the club has 50 members. You can learn a little more about us by reading the current issue of our newsletter, the Sea Breeze.


General meetings are held from September to November, and January to May, on the 4th Tuesday of those months. The meetings start with socializing at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10:00 a.m. The program speaker begins at about 11:00 a.m. The meetings are held at the Torrance Airport General Aviation Center Meeting Room, 3301 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505, unless field trips or special events are planned.


Board of Directors meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of those same months starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274.


Riviera Garden Club members are also members of Costa Verde District, the California State Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region Garden Clubs, and National Garden Clubs, Inc., through their membership dues.


Please contact our Co-Presidents, Carolyn Pohlner and Pam Barret-Hill, at
Email: President@RivieraGardenClub.org

The Riviera Garden Club is a California, Public Benefit Corporation and operates as an exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (RC 1986). All donations to Riviera Garden Club are deductable to the full extent allowed under US tax laws.

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