Riviera Garden Club

Club Year's Progams and Trips
2023 - 2024
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 at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center
Title of Topic- Lighting a Match
September 26th, 9:30 start, lunch at noon

We will enjoy a Welcome Back meeting at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center.

Speaker Robin Pokorski, California Garden Clubs
Title of Topic- Lighting a Match
Motivational speech to motivate and inspire your members with interactive exercise.

Sandwich Bar lunch 30

Come and greet old friends and hear about the retreat center.

Invite a friend who might want to become a RGC member.

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
Growing Together: Greening Our Schools and School Yards for a Sustainable Future
October 24th, 9:30 to noon

Alison Diaz, founder and Director of growth and sustainability at Environmental Charter Schools.

Title of Topic: "Growing Together: Greening Our Schools and School Yards for a Sustainable Future" We will explore together what we remember about the school campuses we attended and then virtually visit four ECS campuses.

Bus Excursion
Roger's Gardens
Friday, November 17th

Holiday Party
December 10th, Luncheon at 11:30

Our Holiday Party will be chaired by Carolyn Pohliner at the Los Verdes Country Club, 7000 Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 on Sunday, December 10 at 11:30 a.m.

Please have your checks in by December 5.

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
How to promote healthy trees in the landscape
January 23th, 9:30 to noon

Louie Gamino is an ISA Certified Arborist. He has been working in the green industry for over 25 years. He helps operate a full-service landscape company in the South Bay. The company believes in the use of sustainable construction practices. They design and install native pollinator gardens that include water features.

The topic will be "How to promote healthy trees in the landscape". During the presentation he will discuss proper tree pruning, when to prune, proper irrigation, soils, mulch, disease and pest control, pesticide use (is it ever ok?), choosing the right tree, and fruit trees that thrive in our area. As well as questions and answers

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
Topic: Pollinator Power
February 27th, 9:30 to noon

Robin Jones, Honey Girl Grows
Topic: Pollinator Power
Learn about the unexpected, and even unloved pollinators: how and why we need them, as well as how to attract them to your garden and away from your poolside. Plus hear about the over 4,000 native bee species, and some favorite pollinator plants.

Bus Trip Meet at Lego Seco Park
Thursday,March 28th

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
April 23th, 9:30 to noon

Stephanie Hemingway, Landscape Designer, Fascinative Gardens

Topic: The Benefits of Native Plants in the Home Garden

Incorporating California native plants into our gardens can add beauty and resilience, help save money and time on water and maintenance, and provide vital ecological habitat, which in turn, allows the home gardener to enjoy their garden on an even deeper level. Learn which native plants might be best for us to try out at home and how native plants can be a means of organic pest control .

General Meeting at Airport Meeting Room
May 28th

Judy Gerber, Torrance Memorial Garden
Topic: El Camino Food Pantry. She will talk about how she is using her program to grow food for them and how to help.

Judy Unrine, Co-Chairman Sempervirens, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Topic: The definition of Sempervirens, an overview of Recent history of the park, and how to visit.

George Unrine, Co-Chairman Blue Star Memorial
Topic: Riviera Garden Club's Blue Star Memorial Marker. A short history of Blue Star Memorial Markers. Slide Show of Riviera Garden Club's Blue Star Marker dedication

Installation of Officers and Mad Hatter Lunch, June 11, 11:30 a.m.

If you like, wear a hat decorated with fresh flowers from your garden. Dazzle the judges!