Chula Vista Garden Club

California Garden Clubs, Inc.
Palomar District
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Pacific Region

Contact us:
President: Michael Biedenbender
Membership - 96
Norman Park Senior Center - 170  F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
3rd Thursday (except July & August):  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Our garden club offers a warm and inviting environment to anyone interested in gardening. Everyone in our club is encouraged to have their backyard Habitat Certification and to have their landscape artistry become more drought tolerant.
  • We have a strong sense of civic pride as demonstrated by the many civic beautification projects that we do. We have planted many green spaces; among them are the Blue Star Memorial Garden, Veterans Park, the two Chula Vista Libraries and as well other places.
  • Our newest project is interacting with several schools, providing the necessary tools as needed, and helping the children to plant gardens. Smoking Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest with the children is our star project for them.
  • We have a wide range of programs, workshops and tours for our members.
  • Programs 2016-17
September 15:  Plants for Small Spaces, Fausto Palafox, owner of Mission Hills Nursery, Professor of Horticulture, Cuyamaca College. Plant Sale                                                       
October 20:      The Importance of Bees,  Daryl Hern and Deb Murphy, members of San Diego Bee Keeping Society.                                     
November 17:   Paradise in a English Garden, an armchair tour.  Nancy Carol Carter, PhD. Law Librarian and Historian.                                          
December  15: Chinese Auction   Fund Raiser                  
January 19:      Pumice, adding a soil amendment for Success  Lexi Petelski, whose family owns 2 pumice mines in California. Sale of pumice
February 16:    Sky Hunters. Nancy Conney, owner/operater of the “Raptor Rehabilitation Center.”   Introduction of her feathered rescued birds.
March 16:        Vegetables, Citrus, and Stone fruits. Susan Taylor, Master Gardener.                                   
April 20:          Collecting Rainwater and “Grey water.” Greg Alder, Master Gardener.                 
May 18:          Tea in the Garden.   Janet Goff, Owner of the Shop “My Cup of Tea.”  The game of Teago and Introduction of Types of Teas.                                                   
June 15:         Geraniums, Chula Vista Official Flower. Jim Zemcik, hybridizer of the Chula Vista Centennial Geranium as well as other Geraniums. Sale