The Ojai Valley Garden Club was founded in 1926 by a group who wanted to maintain and to further beautify the Ojai Valley. Over the years the OVGC has planted trees, established public gardens, and landscaped schools and other public facilities. It also lobbied political groups to eliminate roadside billboards and advertising and to save the redwood and oak trees.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from October through March. They are usually held at 10:00 a.m. at Fisher Hall of St. Andrews Episcopal Church on the corner of Bristol Road and Ojai Avenue. We usually have guest speakers to educate us on important horticultural interests and concerns. Some months members enjoy tours to public and private gardens and farms.
Typically in December, members gather at Chaparral Hall for a day of holiday wreath decorating. The sale of Christmas wreaths provides funding for future beautification projects, a student scholarship and funding of public garden improvements in the area. Because of “Wreath Day” there is no formal meeting in December.
The OVGC ends its year with the May annual luncheon at a local Ojai restaurant.
Besides Wreath Day and once-a-year Post Office flower arrangements, other activities of club members include:
*Hospitality at monthly meetings
*Tea Tent flower arrangement for the Ojai Tennis Tournament
*Serving as a Committee Chair or Board Member
*Promoting the club at Ojai Day
Annual Dues are $35. Your attendance as a guest at any regular meeting is welcome.
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