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wlvgtextFounded in 1969, the Westlake Village Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers education, resources and networking opportunities for members to develop civic and environmental responsibility, to support philanthropic programs and to promote the love of gardening.


Meet Our Sponsors

The Westlake Village Garden Club does a lot of good things in our community. Our success would not be possible without the support of our members and our community. Please return the favor and support our sponsors.

Regular Monthly  Meetings

Guests are welcome to attend any regular meeting.

Come and hear speakers on a variety of topics, enjoy delicious refreshments and meet interesting new friends. We would love to meet you and share ideas.

The Westlake Village Garden Club
meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday,
September through June
at the
North Ranch Community Center
1400 N. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village CA 91362
(corner of Westlake Blvd. and Valley Spring)

Refreshments and social start at 9:30a.m.
Meeting begins at 10:00a.m. followed by the program at 11:00a.m.

Annual dues are only $40


WVGC also meets for special celebratory luncheons and outings.
For these, tickets are required. Contact us for more info.



“Benefits of Animals in the Garden




Reservations not required.

Date & Time:
 Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Light Refreshments at 9.30 a.m.
Meeting at 10.00 a.m.

  North Ranch Community Center.
1400 N. Westlake Blvd,
North Ranch.

 “Benefits of Animals in the Garden”
by Susan Tellem, APR, RN, BSN
co-founder of the American Tortoise Rescue in Malibu


Tortoises and turtles have been around longer than dinosaurs. Over 200 million years!  But it hasn’t been easy for them and it is getting harder and harder every day. Susan will present a program that is sure to educate and inform on the plight of these animals.

Susan established American Tortoise Rescue in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. She will explain the difference between a tortoise and a turtle as well as:

  • how many species are there
  • their average weight and size
  • if they are social or aggressive
  • their gestation period and how many babies they have
  • their favourite habitat and where in the world will we find them

We will also learn about the black market trade and the work Susan has done with law enforcement when undersized and endangered turtles are confiscated.


Susan has rescued and re-homed about 4,000 tortoises and turtles to caring homes with gardens since she first began on her mission. She will tell us how many tortoises she has in her own garden and share her first-hand experience xplaiang what they like to eat, how they can live in harmony with the 100 or so other unique reptiles that also reside in her garden and what adaptations have been needed in her garden to help the different species requiring different habitats successfully live together around her Malibu home.


This program that is sure to delight!  You won’t want to miss it.

We do much more than just have meetings!

In addition to the monthly speaker program at its general meeting and special luncheons, the Club organizes a variety of field trips throughout the year.During 2016-2017 we enjoyed visits to..

  • Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center and Community Garden in Woodland Hills
  • Descanso Gardens, a picturesque botanic gardens & oak forest area showcasing native plants and water features
  • Leonis Adobe, built in 1844, one of the oldest surviving private residences in Los Angeles County and one of the oldest surviving buildings in the San Fernando Valley.
  • The Getty Villa, in Malibu
  • The Monarchy in Thousand Oaks, a private nursery dedicated to creating habitats and way stations for monarch butterflies./li>

We also do…Learn more about the services the Westlake VIllage Garden Club preforms for our community.

Each spring for the past 43 years, the Westlake VIllage Garden Club has curated an outdoor garden tour
that showcases the best in landscape design to be found in the Conejo Valley.
The  2017 tour emphasized “California-style” gardens that celebrate outdoor living and al fresco entertaining.
Proceeds from the tour benefit local community college students moving on to a 4-year degree.