In 1969, a contingent of the Westlake Village Newcomers Club formed a special interest group and began meeting at their homes to share their mutual love of gardening. Soon the group obtained membership in California Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. (presently titled National Garden Clubs, Inc.). The Westlake Village group incorporated as Westlake Village Garden Club, Inc. Their mission was to offer informative community meetings and educational workshops to promote the benefits of gardening.

In the mid-seventies, club members organized a major community service by re-landscaping and beautifying the prominent entrance to the First Neighborhood in Westlake Village at the intersection of Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road. Members planted rose bushes and erected a large flag pole. For more than twenty years, faithful club volunteers maintained this community landmark until city maintenance crews assumed responsibility. Some of the original landscape remains today at Freedom Square along with a rock placed there in the early 70’s in memory of one of the founding members, Dorothy Steiner.

Over the years, the club has continued its spirt of community service and education. The club has donated thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students and support for community, horticultural and conservation organizations.

Westlake Village Garden Club produced its first garden tour in 1971 and, with the exception of two years, has sponsored annual garden tours featuring private gardens in Conejo Valley. Our Tour is a celebrated local fundraiser with proceeds that benefit local college scholarships and a multitude of conservation groups. Click Here to Learn More!

Westlake Village Garden Club was founded in 1969. We operate exclusively for charitable, conservation and educational purposes to promote the love of gardening.
Our mission is to promote gardening, civic beautification, environmental responsibility and the exchange of information and ideas.
We are affiliated with the Channel Islands District of California Garden Clubs, inc., a member of National Garden Clubs.

2019 – 2020
Board of Directors

Jean Reiley

Suzie Talianis
1st VP Programs
Co-Marian Fleming

Debie Srott-Kaminski
2nd VP Membership
Co-Dolly Martin

Diane Gies

Fran Goldstein
Corresponding Secretary

Carol Garris
Treasurer (club)

MaryLou Schwarz
Treasurer (special events)

Crystal Salapatas
Special Events

Judy Doane

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