Committee Chair: Carol Leutz
The club provides ongoing support to the Director of Parks and Recreation and the Board of Casa Romantica for projects within our scope and budget. Beautification, ecology and conservation are areas which receive our best efforts.
Meet in community gardens for an hour or more and enjoy working with and learning from other members.
Bring gloves, clippers and a bucket to collect trimmings. Choose your day and time. Every hour in any garden is appreciated.
The Club assists in the monthly maintenance of the following five gardens:
Second Tuesday 8:45 am
Members maintain the plants monthly in the planter along with replacing the bedding plants as needed. Materials are provided by the Pier Bowl Merchant's Association.
Marine Monument Garden at Park Semper Fi
Second Tuesday 9:00 am
Planted with funds from the club and a NGC Principal Financial Grant in 2005-06. A native garden that attracts birds and butterflies is maintained monthly by members. Many community events are held at Park Semper Fi. Members prepare the garden for these events.
Jo Read Memorial Garden at the Library
Second Tuesday 9:30 am
Established in memory of our club founder. A large area adjacent to the garden was incorporated in 2009 with cooperation and financial support of American Association of University Women (AAUW). A bench was placed to honor Ellen Endersby, a library volunteer. A Redbud tree was planted in 2012 by the Kittle Family of Plant Depot in memory of club member, Bea Grow. The garden is lovingly maintained by club members.
Rose Garden at City Hall
Second Tuesday 10:00 am
Club members provide an annual rose pruning workshop in January that is open to the public. Monthly maintenance includes fertilizing, weeding and deadheading. Materials are provided by the City of San Clemente.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Third Thursday 9:00 am
The gardens of this historic estate with many native and drought tolerant plants are maintained monthly by club members.
Sister City Bowls
Located on Del Mar, the Sister City Bowls are tended by club members that volunteer in the library bookshop.