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Front Yard Contest 2015

Front Yard Judges

The San Clemente Garden Club held its annual Front Yard Garden Contest on Tuesday September 22nd. Judges drove by and evaluated the curb appeal of homes nominated by San Clemente residents. Contest winners were announced at the Garden Club Fall Plant Sale on October 10.


Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

Best Business Garden
1509 El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Impressive curb appeal at this local business. Mediterranean plantings include beautifully maintained cup-of-gold vines, Italian cypresses, massed agave plantings and euphorbia firesticks.

Owner: Unknown

Best Japanese themed Garden

592 Calle Sorpresa






2514 Calle Jade, San Clemente, CA 92673

A truly unique Japanese themed garden. Weeping blue atlas cedars, pagodas, sculptures and potted succulent arrangements abound, in this thoughtful and imaginative, low water garden.

Owner: Unknown

Best Spanish Garden

                              236 W. Ave Palizada

233 Avenida Princessa, San Clemente, CA 92672

A wonderful Spanish style home and garden lovingly created by its owners. The terracotta tiled pathway is flanked by 2 large succulent filled containers and planter beds filled with drought tolerant plants, that greet arriving guests.

Owner: Jeanette and Larry Fromm

Best Mediterranean Garden


45 Via Conocido, San Clemente, CA 92673

An elegant, European inspired garden, with natural stone terraces, crafted pottery with boxwood globes, and a central fountain focal point. Olive trees, Italian cypresses and white roses all create a feeling of another country and another time.

Owner: Unknown

Best Tuscan Garden

152 N La Esparanza

235 Avenida Princessa, San Clemente, CA 92672

A delightful garden. Beautiful brick work compliments the stone and decomposed granite courtyard. Olive trees in containers, lions tails and agaves all create an inviting space that makes you want to sit and rest a while.

Owner: Lynn and Bill Wolf

Best Whimsical Garden

233 Calle Marina

112 Avenida Cristobal, San Clemente, CA 92672

Artist and teacher Kathryn Stovall-Dennis has created a magical, one-of-a-kind front yard, complete with handmade tile and mosaics, original lighting features, and many potted plants.

Owner: Kathryn Stovall-Dennis

HM 2013

Honorable Mention

304 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

A wonderfully unexpected garden. All plant material is recycled from other peoples gardens, an antique corn husker sits against the olive tree, pretty hanging ornaments sway in the wind, and a bench is placed for passersby to sit and enjoy the view.

Owner: Melissa Hills and family

About San Clemente Garden Club:
San Clemente founder Ole Hanson set the tone in 1925 when he proclaimed his vision of building a beautiful city on the picturesque Orange County coastline, a "Spanish village by
the sea". That vision was joined a few years later with the
1951 formation of the San Clemente Garden Club, a group dedicated to preserving the town's natural beauty and adding
a profusion of flowers and gardens to the red tiled buildings, new homes and quaint streets. Mrs. Henry T. Read of San Clemente founded the San Clemente Garden Club in July of 1951 with a membership of 15. In September of 1951 the Club joined a national federation of garden clubs holding their meetings in member's homes. The regular meeting site
became the San Clemente Community Center after it was completed. By 1957, the club had reached 93 members and today's membership is 150.
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