The Garden Club Committee is open to all members of the Junior League of Pasadena! Whether you’re an expert gardener, or just want to get to know more members of our community, there’s definitely something for everyone!
Participate in Garden Club events will give you the opportunity to win prizes and get to know other JLP members you might not have ever crossed paths with in any other way.
“What I enjoy most about the JLP Garden Club events is that they bring old friends together again. Now especially – with social distancing directing our lives – delightful Zoom meetings will keep us in touch. I’m looking forward to joining each one.”
– Cari Hall
“I always mark my calendar for any Garden Club event I can attend. I’ve learned about landscaping, horticulture, and how the unique Pasadena soil and weather are great for plants to thrive. In addition to their garden-focused events, I enjoy attending their annual holiday party, always at a beautiful house with exquisite catering.”
– Charlotte Lacey, JLP Active Member
Garden Club events might be virtual this year, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still fun – and a great source of ideas! Just check out this list of events coming up in 2020:
Pumpkin Decorating with Succulents
Southern Roots Florist
Thursday, October 15th | 10am – 11am
Learn more below
Truffles – Secrets and Sources
Peg Rahn, Food Expert
Thursday, November 12th | 10am – 11am
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Festive Wreath and Planted Holiday Centerpiece Demo
Jacob Maarse Floral Design
Wednesday, December 9th | 10am – 11am
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For all Events:
Checks for each event should be made to JLP Garden Club
The Junior League of Pasadena Garden Club
149 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.
By participating in this event, you will be eligible to win the Gift Basket crafted by Southern Roots!
TRUFFLES – SECRETS AND SOURCES
PEG RAHN, FOOD EXPERT
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12th | 10am – 11am
Food expert Peg Rahn started ‘Inner Gourmet’ in 1974 with Sue Kranwinkle in their vintage Pasadena home kitchens. These were hands-on cooking classes followed by the meal they had prepared together. This led to a cookbook, radio and TV spots – including Regis Philbin, 15 Culinary tours of Europe and a Food/Travel writing career. In 2005, Peg directed a 10-year gig of FRESH cooking classes at the Arboretum.
In retirement, she’s become an expert in eating! Truffles are one of her favorites – and she’s not alone. Truffles have been coveted among discerning food lovers for centuries. Ancient Romans attributed therapeutic and aphrodisiac properties to the truffle, and though this remains unproven today, there’s still a passion bordering on fervor for truffles. The distinct aroma and intense earthy flavor of truffles transforms pasta, egg dishes, rice and even foie gras into exquisite experiences.
During our program, Peg will take us to France (black Périgord truffle -Tuber melanosporum), Italy (white alba truffle -Tuber magnatum), the Oregon Truffle Festival and Blackberry Farms in the South Eastern US on our quest for knowledge about these earthy diamonds. You will especially love to learn about Blackberry Farms, the Relais & Chateau getaway resort situated on a pastoral 4200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains where it’s possible to truffle hunt during the day and dine on truffle dishes at night.
The program will include contacts for hunts, sources, and recipes for your dining pleasure. In fact, why not have your own truffle dinner party with the recipes she will provide!
FESTIVE WREATH & PLANTED HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE DEMONSTRATION
JACOB MAARSE FLORAL DESIGN
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th | 10am – 11am
The Jacob Maarse Floral Design shop is open for business! Hank Maarse will conduct a virtual tour of their spectacular holiday decorations to help you decide what is needed to dress your home for the holidays.
In addition, there will be demonstrations showing how to decorate a festive wreath and make a beautiful planted centerpiece that will last through the holiday season.