To Garden: the act of cultivating a plot of ground with plants, trees, vegetables, herbs. Gardening beautifies, enriches and breathes life into our environment.


A life-long love of gardening; linked with a desire to bring our community together was the inspiration for founding the San Juan Capistrano Garden Club. Founded in 2001 by Valerie and Joe Drey, along with Ruth Barkley.   

Our Mission: to enjoy, enhance and enrich our grounds through education, planting and community involvement through:

  • Education & Scholarships

  • Interactive Caring for Historic Gardens

  • Holiday Love for our Seniors

  • Restoration of California Forests

  • Guerrilla Gardening

San Juan Capistrano Garden Club is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.  State of California, Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts #CT0240614.