The Chevy Chase Estates Garden Club was founded in 1947 by Ruby Barnett and is open to all women living in the Chevy Chase Canyon. The purpose of the Club is to support the conservation of the natural resources within the canyon. The Club also supports the Chevy Chase Estates Association in many ways with its objectives and aims.
At each monthly general meeting, a collection is taken for Dimes for Pines, an association which reforests our local mountains after fires have occurred. Other monetary gifts are given such as the Theodore Payne Association that stresses the importance of planting native trees and plants. The Club also makes yearly donations to nature-related organizations such as Descanso Gardens and the Arboretum District.
Each year, on Arbor Day, the Garden Club donates trees to the City of Glendale in recognition of people who have contributed to our group or have been closely connected with it.
Throughout the year the members, sometimes with spouses and guests, enjoy various functions that are entertaining and contribute toward comradery among the members. At the same time, some of these are fundraisers to further the goals of the Garden Club.
The portals at the entrance to Chevy Chase Estates on East Chevy Chase Drive were built and have been maintained over the years by members of the club. They are decorated for various holidays – Christmas, Veterans Day, etc.
If you reside in the Chevy Chase Canyon and are interested in either learning more about the Garden Club or becoming a member, please call Diane Stevens, the membership chair, at 818-507-6994. The club is always looking for new members. It’s a fun group!