Monday, May 9, 2022

9:15 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Succulent Superstars
Sandy Masuo

Sandy Masuo is an editor, educator, author, and conservationist on a mission to enlighten and to inspire wonder in the world around us. She currently serves as senior writer at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Prior to that, she was the associate editor in the LA Zoo publications division for 18 years.
From 2010 to 2014, Sandy served on the Southern California Horticultural Society board of directors, and since 2010, has been an active member of the Association of Zoological Horticulture.
In 2016, she published her debut novel (as Rosana DuMas) - the story of a horticulturist detective investigating the dubious death of a zoo docent. She teaches fiction and business writing as well as a variety of classes from succulent gardening to birding at local community colleges. She holds a BA from Brown University and an Ed. M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
With water conservation in mind, succulents and cacti are more popular than ever. Low maintenance and versatile, they are available everywhere - from specialty websites to supermarkets. But low maintenance is not the same as no maintenance, and some succulents can be as fussy as the most temperamental orchid or fern. Sandy will provide some fascinating natural history background about these unique plants as well as basic cultivation information to help you know and grow succulents, and hopefully inspire you to explore this remarkable group of plants.


Guests are welcome to attend their first meeting for free.


Los Angeles Garden Club

COVID-19 Protocols for Meetings

  • All members and guests must be fully vaccinated!

  • All members and guests will be asked to show their
    COVID Vaccination Card before entering the auditorium!
    (physical card or photo on cellphone)

  • Los Angeles County health officials have recently lifted the
    mask mandate for many indoor locations. Because of this,
    wearing a mask inside the auditorium will be optional.

  • Anyone not feeling well on the day of the meeting, please stay home.

The LAGC Board



Kimberly Crest House & Gardens, Redlands

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Meeting Location:

GPACC / Friendship Auditorium Parking Lot

3203 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Arrive by 8:15am

(Bus leaves at 8:30am sharp)

We will be visiting the Kimberly Crest House & Gardens in Redlands. Kimberly Crest, a picturesque French Chateau style home built in 1897, is a well-preserved example of the Victorian Era in California. The 7,000 square foot, three story Chateau sits on a six and one quarter acre estate two miles south of Downtown Redlands.

After the tour, we will go to Downtown Redlands for lunch on our own, and there will be plenty of time for shopping and visiting the many cute shops and antique stores.

We will be leaving Downtown Redlands at 4pm. Arrival time back in Los Angeles will depend on traffic.



LAGC Members: $17

Non-Members and Guests: $22

Participants must bring their own water!

COVID-19 Protocol:

All participants must be fully vaccinated and will be asked to show their Vaccination Card before entering the bus (physical card or photo on cellphone). Furthermore, all participants must wear a mask inside the bus as well as during the tour. LAGC Members, please inform your Guest(s) about these requirements. Thank you.

Anyone not feeling well on the day of the trip, please stay home.

For questions, reservations, and payments, please e-mail Merle Galindo