Village Garden Club’s annual show a bloomin’ success!

36 artists and 36 floral designers contributed their talents to the Village Garden Club of La Jolla’s 15th annual “Expressions in Art and Flowers” show, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 20 at Congregation Beth Israel.

Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and textiles — each entry an original work of art created by club members — drew several hundred attendees to the event, who marveled at the creativity, color harmony and whimsy of the breathtakingly beautiful floral arrangements inspired by the art submitted.

VGCLJ is a 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1974 as a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. It has 425 members who support horticulture and sponsor civic projects such as the Schoolyard Garden Grants Program, Penny Pines California Reforestation, the Moores Cancer Center Healing Garden of Hope, Bouquets of Thanks for the Veterans Hospital, and the Jacaranda Tree Planting Projects. Learn more at —Susan DeMaggio