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Willow Glen Garden Club of San Jose, CA

Growing community with gardening

WGGC is a South Bay gardening club that brings together all levels of gardeners. We are a friendly group with a common interest in learning, improving, and sharing. You do not need to live in Willow Glen to join or attend an event.

Grow with Us


WGGC member Sandy P.’s Curaluchi peppers

Members drive the club.

Are you interested in succulents, roses, organic gardening, winter veggies, or tomatoes? Members are free to form committees to explore common passions and learn together.

WGGC member Stephanie A.’s Wisteria

Get to know your neighbors, your micro-climate, and garden possibilities in Willow Glen.

Meet gardeners in the area, which makes it easier to split a load of compost and share tips and tricks!

WGGC member Amanda L.’s Statice with butterfly. My son and I raised the butterfly from caterpillars by mail kit

The focus of our club is community, educational, and social.

WGGC Member DeAnna M.’s Hydrangea
WGGC Member Zoe’s Double Delight roses

General Membership Meetings:

Second Tuesday of the month at 7pm

YOU ARE INVITED! If you want to attend an event please fill out the form below and we’ll see you there!

Save the Date

NOTE: Event information is shared at General Meetings and through email.

Not all events are ADA-compatible.

JAN. 25th Run for the Roses at Almaden Valley Nursery

  • 10:00am
  • Admission: Free
  • Over 1,500 roses will be at Almaden Valley Nursery. We will hear a talk about the different varieties of roses, planting and pruning techniques, and receive a handout on roses as well as a fertilizer sample. 
  • 10% discount on ALL potted plants (not just roses)
  • RSVP: rsvp.wggc@gmail.com

JAN. 31st –  Replace Your Lawn Class 

  • If you were registered for the canceled Jan. 10th class, you are automatically registered to attend the Jan. 31st class and will be sent a zoom link.
  • Guest Speakers: UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara CountyMonique and Jennifer
  • General Membership meeting at 7pm via Zoom. All members will receive the link via email.
  • Guests can attend if they email rsvp.wggc@gmail.com

FEB. 4th UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

  • 11am (1 – 1.5 hours)
  • Admission: $10/person
  • This is a public docent-led tour given the 1st Saturday of each month.  Meet your guide(s) by the entrance to the visitor parking lot.
  • Tour will be canceled if the weather is unsuitable. 
  • Info on the venue: https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/
  • RSVP to meet before event: programswggc@cagardenclubs.org

MAR. 17th Hakone Estate and Gardens

  • Private docent-led tour of Japanese gardens 
  • Admission: WGGC Members $15-$17
  • Info on the venue: https://www.hakone.com

APR. 22 – Nestldown

  • Private Garden tour for WGGC members only   
  • 36 acre property in Los Gatos hills.  More details to come.
  • Admission: Free
  • Info on the venue: https://www.nestldown.com/

APR. – MAY TBD – Nola’s Iris Garden at Prevost Ranch – The date will be determined by when the irises begin to bloom.

  • self-guided tour of Nola’s 5-acre iris farm, picnic area available.
  • Wheelchairs would have partial access.
  • 4195 Sierra Road, San Jose, CA
  • plants sold online
  • Info on the venue: https://www.walking-p-bar.com/

Can I attend a meeting if I’m not a member? YES, you can.

WGGC Member Jeanna L.’s Italian Pepper begins

Please contact us here and we’ll get you the details. Guests are welcome to attend up to two events. You do not need to live in Willow Glen to join or attend an event. Not all events are ADA-compatible.

Information about Membership

WGGC Member Sarah M.’s Brad’s Atomic Grape Tomato
WGGC Member Stephanie A.’s Agapanthus
  • Membership dues are $50 per year from July 1 to June 30 or $25 from January 1 to June 30 if you join mid-year.
  • Membership is open to everyone, with the understanding the club goal is to focus our events to meet in Willow Glen.
  • WGGC/CGCI Membership cards offer discounts to locations and shopping. To see the discounts these membership cards provide go to: https://www.californiagardenclubs.com/member-discounts/

Sign up for Membership here

WGGC Member Zoe M’s climbing rose

To become a member please fill out our Willow Glen Garden Club MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, and follow the directions on the form to mail your payment.

Membership cards will be mailed out after checks and membership forms are received.