The Laguna Beach Garden Club will host Robin Stockwell, succulent innovator and expert, to
speak at the November Garden Club Meeting. The LBGC offers speakers monthly at their
meetings to educate and promote a love for gardening, conservation and ecology. The timeliness
of a succulent speaker couldn’t be better, due to the increased fire risk and dry Santa Ana
conditions Laguna Beach experiences in November.
Mr. Stockwell has been growing succulents professionally since 1973. He understands the
superior functionality of succulents and their beauty. As a showman, Robin has revolutionized
vertical gardening with succulents, creating mural systems for small installations and mounting
collaborative huge exhibitions for the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. The succulent
Globe, the centerpiece of the 2012 SF Garden Show, took over a year of planning and included
30,000 plants. He’s been a frequent presenter at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Sunset
Celebration, and San Francisco Flower & Garden Show.
Robin dedicates his life to encouraging the use of these plants and works with professionals and
the general public to better understand them. As an innovator, writer and speaker, he has inspired
audiences in the joy of gardening with succulent plants. Please stop by the meeting on
November 8th to learn more about succulents. New members are always welcome!
The Laguna Beach Garden Club meets on the second Friday of every month, September through
May at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA in Tankersley
Hall. 9:30 am Social, 10:00 am General Meeting, Public is welcome, there is no charge for
guests on their first visit. Before or after the meeting, please browse the outdoor “Garden
Boutique” where donated garden-related items and plants can be purchased at “dirt-cheap”
prices. Fantastic garden gloves only $7/pair. Parking: Free in the Laguna Canyon Road lot
(spaces 300-422) or $3 for all day in spaces 185-228.