Garden Club donates beautification project funds to Dudley House

Kara Smith presents funds to Louise Oseguera, VCGC President, Jan and Bruce Hunter , Kara Smith and Christine Gallagher, VCGC Secretary.

Ventura’s Dudley Historic House Museum was happy to receive a generous check from Kara Smith of the Ventura County Garden Club. “The Ventura County Garden Club awards funds for a beautification project each year to one of the communities represented by its membership,” said Smith during the presentation on June 5th to Dudley House garden committee members Jan and Bruce Hunter.

This money will be used specifically for the “Miriam’s Garden” area of the grounds, named for the last Dudley House resident who, along with daughter Johanna, donated the historic 1892 residence to the City of Ventura in 1977 to function as a museum. Plans for the charming picket-fence-enclosed garden are the addition of plants and flowers as well as paver paths and benches.

Says Smith, “The Ventura County Garden Club is pleased to join the Dudley House in making our community beautiful together.”
The museum’s grounds are always open to the public who are invited to visit and watch the progress. It is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). Museum tours are given every first Sunday 1-4 and for groups by appointment. For more information and a virtual tour visit

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