The formation of the group, later to be known as The Men's Garden Club of Santa, was announced June 16, 1940. Since then, the Men's Garden Club has sponsored many projects for the betterment of the city and county, as well as learning a great deal regarding their own gardens and orchards.
In addition to all of the beautification projects, the club started a perpetual scholarship at City College, with annual grants to be given to worthy horticultural students.
The club holds luncheon meetings at University Club located at 1332 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, on the second and fourth Thursday's of every month. These luncheon programs feature stimulating speakers. The program is announced in the club's newsletter, the "Compost."