Organized in 1925 - Federated 1927
Club Flower - Daylily
865 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
President - Marshall Rawson
1st Vice President - Lance Harding
2nd Vice President - Barbara Merriam
Recording Secretary - Deborah DuBois
Corresponding Secretary - Shanda Hebert
Treasurer - Christina Dudley
"Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time.
The Garden Club of DeLand gathers two times a year to plant 68 container gardens, 16 of these are pedestals. The second Saturday of each month, a group of volunteers from the Garden Club meet to weed, tweak, and evaluate the condition of each container garden. All month long, as time allows, each Garden Club Circle checks on their assigned containers and reports issues to the chair. Go to Calendar of Events page to see the next work date.
You can rent the Garden Club Clubhouse for your Party or Meeting.
The Weedettes meet every Monday morning at 8 a.m. on the grounds of the Garden Club for about two hours. Together, we decide on where to weed, trim or plant. Each Weedette brings their own gloves, clippers and water.
You will learn a variety of plants, identify insects, learn propagation techniques, and plant maintenance. We encourage pollinators to our gardens with blooms galore. We are busy bees.
Join us and learn. Contact Head Weedette, Norma Thomas. 941.993.0957 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the year the Sensory Garden is maintained by Garden Club Circles to attract pollinators and wildlife. This has been an ongoing project of the Garden Club for over 20 years. Rededicated May 5, 2018 Located at: Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone Street, DeLand Florida. Go to Calendar of Events page to see the next work date. Work days are the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, starting time 7:30 or 8am to beat the heat. Stay as long or short as you want, meet new and continuing members.
These workdays will continue through out the year. This is a GCD event, all circles are needed to participate. Go to Calendar of Events page to see the next work date.
* Certified as a National Garden Clubs Pollinator Garden
We would appreciate your help to keep the Downtown planters and/or the Sensory Garden looking beautiful all year round. All donations, great or small, would be welcome. Link to donation form.
Remember your Garden Club members, Veterans, loved ones, special events and years of service with this everlasting tribute. Download form and order today! Link to form
National Garden Clubs, Inc. "Plant America"
National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. The Deep South Region is dedicated to advancing the objectives of the National Garden Club, Inc. and to coordinating the interests and the projects of the six states in the region.
“Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. promotes the love of gardening, floral and landscape design, and civic and environmental responsibility by providing education, resources and networking opportunities for our members, youth and the community.”
Our city of DeLand loves its Downtown Container Gardens and Sensory Garden (Bill Dreggors Park) that we maintain. Our club thrives on making a difference and serving in our Community.
Our Clubhouse is located at:
865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724
For Clubhouse Rentals call : (386) 624-6960
All are Welcome
The Garden Club of DeLand offers programs each month (September – May) on gardening or related topics. We have enjoyed speakers primarily from Stetson University, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Master Gardeners and other topic specific experts. Our six circles also offer monthly programs: for example, Milkweeds focus on butterflies and other pollinators while Wild Coffees focus on native plants and wildlife, especially birds, Roses and their farm to table.
What kind of a gardener do I need to be in order to join the Garden Club? Think you have a brown thumb? Were you a great gardener before you moved to Central Florida, but now seem to know very little? Are you overwhelmed by a blank slate in a new yard? How do you transition your garden to natives? Want to learn how to plant a butterfly or pollinator garden? Which vegetables should be planted and when? After gardening for decades here, how do you make your garden easier to manage? All you need is the interest to learn. We are here to help – join us today!
The Garden Club of DeLand members maintain the downtown DeLand planters. We appreciate the volunteer help of our members to maintain the planters on a monthly basis. In addition to monthly maintenance, the 68 container gardens are replanted twice a year.
Join in as we gather by 7:30 am and there will be guidance and direction on what is needed to be done.
Work days are the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please bring clippers, small bag , and your name tag.
Butterfly Garden Certification
To date, over 200 gardens in the city of DeLand have been certified as Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Gardens. Maybe you have seen those signs around town?
We are continuing to certifying Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Gardens in the DeLand area, for details on how you can have your garden certified, download the form below.
Nearly 1,000,000,000 monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990 according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To help combat this problem, DeLand became part of Monarch City USA on February 5, 2018. Our shared purpose is to encourage municipalities to directly help the monarch butterfly population recover.
The Garden Club of DeLand, is encouraging gardens of all sizes to become butterfly garden sanctuaries with an emphasis on our monarch population. Only applicants with a DeLand zip code are eligible.
Plan your garden or add to your existing garden. To register, you must have a minimum of twenty (20) nectar and host/larval food plants total. Plant a total of three (3) different host/larval food plants which includes a minimum of five (5) milkweed plants as they are the primary host plants for the monarchs.
Plant a minimum of five (5) different butterfly nectar plants as food sources. The brighter the color, the more butterflies will visit. Submit your application. pdf below
We are certifying Gardens in DeLand. Members that do not live in DeLand may have their Gardens Certified.
The Butterfly Squad calls you once your application has been reviewed. They set up a time to stroll through your garden and certify it. You have the option of buying the yellow sign to proudly display in your garden.
How long before the Butterfly Squad Contacts us?
It doesn't take long unless there are a great many applications.
The Garden Club of DeLand supports basic home building projects of the West Volusia Habitat for Humanity. We provide gardening advice for selection of trees and shrubs, volunteers and donations. Together with the new homeowner plantings are chosen and then donated by the Garden Club. For example, a life-threatening bee sting allergy drove the plant selection for a recent home. Our volunteers also help plant the shrubs and trees. Such joy is seen as the house is turned over to a new homeowner who has purchased the home through Habitat’s zero fee and interest free mortgage terms