Cultivation of gardens: the science, skill, or occupation of cultivating plants, especially flowers, fruit, and vegetables, in gardens or greenhouses.

Florida Native Plants

Learn about Florida Native Plants:

Visit this website


Database of Florida Natives

Searchable database of Florida Native Plants:


Gardening tips

"Helpful Gardener" gardening tips:


The Nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles


The Garden CLub of DeLand will be studying the 9 Florida Friendly Landscape Principles.


Your Florida Backyard

Wildlife, Butterflies, Native Plants



Florida Gardening

Gardening Library and Season Tips


Florida Friendly Interactive Tutor

A fun and simple tutorial to teach some of the principles of low-impact and Florida-friendly landscaping. 



Whether you're thinking of adding a tree to your landscape, choosing a lawn grass, or looking for colorful flowers, this site offers information about plants common to Florida yards.


Plant Purpose

Gardening for Wildlife

We're lucky in Florida to have incredibly diverse wildlife, but natural habitats are diminishing.


Florida's Native Wildflowers


The Florida Wildflower Foundation nurtures the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of Florida native wildflowers through conservation, preservation and education.

The Garden Club of DeLand participates at the Wildflower Festival held each year in DeLand.

Floral Design

NGC Flower Show School

A General Course of Study for Members, Exhibitors and Judges

Come and join us for Flower Show Schools!  Flower Show Schools is not only for prospective flower show exhibitors and judges, but also for all garden club members and all persons interested in flower design and horticulture. While the primary purpose of these courses is to train those wishing to become flower show judges, many people attend for information only and those people do not have to take the examinations!


Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas

The organization and its members are dedicated to the continuation of the study and expansion of the creative art of flower arranging. CFAA stresses unity through sharing, with the aim of a having a lively exchange of ideas, tips and techniques. Members come together for a fun-filled time of sharing with those of like-minded interests.  CFAA, a floral design study group with a membership over 500, is a spin-off of AGFA (American Guild of Flower Arrangers), a design organization formed by the late Bob Thomas.  Join Today. Annual Seminar in February in Orlando.


FFGC Floral Design Units

FFGC Floral Design Units are offered throughout the state of Florida.

This is a comprehensive program by Bob Thomas, internationally renowned floral designer from Florida. Bob was responsible for the Basic Six Units, and Florida's own Wilma Paulauskas wrote the curriculum for the Three Advanced Units.The Program focuses on Basic Floral Design for the home and for Flower Shows using fresh LIVE plant materials and flowers. Those who attend all nine lectures and workshops will receive a Certificate suitable for framing.

Check the Calendar of Events on the FFGC Website for Classes.






Symposium is offer in areas of Horticulture and Floral Design. All members are welcome to attend. Tip: on Events Calendar you can change view to monthly view.


Flower Shows

Flower Shows by Clubs are going on year round. Check the FFGC Events Calendar.

Tip: on Events Calendar you can change view to monthly view.


FFGC FUN with Flowers

This hands-on, make-it-and-take-it-program affords your club a wonderful opportunity for attracting new members, raising funds, endless creativity, community involvement, sharing your talents, appealing to young and old, men, women, and kids. Combine crafts with flowers, fellowship, and, most of all, FUN!  WE offer Fun with Flower Classes throughout the year

Floral Design

My Floral Design Toolbox (pdf)


Florida Ferns for Floral Arranging (pdf)


Conditioning Flowers (pdf)