We meet September - May
Providing Fun and Educational Programs at our Garden Clubhouse
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Garden Club Membership is open to all. Join and come learn about gardening.
All Members meet for General Meetings on the first Thursday of each month, September - May. Members also meet with their own Circles once a month. Activities vary according to interests. The small group setting allows for field trips, programs and socializing.
Once a month, we meet at the Garden Clubhouse for announcements, educational programs and fun. We have 3 Night General Meetings and 6 Day General Meetings. Not everyone can attend these meetings, so by joining a Circle you still receive all the information you need and learn about gardening.
Everyone is welcome to join the Garden Club of DeLand.
"Diversity in the Garden"
Thank you for your interest in the Garden Club of DeLand! Our club meets September through May. The club is made up of 6 circles plus Members-at-Large who do not have a circle affiliation. New members may join as Affiliate Members and take up to 4 months (summer months excluded) to decide if they want to become a member of a circle or a Member-at-Large. Email membership committee with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets Second Thursday - 10:00 am
Circle President: TBA
The Daisy Garden Circle began blooming in 1973 as an off-shoot of the Pansy Garden Circle (2020 withdrawn), with a Charter Membership of 33 Today we've blossomed into 27 actives, 5 associates and 1 honorary. Our Circle has 2 active former Club Presidents, 4 Pillar of Pride Members and 4 FFGC Life Members.
Like the Shasta Daisy, we are versatile and sure to add a little sunshine to the scene. Our group meets the second Thursday morning of each month at a member's home, usually with a program such as a plant exchange, butterfly gardening to a floral arranging demonstration.
We have a Christmas and a Spring luncheon as well as a Spring Social to include our husbands. On occasion, we've been known to sprout up in another field on a trips such as taking a tour gardens and local nurseries.
While our purpose is to develop skills in horticulture and arranging flowers, beautification of home and community, we are a sociable bouquet and probably most focused on sharing, caring and being supportive of each other. We enjoy our time together as much or more than our purpose suggests.
Meets Third Tuesday - 6:00 pm
Circle President: Dr. Carol Grigas
Established in 2010, Firecracker Circle meets in the evenings. Membership is currently at 14. We are cross generational from those with children and still working to retirees. We have members in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and counting, and we meet in each other’s homes to promote a relaxed social atmosphere and to keep up with what’s happening in members' gardens so we can advise with any problems. This year each member will hostess aided by a co-hostess. The evening consists of a program, a brief business meeting, and a light supper. The Firecrackers number one priority is to plan and facilitate Deland’s Downtown Planting of flower pots. The circle also fundraises to support SEEK, an environmental camp for high schoolers, and WEKIVA, a camp for elementary students, and also donates funds to Pennies4Pines and Habitat for Humanity in Deland. With gardening and friendships creating a great social vibe, Firecrackers are fired up for 2021-2022.
Meets First Monday at 10 am
Circle President: Marcia Baker
The Magnolia Garden Circle was formed in 1939 and has been an integral part of the foundation of the Garden Club of DeLand. Our monthly meetings are the first Monday at 10 am after the general meeting. Location of meeting will vary due to the activity for the month. Our fun and interesting programs include experts speaking on a wide range of gardening and environmental topics, field trips, luncheons, floral arranging, and projects working to better and beautify the DeLand Community. We currently have 13 active members. One member holds the honor of being the longest standing active member of the Garden Club of DeLand.
Meets Second Tuesday - 9:30 am
Circle President: Marshall Rawson
The Marigold Circle was founded on April 5, 1980. This small circle of fourteen members meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am. We enjoy a more relaxed mix of varied gardening talks and demonstrations, garden visits and field trips to gardening hot spots. You will find us demonstrating our civic pride in DeLand by working on the Downtown Planters. We enjoy each other’s company and like to have post meeting lunches.
Our gardens differ in focus and range from a few patio containers to large expanses. Individual plant choices embrace a little bit of everything from Florida Friendly plants, natives, tropicals and pass-along plants alike. We plant for our enjoyment, pollinators and wildlife. Marigolds love to share ideas with one another. We welcome new members.
Meets Third Tuesday at 12:30pm
Circle President, Gail LaFayette
The objective of the Milkweed Circle (MC) is to promote an interest in gardening to attract and increase the population of Monarchs and other butterflies by encouraging the planting of milkweed and other host and nectar plants. To learn about butterflies in central Florida and to raise awareness of the plight of butterflies throughout our community.
Special Activities: The Milkweed Circle brings in native milkweed a couple of times a year and makes it available to Garden Club of Deland members and the public. MC takes the lead in the upkeep of the Butterfly Sanctuary/Sensory Garden at Bill Dreggors Park (corner of Stone St. and Wisconsin Ave.) by having work days throughout the year. Circle members help with the planting and maintenance of the Downtown Planters that line Woodland Blvd. between Wisconsin Ave. and Howry Ave. The Butterfly Squad are members of the MC who visit gardens (home or business) that have filled out an application and meet the criteria to be certified as a Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Garden. MC members plan to participate in both the Christmas and the Mardi Gras/Dog Parade in the future. We all share the love of gardening and beautifying our community.
Please go to GCD New Member Form (2021)
Meets First Friday following First Thursday General Meeting - 1:00 pm
Circle President: Norma Thomas
The Rose Circle was one of the founding circles of the Garden Club of DeLand. Mrs. Robert Warshall, the club’s first president, was a member of the Rose Circle. Since then, 12 other Rose Circle members have gone on to serve as club presidents. This circle is a very active group of ladies that have spearheaded many of the club’s projects including the Sensory Garden located at Bill Dreggors’ Park. Our fundraising efforts have resulted in contributions each year for scholarships for FFGC sponsored activities such as Wekiva and Seek camperships. The Rose Circle welcomes new members. We love to garden, arrange flowers, tour gardens and enjoy the fellowship of other club members as we strive to tend the grounds of this beautiful earth. 27 members