We meet September - May
Providing Fun and Educational Programs at our Garden Clubhouse
Scroll down and review when each Garden Circle Meets. There is a suitable time for most people.
If you need help deciding on or connecting with a Circle, allow our Membership Chair to help you. Contact her through the "Invitation to Join" pdf provided below.
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 recieve all the information you need and learn about gardening.
Everyone is welcome to join the Garden Club of DeLand.
"Diversity in the Garden" is our State theme this year.
Meets Second Monday - 6:30 pm
Circle President: Ruth Moorman
The Blue Sage Garden Circle, formed in 1959, has 13 active members. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, which accommodates many of our members who work during the day. The meetings are usually held at the beautiful Garden Clubhouse, although we have an annual dinner at a local restaurant and several field trips throughout the year. As a gardening group, we enjoy learning through guest speakers, sharing ideas with each other and sharing plants. As a social group we enjoy each others company over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Our membership includes those who have lived in DeLand or Central Florida for a number of years, but some of us have moved here from other areas of the state or country and have new things to learn about gardening in this area. We are active in the community, active in the Garden Club of DeLand, and strive to continue educating ourselves all of which aids in our work to keep DeLand beautiful.
Meets Second Thursday - 10:00 am
Circle President: Valerie Seinfeld
The Daisy Garden Circle began blooming in 1973 as an off-shoot of the Pansy Garden Circle, 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, we meet in each other's homes. Membership of 13. We are cross generational from those with children still working to those that are retired. We have members in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s,and even 70s. We have been reviewing different members' gardens as we meet in each other's homes so that we are familiar with their garden and can assist with any problems or concerns. In the coming year each hostess will be doing her own program. Gardening and Friendships create a wonderful social atmosphere. This group is just so much fun!
Meets Third Friday - 9:30 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 second Friday at 9:30am at the Garden Club. 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 organized in 1980, and currently has 18 active members. Our activities are centered around guest speakers, field trips, friendships and gardening projects. For example, our programs this year have included a fairy garden demonstration; a field trip to the beautiful Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden in Winter Park; and a hands-on project of birdbath/leaf casting. We welcome guests and potential members to join us for our meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
Meets Third Tuesday at 1pm
Circle President, Karen Hall
Organized October 2018. The objective of the Milkweed Circle shall be 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; to raise awareness of the plight of butterflies throughout our community.
Milkweed Give-a-ways have encouraged more butterfly gardens to be planted in our community resulting in our butterfly squad certifying over 135 butterfly sanctuary gardens in the last year.
To continue to raise awareness for the monarchs, we will again have a float in the DeLand Christmas Parade and in the Mardi Gras Dog Parade.
We invite everyone who shares an interest in butterflies to join us for our monthly meetings. We are a new circle in the Garden Club of DeLand and are thrilled with the enthusiasm we have seen in our community and the friendships that have been formed. Join us for fun and fellowship and find out how you can help the Monarch. 47 active members
Meets Third Thursday - 9:30 am
Circle Co-Presidents: Sally Bohon and Fran Strawn
Organized in 1950, the Pansy Circle has 23 active members and 2 associate. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 AM. The meetings are usually held at one of the member’s homes. We enjoy learning through guest speakers, each other, and practical experience. As a social group we enjoy our longtime friendships at our meetings, parties, and field trips.
Meets First Friday following First Thursday General Meeting - 1:00 pm
Circle President: Carol A. Roddenberry
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
Meets Third Monday - 6:00 pm
Circle President: Eve Sckolnik
The Sparkleberry Circle was formed in May of 2011 in order to provide another night circle for our expanding membership in the Garden Club of DeLand. We have a mix of ages and gardening experience, working and non-working members. We meet on the second Monday of the month at 6 pm: September - May. Our meeting agendas will be varied including speakers on the subjects of Horticulture, Floral Design and DIY projects. We are very active circle and love fun get-togethers, and field trips. 16 members