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 Third Tuesday - 6:00 pm
Circle Co-Presidents: Dr. Carol Grigas & Suzanne Locke
Established in 2010, Firecracker Circle meets in the evenings. 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 and to advise on any challenges. The evening consists of a gardening-related program, a brief business meeting, and a light supper. Firecrackers take the lead in the planning, planting and maintenance of DeLand’s much admired Downtown Planters. The circle also donates to SEEK, an environmental camp for high schoolers, and WEKIVA, a camp for elementary students, and to Pennies4Pines and Habitat for Humanity in DeLand. If you’re fired up about gardening, BEE 🐝 sure to visit the Firecrackers!
Meets second Friday at 12 pm
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 10 am. 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 - 10:00 am
Circle President: Marshall Rawson
The Marigold Circle was founded on April 5, 1980. This adventurous small circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am. We enjoy exploring the many gardens and garden centers throughout our community and beyond. Visiting gardens of members, from patio gardens to expansive yards, we learn diversity in planting ideas. Adventures are followed by lunch and good conversation. You will find us demonstrating our civic pride in DeLand by working on the Downtown Planters. We plant for enjoyment, fresh food, pollinators and wildlife. New members are welcomed.
Meets third Tuesday at 12 pm
Circle President, Gail LaFayette
The objective of this Circle shall be to promote an interest in gardening to attract and increase the population of the Monarchs, local butterflies, moths and other pollinators by encouraging the planting of Milkweed and other host and nectar plants; to learn about butterflies, moths and other pollinators in Central Florida; and to raise awareness of the plight of these pollinators 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.
We all share the love of gardening and beautifying our community.
Meets first Friday following first Thursday General Meeting - 1:00 pm
Circle President: Sharon Gullet
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, 13 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.
Meets second Monday - 6:00 pm.
Circle President: Lance Harding
The Wild Coffee Circle will promote and encourage the use of Florida native plants that invite and attract wildlife to our green spaces, with an emphasis on birds and butterflies. The circle will learn about using native plants to provide food, nectar and shelter in our own backyards.
To encourage the transformation of our green spaces to accommodate wildlife with a focus on Florida native plants.
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.