For directions to our Garden Club Garden Center use the map below.

March 24, 2018 Wild Flower Festival
March 25, 2018 52nd Pageant of Crosses

April 5, 2018    9 AM            revised 2/11/2018
Program: Roses for Dummies
Accessory: A Rose
Design: Creative design with roses
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Rose Circle
Speaker:  Norma Thomas

As a Member of a Garden Club you receive

"The Florida Gardener" 4 times a year.  

Monthly Maintenance Schedule

Sensory Garden


June Sunflower

July Rose

Aug. Marigold

Sept. Blue Sage

Oct.  Daisy

Nov. Firecracker

Dec. Marigold

Garden Club of DeLand Officers 2017 - 2019

President - Elaine Waidelich
1st Vice President - Janie Owens
2nd Vice President - Jennifer Stone
Recording Secretary - Evelyn Kelsea
Corresponding Secretary - Suzanne Locke
Treasurer - Shanda Hébert

The Garden Club of DeLand is a member of National Garden Clubs. Who is National Garden Clubs? This video showcases many of their programs and activities.  Join a NGC garden club today and be part of something bigger! Watch this video and learn about the value of being a Garden Club Member.

Garden Club of DeLand's Mission Statement:  

To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association, to protect the quality of the environment, field of conservation, and civic improvement. General meetings are held September through May on the first Thursday of the month at 9:00am (with the exception of October, January and April which are at 6:00pm) If mornings do not work for you, don’t worry. Each circle offers their own monthly meetings with some meeting in the evening for those working individuals. With eight circles, you are bound to find one that matches your interests and schedule.

DeLand – Monarch City USA

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.   In conjunction, 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.

Sensory Garden

Celebrating it's 20th Anniversary

On June 8, 1998 the Garden Club of DeLand held a dedication ceremony for the newly created gift to our City the Sensory Garden.

The Sensory Garden was designed for people to explore and enjoy with all senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and sound) located in Bill Dreggors Park-230 North Stone Street, DeLand, Fl. on the site of the historic Old DeLand Memorial Hospital, which is now a museum about the hospital. The Park also includes a playground and a hiking trail, as well as a lovely little butterfly garden that includes a self-guided tour. The sensory components of the garden were included for the visually and physically challenged. Upon the Sensory Garden’s completion the Garden Club of DeLand dedicated the garden on June 8, 1998. Members of the garden club regularly maintain the Sensory Garden, as an ongoing project.

Karen Hall- Chair

Garden Club of DeLand   865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724  * 386-624-6960

March: Garden of the Month

Jennifer Stone, Chair

Old Southern style gardens announce spring with a riot of colors born on the branches of azaleas and camellias.  One of the best examples in our area is at the home of Williemae and Carmon Ungaro on 2617 Morgan Road.  
Williemae, a long time Garden Club of DeLand member, and her husband, an honorary member,  began their design 12 years ago having been influenced by a stunning old Southern garden in Orlando.  Today, their soothing, hospitable garden contains over 500 azaleas and 30 varieties of camellias.  A meandering path throughout the entire woodland park feeling garden gives views of begonias, orchids, coonties, blooming tabebuia trees, gardenias, bromeliads and a variety of other beautiful plants and garden ornaments and decorative natural pieces.
Their garden makes you smile, want more and also transports you back in time.   Around every bend, surprises await.  A stream crossed via a wooden bridge, an intriguing wooden lath green house filled with shade loving residents, dining and seating areas, each with their own distinct personality are a few examples.  A verdant lawn area provides space for picnics and play.  The dappled light and shady areas are calming and cool respites in hot summer months. 
Being a Southerner like the Ungaro’s, their garden says, “Wow, I’m home.”

2017 - 2019 Garden Club Circle Presidents

*see Membership Page to learn more about each Circle

Blue Sage - Ruth Moorman
Daisy - Peggy Ferrara & Valerie Seinfeld
Firecracker- Julia Neumann & Susanna Trittschuh
Marigold - Betsy Dieguez & Shanda Hébert​
Magnolia - Elaine Waidelich
Pansy - Joyce Fisher & Penny Smith
Rose - Judy Maurer
Sparkleberry -Eve Sckolnik

Garden Club of DeLand
Garden Brick Pathway 

Remember your Garden Club members, Veterans, loved ones, special events and years of service with this everlasting tribute. Download form and order today!

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Butterfly Garden Certification

National Garden Club, Inc. Mission Statement
“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.”

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

​Mission Statement:
To further the education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of the natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment.

Newsletter Archives from 2016 - 2017

Downtown DeLand Planters

Ongoing Project:" Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"

October  2017 "Planting it Pink" in Downtown DeLand in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Twice a year in November and May the 68 container gardens, in which 15 of these are pedestals and are replanted by all the Garden Club Circles in November and May. One Saturday out of the 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. Diana Bitler, Master Gardener: Chair


Susan Altom
Diana Bitler
Debra Gaffney

Margaret Gillen

Karen Hall
Peggy Mault
Anita McFeeters

Joan Richardson

Marilyn Thomas

Norma Thomas

Sue Thurmond

Susanna Trittschuh

Valerie Seinfeld

Lisa Schnetzer

Nancy Stafford

Elaine Waidelich 

Marti Walker

Barbara Willey

Hall of Fame

Karen Hall

Elaine Waidelich

Barbara Willey

Master Judge
Mrs. Richard Waidelich (Magnolia)

Barbara Willey (Magnolia) 

Emeritus Judge
Mrs. John Hall (Rose)

​Mrs. Georgia Kirby (Magnolia)

FFGC Life Members

Mrs Taffy Branham  Marigold Circle
Mrs. Gerard Ferrara  Daisy Circle
Mrs. John Hall  Rose Circle
Mrs. Richard Waidelich  Magnolia Circle
Mrs. John Trittschuh  Firecracker
Mrs. Georgia Kirby  Magnolia Circle

Mrs. Susan Osterhout Rose Circle

Mrs. Janie Owens Magnolia Circle
Mrs. Joan Richardson  Daisy Circle

Mrs. Valerie Seinfeld Daisy Circle
Mrs. Mary Jane Welch  Daisy Circle
Mrs. Barbara Willey  Magnolia Circle
Mrs. Judy Maurer  Rose/Magnolia Circle

Mrs. Susan Osterhout  Rose Circle

NGC Life Members

Mrs. John Hall  Rose Circle
Mrs. Richard Waidelich  Magnolia Circle

Deep South Region Life Members

Mrs. John Hall  Rose Circle
Mrs. Richard Waidelich  Magnolia Circle


January Magnolia

February Blue Sage

March Rose

April Daisy

May Firecracker

June Sparkleberry

July Sparkleberry

Aug. Pansy

Sept. Magnolia

Gabby Gardener
Our Garden Club Newsletter
2017 - 2018

Penny Pines Project:

The Garden Club of DeLand joins with the National Garden Club and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs by collecting money to help with the reforestation/forest education program.  Just your pennies will help reforestation in Florida’s most damaged National and State Forests.  For just $68, your District, Club and Circle can help to purchase and plant trees in Osceola National and John Bethea State Forest which have had over 11,000 acres destroyed by the Okefenokee fires in 2010 and 2011.  The US Forest Service is trying to reforest 250 to 500 acres per year to replace trees destroyed in these fires.

Celebrating our 90th year!

Pink Diamond Garden Club with the

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

​Federated in 1927

Clubhouse Rentals

For more information call 386-717-6048

"Plant, Bloom, Grow With Us"

"Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"

 "Plant America"

Organized in 1925 - Federated 1927

Club Flower- Day Lily

Members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and

 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc.