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.”
The Garden Club of DeLand's Mission Statement is 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 March 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 ten circles, you are bound to find one that matches your interests and schedule.
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 2014-2015
Garden of the Month
Jennifer Stone, Chair
The Garden Club of DeLand will feature local gardens in the city of DeLand.
Downtown DeLand Planters
Ongoing Project:" Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"
October 2015 "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
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.
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 Officers 2015 - 2017
Judy Maurer: President
Susan Osterhout: First Vice President
Othal Deshazo: Second Vice President
Anita McFeeters: Recording Secretary
Jennifer Condo: Corresponding Secretary
Karen Hall: Treasurer
Monthly Maintenence Schedule
Nov. Blue Sage
February Garden of the Month
Built in 1955, Ian Williams and Nancy Hudson’s contemporary style home at 814 W. Howry Avenue was in need of serious TLC when bought it in 2007. Williams and gardener, Pedro Pealoza began work on the landscape immediately.
Today, the contemporary garden marries the landscape to the house. The linear hardscape of concrete blocks and brick paired with colorful metal grid gates and art work provide distinct patterns, angles and vivid colors that echo the horizontalness of the house. Here, plant life is important but emphasis is on texture, simplicity and upright foliage. Pruned boxwood, podocarpus, ligustrum line the beds while variegated ginger and coontie palms add drama and structure.
Through the gates, the inside atria continues the pattern with a linear water feature and fountain, art work, orchids and a tall stand of white bird of paradise that soars over 20 feet.
The backyard, once a pool is now a screened Eden whose microclimate hosts organized iris, colorful cordylines, fruit trees, palms, large blooming peace lilies and unique modern furniture.
Today this 61 year old home is as fresh and relevant as the day it was built thanks to Williams, Hudson and Pealoza.
Contemporary Garden Elements
Restraint in color and plant varieties Linear plantings with upright structure Emphasis on foliage and texture rather than flowers Metal grids, slick pots, sheet metal, pebbles and unfinished concrete, modern furniture
March 3, 2016 General Meeting 6 pm
Program - Circle President's Report
Accessory- Wear Something that says St. Patrick's Day
Design - A Design with All Greenery
Hostesses and Greeters: Firecracker Circle
Our Garden Club Newsletter
2015 - 2017 Garden Club Circle Presidents
*see Membership Page to learn more about each Circle
Blue Sage - Ruth Moorman
Daisy - Marti Walker
Firecracker -Sara Zollinger
Magnolia - Elaine Waidelich
Marigold - Sharon Causey, Pauline Fenner
Pansy - Fran Strawn, Eleanor Griffin
Rose - Susan Altom
Sparkleberry - Jennifer Condo
Sunflower - Alex Andrews
Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
50th Anniversary of the
Pageant of Crosses
The Garden Club of DeLand's presents it's Gift to the DeLand Community. Held on Palm Sunday beginning at 11am until 3pm, come a view over 20 Floral Designs inspired by Holy Week. As with any gift...there is no charge. Start a new Family tradition. All are Welcome!