Garden Club of DeLand
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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

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

Milkweed - Karen Hall
Pansy - Joyce Fisher & Penny Smith
Rose -Norma Thomas
Sparkleberry -Eve Sckolnik

Downtown DeLand Planters

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

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. Jennifer Stone, Chair

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.

Sensory Garden

Celebrated 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

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

Overall Winner of the National Garden Clubs -MP-3(A) 

Club Website  Award

Winner of the FFGC  DePalma/Sillik Website Award for a Ex-Large Club 

2016 & 2018

Valerie Seinfeld, Webmaster

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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.

April 4, 2018    10 AM 
Program: African Violets
Design: Easter
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Daisy Circle 
Speaker: Howard Jeffries 

​April 14, 2019
53nd Pageant of Crosses

11am - 3pm

April 17:  FUN with Flowers
Wednesday 12-2 PM 
Program: Spring Arrangement

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

​Mission Statement:
“Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. promotes the love of gardening, floral and landscape design, and civic and environmental responsibility by providing education, resources and networking opportunities for our members, youth and the community.”

Gabby Gardener
Our Garden Club Newsletter
2018 - 2019

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

Garden of the Month

Jennifer Stone 

This is Jennifer's 4th year reaching into the community to discover hidden garden treasures throughout the City of DeLand. Her articles and photographs are educational and beautiful.

"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.

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

As a Member of a Garden Club you receive

"The Florida Gardener" 4 times a year.  

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 nine circles, you are bound to find one that matches your interests and schedule.

Monthly Maintenance Schedule

Sensory Garden


June             Flutterbies     
July              Flutterbies
August         Pansy
September   Magnolia
October       Blue Sage                                  
November   Firecracker
December    Marigold

January      Pansy
February    Sparkleberry
March         Rose
April           Daisy
May            Magnolia
June           Flutterbies
July            Flutterbies


Susan Altom

​Susan Bauerle
Diana Bitler
Debra Gaffney

Margaret Gillen

Karen Hall
Peggy Mault
Anita McFeeters

Joan Richardson

Barbara Stockhausen

Marilyn Thomas

Norma Thomas

Sue Thurmond

Susanna Trittschuh

Valerie Seinfeld

Lisa Schnetzer

Nancy Stafford

Elaine Waidelich 

Marti Walker

Hall of Fame

Karen Hall

Elaine Waidelich

Master Judge
Mrs. Richard Waidelich (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. 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

FUN with Flowers

April 17, 2019

​Wednesday 12-2 PM 
Program: Spring Arrangement

Suzanne Locke

$20.00 Members

$25.00 NonMembers

​Deadline April 12, 2019 for Registration

Clubhouse Rentals

For more information call  386-507-3473 

Butterfly Garden Certification

100 Gardens in DeLand have been Certified.


We are Certifying Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Gardens.

2017-2018 Gabby Gardener Archives

The Garden Club of DeLand’s January Garden of the Month is the magical and eco–friendly sanctuary of Marshall and Rick Rawson at 428 W. University Avenue.

Taking advantage of the existing geographic layout, a deep gully became a haven for young wild pirates complete with a boat, pier and drawbridge; sloping land now adorned with koi ponds and melodious streams and rock gardens. Shaded areas, meadows filled with Queen’s tears bromeliads, pentas wild coffee and coleus. Divided into garden rooms, each area is planted to attract pollinators. A variety of milkweed, Florida anise, pipe vines, chaste trees, coonties, and yellow blooming cassia, planted with the “Right plant, right place” motto, provides color, texture and interest.

An admitted “plant junkie”, Rawson’s garden is planted in a naturalistic style that belies the planning and constraint needed to achieve that goal. Fittingly, it is also a designated Certified Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Using the property as a stage for the their creative imagination, love of nature and style, the Rawson’s have created, in only 2 years, a definite sense of place and wonder for people and creatures alike.