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

May: Garden of the Month

Jennifer Stone, Chair

A Low maintenance landscape with high drama drought resistant plants and unique statuary are the cornerstones of Patrick McCormack’s home, 1065 N. Kepler Road and The Garden Club of DeLand’s May Garden of the Month. Inside the low dark green stuccoed wall and clipped ligustrum hedge that provide separation from the busy road and give a sense of enclosure for privacy, McCormack’s statuesque Italian cypress trees, pines, magnolia and oaks soar over the landscape. Large succulents, unusual cacti, aloes and variegated dwarf schefflera stand out above under plantings of creeping juniper and mondo grass, confederate jasmine providing contrast and unusual structural shapes. Concrete paths curve and meander throughout the yard, offering easy access and site lines to explore the many different areas. Papaya trees, sagos, podocarpus and monstera lend textural variety and color. Bringing his love of Halloween into the garden, giant concrete gargoyles sit atop the stumps of trees fallen by past hurricanes and impart the unexpected. Purchased in 2004, McCormack’s garden has evolved to meet his needs and loves. From the cacti and succulents, pathways, lap pool turned goldfish pond and raised vegetable and herb garden, the landscape says, creative and active with a great sense of different and fun. What’s the difference between a cactus and a succulent? Ans: All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cactus. True cacti have areoles. They look like small, fluffy cotton lumps. These plants were designed to take harsh, dry, hot sun environments. Contrary to what you may think, spines don’t define them. Succulents are made for less harsh conditions, but are built to have specialized cells in parts of their bodies that retain water, some in leaves, some in roots and some in their stems. 

 In conjunction with the exciting interest of DeLand being the first city in Florida to become Monarch City USA, 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.

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

Gabby Gardener
Our Garden Club Newsletter
2017 - 2018

Monthly Maintenance Schedule

Sensory Garden


June Sunflower

July Rose

Aug. Marigold

Sept. Blue Sage

Oct.  Daisy

Nov. Firecracker

Dec. Marigold

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 -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

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 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

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!

"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.

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

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Butterfly Garden Certification


January Magnolia

February Blue Sage

March Rose

April Daisy

May Firecracker

June Sparkleberry

July Sparkleberry

Aug. Pansy

Sept. Magnolia

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

2016 & 2018

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.


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

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

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