Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
The DeLand Garden Club's purpose 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.
The Garden Club of DeLand is celebrating it's Clubhouse's 50th Anniversary with it's land being purchase in January 1964 and the dedication of a brand new Garden Club building at 875 South Alabama Avenue on Sunday January 31, 1965.
The first event held at the new Garden Club Center after it's opening was "Festive Table Settings For All Occasions" held on St. Valentine's Day, it featured twenty-one tables.
Garden Club of DeLand Officers 2013-2015
Judy Maurer: President
Ruth Moorman: First Vice President
Ann Wolfe: Second Vice President
Sue Thurman: Co-Recording Secretary
Pat Young: Co-Recording Secretary
Betsy Dieguez: Corresponding Secretary
Karen Hall: Treasurer
The Garden Club of DeLand maintains the Sensory Garden, as an ongoing project, once a month.
The Sensory Garden is a special garden in DeLand 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, Florida 32720The Bill Dreggors Park is located 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 nice little butterfly garden. The butterfly garden was created by the DeLand Garden Club and it includes a self-guided tour. The sensory components of the garden (e.g., scent, color, texture, taste and touch) were included for the visually and physically challenged. Unfortunately, nothing was in bloom during our visit and there were no butterflies to be seen.
Karen Hall- 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.
Downtown DeLand Planters
Ongoing Project:" Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"
October 1st 2014 "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 theses are pedestals 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
Garden of the Month
The Garden Club of DeLand will feature local gardens in the city of DeLand.
Kate Crosby, Chair
Our Garden Club Newsletter
Betsy Dieguez, member of the Sparkleberry Circle,
Betsy will be serving as Corresponding Secretary 2014-2015.
2014-2015 Garden Club Circle Presidents
*see Membership Page to learn more about each Circle
Blue Sage - Ruth Moorman
Daisy - Marti Walker
Firecracker - Julia Neumann
Magnolia - Elaine Waidelich
Marigold- Ronny Kyle
Morning Glory - Louise Caccamise
Pansy - Savilla Beasley
Rose - Anita McFeeters
Sparkleberry - Valerie Seinfeld
Sunflower - Darcy Jesmain
Sept 3, 2015 General Meeting 9 am
Program - TBA
Hostess and Horticulture- TBA