Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
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.
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
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
Newsletter Archives from 2014-2015
Our Garden Club Newsletter
Garden Club of DeLand Treasure and Plant Sale
Friday, October 9th & Saturday, October 10th
8am to 1pm..
Plants galore, gently used items, and new creative items...etc...Mark your Calendars today!
Monthly Maintenence Schedule
Nov. Blue Sage
October 1, 2015 General Meeting 6 pm
Program - Drip Irrigation- Felix and Felix Inc.
Accessory- Watering Can
Design - featured in a Household Container
Hostesses and Greeters: Blue Sage Circle
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.
October Garden of the Month
The coastal style garden of Reinhard Unger and Richard Gibson, at 503 N. Clara Avenue, is both attractive and remains true to their historic home’s 1878 builder, a planter from Jamaica. When Reinhard and Richard bought the house in 2010, the home was “sweetly forlorn” according to Richard, having sat empty since 2008. Richard went to work on the interior of the Caribbean style house while Reinhard tackled the landscaping. Today, all elements of the yard and house complement each other and combine a to create a beautiful island/coastal style image. Exposed aggregate leads visitors into the yard, while palms, bananas and cannas provide movement. Colors are added with crepe myrtle, old fashioned tea and china roses and zinnias. Multiple sitting areas and patios around the yard are serenaded by gurgling waterfalls and water features filled with large exotic tropical blue water lilies. A white picket fence both contains and accentuates the garden area.
Thanks to Reinhard and Richard, a native DeLandite, one of DeLand’s oldest standing homes has been restored and adorned beautifully.
Elements of a Coastal Landscape:
plants that provide movement such as grasses and palms shutters
sea grass furniture
teak and steel