Meet our new Officers for 2021-2023
Left to right:
Inger Jones – Parliamentarian
Dominique Sugarbroad– Treasurer
Taryn Lyn Palo– President
Howard Brand – 2nd Vice President/Yearbook and Website
Mary Ann Payung – 1st Vice President /Publicity Programs
Tara Byrnes – Secretary
We thank you for your patience as we work to update our calendar of events
Our 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 natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment. ”
What’s a Garden Club anyway?
This question usually evokes visions of “ladies wearing hats, sipping tea in their gardens, admiring their flowers” This is partly true, but did you know that the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, Georgia in 1891 founded the first club and 38 years later to become a National Organization, known as National Garden Clubs or “NGC”. It spans the United States, District of Columbia with international affiliates of Mexico and South America. NGC boasts over 7,000 garden clubs with membership over 221,000, making it the largest volunteer organization in the world! In 1925 Florida joined NGC and is known as Florida Federation of Garden Clubs or “FFGC”. Today its membership is over 17,000 members. The state is divided into twelve districts, with Broward County being District XI. Broward County is the smallest with 370 members and 7 clubs, 8 circles. The clubs are located Coral Springs, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lighthouse Point, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale with its 8 circles. Updated 2011.
If you love gardening, flowering plants/bushes/trees, birds, herbs, butterflies, water gardens, floral design, garden clubs have it. Want to learn more about protecting our environment and the conservation of our natural resources and our water, garden clubs have it. Want to get involved in community projects, garden clubs have it “ALL”.
So, if you want to meet new friends and hear interesting programs, attend a garden clubs meeting. To find out more and find a garden club in your area, visit District XI’s website. You just might meet someone from your hometown, who is just like you!