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                                                        The Garden Club of Coral Springs

motivates people to improve their quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.

Come Grow with Us!

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, September through May, at 11:30a.m.  and  select Saturdays, see schedule below. Our General Meetings and Field Trips are open to Future Members and Guests.  Our meetings will be held at Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N University Dr. Coral Springs, FL 33065

( Please check Program schedule for meeting details.)

Meetings include featured speakers, programs and events. Refreshments are served. Our horticultural and environmental field trips have car pools and lunches arranged. For more information about upcoming programs email:

March 16 -17, 2024 – GARDENFEST 2024

Schedule of Programs and Events for 2023-2024


All meetings will be held at Northwest Regional Library

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Events and Speakers subject to change

June 1, 2024  Saturday, Library, 10:30-3:30 presentation on “Sunflowers”

June 7, 2024. Friday 8:00 am planting of Pollinator Garden at Whispering Woods Park

June 15, 2024 Saturday, Library, 10:00 a.m. presentation “Succulent Gardens”

June 15. 2024  Saturday Lunch 

July 11, 2024 Thursday.  Lunch

July 13, 2024 Saturday, Library, 10:00 a.m. presentation “Propagation of Plants”

August 17, 2024 Saturday, Library, 10:00 a.m. presentation “DIY Terrariums”

August 17, 2024 Saturday Lunch


We will be having a joint project with city making our city a Monarch City .

We have a program with first and second grade students on “Parts of Plant we eat” and making their own terrarium.

 We will also have Garden Therapy presentations at Coral Springs Wellness Center with senior citizens.

 We will be having a Horticultural Series at Northwest Regional Library.

We participate at Northwest Regional library 3 times a year doing make and takes with children and offer instructional programs and membership drive




May 9, 2024 Thursday, 11:00-3:00 Scholarship Luncheon

April 27, 2024    Saturday, 9:00-12:00   Earth Day Sawgrass Nature Center 

April 11, 2024    Thursday library, 11:30am, Sea Turtles  presented by: Nova SE  also Seed exchange

March 16-17, 2024 Gardenfest

February 14, 2024 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.  CS Fireman/Police Appreciation

February 10, 2024 Saturday field trip, Wakodahatchee Wetlands guided tour by Kristen Hossay and Sun

March 14, 2024, Thursday Mtg library, 11:30am, “Fun with Flowers”. presented by: FFGC Chairman Emily Haggerty Palmieriday 10:00 – 5:00.  Gardenfest

February 8, 2024 Thursday mtg library, 11:30am “Edible and Medicinal Plants” – presented by Rick Tree from Botanica Organica, also Trash to Treasures

January 19, 2024.   Friday, 11:00 a.m. Arbor Day Plant a  Cypress Tree at Sawgrass Nature Center 

January 16, 2024. Forrest Glen Middle 2:40 pm “The Good Bad and Ugly Bugs”

January 13, 2024   Saturday mtg library,”Flowering Plants for shaded areas and patios” presented by master gardener:        also Seeds and Pot exchange.

January 11, 2024,  Thursday, 9:00-2:00 Shark Valley, Tram Tour 

December 14, 2023 Thursday  11:30-1:30. “Composting and Recycling” speaker Claudia Alzate Environmental Program Manager

December 12, 2023 Tuesday 5:30-6:30  Membership drive make and take

December 2, 2023 Saturday 11:30- 2:30.   Holiday Luncheon BJ Restaurant, Coral Springs

December 7, 2023.  10:00 a.m. Toys for Tots Broward Health Coral Spring

November 19, 2023  Sunday 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. MSD Garden

November 9, 2023 Thursday mtg library,  “Wildlife in the Park”.  presented by 3 Parks Naturalist from Broward County

November 7, 2023  Tuesday 11:30 a.m. Humana Senior Center “ Pizza Garden” presentation

November 4, 2023  Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Field trip, Anne Kolb Nature Center

October 29, 2023   Sunday 9:00-10:30 a.m. MSD Garden

October 28, 2023.  Saturday 10:30 Bylaws revision meeting ZOOM

October 19, 2023 Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  District XI Luncheon Pompano FFGC 100th Birthday

October 18, 2023 Wednesday 9a.m. Coral Springs Health Fair CS Gymnasium

October 14, 2023  Saturday Field trip, Home Garden Tour

October 12, 2023  Thursday field trip, Field Trip Tree Amigos “vegetable gardens”

October 7, 2023 Saturday, 8a.m., Dedication of Community Garden

September 16, 2023.  Saturday mtg library “Orchids repotting and care”. presented by , Jim N I Orchids

September 14, 2023 Thursday mtg Library Forest Ranger : Pete Donahue Florida Forest and Trash to Treasure

September 13, 2023.  Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Wellness Day 2023, we will be presenting ” Health Benefits of Gardening”

August 15, 2023  Tuesday,11:30  Humana Senior Center “Potted Plants”

August 12, 2023    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Budget Meeting Zoom

August 10, 2023  Thursday, 11:30 a.m Luncheon Celebration Orchid Completion  BJ’s

August 5, 2023   Saturday, 8:00 a.m. orchid planting Sawgrass Nature Center

July 19, 2023 12:00 p.m. Board Mtg

July 18, 2023  11:30 a.m. Senior Center Fun With Flowers

July 11, 2023, 5:30 -6:30 NW Regional Library Country Western Theme

June 20, 2023, 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Northwest Regional Library Pollinator Presentation Honey tasting

July 13, 2023, Summer Lunch, Tavolino Della Notte

June 9, 2023 8 a.m. Ralph Diaz Park Orchid Planting 

June 8, 2023 Summer Lunch

May 28, 2023   Sunday: MSD 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m

May 11, 2023  Thursday: Scholarship Luncheon, Woodmont Country Club

April 23, 2023 Sunday: MSD  9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m

April 22, 2023 Earthfest at Sawgrass Nature Center 8:00 am setup

April 13 , 2023 Thursday: Mullins Hall Make and Take wreath by Rhoda Mann

April 11, 2023  Membership Drive, Library 5:30-6:30

March 26, 2023  Sunday: MSD  9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m

March 18-19, 2023  Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. GardenFest

March 11, 2023 Saturday: Northwest Regional Library Speaker Mallorie Harbour  “ Ecology Exploring Environmental Challenges and Opportunities, human population and its impact on the environment.”

March 9, 2023 Thursday: Arboretum at Constitution Park “Tree Zoo” field trip

March 9, 2023 Thursday: Sawgrass Nature Center 4 p.m. Youth Gardeners

February 26, 2023 Sunday: MSD  9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m

February 25, 2023  Field Trip: Sandy Ridge Sanctuary, 8501 NW 40th St, CORAL SPRINGS, 33065 TIME: 9 A.M. Roy Gold tour guide

February 14, 2023 Deliver Floral Pots to Nurses Stations 10 a.m. to Broward Health Coral Springs

February 9,  2023    Thursday: Mullins Hall , “Pruning Our Gardens Dos and Don’t” Speaker: Master Gardener Inger Jones. Trash To Treasurers:  Bring your unwanted items to sell, all proceeds go to Youth Group Fund

February 9, 2023  Sawgrass Nature Center Youth Group 4-5 p.m.

January 29 , 2023 Sunday: MSD  9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m

January 23, 2023  Assembly of Floral Pots for hospital.  10 a.m. Jeri’s House

January 14, 2023 Saturday: Northwest Regional Library

Speaker: Master Gardener Lorna Bravo “Florida Friendly Landscapes”

January 12, 2023 Thursday: Kampong Gardens field trip

December 20, 2022  Thursday: Morikami Gardens field trip

December 20 , 2022  Northwest Regional Library Membership Drive and kids make and take, 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

December 8, 2022     Thursday: Sawgrass Nature Center 4 p.m. Youth Gardener

December 3, 2022     Saturday: Holiday Luncheon Coopers Hawk 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m

November 27, 2022  Sunday: MSD  9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

November 16, 2022  Wednesday: Sawgrass Nature Center 4 p.m. Youth Gardeners

November 12, 2022  Saturday: Northwest Regional Library. Speaker Mona Johnston , Topic “Let’s Go Wild In The Garden”

October 30, 2022      Sunday: MSD  9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. LuanneBetz speaker “Bugs the good bad and ugly”

October 20, 2022      Thursday: Fall District Mtg, Lauderdale By The Sea City Hall

October 15, 2022      Saturday: Northwest Regional Library “Container Gardening “ Master Gardener Pilar Londono and Jeri Decker

October 13, 2022      Thursday:Mullins Hall: 10 a.m. “ Pests and Diseases” presented by Al Hoffer from Hoffer Pest Solutions

October 13, 2022      Thursday: Sawgrass Nature Center 4 p.m. Youth Gardeners

September 27, 2022 Friday: Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. “Make Your Own Terrarium.”

September  25, 2022 Sunday: MSD garden 9:00 a.m.

September 13, 2022     Orchid Planting 8:00 a.m. Coral Springs Golf and Country Club

July 8, 2022 Native Orchid Planting Sandy Ridge Sanctuary

June 10, 2022 Red Lichen Sanctuary 8AM planting Native Orchids

MAY 29, 2022 Marjory Stoneman Douglas Work Day, 9-11 AM

MAY 19, 2022: Fairchild Gardens  meet at Mullins Hall to car pool


APRIL 24, 2022 Marjory Stoneman Douglas Work Day, 9-11 AM

APRIL 23, 2022 EARTHDAY at Sawgrass Nature Center

APRIL 21, 2022: FFGC DISTRICT MEETING, Mariott Heron Bay, 11 AM

APRIL 14, 2022: Meeting at Mullins Hall, Speaker: Rose Butman, Naturescape

APRIL 12, 2022 Basket Making at Jeri’s 10 AM

APRIL 8, 2022 Bits and Sips, 5:30-9:30PM, Build Your Own Florida Native Pollinator Garden

APRIL 6, 2022  Aston Gardens, 1-2PM

MAR. 26, 2022 Basket Meeting at Jeri’s 10 AM


MAR. 10, 2022: Orchid Park, 1300 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33071, Preparation for Garden Fest, Speaker:  Taryn Palo, Bromeliads and  Tillandsias, plants for sale

MAR. 5, 2022: Waterway Clean-up, Orchid Park, details at

FEB. 19, 2022 10 AM seed packets for Earthfest at Jeri’s

FEB.10, 2022: Valentine Make & Take –  Pot-De-Fleur presented by Garden Club Member Caryn Desinor, 520 Ramblewood Dr, Coral Springs,

JAN. 22, 2022: Youth Group Meeting, Sawgrass Nature Center

JAN. 13, 2022: As you have probably guessed, we have postponed our Field Trip to Fairchild Gardens, not only because of transportation, but because of rising infections of Covid. Therefore, we thought it best to have a Zoom meeting on January 13th. Kimberly Moore will speak on Sustainability.

 January 14, 2021: Rich Ackerman discusses Million Orchid Project  Golden Bee Award Winner — Mary Anne McKay ZOOM

Jan 21-22,2021: Land and Related Issues NGC School ZOOM

February 11, 2021: “All about Manatees” by Samantha Jarvis ZOOM

 February 12, 2021: Delivered 75 Valentine Pots to Harbor Chase  Golden Bee Award Winner—Lynn Rochelle ZOOM

Feb. 17-18, 2021: Air and Related Issues NGC School ZOOM

March 11, 2021: “Succulents” by Mts. Botanical Gardens  Golden Bee Award Winner—June Bookal ZOOM

March 27, 2021: Waterway Clean-up and Dedication for   Teri Jablow at Veteran’s Park 

April 8, 2021: Field Trip to Mts. Botanical Garden & Lunch  Golden

Apr. 15-16, 2021:  Water and Related Issues NGC School ZOOM

*** May 13, 2021 ~ May Luncheon, Queen Bee Pin Awards and Coral Spring Graduating Student’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon to be held at Grand Luxe Restaurant.

NOV. 11, 2021: Field Trip to FLAMINGO GARDENS in DAVIE, FL.  Includes Guided Tour and a Box Lunch, $26.95 per person to be paid upon arrival to Flamingo Gardens.

Those attending who have memberships to Flamingo Gardens will still pay the full price of $26.95.


October 8, 2020: Luanne’s Vegetable Garden ZOOM

November 7, 2020 : Blue Star Memorial & Native Plant Garden at  Veteran’s Park 

November 11, 2020: Veteran’s Day Ceremony w/ City of Coral Springs December 10, 2020: Bid Auction Winners Announced  Golden Bee Award Winner — Luanne Betz ZOOM

November 19-20, 2020 “The Living Earth” NGC School ZOOM

January 9, 2020 – Our Garden Club is in it’s 21st year. Field Trip to Excelsa Gardens we will enjoy a private tour of this gorgeous progressive 13  acre nursery specializing over more than 200 different tropical, clumping bamboo varieties for ornamental, landscape application also rare tropical trees.   Lunch in the garden and Transportation plans TBA.

February 13, 2020 – Valentines Day Meeting – 10 a.m. at Cypress Hall – 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071 Program Speaker, Lynne Martzall, Public information officer, City of Coral Springs will be presenting a very informative talk on recycling.  You will be amazed at how much you will learn. We will be discussing nominations for members to fill the Board of Director’s positions for the upcoming seasons 2020 ~ 2022.  You receive so much more from an organization when you become involved and take part in the different chairmanships and decisions  of the Club. Preparations for our annual fundraiser Gardenfest Coral Springs will be discussed     Future members and guests are always welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

March 12, 2020 – General Meeting – 10:00 a.m. at Cypress Hall – 1300 Coral Springs, Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071 Program: “Show and Tell” by Members.  Including Master Gardeners and avid Gardeners displaying a wealth of gardening knowledge and experience.  Also, final preparations for the beautiful Gardenfest Coral Springs event at The Walk of Coral Springs on March 21 ~ 22, 2020. We need everyone to volunteer a couple of hours.  You will enjoy the experience.  Refreshments and Guests are welcome.

October 10, 2019 – First General Meeting of the 2019-2020 Season– 10 a.m. at Cypress Hall – 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071.  This first meeting of the season will be a Celebration of of our 20th Anniversary as The Garden Club of Coral Springs, Inc. With a RIBBON CUTTING from The Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce.  TREE Planting in our honor by the City of Coral Springs.  Additional info TBA. Ends at 12 noon.   Future members and guests  are always welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

November 14, 2019 – General Meeting – Our Featured Speaker, Mr. John Caldwell, Board Manager District 6, Florida State Bee Association. Without these fascinating pollinators  we would not be enjoying the wonderful fruit and vegetables so available to us. John and Teresa Coldwell, President South Florida Beekeepers Association. Future members and guests are always welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

December 12, 2019 – Our much anticipated Holiday Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s “Little Italy” 21090 St. Andrews Blvd.- Boca Raton, FL 33433  behind Bloomingdales in the Boca Town Center.  Our delicious family style Luncheon will be held  in a private Holiday-decorated room.  “Night Before Christmas Gift Exchange Game”. What Fun! This is a popular and well attended event and guests are certainly warmly welcome.  

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