Programs / Meetings ~ Ready ~ Set ~ Grow!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
November 19, 2023 Sunday 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. MSD Garden
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 Springs
December 12, 2023 Tuesday 5:30-6:30 Membership drive make and take
December 14, 2023 Thursday 11:30-1:30. “Composting and Recycling” speaker Claudia Alzate Environmental Program Manager
January 11, 2024, Thursday, 10:00-2:00 Shark Valley, Tram Tour
January 13, 2024 Saturday mtg library,”Flowering Plants for shaded areas and patios” presented by master gardener: also Seeds and Pot exchange.
January 16, 2024. Forrest Glen Middle 3:45 pm “The Good Bad and Ugly Bugs”
January 19, 2024. Friday, 11:00 a.m. Arbor Day Plant a Cypress Tree at Sawgrass Nature Center
February 8, 2024 Thursday mtg library,”Edible and Medicinal Plants” – presented by Rick from Botanica Organica, also Trash to Treasures
February 10, 2024 Saturday field trip, Wakodahatchee Wetlands guided tour by Kristen Hoss
February 14, 2024 Wednesday 10:00 a.m. CS Fireman/Police Appreciation
March 14, 2024, Thursday Mtg library “Fun with Flowers”. presented by: FFGC Chairman Emily Haggerty Palmieri
March 16-17, 2024 Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 5:00. Gardenfest
April 11, 2024 Thursday library Sea Turtles presented by: Nova SE also Seed exchange
April 27, 2024 Saturday, 9:00-12:00 Earth Day Sawgrass Nature Center
May 9, 2024 Thursday, 11:00-3:00 Scholarship Luncheon
June 15. 2024 Saturday Lunch
July 11, 2024 Thursday. Lunch
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
PAST MEETINGS and EVENTS
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
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
MAY 12, 2022: MAY LUNCHEON at DEERFIELD COUNTRY CLUB, SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
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 6, 2022 Aston Gardens, 1-2PM
MAR. 26, 2022 Basket Meeting at Jeri’s 10 AM
MAR. 19-20, 2022: GARDENFEST AT THE WALK in CORAL SPRINGS
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 waterwaycleanup.org
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.
DEC. 9, 2021: HOLIDAY LUNCHEON at COOPER’S HAWK RESTAURANT, LYONS RD, COCONUT CREEK, FL
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
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2020
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.