2018 – 2019

See the monthly newsletter for updates and details.


27 Welcome Back Coffee


4 Board Meeting (Labor Day is Sept. 3)
10 General Meeting, Presentation: The History and Future of Florida Horticulture
11 Junior Gardeners: Terrarium
12-13 FFGC Board of Directors Fall Meeting


1 SWOGC Board Meeting
8 General Meeting, Presentation: Growing Herbs in Central Florida
9 Junior Gardeners: In the Garden
16 FFGC District VII Fall Meeting in Mt Dora
19 Horticulture Meeting at Bob Hotaling’s home
26-27 Plant Sale at Claire Griffis’s home
26 NGC Landscape Design School Course 1: Ft Myers
29-30 NGC Gardening School Course 2 : Ribault GC, Jacksonville Beach
30 NGC Flower Show School Course 1: Naples


1 NGC Flower Show School Course 1: Naples (2nd day)
4-5 NGC Fall Symposium – Palm Beach Gardens
5 Board Meeting
8 NGC Gardening School Course 3: New Smyrna Beach
12 General Meeting:  Members Design Holiday Floral Arrangements
12-14 NGC Flower Show School Course 1: Ft Lauderdale
13 Junior Gardeners: Bees
20 Holiday Floral Design Workshop (Beginner to Advanced levels)
28 Creative Arts “Creative Christmas and Tea Tasting: FFGC Headquarters 


3 Board Meeting
6 Awards Judging: FFGC Headquarters Winter Park
10 Holiday LuncheonTour and Christmas luncheon at Sydonie Mansion, Zellwood
11 Junior Gardeners: Birds


7 Board Meeting
8-11 FFGC Board Meeting at Winter Park Headquarters
14 General Meeting, The Preservation and Importance of Trees in our Forests and Neighborhoods
15 Junior Gardeners: Reptiles
18 Florida Arbor Day (No activity. See April 26 for National Arbor Day)
20 Set up for Card Party on Sunday Night
21 Card Party Fundraiser
23-24 63rd Annual Tropical Short Course: Embassy Suites, Palm Bch Gardens
30-31 NGC Gardening School Course 2: District 8, Bradenton


4 Board Meeting
4-5 NGC Gardening School Course 3: Ribault GC, Jacksonville Beach
8-10 Camp Wekiva Volunteer Training and Feb. 10 Open House
11 Club Photo prior to general meeting. Wear club shirts, arrive early.
11 General Meeting, Presentation: Florida Insects—Friends or Enemies
12 Junior Gardeners: Insects
18-19 NGC Flower Show School Course 1: Gulf Breeze


1 Set up for the Garden Fair
2-3 14th Annual Garden Fair and Floral Design Demonstration
4 Board Meeting
4-5 NGC Gardening School Course 2:  Ribault GC Jacksonville Beach
11 General Meeting, Presentation: I Promise You a Rose Garden
12 Junior Gardeners: Seashells
12 NGC Gardening School Course 2: New Smyrna Beach
TBD Field trip to Leu Gardens, Camellias
11-13 Deep South Region Convention in Jekyll Island, GA
19-20 NGC Environmental Studies Course 1: New Smyrna Beach
30-31 Lakes & Hills GC, Mt Dora Garden Tour


1 Board Meeting
1-2 NGC Gardening Study Course 3: Bradenton
6-10 FFGC State Convention in St. Augustine
8 General Meeting, Presentation: Orchids and Butterflies, The Life and Times of Theodore Mead.
9 Junior Gardeners: Trees
12-13 Florida Wildflower Symposium at UF/IFAS, Gainesville
18 Spring Floral Design Workshop (Beginner to Advanced levels)
19-20 Plant Sale: Sweetwater West Subd at Karen Forrest’s home
22 Arbor Day Planting: Location TBD
29 April 29 – May 2, NGC Convention, Biloxi, Mississippi


6 Board Meeting
14 Spring Luncheon Program: Celebrating This Year’s Accomplishments and Installation of Officers
14 Junior Gardeners: Floral Design
TBD Plant Sale: Date and location to be determined


1 Deadline: FFGC Dues
9-11 FFGC/UF Short Course – NGC Tri Refresher, Gainesville


No Meetings


No meetings. Watch for an invitation to the Welcome Back Coffee held at the end of the month.