The Windermere Garden Club was started in 1956 by a group of environmentally concerned women with the purpose of stimulating a love for gardening, enhancing the beauty of our area through gardens and flowers, promoting stewardship of our environment, and fostering friendship among the club’s members.
Our membership is about 50 members and we are actively engage in a range of community projects including being a partner in education with Windermere Elementary School, providing flowers for hospice and the Windermere library, and maintaining the town butterfly garden. Additionally, our annual “Crazy Card Party” fundraiser, featuring a luncheon, silent auction and raffle, underwrites
- Two $1,500 scholarships to University of Florida students in Environmental Horticulture
- Financial support for elementary school children to attend the Wekiva Youth Camp, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
- Windermere Arbor Day and Elementary School plantings including the popular butterfly garden.
At our monthly meetings we have educational speakers, including professionals from our own membership. We also take regular excursions to local nurseries and other places of interest. Some of our members also open their residences to garden tours.