Events, General Meetings

Time to sign up for Dec. Luncheon & Dec. 2019 general meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Short General Meeting and

 Holiday Luncheon at Town Hall

Sign in is at 11:00 and meeting     begins at 11:30. Guests are welcome to attend.

Come see our “Candyland” tree and bring a friend and a bottle of wine to share if you wish.

Christmas Luncheon Menu:

Chicken Marsala and Fettuccini Alfredo

Green Salad with Gorgonzola, apples and sliced almonds

Garlic Bread

Assorted Desserts

Mulled Cider (hot or cold depending on weather)

Iced tea and Coffee


The cost is $20 per person and advanced payment is required.

If you did not pay at the Nov. 14th general meeting, then mail your check to Windermere Garden Club, PO Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502

Please indicate “Christmas Luncheon” on check.

Cutoff date for registration and payment will be December 8th. 

Questions? Call Jackie at 407-876-5789.


2019 June Bench Dedication

On June 25, 2019 at the Historic School House in downtown Windermere, FL, our club had a small dedication of the bench for recently passed and former club president Marjorie Masson. Funds for the bench was provided by her friends and family as well as individual donations from current club members. Thank you everyone.

In addition to club members and their family and friends, Windermere Mayor Jim O’ Brien and Council Members Liz Andert and Bill Martini and their family and friends also attended the dedication.

Refreshments were provided by President Vicki Hearst and Outgoing President Bonnie Baum. Thank you ladies.

Photos were provided by Maureen Tuber and Debra Neill. Thank you ladies.

Left to Right: Garden Club members Carolin W. and Paula R., Treasurer “Dale”, Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.. Outgoing President Bonnie B. and Garden Club member Margaret S.

Garden Club member Carolyn B.

June 2019 Photo #3

Left is Garden Club Member Betty J. and Right is President Vicki H.

Left to right: Garden Club Members Margaret S. and Paula R., Recording Sec. Janet S. and Garden Club Member Betty J.

Left to Right: Council Member Liz A,, Mayor Jim O. and Council Member Bill M.

Unveiling of the bench by Outgoing President Bonnie B. in white and President Vicki H.




Events, Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

2018 Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

On Nov. 15th-16th, we hosted a free horticulture specialty flower show at Windermere Town Hall to celebrate our club’s 60th year as a Florida Federation of Garden Clubs federated club. The show was a contest of potted plants, orchids, and cuttings from yards with three special photography categories for Windermere Garden Club members only.


It was all hands on deck to make this show a success. Thank you to all of the members who helped with and entered the show.

Special thanks to our two flower show chairmen Joan P. and Jackie H. Also, a special thanks to Schedule Chairman Maureen T. and Horticulture Entries’ Chairman Darlene L. Thank you to Bonnie B. and Tanya C. for hosting the judges’ breakfast. Thank you to Recording Sec. Janet S. and her husband, Philip, who hosted the judges’ lunch at their home featuring Philip’s homemade pumpkin ravioli.

2018 Flower Show Photo #A

On entries set up day, left to right: Show’s co-chairman Jackie H., Historian Margaret S. and 2nd VP Mary B.

2018 Flower Show Photo #21

Light breakfast for the flower show judges provided by President Bonnie B. and other members of the garden club. Set up by Bonnie B. and Tanya C.

2018 Flower Show Photo #12

President Bonnie B. with table arrangements that matched the flower show’s  program/schedule which she created for the judges’ coffee. Great job.

2018 Flower Show Photo #19

Special table at the show with several of our scrapbooks from our club’s historian, Margaret S. Thank you Margaret for all of your work.

Thank you to everyone who entered the show and congratulation to all of the contestants that were winners.  Congratulation to President Bonnie B. who won the “people’s choice” award which was voted as the best entry at the show by the public with her donkey ear plant, Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri.

The following are photos of the horticultural show:







Club Business, Events

2017 Inspired Gardener Nominee

On Thursday, May 4th at the Dist. VII Spring Meeting, Windermere GC member Vicki Hearst was recognized as our club’s nominee for the “Inspired Gardener” for Dist. VII.  The Inspired Gardener award is for garden club members who are very active in gardening but who are not officers or chairman at the state or national level.

Vicki was not selected as the district’s “Inspired Gardener” but we are still very proud of her. Her work at the butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School and designing the new landscaping at the 1887 Windermere Historical Schoolhouse, Crazy Card Party Fundraiser Decoration Chairman,  and many other club projects throughout the years has made her quite an asset. She not only was an asset for our club but to her church, friends, and family for floral arrangements she has created and landscaping advice she has given.

Our new District VII Director Sue Roberts recognizing Vicki Hearst as our club’s nominee for the “Inspired Gardener”.
L to R: Outgoing Dist. VII Director Owaissa Vanderberg, Vicki Hearst- Windermere GC, Outgoing FFGC President Arlene Rand, Inspired Gardener Winner Katy Daniell-Orlando GC, Emily Bader-Winter Park GC, Yvonne Wolfe-Lakes & Hills GC, Louise Gould-Sweetwater Oaks GC. Not shown Greta Kennen-Clermont GC.



Habitat for Humanity – Home at Last


Dist. VII’s  Habitat for Humanity (H for H) Chairman Theresa Schretzmann-Myers of Windermere GC in the center of the photo made possible  with Dist. VII’s H for H funds the purchase and planting of two large live oak and other plantings at the new home of Cpl. “CJ” Barnes in Oakland which is part of H for H’s Home at Last project for  combat wounded soldiers.  Other WGC members who volunteered that day were:  Jacqueline Rapport, Maureen Tuber and Tanya Chesire.