Field Trips

2017 April Projects Field Trip

On Wednesday, April 19th, we first attending the dedication of Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. It was co-created by two student’s mothers, Amalie Skorman and Stephanie Gisler-Rashid. Amalie Skorman is a Windermere Garden Club member.

Windermere Elementary Learning Garden co-Creator and Garden Club member Amalie Skorman
Shown at the ribbon “cutting” are the two parents who were the founders of Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. The one in long white pants is Stephanie G.-R. and the other one is Windermere GC member Amalie S.
Windermere GC members at the dedication of Windermere Elementary Learning Garden. L to R: Outgoing 2nd VP Maureen T., Diana L., Treasurer Mary Ann “Dale” B., President Bonnie B., Incoming Hostess Chairman Carolyn B.
Windermere GC Member Carolyn B. pointing out a plant in the Learning Garden to Windermere GC Community Garden Co-Chairman Vicki H.
Mrs. Frank with 4th and 5th grade chorus performing “Agents of Change”
Some of the supporters of the Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. Windermere Garden Club members include on the far left Windermere GC President Bonnie B., Windermere GC Community Gardens Co-chairman Vicki H,, and on the right with the hat Community Gardens Co-Chairman Jackie R. and in the green shirt kneeling with black long pants Windermere GC member Theresa S.-M. and also kneeling in the green shirt with black skirt Windermere GC member Amalie S.
Volunteers setting up refreshments

Cabbage & Dill
Huge cabbage and dill
Tomato, basil and rosemary

Next, we visited the butterfly garden which was also on the school grounds.  Windermere Garden Club Community Gardens Co-Chairman Vicki H. gave us a very detailed tour.

Left side of butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School
Right side of Butterfly Garden at Windermere Elementary School.
View of right side of butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School
View of the left side of the butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School.

Finally, we visited the wildflower garden at the school which was where the air conditioning units for the school were located before they were moved to the roof. Windermere GC member Theresa S.-Myers gave us the tour.

Finally, we drove over to the Windermere 1887 Historic Schoolhouse. Windermere GC’s Vicki Hearst has designed the landscaping and the club has donated both time and funds for this landscaping.

Community Garden Co-Chairman Vicki H. shows us the needle palm used by native americans for sewing needles at the 1887 Old Schoolhouse.
Inside the 1887 Old Schoolhouse in Windermere





General Meetings

2015 Oct. General Meeting

On Oct. 8, 2015, Windermere Garden Club had its Oct. general meeting with informal coffee and “white elephant” sale at Windermere Town Hall.

Special thank yous to substitute hostess chairman and club president Bonnie B. and our hostesses Renda F. , Dorie B. and Anne T.

Also, a special thank you to Renda’s granddaughter, Morgan, who helped our speaker and the hostesses.

Our speaker was Windermere Garden Club member Vicki Hearst who spoke on butterfly gardens.

Thank you to Margaret S. for the following photo of our speaker:

Garden Member and our Oct. 2015 general meeting speaker-Vicky H.
Garden member and our Oct. 2015 general meeting speaker-Vicki Hearst

Thank you to “White Elephant” sale chairman Carolin W. and all the members who donated and purchased items at the sale.

See you at our next meeting on Nov. 12th at Windermere Town Hall with Ely Santos Torre of Efusion Botanicals in Winter Garden speaking on holiday floral arrangements.

Crazy Card Party & Luncheon

2010, March 25 Crazy Card Party

The Crazy Card Party was held at Windermere Town Hall on March 25, 2010.  This is our biggest fund raiser of the year.  We raised approximately $5,000 with proceeds going towards:

  • 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; and
  • Windermere Arbor Day and Elementary School plantings including the popular butterfly garden.

Photos courtesy of Donna Ditges