The Brooksville Garden Club

The Brooksville Garden Club

P.O. Box 1451

Brooksville, FL 34601-1451

Carol at 352-848-0505

The Brooksville Garden Times

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Brooksville Garden Club Announcements

  Hello BGC Worker Bees, We usually meet at the Memories Garden the Thursday after our Wednesday Garden Club Members Meeting.  Well, Thursday, April 13th I have my daughter and two Grand daughters visiting from Seattle so I am asking for a reschedule date.  They come to me from Disney World on Tuesday (04/11) in time for a late supper which is good as I have a City of Brooksville Beautification Board Meeting at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM on Tuesday.
     Wednesday is our BGC Meeting Picnic at Chinsegut Hill Manor House, BYOBag lunch & Beverage at 12 NOON - 3:00 PM.  Must I have another commitment during their brief visit?  No thank you!  It is bad enuf I need to ask them to partake in Holy Thursday Last Supper Mass & Feet washing at my church where I will be a hand bell ringer!  Wonder what I could suggest them "to do" during BGC Meeting and Mass????  Any suggestions? 
     Let us Memory Garden Workers discuss another work day at Wednesday's (04/12) Meeting?  This Wednesday, (04/05) Doug Rawson is Power Cleaning the cement seats and sidewalks.  That should take care of the leaves on the walkway.  Litter Walkers meet at Museum parking lot on Thursday, April 20th @ 8:30 AM before "doing" the Adopt-A-Good Neighbor Trail section at 9:00 AM.  Maybe a quick walk thru to see if blow/fall down is needed to be picked up could be enuf for the month of April.  More later, Ronette & Connie.



All proceeds go to to benefit scholarships at PHSC and Wekiva Youth Camp



 Orchid Show Photos

Photos were provided by Norma Jean Rawson...taken at the County Line VFW Orchid show

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Lois presents Memorial for Member Lost

Brooksville Garden Club Member, Lois Bendheim, is one of the many Volunteers who help maintain The May-Stringer’s Living Memories Garden behind the Museum, 601 Museum Ct., Brooksville 34601. Lois is beside PINK Caladiums (bulbs) donated from Happiness Farms, Lake Placid, FL and reminds residents that BGC Earth Day (April 22) SPRING Plant Sale has these bulbs available for a donation to their Fund Raiser to benefit scholarships to PHSC and Wekiva Youth Camp. Come and ask us about Wekiva and joining our Garden Club. Plant Sale site is Tom Varn Park Pavilion #1, Darby Lane, Brooksville, 34601, 8AM to 3 PM. Photo courtesy of Faye Petersen. Submitted by Ronette Snyder, BGC Publicity Volunteer, 352-544-5669

Brooksville Garden Club Volunteer to Mark New HIKING TRAILS
Members of the Brooksville Garden Club volunteered to mark a new hiking trail that they also helped groom at Fickett Hammock Preserve located at 15482 Centralia Road, Brooksville, 34614. Taking time off from re-potting their own cold hardy, heat tolerant backyard plants to be offered at the BGC EARTH DAY Spring PLANT SALE, Saturday, April 22nd at Tom Varn Park Pavilion #1, 8AM to 3PM, to benefit scholarships at PHSC and Wekiva Youth Camp are from left to right, Ronette Snyder, Diane Lamoureux, Allison Murphy, Sheryl Mistretta and Kathy Kelley.  Photo courtesy Diane Lamoureux.
Submitted by:  Ronette Snyder Publicity Volunteer Brooksville Garden Club, 352-544-5669 
Brooksville Garden Club Worker Bee, Lois Bendhiem at The Living Memories Garden 9/14/16

Brooksville Garden Club Membership and Guests will meet for Buffet Lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. We usually have a featured speaker following lunch.  Interested? Come to the meeting or for more info, call

Ronette Snyder, BGC Publicity Volunteer, 352-544-5669

For more information about our Garden Club call: Carol at 352-848-0505


By Carol Landers, Current President, BGC

June 2016

As we enter the 2016-17 year of Brooksville Garden Club, let us ever be mindful of our mission in this community. We are gardeners and friends of gardeners who love the soil, plants and designs of Florida. We work to better our community by dispersing information on growing and cultivating plants and enriching our sandy, clay ridden soil. The design comes in when one stands back to admire the overall design of our gardens both large and small, outside or inside, vegetable or floral.

We have much to be proud of as our labors have resulted in needed financial help for Wekiva Camp, and a child’s wish to attend that camp. Habitat for Humanity opened a new home in Sept. of 2015; Brooksville Garden Club was there to help with the landscaping. Of course, we must never forget our PHSC scholarship fund contribution to help a student with a college education. Also, 100 Acre Farm animal refuge is always in our hearts.

We have labored for all these causes, but first and foremost we enjoy our club and the benefits of having experts visit us with their knowledge. We have been to several local farms and businesses to increase this knowledge. Hopefully, this club year will be an inspiring one for us as well as a help to our community and state.


Current Board for 2015-17

Brooksville Garden Club Board has planned an exciting year for their Members and Guests with a variety of Field Trips and interesting Guest Speakers. Standing at left, Ronette Snyder, Treasurer, seated, Carol Landers, President, Sandee Ardes, Recording Secretary, Norma Jean Rawson, Correspondence Secretary. Photo courtesy of Faye Petersen

Photo Courtesy of Norma Jean Rawson
During Brooksville Garden Club's annual picnic meeting at Bayport, Wednesday, April 13th, Linda Christian, (center) manager of the 100 Acre Wood Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Brooksville was presented with check donations from Carol Landers, BGC President representing BGC members. Jane Fifer, pictured left, also presented the proceeds from bake sales held during monthly club meetings. Linda was the guest speaker where she brings animals as a teaching example of the 100 Acres mission to rescue, nurse and release injured and orphaned animals back into the wild. On April 2nd the club member's Field trip was to tour the facility home to birds, giant tortoises, bunnies, otters, squirrels and deer. BGC's donations help feed the animals and cover medical and veterinary bills. 100 Acres Woods has been a Brooksville Garden Club Community Endeavor for many years.

More Donated Caladium Bulbs share their BEAUTY at Living Memories Garden.  Photo Courtesy of Faye Petersen



Other Features

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Living Memories Garden


Field Trips

Linda Christian & her

100 Acre Wood


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Cedar Lake Field Trip

"Taking a break from VOLUNTEERING DUTIES” several Brooksville Garden Club members enjoyed traveling to Cedar Lake Woods and Gardens in Williston for their September Field Trip together on September 28th. Front to back includes, Elsa Lampron, Ronette Snyder, Val Stratton, Norma Jean Rawson, Betty Brown, Cathy Waldron, Georgia Haus, Allison Murphy, Sheryl Mistretta, Sandee Ardes, Carol Landers.  Photo courtesy of Betty Brown.  



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