kathy siena

Dear Members of the Wellington Garden Club:


The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and clear, snow flurries sprinkle the ground. The sun is shining bright and the squirrels are scampering for nuts to prepare for the long, cold winter in Connecticut where I am visiting my son (slide presentation at November Meeting). On the other hand, the palms are swaying, the air is warm and dry, the sun is shining bright and the anhingas are sunning themselves on the water’s edge at home in Florida.

 Wellington Garden Club members have been very busy scurrying about over the last two months catching up with old friends at our first two monthly meetings, hearing great speakers explain the benefits of an urban food garden and teach us how to understand and enjoy a flower show. In September, our Youth Contest Chairs organized a Smokey Bear presentation with the Florida Forest Rangers at Binks Forest Elementary School. In the same month, our Environmental Chairs organized a great Beach Coastal Cleanup at Boynton Beach. We had our 2nd Annual Tree Planting Community Event on Sept 26, 2015 when we planted more than 750 Florida Slash Pines with the help of around 50 volunteers from the community and our club. The Youth Chair organized a Wynnebrook Elementary Green Apple Day event in conjunction with the school and Pratt & Whitney with great volunteer support.

Our Around & About Chair organized our first outing at Goss/Cummings Gardens in the Acreage to see some beautiful gardens by Lisa and Michael, gardeners. District X events was the “Meeting of the Minds” in September mainly for Presidents and Chairs and the Fall Meeting in October was attended by several of our members.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Look forward to more exciting events such as hearing about old growth cypress wood by speakers, Jesse and Dee Vance at our November meeting and joining our December Holiday luncheon at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club with a “Roaring 20’s” theme. November is also the start of our Garden Art and Floral Design Workshops where you will have a chance to show off your creativity. Go to and for information on educational classes offered by NGC and FFGC. Another upcoming and exciting event is our joint effort to plant a pollinator garden with the Village of Wellington and Whole Foods set to kick-off mid-November.

Thank you, dear members, for your volunteer efforts and participation in our events and programs. Remember to keep our members who have recently lost loved ones and who are not feeling well in your prayers and thoughts. Reach out to them in their time of need.


Nurture Our Gardens, Ourselves and Our Leaders of Tomorrow

Our next meeting is
January 4, 2016
Reptiles & Amphibians in South Florida
Colleen Closius, BS
Frank Mazzotti, PhD
Meetings are held at  
Wellington Village Park

11700 Pierson Road
Wellington, FL 33414

Click here for meeting details

Join us again on February 1
Our speaker is...
Kirsten Hines

"Gardening for Birds and Other Wildlife in South Florida"

The Wellington Garden Club, located in Wellington, Florida, has been an active part of the local community and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) since 1982. 

Glorious Gardens, the Club's biennial garden tour will be held on April 9th, 2016.
Tune in often for updates.

The Wellington Garden Club meets on the first Monday of each month at Village Park,
11700 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL  33414.  
We begin at 10:30 a.m. with a business meeting, followed by a light buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at 12:15p.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Our meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us.
To reserve a spot, please contact our membership chair, Jim Wenham,  via email or call 315-882-2794.   CLICK for more information on membership. 

Feel free to browse our website.  The club enjoys many activities throughout the year.  Come back often to visit as this page changes often.