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Garden Club Membership
Thank you for your interest in the South Dade Garden Club. You’re welcome to join the oldest garden club in South Florida.
If you enjoy learning about plants, flowering trees, exotic fruit, herbs and spices, vegetables and other edible delights from the garden, join our venerable civic organization. You can have fun, interact with nice people, enjoy the programs and special events, while making a difference in our community.
Members have fun learning together, by sharing ideas and experiences while building life long friendships. Our lives are richer because we are participating in a caring and worthy community organization.
The South Dade Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc, a non-profit educational organization which has 15,000 members. FFGC is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc with more than 200,000 members and is part of the Deep South Region. In additional, there are International Affiliates, making NGC the largest garden related volunteer organization in the world.
The South Dade Garden Club has a formal partnership agreement with the Fruit & Spice Park. We began meeting here at the corner of Redland Road and Coconut Palm Drive in 1944.
Garden Club Membership Benefits
- Free admission to Fruit & Spice Park
- Make friends and have fun
- Enjoy good speakers and interesting programs
- Win plant raffles
- Taste delicious food
- Contribute to Fruit & Spice Park programs
- Provide service to the community
- Contribute to scholarships
- Join a national movement of gardening, conservation, environmental protection and educational opportunities
- Receive Garden Club Quarterly Magazine
- Invitation to attend President’s Council meetings and Metropolitan Flower Show
- Only $15 a year!
Garden Club Member Obligations
- Pay membership dues in September
- Contribute to monthly meeting refreshments once a year
- Donate five small plants for raffle once a year
- Volunteer at Garden Club fundraising events
- Provide baked goods for Orchid Festival fundraiser
- Participate in annual Redland Garden Tour
- Have fun!
Directors of South Dade Garden Club
President – Saralee Silverglade
Vice President – Nadeline Fung La Fat
2nd Vice President – Jennifer Wilcox
Secretary – Kathryn Morrison
Treasurer – Pearl Ingleton
Corresponding Secretary – Lucy Reece
Member at-Large – Robin Burr
Internet Communications – Robert Burr
Committees and Chairs
Hospitality – Jennifer Wilcox
Audio/Visual assist Speakers in set up – Robert Burr, Krystal Ingleton
Ways & Means – Judy and Wayne Congdon
Membership – Debra Parra
Gardening Tips “What’s Blooming” – Harriet Devine
Fruit & Spice Store – Robin Burr
Annual Private Garden Tour – Barbara LaPradd Chairman, Lucy Reese (Advisor)
Monthly News and web site – Robert Burr
Phone – Sandy Pearce
Text – Susan Sorrentino
Facebook Page – Jennifer Wilcox, Susan Sorrentino
Photographer – Lucy, Robin, Krystal
Sunshine – Saralee Silverglade
Nominating Committee – vacant
Star Gazing Ghost Stories – Harriet Devine
Scholarship Committee – Clara and Kurt Klaus
Potlucks Christmas/April – Alma Dean, Deborah Szwed
Dues are $15 for an individual per year, and $25 per couple. You can bring a check (or cash) to a meeting.
Please make your check payable to South Dade Garden Club.
We accept tax-decuctabe donations from members and from the community for our 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Become a Member of the South Dade Garden Club
It’s easy to become a member of the South Dade Garden Club. Come to any monthly meeting, enjoy the program, the raffle, the refreshments, and of course, your fellow garden enthusiasts.
Here is a membership application PDF that you can print and bring to the next meeting. Click on the link below to open the Garden Club application.