Patricia Alesbury is from England and lives in Celebration with her husband David for six months each year, so she gardens on both sides of the Pond! They have owned a home in Celebration since 2006. She says nothing is more relaxing and stress-relieving that spending hours in a garden, anywhere!
Judy Nelson and husband, Rick have lived in Celebration since 2004. We love the opportunity to enjoy the gardens and trails with all their color and beauty all year long. We also still enjoy our summers in the Chicagoland area where we continue to share our lives with our families and enjoying the “fruits of our labor” from our large summer vegetable garden.
Eileen Ruth is from the Philadelphia area and has lived in Celebration with her husband George since 2010. A few years ago she had an opportunity to take a landscape design course at Longwood Gardens, which reinforced her interest in and enjoyment of all aspects of horticulture.
Charlotte Denhof and husband Gerry moved to Celebration in 2001 as snowbirds. In 2011 we bought a home and became full time residents. We enjoy Celebration and all that it has to offer. The Garden Club has not only provided great information on how to keep our small patio garden looking beautiful but has also given me the opportunity to meet such wonderful people and create lasting friendships.
Suzanne Chmielinski and her husband, Andy, who relocated from the Boston area, purchased a vacation home in Artisan Park in 2012.
After retiring in 2015, they became permanent residents and moved to a larger home in South Village with lots of room for visitors.
Suzanne loves color and joined Garden Club to learn what kinds of plants, shrubs and flowering trees grow successfully in this climate!
Lorna Sauter and her husband Harry have been Celebration snow birds since 2009 after deciding that New Hampshire winters are way too cold! They have lived and gardened in many states through the years and are still learning new tricks for doing things the central Florida way. She and her husband spend their summers at a family cottage on Martha’s Vineyard.
Sylvia Cocks and her husband Phil were successful in the Disney Lottery and became Celebration “Pioneers” in 1996. Sylvia joined the Garden Club started by Peg Owen and was also fortunate to be a past winner of the Celebration Garden Club Garden of the Month at our home on Mulberry Ave. Sylvia continues to enjoy the fellowship and activities of our wonderful Garden Club.
Jeri Lambdin and husband Rick started our Celebration experience 6 years ago when as Chicago “ snowbirds” we purchased a condo in downtown Celebration. We quickly fell in love with Celebration and the wonderful people that call this special place home. We soon decided that Celebration was the place for us and we became full time residents in late 2014. With our move to Celebration, I quickly became interested in joining the Garden Club, as I fully embrace and appreciate the cornerstones of this fine organization, namely friendship and a commitment to help others. It is a sincere pleasure to be a member of the Garden Club, an organization whose members graciously donate their time, talents, and efforts to help others.
Francesca Wellard has lived in Celebration since 1998. I was born in UK and due to my husband’s work then lived in Hong Kong, Katonah ,New York where I was President of the Mount Kisco Medical Center Auxiliary until retiring to Celebration, also involved in our local church, co-president of Lewisboro Neighbors Club. Active in local Episcopal Church in Orlando, concert Series in Celebration and Garden Club. Have two sons and two grandchildren all living in Florida.