Trip to Caladium Farm @ Classic Caladiums
Sep 28 @ 6:45 am – 4:00 pm
Trip to Caladium Farm @ Classic Caladiums | Avon Park | Florida | United States

The tour is booked for 8.30am and it is a 90-95 minute drive, so we will need to make an early start and meet at Heritage Hall at 6.45am. Pretty early but necessary to arrive for an 8:30 tour

We have reserved 15 spots for this tour so the first 15 get the tickets. Cost of the tour is free! There are 10 lunches reserved if you are interested in having a box lunch. Cost for the lunch is $12.00 and the lunches are supposedly from Panera. Please let us know when you respond for your reservation if you would like the lunch option also. Payment for lunch needs to be made to the group leader that day.

Please e-mail Tricia if you would like to join the trip.

The caladium growing farm in Avon Park, about 90 minutes south of us. Classic Caladium is one of the major caladium growers in the state. And this state grows most of the caladiums in the US.

Caladiums are bulbs, usually planted in September or October. They have big heart-shaped leaves that display amazing color combinations of white, pink, red and greed. They love hot humid weather and grow best in full or partial shade, though most varieties can be also be grown in full sun as long as they get plenty of water. This gives many options for planting Caladiums in your garden or landscape. Though Caladiums rarely flower, their beautiful leaves guarantee a colourful show wherever they are planted – beneath trees, between shrubs, in perennial borders or in containers.

Fall Pine Straw sale
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – Oct 20 @ 11:45 pm
Fall Pine Straw sale

Sale starts October 1st ends October 20th

Bales are normally $6.00 each and cover roughly the same area as 2 bags of  pine bark

Online Ordering

  • Bales will be $5.00 each when purchased on-line during the Sale
  • Delivery is normally within 5 business days – bales will be delivered by the end of October
  • Please note Paypal does not accept debit cards on this account

Mail Order – Only during the sale October 1st to October 20th

  • Delivery will not start until October15th – bales will be delivered by the end of October
  • If check is mailed then cost is $4.50 per bale + $5.00 delivery charge for less than 5 bales
  • Check to be mailed to – ‘Garden Club of Celebration’  P.O.Box 470082, Celebration, Fl 34747

Delivery To Celebration Homes Only

  • Free delivery to Garden Club members
  • Free delivery for orders of more than 4 bales
  • $5 delivery charge for orders of 4 or less bales
  • Delivery is normally done on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Please just use 5 digit zip code not the extended code
  • Please state where the bales are to be placed on the property. (ie Front, back, left, right.)
Jazz’n Blues Concert at Harry Leu Gardens @ Leu Gardens
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of jazz and blues in the delightful surroundings of Harry Leu gardens. Three bands will perform during the evening. Bring chairs and enjoy an evening with friends listing to music.

More details to follow soon

Growing and Using Florida Herbs – Emily Ruff @ Heritage Hall
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Growing and Using Florida Herbs – Emily Ruff @ Heritage Hall | Celebration | Florida | United States

Our speaker for October is Emily Ruff, Executive Director of The Florida School of Holistic Living and founder of the Florida Herbal Conference. She is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Emily will talk on Growing and Using Florida Herbs.

Emily spoke at Garden Club several years ago and everyone was fascinated by her informative and entertaining talk.

Trip to Deseret Cattle and Citrus Ranch @ Deseret Ranch
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trip to Deseret Cattle and Citrus Ranch @ Deseret Ranch | Saint Cloud | Florida | United States

Trip to Deseret Cattle and Citrus Ranch – St Cloud

A group of Garden Club members toured Deseret Ranch two years ago and we welcome the opportunity to repeat the tour this year.

The ranch is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This is a quote from their website…..

For more than 60 years we have farmed and ranched this beautiful landscape. With a focus on raising high-quality calves and increasing the productive capacity of the land, we are proud to carry on Florida’s ranching heritage. We are also proud to take care of the natural resources found here and the many species of wildlife that share the landscape with us. Our six decades of experience give us a unique perspective as we plan for the future, ensuring that Central Florida remains a great place to call home.

More details to follow – this is a very special trip so keep the date free!!

Founders Day @ Founders Park
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Founders Day @ Founders Park | Celebration | Florida | United States

Garden Club will present the Living Flag of flowers at this annual Celebration event in Founders Park

Outdoor Poisons – Plants, Bites and Stings @ Heritage Hall
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

We welcome Jemima Desir, Healthcare Education Specialist at Florida Poison Information Center based at Tampa Hospital. Jemima will talk on Outdoor Poisons – plants bites and stings. She will help us identify the plants and insects around us that are poisonous and how to deal with them.

The talk will provide useful information for everyone.

Poisoning in Florida

Tour of Stetson Mansion @ Stetson Mansion, Deland
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tour of Stetson Mansion @ Stetson Mansion, Deland | DeLand | Florida | United States

Tour of Stetson Mansion, Deland – decorated for Christmas – More details to follow


Christmas Luncheon – Members only
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

More details to follow

Care of African Violets – Linda Price @ Heritage Hall
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Care of African Violets - Linda Price @ Heritage Hall | Celebration | Florida | United States

Linda Price, President of Central Florida African Violet Society will talk on the care of African Violets. These colourful plants are great house plants, easy to care for with a long flowering season Linda will talk on how to propagate your plants, ensure it is healthy and she will bring a variety of plants for sale.