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Mailing Address
P.O Box 272 Winter Park, FL 32790

About Us

About Us

Our History

The Winter Park Garden Club was one of the first to be founded in the State of Florida in 1922! Grace Osborne Edwards, who was the first president, along with the board, determined the goals of promoting gardening and beautifying the City of Winter Park.
WPGC was one of four clubs to institute the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and become associated with National Garden Clubs, Inc. This is the largest garden club establishment in the world, which is a non-profit educational organization.

Throughout the years, WPGC has broadened its goals to protect and conserve our natural resources, promote civic beautification, encourage the improvement of roadsides and parks, encourage the establishment of botanical gardens, arboreta, and horticultural centers and assist deserving students through college scholarships in science fields of study. Through FFGC, programs such as Wekiva Youth Camp and SEEK, instill in our youth the love of gardening and respect for and protection of the environment.

The Winter Park Garden Club is a charter member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc as well as:

  • FFGC District VII
  • Deep South Region
  • National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Who We Are

We are a group of community minded people composed of all ages and gardening abilities. Our focus is the education of the membership and the community relating to horticulture, conservation, environmental issues, landscape design and artistic floral design.

What We Do

Members organize many events that are fun, fulfilling and informative: Regular meetings: Host educational and floral design meetings (September through May) Special Events & Activities: Fun with Flowers workshops, field trips and much more.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build sustainable community gardens that promote accessibility, connect people with nature and cultivate a supportive community. Together, we'll foster a sense of belonging while promoting environmental stewardship.
Here are some

Programs Implemented Over The Years

Flower Shows to display horticulture, floral designs and educational exhibits.
Immersive garden tours
Mead Garden opened with the assistance of Dr. Edwin O. Grover and John Connery
Neighborhood circles formed to encourage friendships while learning
Won State awards for Civic Achievement, Yearbook, Garden Therapy, “Festival in the Park”, and Fun With Flowers
Presented Camperships for Wekiva and SEEK
Established an endowment for continuing scholarship funds to UCF
Offer Cheer Mugs to residential nursing homes each month
Served as Officers on the District VI Board, Deep South Board and National Board of Garden Clubs
Our Team

Board & Committee Chairs


Cynthia Pesch


Martha Clouse

Vice President

John Reker


Bertie Rose

Assistant Treasurer

Sharon Krazewski

Recording Secretary

Janet Hope

Corresponding Secretary

Barbara Buchele


Susan Ashby


Emily Bader

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Joining our club offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow gardening enthusiasts, learn new techniques, get inspired, and make a positive difference in the community through our various projects.


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