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Garden Club

Organized November 23, 1931

The Garden Club of Springfield was organized November 23, 1931, with over forty members. It was federated in 1932 and since has been affiliated with the Garden Club Federation of PA and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Today approximately forty members carry on its original mission “to stimulate the knowledge and love of home gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees and birds and to encourage sound civic landscape practices.”

With civic pride, Club members have volunteered many hours and made contributions to the community throughout the years. The Club continues to benefit Springfield with a number of current horticulture projects. The most recent project was the Garden of Hope which it designed and now maintains. The garden is a native plant garden and it is located in front of the Township Building. The Club also maintains the gardens in front of the library and the gardens at the entrance to Memorial Park. The Garden Club also erected a Blue Star Memorial at Memorial Park. Every Arbor Day a new tree is planted in Springfield.

At Christmas, the Club decorates the Historic Leiper House in Wallingford and the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park.

The Club also holds an annual plant sale on the first Saturday in May. The proceeds from the sale awards a scholarship to a Springfield High School student who demonstrates an interest in horticulture and/or environmental science. Another purpose of the sale is to educate the community on a variety of plants.

Mission Statement

The Garden Club of Springfield serves to foster home gardening, the study of horticulture and floral design and to promote civic and community projects. Club members consider themselves “kindred spirits” who enjoy all aspects of the world of plants, ornithology, and the environment. They are committed to civic landscape improvement and often work with other local organizations to accomplish certain goals.

Anyone interested in becoming part of the Garden Club should be aware that a background in gardening is not a prerequisite for Club membership. Part of the fun is learning by doing! Monthly programs feature a wide range of garden interests from house plant care to bulb nurture, flower arranging, and plant propagation. Frequent tours of private and public gardens are not only educational but also part of the social fellowship of members and their guests. For over 90 years, the Garden Club of Springfield has played an important role in the growth and development of Springfield – enhancing in many ways the quality of life for community residents.

Garden Club of Springfield – Monthly Meetings & Programs


10/25/2023            Springfield Twp Bldg                   9:30 am    Meet & Greet

                                  Powell Rd, Springfield                10:00         Business Meeting

                                                                                         11:00         PROGRAM: “Listening to the Ears”:  Growing

                                                                                                           & Overwintering Elephant Ears by member                             

                                                                                                           Marla Vanore and Gardening with the Boys’

                                                                                                           & Girls’ Club presented by member and

                                                                                                           Master Gardener, Jane Nyiri


11/15/2023                                                                   9:30 am    Meet & Greet

                                                                                        10:00         Business Meeting

                                                                                        11:00         PROGRAM:” Dining with Flowers” by

                                                                                                           Bernard Miller, Horticultural Lecturer will

                                                                                                           demonstrate floral designs which will be

                                                                                                            Included in a raffle.


12/13/2023                                                                   9:30 am    Meet & Greet

                                                                                        10:00         Business Meeting

                                                                                        11:00         PROGRAM:” Holiday Horticultural Crafts”-

                                                                                                           Make your own Holiday centerpiece


1/24/2024                                                                     9:30 am    Meet & Greet

                                                                                        10:00         Business Meeting

                                                                                        11:00         PROGRAM: “ Houseplant for Health and

                                                                                                           Happiness” presented by members Jeannie

                                                                                                           Cammarota and Marian Pitkin


2/21/2024                                                                     9:30 am    Meet & Greet

                                                                                        10:00         Business Meeting

                                                                                        11:00         PROGRAM: “Love, Nature, Magic”, presented

                                                                                                          By Maria Rodale; author and former CEO of                                     

                                                                                                          Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to

                                                                                                          growing the regenerative organic movement

                                                                                                          through agricultural research and education.


3/27/2024                                                                     9:30 am   Meet & Greet – Mini Flower Show

                                                                                        10:00        Business Meeting

                                                                                        11:00        PROGRAM: “Spring Fling Celebration” Come

                                                                                                          for some fun and help usher Spring .


4/24/2024                                                                     9:30 am   Meet & Greet

                                                                                        10:00        Business Meeting

                                                                                        11:00        PROGRAM: “ Ikenobe School, Ikebana and

                                                                                                          Demonstration” by Donna Eroh-Rothstein


5/4/2024           “ANNUAL PLANT & BAKE SALE”   9:00 am – 2 pm- Old Central School- Powell Rd &                                    

                                                                                                             Leamy Ave                                                                          
**All Meetings are held at the Smedley Environmental Center unless otherwise noted.**

Executive Committee:

President: Louise Sheehan

Vice President: Jeannie Cammarota

Recording Secretary: Judy Moore

Corresponding Secretary: Kate Sevensky

Treasurer: Rebecca Carey

Parliamentarian: Marion Nelson


General Meetings are scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month–except June, July, and August at the Springfield Township Building on Powell Road, Springfield. Please email: for information about attending a Program or Membership.

Annual dues are $40 per year.