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 re-landscaping around Old Central School. This project was in collaboration with Springfield Township after the renovation of the School. The Garden Club also designed and now maintains the Garden of Hope, a native plant garden in front of the Township Building, the gardens in front of the Library and the gardens at the entrance to Memorial Park. The squares along Saxer Avenue are planted each year with annual flowers. 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 Old Central School and also participates in decorating the Historic Leiper House in Wallingford and the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park.
The Club also attempts to do outreach to our public school students in order to foster a
love of horticulture in children.
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 75 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
GARDEN CLUB OF SPRINGFIELD OFFICERS 2019-2020
President Maryann Desanto
Vice President Maryann Cherubini
Recording Secretary Kate Sevensky
Corresponding Secretary Lillian Amadio
Treasurer Lynn Walton
Parliamentarian Marion Nelson
October 23, 2019
9:30am Monthly meeting at the Penn State Environmental Center, Smedley Park; Mini Flower Show; 10:00am Program - "BEES", by Helen Delakatney who is the Beekeeper at the Grange in Havertown 11:00am Business meeting.
November 20, 2019
9:30am Business meeting, Springfield Township Building; 11:00am Program - FLORAL DESIGN: Rebecca Mulholland of RAM Floral will design floral arrangements inspired by nature. A raffle of her creations will follow. Thepublic is invited to attend - $5.00 non-members.
December 11, 2019
10:30am Business meeting, Lamb Tavern; 11:00am Program - Pam Dineler, Harpist will entertain us with her Celtic Harp and a selection of songs and sing-a-long. Luncheon to follow.
January 22, 2020
9:30am Monthly meeting at the Wister Center, Swarthmore College 10:00am Program - Mary Tipping of Scott Arboretum will tell us about winter flowering shrubs 11:00am Business meeting
February 26, 2020
9:30am Monthly meeting at the Penn State Enviromental Center, Smedley Park; Mini Flower Show; 10:00am Program - Susan Mintun: artist, horticulturist, and Educator will discuss the function of plant parts from Botanical Paintings & Scientific Illustrations.
11:00am Business meeting.
March 25, 2020
9:30am Monthly meeting at the Penn State Enviromental Center, Smedley Park 10:00am Program - Gregg Tepper of West Laurel Hill Cemetery will discss "Native Plants for Native Birds" 11:00am Business meeting.
April 22, 2020
930am Monthly Meeting at the Penn State Environmental Center, Smedley Park; Mini Flower Show; 10:00am Program - Brenda Sullivan will present the origin and history of growing grapes and the uses of grapes and wine in cooking. 11:00am Business meeting.
April 24, 2020
Arbor Day Celebration
May 2, 2020
"10" Annual Plant & Bake Sale, Old Central School proceeds go toward Springfield High School Scholarship Awards.
May 27, 2020
President's Luncheon at Springhaven Country Club
For additional information, please call the Membership Chair Sue Simpson