September 10 -- Membership Information Meeting - South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach 6:30-7:30pm.  Do you like to garden? Are you interested in home landscaping? Do you want to learn about floral design? Do you support community and environmental causes?  Come learn about joining a Delaware Garden Club! No obligation-just information! To RSVP for the meeting or for more information: or 302-988-1196. (Sponsored by Gardeners By The Sea & Coastal Gardeners, members of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs).

September 13 -- GBTS Meeting: Gardening with Nature 

September 14 -- Bethany Beach Clean Up - event begins at 9am. All inquires for this event should be directed to Thea at 302-236-8161.

September 17-19  -- NGC Fall Board Meeting, - St. Louis, MO

September 20 -- Fall Fun Lunch- members only at Just Hooked, Fenwick Island 12pm


October 3-6 -- “The Wall That Heals” - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View has been selected to host the wall which is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. This exhibit travels to communities throughout the U.S. and allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings.  Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Shuttle Service and Open 24 hours a day. For more information, call 302-539-9981 or visit:   


October 5- Registration Deadline - NGC Symposium

October 11- GBTS Meeting: Putting Your Garden To Bed & Adding Fall Color


October 17 -- Dine & Donate at Fin’s Restaurant, 33544 Market Place (Sea Colony) - 5-9pm. Open to the general public to come and enjoy Fin’s wonderful beverages and food. . .20% of your check is provided to GBTS to help support our community events and programs.

October 24-25--  "A Capital Harvest" CAR-SCG Conference", Arlington, VA

October 26-27--  NGC Symposium, Arlington, VA (immediately following CAR-SCG Conf.)



 November 1-- GBTS Executive Board Meeting - South Coastal Library - 9-11am

November 8-- Registration & Payment Deadline for Nov. DFGC meeting

November 8-- GBTS Meeting: Succulents for the Laid-Back Gardener

 November 9 -- Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony  - Ocean View Presbyterian Hall -  Dedication and reception. This event is sponsored by Gardeners By The Sea and is open to invited guests and members of GBTS only. Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm. 

November 20-- DFGC meeting: "The Landscape Project at NGC Headquarters" - with NGC President Gay Austin. A design program will also be given by Dottie Howell and Joy Ericson, designers extraordinaire!


 December 6 -- Longwood Gardens Bus Trip - Meet at 8:45 am in Giant Food Parking Lot, Millville, return approximately 8:30pm. Come join us for a breathtaking trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  Experience the Joys of the Season with arrays of poinsettias, the display of lights, holiday music and various plants.  There will be strolling carolers and organ sing-alongs all amidst horticultural beauty. Choice of dining in the restaurant or at cafeteria. Reservations at the restaurant will need to be made ahead of time by a member of your group, and tables in the restaurant can seat up to 8 people. Dress in comfortable shoes. Scooters and wheelchairs are available to rent but are limited, call ahead. Proceeds will go towards our scholarships and other community projects throughout the year. Open to the general public.  $65.00 per person (includes bus, entrance and gratuity). Payment due 11/15/19,  checks made out to GBTS and mailed to: Ria Carraro, 37129 Lord Baltimore Lane, Ocean View, DE  19970. You can also call 302-537-6623 with any questions or email:  


  December 13 -- GBTS Holiday Luncheon - Just Hooked, Fenwick Island, DE at noon (deadline 12/10)       



 January 9 -- Dine & Donate at Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Ocean View - 5-9pm. Open to the general public. . .enjoy great food and drink in a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. 10% of your check is provided to GBTS to help support our community events and programs.

January 10 -- GBTS Meeting: Origami with Signe



February 14-- GBTS Meeting: Horticulture Heaven 

MARCH 2020

March 13 -- GBTS Meeting: Dew Bee Dew

APRIL  2020

April 3-- Registration & payment deadline for April DFGC meeting

April 10 -- GBTS Meeting: Recognizing Backyard Bird Songs

April 19 -- Dine & Donate at DiFebo's Italian Restaurant, Bethany Beach - 5-9pm. Open to the general public. . .come and enjoy great food in a cozy setting. 20% of your check is provided to GBTS to help support our community events and programs. 

MAY 2020

May 8 -- GBTS Meeting: Foodscapes with Flair

May 11-16-- NGC Convention, Potawatomi Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

JUNE 2020


 June 12-- GBTS Meeting: Pizza with Pizazz


June 17 - Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs State Meeting - Executive Banquet & Conference Center, Newark, DE.  Attendees are members of the DFGC and invited guests. 

June 19-- Horticulture Show Set Up at Brandywine Living, Fenwick Island, DE


 June 20 - GBTS Horticulture Specialty Show & Plant Sale, "The Language of Flowers"- Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island, Selbyville, DE. 1:00-4:00pm.   Come enjoy approximately 40 exhibits to be judged along with displays of  beautiful plants and garden items for sale. In addition to parking at the facility, buses will be available across the street at the Harris Teeter grocery parking lot. For more information, call 302-537-6623.

JULY 2020

July 22-23 - Beach and Bay Cottage Tour


September 23-26 - NGC Fall Board Meeting, Fargo ND


October 18-20-Come Together in Delaware CAR-SGC Conference in Dover, DE

Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs

President:  Connie Raymond

111 Pennwood Drive

Dover, DE  19901

Central Atlantic Region

Director:  Gail Corle    

9956 William Penn Road

Imler, PA  16655

National Garden Club, Inc.

President: Gay Austin

4401 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, MO  63110