COVID NOTICE: Meetings have been held via Zoom. We hope to resume in-person meetings when deemed safe by the CDC and State of DE.

Each month the Club meets for a light lunch, short program and a business meeting.  The meetings are held at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE with the exception of the December meeting which will be held off site.  Guest are always welcome to join the meeting (see calendar for more details).

Times: Gathering 12-12:30pm, Lunch 12:30-1:00pm, Program 1:00-2:00pm, Business Meeting 2:00-3:00pm.

September 11, 2020 - "How To Photograph Flowers with your Smartphone"

Location - ZOOM Meeting (link emailed to members); 1pm

Presenter - Michele Walfred, Communications Specialist, UD


Program Details - Ms. Walfred will guide us on how to photograph flowers. To get the right picture requires some techniques which Michele will share with us. She will provide a video presentation, "How to Photograph Flowers with Your Smartphone" for viewing at your leisure.

October 9, 2020 - "Why Test Soil?"

       Location - ZOOM Meeting (link emailed to members); 1pm

Presenter - Karen Gartley, Director, Soil Testing Program, Dept. of Plant & Social Sciences, UD


Program Details - A soil test can determine the current fertility and health of your soil. A home gardener might have their soil tested to determine the appropriate amendments for the intended way they will use their soil.

November 13, 2020 - "Making a Decorative Bow"

Location -  ZOOM Meeting (link emailed to members); 1pm

Presenters - Steve Zimmerman and Laura Martin 

Program Details - Steve Zimmerman and Laura Martin our newest members produced an instructional video on how to make bows (please click on the "instructional video" link to view the video).

December 11, 2020 - "Annual Holiday Luncheon"

    Location - Victoria's Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave. at the              Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971; 12:30-2:30pm - Lunch & Business Meeting

     ZOOM meeting - presentation on the history of the Delaware State Tree: The                American Holly.

     Program Details - Come celebrate the holidays with your GBTS friends. Members    will pre-order from a special menu.  Cost:  $30.00 per person.

January 8, 2021 - "Bees" 

Location - ZOOM meeting (link emailed to members); 1pm

Presenter - Christopher Dominic, Vice President of the Sussex County, DE Beekeepers Association and Master Gardener


Program Details - Christopher will be our lead speaker during our ZOOM call. He will be discussing the honey bee and pollinators. Please put your screen on SPEAKER VIEW during his presentation.

February 12, 2021- "Tree and Plant Management"

       Location - ZOOM meeting OR Ocean View Presbyterian Church; See meeting times above

Presenter - Jeremy Hager, founder of Coastal Plant Care. His background includes trees, landscaping, environment and project management.


Program Details - Are you struggling with the care of your trees and shrubs? Come and meet an expert who will provide some insight and tips.


March 12, 2021 - "Flower Gardening 101"

Location - ZOOM meeting OR Ocean View Presbyterian Church; See meeting times above

Presenter - Linda Peters, a Master Gardener, oversaw the Master Gardener vegetable gardens for many years and is extremely knowledgeable about vegetable and flower gardening.  


Program Details - Very few things are as uplifting as a flower garden. Properly planned and prepared, it is possible to have not only healthy plants, but blooms for at least nine months of the year.

April 9, 2021- "Q&A Gardening Panel Discussion"

Location - ZOOM meeting OR Ocean View Presbyterian Church; See meeting times above

Presenter - Lisa Arni, Chair; Cherie Dorfman, Sandra Lopez, Peggy Ravida and Jean Sewald, Master Gardeners


Program Details - Come ready with your gardening questions with answers that will further your success on topics that include small landscapes, new landscapes, containers, perennials and annuals. Think about the plants you will buy at the May meeting at East Coast Garden Center. 

May 14, 2021- "Time to Purchase Plants for Our Gardens"

Location - East Coast Garden Center, 30366 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro, DE; 

12pm Social/12:30pm Luncheon/1:00pm Speaker, Business Meeting and Plant Purchasing

Presenter - Donna Price, Manager, East Coast Garden Center


Program Details - Self guided tour, shopping (10% discount on plants, not fountains), East Coast Sales Team will be on hand to answer questions and assist with purchases.

June 4, 2021 - "Review of Flower Show, Garden & Art Tour" & Member Appreciation Pizza Luncheon

Location - ZOOM OR Ocean View Presbyterian Church; See meeting times above

Presenter - Ellen Dowling and Judy Stuhl, Flower Show Co-Chairs; Maryanne Green and Connie Ryan, Garden and Art Tour Co-Chairs


Program Details - Q&A's regarding the Flower Show, Garden and Art Tour, Plant Sale.  Pick up entry cards, bring specimens or photos to identify your horticulture.


SAVE THE DATE: June 11-12, 2021 - The Language of Flowers & Garden & Art Tour 

NOTE:  A final decision will be made on 3/1/21 if this event will take place due to COVID restrictions

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