GBTS Monthly Programs

Members and guests meet monthly, September -- June, for
light refreshments and a program presented by a local
expert on a gardening topic, followed by a business
Guests may attend two meetings during the garden
club year without joining the club. (See map to the meeting
location on the
ABOUT page of this website.


Unless specified in the Program description

  • Location: Millville Community Center at Evans Park,
    32517 Dukes Drive in Millville, Delaware.

  • Gathering: 12-12:30 p.m.

  • Light Refreshments: 12:30-1:00 p.m.

  • Program: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • Business Meeting: 2:00-3:00 p.m.​

2022 Programs

September 9, 2022 

“Sustainable Floral Arranging”

A Floral Design Demonstration

Presented by Susie Middleton:

LOCATION: 12 Noon at Mariners Bethel UM Church, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View


Susie will share with us methods of sustainable floral arranging.


Before moving to the Eastern Shore, Susie had a career in international Human Resources with several Fortune 100 companies. In 2001, she and her husband retired to a 120-acre farm on the Eastern Shore...largely because her husband is a waterfowl hunter and she loves to garden. They recently moved again, this time downsizing to a 1/3rd acre property in Easton, Maryland.

Susie is former District I Director which comprises the 11 clubs on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and currently serves as 1st Vice President for the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. She is an accomplished floral designer, Master Gardener, Master Flower Show Judge, Gardening, Environmental and Landscape Design Consultant. Susie is a high energy presenter and loves to share what she has learned. Susie will share with us methods of sustainable floral arranging.

October 14, 2022

“Bow & Ribbons”

A Hands-On Workshop

Presented by Ginny Cardona and Steve Zimmerman

Special guest Ginny Cardona, 2nd Vice President for Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, will be speaking to our club about what it means to be a Federated Garden Club.

All our members will learn to make a bow with ribbon. Participants who bring their own ribbon will have a completed wreath-appropriate bow to take home.


Steve Zimmerman got his start in his parent’s flower shop at the age of 16. In 1986 Steve became a representative for the John Henry Company, selling to flower shops and garden centers in the mid- Atlantic area. He has won numerous awards for outstanding achievements during his 51 years in the industry.

November 11, 2022

"Putting Your Garden to Bed"

A Lecture (Horticulture)

Presented by Cherie Dorfman

LOCATION: 12 Noon at Mariners Bethel UM Church, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View

Learn the proper way to prepare our garden beds for the winter.

Cherie is a founding member of Gardeners by the Sea and a Master Gardener since 2001. She will share with us "best practices" for preventing disease and how to safely store our tools.  Don't miss this vital practical information.

December 9, 2022

"Annual Holiday Luncheon"

LOCATION: Victoria's Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Avenue & the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach 

Come and celebrate the holidays with your GBTS friends! Members will pre-order from a special menu.
Cost -- TBD based on food supply costs. Please make check out to GBTS.


RSVP to Anne McKinney no later than November 11th either in-person or mail to: 414 Gibson Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Please write menu selection (to be provided in the Fall) on memo line of your check.


Monetary donations to the Delaware Food Bank will be collected at the Luncheon. Checks should be made out to Food Bank of Delaware. If you cannot attend and wish to donate, please send a check to our Treasurer, Mary Williford, 24900 Magnolia Circle Millsboro, DE 19930. As usual, holiday poinsettias will be raffled at the luncheon.

In the meantime, information is available in your GBTS Yearbook.