Island Garden Club Programs

Programs for 2020-2021

Date and Program 

Meeting Location & Times are announced via email (Sept thru May) until this pandemic threat has past.

Currently our meetings and programs are being held out of doors and occasionally virtually. The club also enjoys hands-on activities and field trips. We share tips and events on our Facebook page, Island Garden Club.

September 09, 2020

Location:   9 a.m. Social meeting with plant swap at Douglas Park. We will plan the replanting of the heart garden and discuss dues payment options and the program interest survey. Douglas Park is located at the east end of the Melbourne Causeway.

October 14, 2020

Location:   9:30 a.m.  Meet at Douglas Park. Jane Rollins will lead the discussion on tips for rooting, deadheading, propagating, pruning, and other successful gardening strategies. Bring clippers for hands-on experience.

November 11, 2020 –

Location:   11:30 Leslie Sprague Thomas, The Seaside Succulent, will lead a workshop the caring and decorating with Succulents. Members provide containers; Leslie will provide the rest of the materials and her expertise for $35. Location will be at the Melbourne Community Center. If not available, the workshop will be at member’s home. 

November 27   10:30 We will gather for our annual holiday decorating with poinsettias at Douglas Park.

December 9    11:00 Julia hosts our holiday celebration and traditional gift exchange in her home.

January 13      11:30 Paul Merry will give tips on garden tool selection and maintenance at his home in Melbourne Village. Bring a work tool for evaluation.

February 10   11:30 Beth Glover answers gardening questions and sources and tips for selecting and being successful with native plants on Zoom. Submit questions in advance to Jan Shaffer via email (

February 24   11:30 Kathryn Merry will host an art activity using shards and mosaics collected by the late D. X. Ross. Provide your own base and, if desired, add your glass beads and other media.

March 24      11:30 Sally Scalera from the Extension Office presents basics on healthy soil and plants at the Melbourne Community Center, if available, or through Zoom.

April 14          12 p.m. A representative from the Brevard Rare Fruit Council addresses selecting and growing rare fruit trees at the Melbourne Community Center.


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