Island Garden Club Programs

Programs for 2019-2020

Date and Program 

Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday, 12 Noon (Sept thru May)

Meeting Location:  Melbourne Beach Community Center (509 Ocean Avenue)

The meeting Agenda consists of lunch provided by designated hostesses, meeting and a guest speaker presentation. The club also enjoys hands-on activities and field trips. We share tips and events on our Facebook page, Island Garden Club.

September 11, 201912 Noon

Location: MBCC- Plant Swap


  1. Roberta Crapo
  2. Marlene Marando
  3. Terry Burch

October 9, 2019 – 12 Noon

Location: MBCC- Growing Healthy Plants

Speaker: Dave with Sun Harbor Nursery on Plant Health and Placement in Gardens


  1. Diane Chasick
  2. Jane Rollins
  3. Yolanda Bemont

November 13, 201910:00 am

Location: Barrier Island Center- Past Success and Future Plans

Speaker:  Nicole Perna on the North Meadow and designing future spaces. Concluding with lunch at Julia’s home and tour of her evolving garden.  Note: meet at the BIC at 10:00 am (8385 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951)


  3. Kathryn Merry

December 4, 2019Brunch at 11:00 am

Location: River Pearl/ Julia’s Home – Holiday Gathering and Gift Exchange. We will also be collecting personal items for the Women’s Shelter.   Note: Brunch at 11:00 am


  1. Julia Hill
  2. Michelle Wernow
  3. Stephanie Martin

January 8, 2020 – 12 noon

Location: MBCC- Incorporating Hardscape and Lighting in Garden Design Speaker:

Speaker:  Tom and Gina with Sun State Pavers and Landscaping.


  1. Martha Carter
  2. Susan Merritt
  3. Barb Baird
  4. Patricia Biagi

February 12, 2020 –  10:00 am

Location: Rock City Gardens tour and Inspiration hands on potting project. Lunch TBD. Note meet at RCG at 10:00 am (9080 US-1, Wabasso, FL 32970)

March 11, 2020  –  10:00 am

Location: Yoga Garden Eau Gallie incorporating edible plants and permaculture in garden design. Lunch hosted by Stephanie Martin.  Note meet at Yoga Garden at 10:00 am (1482 Pineapple Ave and  Eau Gallie Blvd)

  1. Hostesses:

April 8, 2020 – 12 noon (Cancelled due to Covid-19 virus)

Location: MBCC – Gardening Nature’s Way designing a garden incorporating the Soil Food Web.

Speaker Sally Scalara Urban Horticulture Agent UF/IFAS Extension


  1. Jan Shaffer
  2. Diane Collingsworth
  3. Nancy Schermenhorn

May 4, 2020 – 9 am  South Brevard Garden Club Assn meeting – IGC Hostess

Location:  Melbourne Fee Avenue Library –  (540 E Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901).  Food assignments TBD.   Note:  Meet at 9 am at the Library to help set-up for buffet luncheon

May 13, 2020

Location Floridana Tropicals the home of Beth Glover. Bring your own lunch and picnic on Beth’s porch tour the garden.


  1. Beth Glover

TBD – Summer Outing  (Lunch/Dinner)

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