Unless otherwise noted, all meetings and events occur at our Clubhouse,
903 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Belleair FL 33756
Occur October to May. Our meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. The meetings consist of a program presentation followed by a light Tea. Attire is dressy casual. No RSVP required.
Guests are always welcome at our General Meetings!
Occur October through April (except December). These meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. for coffee . The program begins at 10:00 a.m. Attire is casual. No RSVP required. Occasionally the program consists of a field trip. RSVP is required for all field trips.
Guests are always welcome at our Horticultural Meetings!
Summer Potluck get togethers: For 2023 :
Please bring a dish of your choice.
We are welcoming new members by holding summer potlucks on a Saturday. If this is a popular time, we'll change our permanent meeting schedule for the coming year.
We'll have a few "give away" plants and we encourage you to bring your questions about gardening, flower arranging, and horticulture to this Saturday's event.
Hope to see you there !!!
June 10th is our first Potluck of Summer at the BGC Building (903 Ponce de Leon Blvd.). From noon till 2 pm.
Saturday July 8th, noon till 2 PM. Potluck and general gardening Q & A.
Board Meeting 11:30-noon before meeting.
Saturday August 12, noon till 2 PM. Potluck and general gardening Q & A. Bring small plants and cuttings to share!
Saturday September 9th, noon till 2 PM. Potluck and general gardening Q & A. Bring small plants and cuttings to share!
October 4, 2023 Gather at 12:30, meeting at 1 pm. A light tea is served afterwards.
Program: BONSAI: HISTORY AND TODAY'S ART IN PRACTICE.
Presented by Greg Ferro . Greg studied Horticulture and Botany in college. He continues to expand his knowledge through frequent interaction with Bonsai teacher Boon Manakitivipart. (Bonsai book available for purchase).
October 11, 2023 10:00 AM: Tour of Greg's Bonsai gardens. 399 Velma Drive (subdivision behind Thai Basil on West Bay). We ask that you carpool, as this is a residence and parking is limited.
November 1 , 2023 Gather at 12:30, meeting at 1 PM. A light tea is served afterward. Preview our New "Back Room Shop"
Program: EASY TIPS ON HOW TO FERTILIZE
Presenter: Lela Kelly. Lela has spent her entire (35) year career in Horticulture. She has owned a company that sells fertilizer injectors to commercial greenhouses, and farms, all over North America.
November 4, 2023 10:00 am-noon Drive Up and Drop Off Donations of Goods for the Belleair Garden Club's annual fundraiser "Junk & Jewels".
November 8, 2023 10:00 AM Program: Citrus Greening. Presented by Kathy Hefele. Kathy, MGV, will review the IFAS Citrus experts, and share the current situation with regard to Citrus Greening disease. A brief history of Citrus in Florida is included.
WEDNESDAYS beginning November 8, 2023 NEW at the Belleair Garden Club! LEARN HOW TO PLAY MAH JONGG! Mah Jongg will be offered at no charge for members beginning Wed., November 8th at 2:00-4:00 pm at the Belleair Garden Club, 903 Ponce de Leon, Belleair FL. (Due to our meeting schedule, we will not be teaching the first Wednesday of each month.) After that, we will be playing every Wednesday of the month. Those interested in learning please order your Mah Jongg card at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org or call 212-246 3052.
Come join us and learn something new! It's fun, good for the mind, and a great way to make new friends! Bring your friends!
Please RSVP to Dorothy -- email@example.com, so we have an accurate headcount for the tables to be set up.
December 2, 2023 10:00 AM - NOON Drive Up and Drop Off Donations of Goods for the Belleair Garden Club's annual fundraiser "Junk & Jewels". Back Room Shop will be open for members.
December 6, 2023: Gather at 11:30, for 12;00 PM Holiday Luncheon for Members and Guests.
Members will meet at the Belleair Garden Club for a Special Holiday Potluck, and our traditional "White Elephant Gift Exchange". (Max. on gift $15)
January 3, 2024 1:00 PM Program: Sunken Gardens-A History and Todays Gardens. Presented by Francesca D. Cosmo. Ms. Di Cosmo has been a docent at the gardens for several years. She will guide us through the many changes, and highlight flora and fauna.
January 6, 2024 10:00 AM-noon Drive Up and Drop Off Donations of Goods for the Belleair Garden Club's annual fundraiser "Junk & Jewels".
January 10, 2024 10 AM- Tour of Sunken Gardens. 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. Fee to enter the park is $15.
February 1, 2024 SAVE THE DATE for Junk & Jewels Pre-Sale Night! 4:30 - 7:00 PM. $5.00 Entry Fee on Presale Night only.
February 2-3, 2024 BELLEAIR GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL JUNK & JEWELS SALE
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
February 7, 2024 1 PM- ORCHID EXTRAVAGANZA
Presenters: Michael and Paula Pollin, owners of Art Stone Orchids & Statuary. A large selection of orchids will be available for purchase. Bring a friend.
March 6, 2024 1 PM. Program: BACKYARD HABITAT FOR BIRDS. What’s better than bird watching in your own backyard? Join an Extension Specialist to find out how you can attract birds to your yard and provide them with additional habitat.
Presenter: James Stevenson, Extension Specialist at Brooker Creek Preserve
March 13, 2024 10 AM FIELD TRIP Hydroponics garden Vital Planet site, behind building.
Presenter : Jemma
April 4, 2024 1 pm Art in Bloom. Fine Arts Museum in St. Petersburg. This year's tour of art and flower arranging will be extra special as BGC members Dorothy Shuman, Carol Albertini, Hilles Smith, Judy Sorenson, and Judy Hanks will have an entry! Lunch at a local restaurant will be arranged in conjunction with this field trip.
April 10, 2024 10 AM-Program: Mosquitos: What's in a Bite.
Presenter: Kailey Travis, with Pinellas County Mosquito Control will present.
May 1, 2024 11:30 am, Annual Luncheon and Installation of Officers at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
We invite your donation every year....
Also, donations of goods are needed!
To support Education Scholarship and Historic Preservation Programs, the Belleair Garden Club welcomes donations of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothing & accessories, household goods, décor, books, artwork, tools, furniture, and vintage treasures.
Donations will be accepted on the following Saturdays from 10:00 am – noon: December 2, and January 6, 2024. Simply pull into the circle drive and we will help unload!
The Belleair Garden Club clubhouse is at 903 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Belleair, just one block east of Indian Rocks Road. Free pickup may also be available for large items or estate donations. Please contact Carol to make arrangements: BelleairGardenClub2@gmail.com or 727-709-2607.
All donations will be included in our annual “Junk & Jewels” Fund-raiser Feb. 2-3, 2024. Thank you for your support!
Learn about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities! Contact Kathy Hefele with questions at 281-802-2171.