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P.O. Box 1544

Seaford, DE 19973-5544



                  "Enriching our lives by sharing our love for

               the art of gardening with our community"                                                                                                                                                  





We wish to thank those within the community who helped make our pecan sale and greens sale a great success.  It pleases us to know that the community supports us and the programs we provide to them - planting flowers downtown on the bridges, in front of city hall and various businesses - landscaping and providing equipment to the newly established "Home of Hope Serenity Garden"  (Grants from the National Garden Club and Ames Companies used for equipment) - decorating the historic Governor Ross Mansion for the holidays - working with the Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex County and planting a garden - supporting the newly established Delaware Botanic Gardens in Dagsboro - granting two $1,000 scholarship to deserving students at DelTech - promoting environmental conservation and recycling.


This year Madlyn McPartland received the National Garden Club Lifetime Membership Award from club president Sharon Christopher.  Madlyn has been a member The Spade and Trowel Garden Club for 35 years.




Board Meeting: January 7, 10 a.m. Allen Room, Seaford Public Library, 600 North Market St. Ext., Seaford.

General Meeting: January 14, Woodruff Room, Seaford Public Library. Flower Show entries due 1:00 p.m. Social Time 1:00 p.m.  Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Hostesses: Betty Grossmann, Dotty Mears, Sandi Dew and Gwen Messenger.

Program: “Traditional Design” presented by Susie Middleton.
       Susie’s career included time heading Human Resources for several Fortune 500 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. She joined the Dorchester Garden Club 15 years ago and since then has served in a number of officer and committee positions for her club, district and the state. She has a passion for learning and has taken courses in all of the council schools. She is currently an accredited Master Flower Show Judge, Landscape Design Consultant, Environmental and Gardening Consultant as well as a Master Gardener. She also loves to share what she has learned and is a frequent speaker at garden clubs across the state. She will create one or more designs which will be offered in a raffle.

Monthly Flower Show: Design: “Evergreen” - See Divison III, Section A, Class 4 of show schedule, Page 9. For Horticulture and Photography, see Page 8.

Road Trip to Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore, January 9, 2020


MANTS is the “Masterpiece of Trade Shows” for the horticulture industry, and this is its 50th anniversary. The show is held at
Baltimore Convention Center and there are more than 1,000 exhibitors. A bus has been reserved, and if there is enough interest
before Dec. 1, cost of transportation will be $20 per person. If not we will carpool from Lowe’s, leaving at 9:30 a.m. and parking in
Lot C of Camden Yards. There is a free shuttle to the Convention Center. Register online for admission at Cost is $15 before Dec. 6; $20 afterwards or at the door.



                                                PLANT AMERICA

Get your gardening catalogs and participate in Nancy Hargroves, president of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., signature project.  PLANT AMERICA!


                              ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION
**National Garden Club's Newsletter:  Click Here: January/February
**CAR Review:  April 2019
**DFGC February Newsletter


                                          Club Objectives



The objectives of "The Spade & Trowel Garden Club, Inc." are to bring together members of the community who have a genuine interest in gardening and related activities and to afford members an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences in growing plants and flowers, decorating with plants and flowers and to promote civic beautification.


The Spade & Trowel Garden Club, Inc., located in Seaford, DE, was organized in 1955 and became a member club in 1958.  This year's theme is "Cultivate Gardens with Friendship."  The club is part of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, Central Atlantic Region and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.



                                         Meetings and Location

The club meets the second Tuesday of each month (September through June) 12 p.m. - horticulture/flower show set up (if sheduled) must be set up by 1 p.m. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. there will be a social.  At 1:30 p.m. there is a program.  Meetings are held in the "Woodruff Room" of the Seaford Public Library located at 600 North Market Street Extension.


The board meets the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:10 in the "Allen Room."  Any member may attend the board meetings and all officers and chairmen are encouraged to attend.




Interested in joining us?  View the Membership Application form and/or contact Karen Coffman, 410-336-5236, and/or Sharon Christopher, 410-310-5994, and/or the webmaster, Jim Zeigler,


       **The Seaford Spade and Trowel Garden Club is an active member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce.                                                         and is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.


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