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                  "Enriching our lives by sharing our love for

               the art of gardening with our community"                                                                                                                                                  



















Mary Noel receives Sussex County Master Gardener of the Year

At a recent celebration for Master Gardeners volunteers, the coveted Master Gardener of the Year for Sussex County honor was awarded to Mary Noel of Bridgeville.  Tracy Wootten, Program Coordinator, presented the award.


APRIL 2023

Board Meeting: Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:15 a.m. Woodruff Room, Seaford Public Library, 600 North Market St. Ext., Seaford.
General Meeting: Tuesday, April 11, 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 and Sandy Blackwell.

Program: “Get Ready for a Flower Show!” Sharon Christopher will prepare us for a Small Standard Flower Show to be held June 6, 2023.

Monthly Flower Show
Design: “Anything Goes” – A design of designer’s choice. See guidelines Page 9.
Horticulture:  Any cut specimen, maximum length 30” staged in a clean clear container. See guidelines

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2022-2023 Club Officers

     President, Mary Noel

     Vice-President, Carol Owens

     Recording Secretary, Sandy Blackwell

     Treasurer, Barbara Fletcher

     Immediate Past President, Sharon Christopher

  (Left to Right) Carol Owens, Betty Jean Johnson, Mary Noel, Barbara Fletcher, Sandy Blackwell


Membership Chair Carol Johnson installs new member Mary Knauss.




                                                  PLANT AMERICA

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


May 2-4:  National Garden Clubs convention at "The Greenbrier Resort" in White Sulphur, WV.

June 6:  Spade and Trowel Flower Show, "The Language of Flowers" being held at Ross Station.

                              ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION
**National Garden Club's Newsletter:  Click Here: January/February
**CAR Review:  Nov. 2021
**DFGC February 2022 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 "Plant America" - Plant America, Local Food to Share, Add Flowers for Happiness, New Members for Growth and Trees for the Environment.  The club is part of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, Central Atlantic Region and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.



                                         Meetings and Location

Meeting Place/Time
The Woodruff Room / Seaford Public Library
600 North Market Street Extension, Seaford, DE, (302) 629-2524
(Unless otherwise noted on monthly schedule)
Second Tuesday of each month (September - June)
12:30-1 p.m. - Horticulture/Flower Show set up
1:00 p.m. - Social • 1:30 p.m. - Program & Meeting


      The board meets the first Friday of each month in the "Woodruff Room" of the Seaford Public Library (if available).   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 Carol Johnson, 301-639-2942, (H) 302-875-4034 and/or Mary Noel, 570-239-7948, (H) 302-337-1054 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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