Announcements 2017-2019

  • 8/17 Bloom Together - Calling All Garden Club Membership Chairs Message from FFGC Membership Chair, Jo Ann Schneider:  I would like to get to know the Membership Chairman from each club/circle.  Club Officers/Membership Chairs, please provide me with ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2017, 8:16 AM by Dianne Battle
  • Bus Trip to Winter Park, 9/27/17 The Whippoorwill Circle of the Garden Club of Orange Park announces a bus trip to Winter Park to visit the FFGC Headquarters gardens and the Morse Museum of American Art ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 5:54 AM by Dianne Battle
  • Floral Design Presentation and Luncheon 10/18 District IV Judges Council is pleased to announce a special presentation on October 18, 2017 by Penny Decker, an internationally-recognized award-winning floral designer.  Cost:  $25.00 payee:  District ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 6:52 AM by Dianne Battle
  • Exemplars from Floral Design at Bartram Garden Club The Bartram Garden Club just finished hosting a floral design workshop.  Congratulations to the club and the participants.  Judging from the photos everyone had a great time and learned a ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 4:49 PM by Dianne Battle
  • Ribault Garden Club Obtains Youth Pollinator Grant Congratulations to the Ribault Garden Club for receiving a $200 grant for Youth Pollinator Gardens from the National Garden Club.  The money will be used to enhance gardens at Ponte ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:52 AM by Dianne Battle
  • District IV Spring 2017 "Mad Hatters" Meeting The District's Spring Meeting was a wonderful way to close out the 2015-2017 term, to celebrate our achievements, and to welcome new officers and new inspiration.  Enjoy our ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:38 AM by Dianne Battle
  • Officers' Training - July 12, 9:30AM & Meeting Handouts Update 7/14/17:  Did you miss this meeting or lose the handouts?  Would you like to review the Powerpoints?  Would you like to share the information with another member ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2017, 6:37 AM by Dianne Battle
  • Save the Dates for Big Events 2017-2018 (updated 7/14) District IV events and meetings will be here before you know it!  Save the dates, and stay tuned for registration and agenda information.  As events, dates, and locations are confirmed ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 1:05 PM by Dianne Battle
  • Grants, Awards, & Other Info Congratulations to the District IV clubs that won 28 awards this year!  See the list of awards won by our clubs.  And put on your planning caps.  Award submission for ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:33 AM by Dianne Battle
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Hello fellow gardeners!  

We have a new website with a new name: 

We hope you find this site, designed and built for YOU by your fellow District IV members, useful!  It showcases District IV activities and announcements and provides information you can use to contact member clubs/circles, as well as District officers and chairmen.  Like a garden, a website is always a work in progress.  :-)

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Director's Message

Jan Litchfield

Jan Litchfield
District IV Director 2017-2019

Theme:  Reach out... and share the Beauty!

[Jan is former president of the Poinsettia Circle and Garden Club of St. Augustine, and has held numerous offices in each. As District Director, she is also on the Board of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC).]

I am honored to be your District IV Director for 2017-2019 and look forward to taking part in some exciting activities that our clubs are planning. We have more than 1500 members within the 14 clubs in our northeast Florida district;  each club has a unique perspective of their community involvement and membership needs. 
My theme for this term is Reach out... and share the Beauty!

I am challenging each club in the district to develop at least one new community service project where they work with plants or flowers to enable people in their areas to learn about gardening, design, or the environment.
I am excited about some of the programs that are already being planned.
Please be on the lookout for  various learning opportunities for our members and others within the District -- whether it is a new series of design classes, our Garden Fest this fall (which will offer wonderful speakers and CEU credits for Master Gardeners), our Symposium in the spring, an Environmental School, and other events. Thanks to our web manager, Dianne Battle, who will list activities that are taking place around us.
And as your liaison between our members and the National Garden Clubs and Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, I plan to keep you all posted about additional available opportunities for us all.
It is wonderful to be a Garden Club member!  I'm passionate about this organization and our members. We are always looking for new people to join us. Feel free to contact me at my personal email address,, or use the information on the Contact page on the website to send any questions you may have about what is available in your community.