Announcements 2017-2019

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Announcements and news for the 2017-2019 term are posted here.  If you have any items you'd like listed, use the email links on the Contact page, to get in touch with the District Director or the Website Chairman.

Archived Announcements back to 2015 may be viewed by clicking here.

Upcoming Meetings and the Year in Review (2017-2018)

posted Oct 8, 2018, 3:21 PM by Dianne Battle   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 6:10 AM ]

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The District IV Fall Meeting is this Friday, 10/12.  You can still come and pay the at-the-door price.  Contact Garden Club of Jacksonville (Shirley Teerlink is the registrar) to let them know you are coming.  See the meeting announcement.

GardenFest 2018 is Saturday, 10/20.  Registrations are due 10/15, or you can pay the at-the-door price.  See the GardenFest announcement.

And if you're wondering whether to go to a District event, just check out all the fun we had last year at our Photo Gallery page, and view the District IV - 2017-2018 in Review, in Pictures.

Information for Members

posted Oct 8, 2018, 3:11 PM by Dianne Battle

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Here's a great informational link from FFGC that has answers to frequently asked questions, contact info for the membership Chairman, FFGC Forms, and the entire online FFGC Book of Information (BOI).  The Members Information page is under the Members menu on the FFGC website.

Don't forget to check out the FFGC Awards page.  Application deadlines vary, but most must be received at FFGC Headquarters by November 30.

The Garden Club of Orange Park Has a Website

posted Sep 28, 2018, 3:24 PM by Dianne Battle   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 3:27 PM ]

Congratulations to the Garden Club of Orange Park for setting up a website presence.  Feel free to visit it, learn all about the club, and give them a shout out.

See their website:  

GardenFest - Saturday October 20, 9AM-2:30

posted Sep 22, 2018, 6:12 AM by Dianne Battle   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 6:15 AM ]

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Date:  October 20, Saturday  
Time:  9AM (registration) 10-2:30 presentations  
            1805 N. Temple Ave. N.  
             Starke, FL 32091 
             (904) 368-3955  

Registration Deadline:  10/15/2018  
Registration Fee:            $12.00  
Late Registration or Registration at the Door:  $15  
Fee:  Payable to District IV  
Lunch:  brown bag.   local restaurant delivery service may available.  

Alligator Creek Updates and Upcoming Program

posted Sep 17, 2018, 3:23 PM by Dianne Battle

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9/20 2PM - Mike Robinson, Urban Forester, President of Greenscape of Jacksonville, will speak on “Proper Tree Care and Pruning”  You are invited!  Bradford County Senior Center, Starke.

Please note updates to this club's meeting info and roster at the Member Clubs link on this website.

St. Augustine Tour of Homes Tickets on Sale October 1

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:21 AM by Dianne Battle

2018 St Augustine Tour of HomesThe Garden Club of St. Augustine invites the public to enjoy the history of our town during our 2018 December Tour of Homes.  Enjoy tea and cookies and shop for the holidays at our boutique. 

Tickets go on sale on October 1 and quickly sell out for this popular 1-day event during the St. Augustine Night of Lights Festival. 

See their website,  to learn more and purchase tickets to this must-see event.


Registration Reminder: Gardening Study School Series

posted Sep 12, 2018, 6:37 AM by Dianne Battle

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Gardening Study School Courses The first of this four-course series starts on  October 1 at Ribault Garden Club.  Course registration deadline is 9/24.

Debbie Safford is the registrar  Debbie Safford, 904-280-8487, email:

Learn and refresh your gardening skills. See the Gardening Study School series description.  Happy Gardening!

2018 District IV Fall Meeting - Friday, October 12

posted Sep 8, 2018, 12:32 PM by Dianne Battle

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District IV Fall Meeting 

TO: All District IV Garden Club members; Club, Circle, and Council Presidents; State and District Officers and Chairmen; and Former FFGC Presidents and District Directors 

HOST: Garden Club of Jacksonville, Inc. 

FROM: Jan Litchfield, District IV Director 

DATE: Friday, October 12, 2018

TIME:  9:00 (Registration and Snacks) The Business Meeting starts promptly at 10:00 am. 

COST: $20.00 if postmarked by October 5, 2018.

Late Registration postmarked after October 5th and at the door: $22.00. 

This registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch.  No refunds after October 9.

MAIL TO: Shirley Teerlink, 12508 Allport Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258  
Make checks payable to the Garden Club of Jacksonville and enclose the attached registration form..

Seating is Limited. 

Presidents are requested to bring two copies of the club yearbook to the meeting.  Please select the DELEGATES from each of the clubs and circles prior to having people register, so the forms can be filled out correctly.

FFGC Yearbook Information

posted Jul 16, 2018, 3:57 PM by Dianne Battle

Information for 2018 is available at the
 FFGC Awards page.  Go to the Award 11: Yearbook Award for the links to the Yearbook Data and to the Yearbook Awards 11 explained.

Short Course North 8/9-10, 2018

posted Jul 13, 2018, 6:29 AM by Dianne Battle   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 6:32 AM ]

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“TEN THINGS I WANT TO KNOW” Short Course North:  

(Advanced Master Gardener Training) 
Date: August 9-10, 2018  
Daily hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Sponsored by:  
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., 
District I and University of Florida, IFAS 
Location: Escambia County Extension Office, 4-H Building
3740 Stefani Drive Cantonment FL 32533  (click for directions)
For more info: or 850-293-4902

Topics of Study will include:
Ornamental Grasses, Shade Gardening, Attractive Native Plants, Wildflowers for Landscaping, Understanding GMOs, Adaptive Gardening for Aging, Rain Gardening, Beneficial Bugs, Our Changing Environment, Alternatives to Turf
Optional Topics: Manipulating Leaves from your Garden Using Manipulated Leaves in Design
Optional: (3-4 pm) Floral designs to showcase by Linda Henderson

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