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Begonia Circle

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Begonia Circle 2024

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Our Story

'23-'24 Programs

September 28    

Welcome Tea and White Elephant Auction
October 26    

Craft: Holiday Flower arrangement
November 16    

Joint Circle Meeting with Mimosa.
Speaker: Dr. Carrie Harmon on Diseases of Florida Plants
December 14    

Holiday luncheon & Cookie Exchange
Distribution of toys and canned goods
January 25    

Air Layering Camellias Demonstration
Speaker: Bruce Cavey
February 22    

Joint Meeting Circles
Speaker: City Arborist
March 28    

Tour of Marjorie Rawlings home
April 24  

 Riverboat ride 
Lunch at the Front Porch, Dunnellon
May 9    

Flower Arrangements for Atrium Residents

Begonia circle is an integral part of the Gainesville Garden club and has been for over fifty years. We are a group of men and women who love gardening, gardens and floral design. Like our botanical namesake, we have a great variety of gardening experience- from novice to expert to those just learning about gardening. We are a friendly, compassionate, fun-loving circle that provides an opportunity for social interaction, community service and learning more about nature and gardening. 

During Begonias’ monthly meetings we have educational speakers, field trips to area gardens and nature areas and conduct floral design opportunities. We support various community and Gainesville Garden club endeavors events such as Habitat for Humanity women’s’ build, and maintenance of Garden club grounds and floral beds. Furthermore, we assist with a variety of fund-raising projects which enable us to give back to the gardening community. Additionally, we are very proud of our commitment to teaching middle school students about gardening at an area middle school. Annually, during the holidays, Begonia circle organizes a toy drive for a needy elementary school and are involved with a food drive for Bread of the Mighty food bank.

Let's Garden Together!
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