Tillandsia Garden Club to celebrate 75th anniversary

The club was formed by Ormond Beach residents in 1948.

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The Tillandsia Garden Club is composed of 34 members. Courtesy photo
The Tillandsia Garden Club is composed of 34 members. Courtesy photo
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Tillandsia Garden Club of Ormond Beach will celebrate its 75th year on May 11. 

A member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc., it is one of the oldest garden clubs of Volusia County. 

The club was formed in May 1948 when seven women combined camaraderie and their love of plants, according to a news release.

The club is named after a type of moss that grows on native trees. It has 34 members and has supported school gardens at Pine Trail, Tomoka, Ortona and Westside Elementary schools.

In March, the club donated $2,000 to Beachside Elementary School to establish new garden projects. 

The club partners with Habitat for Humanity to help buy and install plants for new Habitat homes.

Over the years, members have landscaped 12 Habitat for Humanity Homes and received the FFGC Landscaping a Habitat for Humanity Award three times.  

Other civic projects include garden craft activities with seniors at sensory garden therapy centers and nursing home facilities, and providing scholarships. 

Members have partnered with Seaside Health and Rehabilitation Center, hosting an annual Christmas party. The Tillandsia GC received the 2019 FFGC Community Service Award for its “Santa, Succulents, and Seniors” project.


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