Regular monthly meetings will be held the fourth Monday of each month from September through April, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road.

9:00 AM -  Board Meeting
9:30 AM -  Coffee and Refreshments

10:00 AM - General Membership Meeting
10:45 AM - Program

(Please see the individual Programs below for some exceptions to the time and dates.)

October 15, 2018

General Membership Meeting - Reservations Required

Plantation Clubhouse

9:00 AM Coffee and Socializing 9:30 AM Business Meeting 10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Program--Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens
11:15 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Book Signing

Speakers: Staci L. Catron, Director of the Cherokee Garden Library and Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center and Mary Ann Eaddy, retired historian from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Details: A heavily-researched historical document that is also a lavishly-photographed, highly-readable coffee table book? It’s
true! Using the “Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933” published by the Peachtree Garden Club of Atlanta in 1933, which identified 154 important public and private Georgia gardens, the Seeking Eden authors painstakingly researched and wrote updates for each garden. In addition, the book includes an in-depth look at 26 of the gardens, including four in the Savannah area. The Seeking Eden authors have been receiving rave reviews on their presentation about the book at Garden Clubs across Georgia. We are so lucky to have them right here on Skidaway! This meeting is open to guests and the community. 

October 22, 2018
Day Trip - Charleston Tea Plantation

Day Trip: Charleston Tea Plantation Charleston, SC
7:30 AM
6:00 PM

Charleston Tea Plantation and Ambrose Family Farm

Details: We will travel by coach bus to Wadmalaw Island where we will enjoy a factory tour and trolley ride through the 127 acre plantation.Charleston Tea is the only brand in the world made exclusively with 100% tea grown in America. 

A box lunch and beverages will be provided as well as time to visit the unique gift shop.

We will then visit nearby Ambrose Family Farm, where organic produce is grown for the Stono Market Café as well as a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) serving the Charleston area. We will have a wagon-tour and lecture to learn about their crops and harvesting. Following the tour we will have time to visit their produce stand.

Cost $75.00 

October 23, 2018
Special Event - Cottage Garden

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Visit Belinda Winter’s beautiful cottage garden. 

Contact Person:  Betsey Andersen

November 7, 2018
Special Event - Garden in Progress

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Visit Kathy Collura’s fabulous 'work in progress' garden.

Contact Person:  Betsey Andersen

November 15, 2018
Field Trip - Camellias at Coastal GA Botanical Gardens

Location:  Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden

Time:  9:15 AM-11:30 AM

Field Trip: Camellias at Coastal GA Botanical Gardens

Program:  Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden tour

Details: Tour of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden, specifically the camellias. A member of the Camelia Society will lead a tour and explain all the varieties growing. Cost:$10.00 Meet at 9:15 at Lutheran Church to car pool to CGBG.

Contact Person:  Betsey Andersen 

November - Date To Be Determined
Done in a Day Project

Program:  Attend a “Planter Party” where you will create a planter to be given to a senior citizen
facility.  Date, time and location to be announced. 

Contact Person:  Belinda Winters

December 3, 2018

General Membership Meeting

Holiday Centerpieces

Details: We will meet and design our own Holiday centerpieces. We will enjoy refreshments and make centerpieces from donated greens and flowers provided. Bring your own container. Cost:$5.00

Floral Design:  Anne Gardner

Hostesses: Beth Larance, Barbara Martin, Shelby Schavoir, Dixie Diffenderfer, Melissa Peters, Nancy Rosenthal,Marge Young, Karen Angers 

December - Date To Be Determined

Special Event - Club Crawl

Location:  Deer Creek

Time:  4 PM

Details: You and a guest are invited to take a tour of our holiday decorated clubs and stay afterwards for drinks and or dinner at the

Plantation Club. Reservations required

Contact Person:  Diane Ingram

December - Date To Be Determined
Done in a Day Project

Join us as we conduct a workshop with residents of John Wesley Villas where they will create Holiday floral arrangements. 

Contact Person:  Belinda Winters

January 7, 2019
Special Event - Georgia Hummingbirds

Location:  Messiah Lutheran Church

Time:  10:30

Details: Noted Ornithological Photographer and expert on Hummingbirds, Mr. Russ Wigh will speak to us on all aspects of Hummingbirds in Coastal Georgia, specifically Savannah and Skidaway Island. His beautiful photos will captivate and awe; his instructions for attracting and keeping Hummingbirds in our yards will be specific.  He is our neighbor and frequent photographer of wildlife at the Berm.

January 14, 2019
Special Event - New Member Tea & Champagne Social
Location:  Home of Diane Ingram

Time:  4 PM - 6 PM
January 22, 2019
Field Trip:  Orchid House at Coastal GA Botanical Gardens
Location:  Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden

Time:  9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Program:  Tour of the Orchid House

Cost:  $10.00

Details:  A tour will be organized by a member of the Orchid Society.  Meet at 9:15 at Lutheran Church to car pool to CGBG.
January 28, 2019

General Membership Meeting
Program:  Plastics Pollution on Georgia Coast

Details: Dr. Jay Brandes is a professor at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He is a marine and freshwater chemist and is involved in examining the issue of plastic pollution in Georgia's waters. He will be talking to the club about a two year study that he is leading to ascertain the extent of microplastics in our coastal waters.

Floral Design:  Judy Sweeterman

Hostesses: Meg Schreck, Jean Holland, Betsey Andersen, Haannah Burtnik, Janet Morely, Haydee Toedtman, Peggy Schilly, Jane Golz 

February 6, 2019

Special Event - Plants for a Savannah Garden

Location:  Home of Janet Morley

Time: 4:00 PM

Program: What plants work in your Savannah garden

Details: Workshop for new arrivals with Janet Morley

Contact Person:  Betsy Andersen 

February 13, 2019

Special Event - Blooming with Art

Location:  Plantation Club

Time:  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Details: In conjunction with the artists of ColorX12, our club members will interpret paintings in floral arrangements.

Contact Person: Heidi Lieberman 

February 25, 2019

General Membership Meeting
Program:  Landscape Design

Details:  Kathryn Herman, a principal at Doyle Herman Design Associates and award-winning landscape designer, will share with us drawing from her horticulture background, interest in architecture, travel experience, and her own garden being featured in the February 2018 issue of Architectural Digest. We are so delighted and honored to have Kathryn speak to us. This will be a great meeting.

Floral Design:  Liz McGough

Hostess:  Karen Angers, Barbara Martin, Shelby Schavoir, Karen Feeney, Jo Ann Morrison, Judy Davis, Margy Hatch, Anne Guira 

March 13, 2019

Special Event - Horticulture Chat

Location:  Home of Jayne Rogers

Time: 4:00 PM

Program:  Horticulture Chat with Jayne Rogers 

March 25, 2019

General Membership Meeting

Details: Garrett Jones, Executive Director Wilderness Southeast, will discuss Host Plants in our gardens

Many plants we remove as unsightly weeds are in fact important elements in our environment. These plants support pollinators, birds and wildlife. Garret will speak to us on beneficial “weeds”; learn to love them in your gardens.

Floral Design:  Seekie Drysdale

Hostesses: Karen Foulkes, Meg Schreck, Jane Golz, Sue Hamlet, June Palmer, Maddie Harwood, Beth Larance, Sharon Lundin

March - Date To Be Determined
Done in a Day Project
Program:  We will continue our beautification of Historic Bethesda Academy.

Contact Person:  Belinda Winters

April 9, 2019

Special Event - Skidaway Garden

Location:  Home of Sandra Wolf

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Program:  Visit the garden of Sandra Wolf

April 22, 2019

General Membership Meeting

Details: Shane Sexton, Horticulture Manager at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, will make suggestions about plants that may withstand the deer and grow in our soil. 

This should inspire us to put color in our gardens.

Floral Design: Janis Encapera

Hostesses: Anne Guira, Margy Hatch, Marge Young, June Klavon, Nancy Strobel, Dixie Diffenderfer, Hannah Burtnik, Betsey Andersen

April - Date To Be Determined

Done in a Day Project

Program:  We will continue our beautification project at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Contact Person:  Belinda Winters

May - Date To Be Determined

Special Event - Plant Swap

Location:  Landings Harbor Marina

Time: 4PM

Program:  Plant Swap

Check back soon for more upcoming events!