About East Lake Washington District

ELWD is composed of garden clubs on the east side of Lake Washington.  It also has two design groups that members can be part of.  Check out our membership brochure for more information.  To inquire about visiting or joining one of these clubs email info@elwd.org

Officers 2013-2015

Co-Directors:                              Elaine Pinkerton & Mary Deviny
First Assistant:                           Cate Mueller
Second Assistant:                      Loretta Flesch
Recording Secretary:                Terry Patrick
Treasurer:                                   Gale Baullinger
Dues-Secretary :                        Bonnie McEachern               
Parliamentarian:                        Betty Stevens
Corresponding Secretary:        Cate Mueller
Past District Director:                Marianne Wilkins
Echo Chair:                                   Joyce Voldal         

Clubs:

Cherry Gardens (Duvall/Carnation)

Hill N’ Dale (Bellevue)

We meet monthly at the Newport Way Library in South Bellevue on Monday evenings.
Our members range from beginning gardeners to professional landscape designers.  Monthly meeting topics vary and are based upon member input and interests.  Master gardeners and gardening enthusiasts speak on a variety of topics at our monthly meetings.  They include horticulture, artful landscapes, flower arranging and garden touring.  Our club is open to new members and all are welcome.

Hilltoppers (Kenmore, Bothell, Kirkland, Woodinville areas)

We meet the 1st Thursday morning of the month, September–June, at the Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore.
The Hilltoppers Garden Club is a vibrant, active Garden Club that has been in existence for over 50 years. It is made up of women who love gardening - and each other - and want to learn more about all aspects of gardening. We offer stimulating monthly programs which have featured speakers, demonstrations, DVD presentations, panel discussions and tours. In April 2011 we enjoyed a wonderful "Trillium Tour" in Woodinville; in May 2011 we learned a lot during a fascinating tour to the "Molbaks Farm" (not the retail store), and this summer (2011) we are looking forward to a guided tour of the Bastyr University Herb Farm in August.  In the fall of 2010 we increased our membership limit from 40 to 50. Since August, 2010, 11 new members have joined our Club. We do ask our guests to attend 3 meetings before we invite them to officially join. Each new member has offered new interests, enthusiasm and talents to our Club.  Check out our website: http://hilltoppersgc.com/

Hoe ‘N Hope (Bellevue)

Issaquah

We meet the 2nd Wednesday, September–June, 10 a.m. at Tibbett's Creek Manor, 750 Renton-Issaquah Road (SR 900)
Our club, organized in November, 1928, joined the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs as a charter member in 1933.  We serve King County, north and east of Issaquah to the Chelan County border.  Most current members are from Issaquah, Sammamish or Bellevue.  A few members live farther away: Carnation, Fall City, Renton, and Snohomish.  Our current membership is just under 45, and we would welcome new members.  Our Business meeting is followed by a coffee break, a program lasting about an hour, and a luncheon prepared by members. Check out our website: http://issaquahgardenclub.org/

Pine Lake (Sammamish)

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday morning of every month in a member's home.
We have a speaker at 7 of our ten yearly meetings.  The subject matter varies across the scope of gardening, to include ecology, landscaping, arranging, health, food, propagation, cultivating and plant life found around the world.  We usually have a 2–3 planned field trips per year, and 3–4 workshops per year. These are often scheduled on the third Wed. of the month.  Currently we have 36 members.  We are not actively seeking new members at this time, and are not running a waiting list.

http://pinelakegardenclub.org

Sammamish

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday, September–June, at 9:30 a.m. in a member's home.
Sammamish Garden Club's theme is "Friendship through Gardening". Our programs include speakers, garden tours, and workshops.  We have two community outreach programs:  planning, planting, and maintaining the pots at the entry way of Providence Marionwood and maintaining the upper section of the Native Plant Garden at Sammamish City Hall.  We recognize international needs with an annual pledge to Songea's Kids in Tanzania, Africa.  Our club averages about twenty members.  Though most members reside in Sammamish we welcome all who would actively participate.

Sherwood Forest (Bellevue)

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in a member's home.
Sherwood Forest Garden Club was organized in August of 1959 and Federated in September of 1959. Our members live mostly in Northeast Bellevue, but we do have members that live in Redmond, Woodinville, Issaquah and Sammamish. SFGC is a small club (under 25 members). We strive to be well rounded, touching on design, horticulture, conservation, and going on local field trips.  We welcome new members and do not have a waiting list.

Terra Tillers (Bellevue)

We meet on the 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in a member's home.
One of the few evening clubs, we were established in 1960 by a group of new homeowners who were establishing their gardens and were working the earth;  thus, the name Terra Tillers.  At that time, most of the members lived in the Lake Hills neighborhood of Bellevue.  Now our members come from various parts of Bellevue and Kirkland, though we welcome anyone who shares a love of nature, plants and creative design using flowers.   Our fifteen members are diverse in age and interest and our programs are planned to reach each member. We often have guest speakers on topics of horticulture, design, conservation and landscape.  As an individual garden club, we put on a flower show every two years which is open to the public and is usually held in a library.  Some of our members also belong to the two designer’s guilds in the District.  We are proud of our long and active participation in East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs.  Come share gardening tips, plants, garden tours, picnics and parties with us. We always welcome visitors and new members.

Valleyvue (Bellevue)

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in a member's home.
Valleyvue Garden Club was organized in 1956 and still has some of the orginal members! There are 12 members now and we would welcome new membership. Most members live in the downtown Bellevue area but some now live further out. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 1 p.m. in our member homes. We feature garden intrest speekers, flower design, garden trips, crafts, and membership friendship.

West Sammamish (Bellevue)

We meet on the 2nd Thursday, September–June, at 10 a.m. at  Emeritus at Bellevue, 15241 NE 20th ST , Bellevue WA 98007 . 
We have 25 members currently and are always open to new people wanting to learn, share and just make new friends! Our club is an “Honor Club”, meaning that we divide our monthly programs equally between horticulture, design and environmental/recycling.  And we love garden tours!

Willowmoor (throughout EWLD)

No regular meetings.
Willowmoor Garden Club had 19 members at the end of the 2010-2011 term.  Members come from 7 cities within ELWD and 4 are from outside our District. The members that we added this year were referred by other members.  Our focus is Garden Tours in areas around Puget Sound.  We do not have a regular meeting date;  we use the District's General Membership Meetings as a "meeting date" for those interested and select our tours from the Elisabeth Miller Library's "Tours & Plant Sales List".  Our $10 dues this past year barely covered the ELWD and WSFGC dues and people pay for their own tour tickets and meals at events. We usually have one group meeting at a home with pretty good attendance and the tour participation varies depending on people's schedules as they are mostly on summer weekends.

Woodinville

Meeting information withheld; currently maintaining a waiting list; see below.
The club was founded in 1984 and maintains a membership of 50 active members.  We are affiliated with both ELWD and Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs.  We are a non-profit community organization. The Woodinville Garden Club is a community organization united by an inherent love of gardening.  Our mission is to offer enrichment through learning about horticulture, participating in civic beautification, and enjoying friendship as we pursue these activities.  Proceeds from our fund raisers provide for club operations and many civic projects which have included:
Community beautification; $20,000 contribution to the Wilmont Park; Georgia Gerber bronze statue at DeYoung Park; Planting at the Northshore Adult Day Center; Two annual scholarships; Youth gardening; and World gardening.  A complete list is available on our website: http://woodinvillegardenclub.org/ We are currently maintaining a waiting list for new members. Apply at:
membership@woodinvillegardenclub.org

Design Guilds

AVANT Designers Guild

We meet on the 2nd Monday, September–June, at 10 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Issaquah.
Avant Design Group is a special group of East Lake Washington Garden Club members interested in learning and practicing the art of flower arranging and design.  We hope to advance the study of floral designs, support and enter flower shows, strengthen our clubs and ELWD by participating with enthusiasm. We expect members to bring designs to meetings and discuss them focusing on the topic of study for that month.  Members take turns co-hosting refreshments of coffee/tea and light snack/cookies to go with our sandwiches we each bring. We have about 25 members now and we do accept new members. It has been usually by invitation from a member.  Anyone wishing to learn more about design may come for a visit to see what Avant is all about.  We would like to give the hostesses advance notice.  We also give design programs to other design groups, clubs, districts and more.

East Lake Washington Arrangers Guild (ELAWAGS)

We meet on the last Wednesday of the month, September–May, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bellevue.
ELAWAGS began in 1963.  Our group strives to do flower designs that express modern new ideas and components ever stretching our creativity.  We stage and present programs for the enjoyment and enlightenment of others.  Membership is by member sponsorship.  We are open to new members.  During the summer we have our annual picnic.

ELWD is a member of:

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

www.wagardenclubs.com

National Garden Clubs

www.gardenclub.org

 

ELWD Bylaws can be found here!

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