Garden Club To Meet Oct. 2

The Wellington Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 2 in the Lakeview Room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). A light breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and the program at 11:15 a.m.

The program will be on the “History of Tropical Fruits in South Florida,” presented by Larry Grosser. Grosser, a past president of the Rare Fruit Council and a master gardener, volunteers as a docent with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He has also been a longtime member of the Mounts Botanical Garden and the Fairchild Tropical Garden.

In his informative lecture on fruit trees native to the area, Grosser will include fruit-related stories about Wellington and Atlantis. Come learn about citrus, mango, coconut and other exotic fruit and hear how the big freeze of 1894-95 prompted Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami.

Guests are welcome, but seating is limited. RSVP to Membership Chair Mary Drexler at For more information, e-mail