The Wellington Garden Club Celebrates National Garden Week

District X Director Maria Wolfe, Mayor Michael Napoleone. Wellington Garden Club President Carol Ralph and National Garden Week Chair Twig Morris.

Every year during the first week of June, the Wellington Garden Club joins with garden clubs across the country to celebrate National Garden Week, a project of National Garden Clubs Inc.

Club members began the week by creating floral arrangements that were distributed to Wellington’s municipal offices, fire-rescue stations and library. The club also received a proclamation from the Wellington Village Council and Mayor Michael Napoleone declaring the week of June 2-8 as National Garden Week.

On Thursday, June 6, Environmental Steward CJ McCarthy presented a program open to the public at the Wellington branch library on how to garden for pollinators. All attendees were given a native pollinator plant seedling to add to their gardens. The following day, volunteers helped with maintenance of the wildflower meadow that has been established at Greenbriar Park in partnership with the Village of Wellington and supported by a grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation.

“This week’s events are wonderful opportunities for our club to enhance our community and celebrate National Garden Week,” Wellington Garden Club President Carol Ralph said. “We are so grateful for the support our club receives from the Village of Wellington. We are delighted to show our appreciation in this way.”

The Wellington Garden Club is a nonprofit organization that has been serving Wellington and the surrounding communities since 1982. Its motto is “Gardening Makes a World of Difference.” The club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, District X, the Deep South Region and National Garden Clubs Inc. For more information, visit