"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies" - Gertrude Jekyll

Leawood Garden Club - Leawood, KS - Organized July 27, 1948


The Mission of the club is to beautify our homes, gardens and surroundings;
exchange ideas in gardening; stimulate and encourage
the love of gardening;
and encourage civic beautification.


The Leawood Garden Club is a civic and social organization. It was organized July 27, 1948.

Charter Members of Executive Board, 1948

  • Mrs. Romaine (Carl) Wortmann, organizer & President
  • Mrs. R. G. Bentrup, First Vice President
  • Mrs. Marie (C. B.) Kinnell, Jr. Second Vice President
  • Mrs. Jayne (E. F.) Knight, Recording Secretary
  • Mrs. Flo (Robert O.) Dickey, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Jerry (Dale W.) McNeal, Parliamentarian
  • Mrs. Ruth M. (Robert F.) Johnson, Historian
  • Mrs. Anita (B. J.) Hotz, Year Book Chairman

Honorary Members at the first meeting:

  • Mr. John Kroh
  • Mr. James S. Jackson
  • Mrs. C. C. Sirbert

The Leawood Garden Club Symbols are:

  • Colors - Yellow & White
  • Club Flower - Daisy
  • Emblem - Acorn and Oak Leaf