Leawood Garden Club

We are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to beautifying the Cityscape and providing progressive leisure opportunities. Please come experience the many recreational facilities, events, and classes the City of Leawood Parks & Recreation Department has to offer.

From our top notch facilities to our beautiful parks and greenways, from all of our special events to our wonderful sports programs, we hope that you find Leawood’s Parks & Recreation an opportunity worth pursuing.

Please check out our program guide for many classes and activities. If you’d like to register for classes, lessons, etc. please see our on-line recreation registration.

Mission & History

Mission

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.


History

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

Projects

CIVIC: Monetary gifts to be allocated to philanthropic opportunities with approval of Club at the April meeting.

HORTICULTURE: To improve our gardening habits by the study of current developments in horticulture.

2020-2021 Contributions Were Awarded to:

  • Kansas City Community Gardens, Inc.
  • Johnson County Master Gardener Scholarship
  • Deanna Rose Farmstead
  • The Farmer’s House Market
  • Cornerstone of Care
  • Horizon Academy Junior Master Gardener Program
  • Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • Crittenton Center
  • Powell Gardens

2020-2021 Auction Donations

We encourage members to patronize these merchants.

  • André’s Confiserie
  • Best Regards Bakery & Café
  • Blue Chip Cookies
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Ceramic Café
  • Chuy’s Mexican Food
  • Craig Sole Designs
  • Cuorebella
  • Euston Hardware
  • Family Tree Nursery
  • Fiddly Fig
  • First Watch Overland Park
  • Free State Growers
  • Gallery V Fine Arts
  • Gregory’s Fine Floral
  • Harry’s Liquor Store
  • Hereford House/Pierpont’s
  • Jadore Home and Garden
  • Jared-the Galleria of Jewelry
  • Junque Drawer Boutique
  • KC Surroundings
  • Landworks Inc.
  • Lori Reavis Nails Complete
  • Mary Jane Horacek
  • North Italia
  • Pinot’s Palette
  • Planter’s Seed and Spice Company
  • Powell Gardens
  • Pryde’s Old Westport
  • Randy Neal Floral
  • Real Deal Drainage Solutions
  • Rita Brenner
  • Rosehill Gardens
  • Ryan Tree and Lawn
  • Salty Iguana
  • Sarah Bracco
  • Shack Breakfast and Lunch
  • Steve Duffendack
  • Suburban Lawn and Garden
  • Summer’s Garden
  • Tequila Harry’s
  • Vintage in KC-Creative Arts
  • Westlake Ace Hardware
  • Waterway Car Wash
  • Wild Birds Unlimited

Events

September 28, 2021 Meeting

October 26, 2021 Meeting

November 16, 2021 Meeting

December 14, 2021 Christmas Brunch

January 25, 2022 Meeting

February 22, 2022 Meeting

March 22, 2022 Annual Fund-Raising Auction

April 26, 2022 Meeting

May 24, 2022 Garden Tours

June 28, 2022 Meeting

Membership

Membership is open to residents of the metro area. Annual dues are $20. One may join at any meeting. LGC email address is – leawoodgardenclub@gmail.com

Garden Club
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Elected Officers

  • Barb Corder, President
  • Debi Cook, First Vice President
  • Cynthia Forsberg, Second Vice President
  • Melissa Langstaff, Secretary
  • Kim Day, Treasurer