Magnolia Garden Circle

Established 1947                                                                                                                    Club # 01-120-190

Magnolia members refer to our Circle as the “No Guilt” club as we encourage but do not pressure members to be involved in Pensacola Federation of Garden Club (PFGC).  We have a full year of programs and field trips planned with most meetings on a 3rd/4th Saturday from 2 to 4pm, We occasionally will Zoom on a Tuesday evening.  We also disseminate information of upcoming programs and events of interest to our Circle members on a monthly basis.  We have a members only blog to share last minute events, ask questions about our plants, share photos of garden visits, or just say Happy Birthday.  We will meet when a project or program requires our immediate attention.  Email is a must to stay informed. Members should be comfortable using a Facebook like interface for the blog and file access.

We try to support all PFGC functions if members are interested.  For example we support the Secret Garden Tour, publishing of The Camellia newsletter, and the Pensacola Fair with horticulture entries, table design, and a display garden.  In October 2021 we won the Club Sweepstakes Award.  We encourage volunteerism and leadership.  Member interest and availability determines our participation level.  Several of us are active in the leadership of the Federation.  We encourage attendance at the District meetings where a program is offered.

One past year we met in the summer to plant caladiums and nurtured them through October when we featured them in our “Evening in Paris” display garden at the Pensacola Fair.  We continue to maintain interest in caladiums and sell bulbs in the spring.  In May 2022 we will be selling Blushing Bride, a Proven Winner Heart to Heart cultivar. We researched table design and won the Club Competition at the fair.  We also learned how to make fabric hypertufa pots.

Member interest determines what we do.  Summer 2021 we visited three local gardens. Past programs are listed in the table below.  So if you have a bucket list and want help implementing it Magnolia Circle may be the perfect fit for you.

Magnolia Membership Form ($30)                 Sample Monthly Calendar Disseminated to Members


After the end of World War II the interest in home flower gardens was gaining wide interest among new and young homeowners.  The Garden Club Circles were at that time overcrowded.  To take care of new members the Crepe Myrtle Circle asked Mrs. D. McGuire to form a new circle.  The Magnolia Circle was organized in October 17, of 1947 with nine charter members.

One of their first projects for the Federation was decorating for Easter sunrise service at Bayview Park.  The next major project was decorating and sponsoring the annual luncheon.

Magnolia has put their mark on the community with many projects and we will continue to do so in the future.

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Sample Past Programs

JUNE 2019General Meeting and Program PlanningJill Cleaver
AUGUST 2019Incorporating Caladiums in Flower ArrangementsGina Jogan
SEPTEMBER 2019Weed Management in Ornamentals BedsBeth Bolles
OCTOBER 2019Fair PreparationJill Cleaver
OCTOBER 2019Fair Flower Show Ann Crawford - at the Fairgrounds
NOVEMBER 2019Craft Sale at The Garden CenterJill Cleaver
NOVEMBER 2019The Garden Center Grounds WorkdayLynn Manthei
NOVEMBER 2019Field Trip to a Citrus and Edibles GardenJill Cleaver
DECEMBER 2019Christmas LuncheonMarilyn Powitzky
DECEMBER 2019Field Trip UWF Camellia Garden and Camellia ShowJill Cleaver
JANUARY 2020Field Trip Mobile Botanical Garden and Mobile Camellia ShowPat McAbee
FEBRUARY 2020Educational SeriesSandy Nicholson
FEBRUARY 2020Planning Meeting for March Caladium Programs and SalesJill Cleaver
MARCH 2020Tour of Tables - Members can Bring a Friend for FreeAnn Luther
MARCH 2020Tour of TablesMarge Hiller
MARCH 2020Caladium Programs and SalesJill Cleaver
APRIL 2020Field Trip to a Rose GardenJill Cleaver
APRIL 2020Spring District MeetingKat Spieker
MAY 2020PFGC Annual MeetingNancy Huhn
MAY 2020Caladium SalesJill Cleaver
MAY 2020Secret Garden TourMartha Krehely
JUNE 2020General Meeting and Program PlanningJill Cleaver
AUGUST 2020Short Course NorthEscambia Extension and District 1
MAY 2020Beautification Project at The Garden CenterJill Cleaver
AUGUST 2020Flower Arranging with Caladiums Gina Jogan

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