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


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


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

HORTICULTURE: The club’s goal is to improve members gardening habits by the study of current developments in horticulture.

Civic Donations 2023

  • Deanna Rose Farmstead
  • Johnson County Master Gardener Scholarship
  • Johnson County Master Gardener Wassmer Park
  • Kansas City Community Gardens, Inc.
  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • Powell Gardens
  • Sensory Garden/LAB therapy center for kids
  • Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation
  • The Farmer’s House Market
  • Wreaths Across America
  • The City of Leawood garden bench to celebrate our 75th Anniversary

2020-2021 Auction Donations

We encourage members to patronize these merchants.

  • André’s Confiserie
  • Annette Stoerman (member)
  • Ashleigh’s Bake Shop
  • Barb Corder (member)
  • Best Regards Bakery & Café
  • Blue Chip Cookies
  • Ceramic Café
  • Clothology
  • Coleen Wagner (member)
  • Craig Sole Designs
  • Cuorebella
  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • Dianne Swann (member)
  • Family Tree Nursery
  • Fiddly Fig
  • First Watch Metcalf
  • Free State Growers
  • French Market
  • Grass Pad Warehouse Olathe
  • Gregory’s Fine Floral
  • Hen House
  • J Alexander’s
  • Jadore Home and Garden
  • Jared-the Galleria of Jewelry
  • Landworks Inc.
  • Lori Reavis Nails Complete
  • Lukas Wine and Spirits Superstore
  • Maggiano’s
  • Meat Mitch
  • Melanie Hastings (member)
  • North Italia
  • O’Neill’s
  • Panera Bread
  • Pinot’s Palette
  • Plate Restaurant
  • Process One Photo
  • Pryde’s Old Westport
  • Ranchmart Hardware
  • Ranchmart Wine and Spirits
  • Randy Neal Floral
  • Real Deal Drainage Solutions
  • Red Door Home Store
  • Rosehill Gardens
  • Ryan Tree and Lawn
  • Salty Iguana
  • Sandy and David Spaw (members)
  • Suburban Lawn and Garden
  • Summer’s Garden
  • Sutherlands
  • Tavern at Mission Farms
  • Vintage in KC-Creative Arts
  • Waterway Car Wash
  • Westlake Ace Hardware
  • Wild Bird House
  • Wild Birds Unlimited of Leawood


September 26, 2023 Meeting

October 24, 2023 Meeting

November 14, 2023 Meeting

December 12, 2023 Christmas Brunch

January 23, 2024 Meeting

The Leawood Garden Group will have Bob Lane, a Master Gardner, speak too our members and guests on the last Tuesday of the month-January 23rd.

Bob has served on the Johnson County/State Master Gardener Hotline for ten-years. Bob has volunteered at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for 16 years.

Bob will be speaking to everyone on the topic of

‘Native Plants Made Easier.’

If you have a shady spot or a sunny spot, Bob Lane will be able offer just the right plants for the right places!

The Leawood Garden Club meets at 10:30 a.m. – Cure of Ars Catholic Church 9401 Mission Road., Leawood, KS 66206

February 27, 2024 Meeting

The Leawood Garden Club has invited Steve Hess – Designer/Gardner and Business Owner-From the Summer’s Garden. Steve teaches at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri, and lives in Overland Park.

Steve is the Owner of ‘From the Summer’s Garden’, located in Overland Park. It’s a garden studio and haven for creatives and gardeners. He sells his own artwork year-round ‘by appointment’ but his studio is converted into a unique retail shopping space twice a year.

Steve provides the conceptual ideas, and designs and makes the models. He holds classes and teaches you how to make molds, cast concrete, and hyper-tufa, how to paint and how to assemble items. Look on his website for more information at fromthesummersgarden.com.

You can also visit his Studio at 8601 Barkley Street. Overland Park, KS 66212 or call 913-59-5395

Steve will be speaking to our members and guests about,

‘Berried Treasure’.

He will discuss the celebration of homegrown berries for your yard and landscape.

The Leawood Garden Club meets at 10:30 a.m. – Cure of Ars Catholic Church 9401 Mission Road. Leawood, KS 66206.

We hope you will join us! New guests are always welcome!

* Be advised that we follow the Shawnee Mission Cancellations Announcements concerning inclement weather plan.

March 26, 2024 Annual Fund-Raising Auction

April 23, 2024 Meeting

May 28, 2024 Meeting

June 26, 2024 Meeting


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

Garden Club

Elected Officers

  • Melanie Hastings, President
  • Iley Burket, First Vice President
  • Marie Parker, Second Vice President
  • Debi Cook, Secretary
  • Mary Penrose, Treasurer