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 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.

2017-2018 Contributions Were Awarded to:

  • Kansas City Community Gardens
  • Master Gardeners JoCo College Foundation
  • Deanna Rose Farmstead
  • The Farmer’s House Market
  • Cornerstone of Care
  • Horizon Junior Master Gardener Program
  • Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • Crittenton Center
  • Powell Gardens

2017-2018 Auction Donations

We encourage members to patronize these merchants.

  • Amy Longley
  • André’s Confiserie Suisse
  • Best Regards Bakery & Café
  • Blue Chip Cookies
  • Bravo Cucina Italiana
  • Bristol Seafood & Grill
  • Ceramic Café
  • Corner Bakery
  • Craig Sole Designs
  • Euston Hardware
  • Family Tree Nursery
  • Featherstone Home Accents
  • Fiddly Fig
  • First Watch Prairie Village
  • Foo’s Fabulous Café
  • Free State Growers
  • Gary Dykman
  • Grass Pad Warehouse
  • Hand And Stone Massage and Facial Spa
  • Harry’s Liquor
  • Hereford House/Pierpont’s
  • Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
  • Kaw Valley Greenhouses
  • Landworks Inc.
  • On the Border
  • Planter’s Seed Company
  • Polished Nails and Wax
  • Powell Gardens
  • Pryde’s Old Westport
  • Puppy’s Playpen
  • Red Oak Landscaping
  • Rosehill Nursery
  • Royal Creations Architectural Landscaping
  • Ryan Lawn & Tree
  • Salty Iguana
  • Sprouts
  • Steve Plumer
  • Suburban Lawn & Garden
  • Sutherland Lawn and Garden
  • Village Flower
  • Westlake Ace Hardware
  • Wild Bird House
  • Wild Bird Unlimited of Leawood


Leawood Garden Club Events

September 24, 2019 Meeting Agenda
October 22, 2019 Meeting Agenda
November 12, 2019 Meeting Agenda
December 10, 2019 Christmas Brunch Agenda
January 28, 2020 Meeting Agenda
February  25, 2020 Meeting Agenda
March  24, 2020 Annual Action Agenda
April  28, 2020 Meeting Agenda
May  26, 2020 Garden Tour Agenda


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

  • Melanie Hastings, President
  • Deborah Nixon, First Vice President
  • Nancy Meditz, Second Vice President
  • Debi Cook, Secretary
  • Melissa Langstaff, Treasurer
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