Moneta Garden Club



​Club Objectives


About Us 


    Moneta Garden Club (MGC)

    Linda Bosiger, President

   Anna Piatt, 1st Vice President

   Donna Broomall, 2nd Vice President    Linda McDonnall, Secretary

   Diane Pollock, Treasurer 

Virginia Federation Of Garden Clubs, Inc. (VFGC) Youth Grants

VFGC Beautify and Restore Grants

Bedford Council Festival of Trees


Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Luncheon & Auction

Fashion Show

Plant Sale

        Janet was a member of MGC from 06/19/89 - 12/2/2014 

She was a past President of MGC, VFGC Life Member and  VFGC Book Of Honor recipient.  Janet gave so much to her garden club and community.  She was also MGC Chairman for the SML State Park and Bedford Landscaping projects for years.   In remembrance of Janet , MGC will be planting a Service Berry Tree at the SML State Park entrance in the springEveryone is welcome to attend.  Janet will be sorely missed.

Mission Statement Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs Inc

provide youth and adult education resources and opportunities for its members to promote the  love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.

Hilda Lindell, a member the Moneta Garden Club,received the top award for her “Underwater” design at the 2013 Convention Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs held recently in Charlottesville.The Standard Flower Show included all miniature and small designs and represented all of the design types in modern floral designs.  Lindell won a Petite Awards in the small design division. She won a blue ribbon in the Class and a petite rosette in the section.Lindell, president of the Blue Ridge District Flower Show Judges Council, also is a Master Flower Show judge with National Garden Clubs, Inc., and a member of Designer’s Atelier in Roanoke. She has belonged to garden clubs in New York and Virginia, where she served in many capacities.

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The Moneta Garden Club of Moneta Virginia, was organized in November 1978 and federated in April 1979.   The club holds membership in National Garden Clubs, inc; South Atlantic Region; the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc (VFGC).; the Blue Ridge District; and the Bedford Council of Garden Clubs.    The club meets the third monday of each month between September-June at Bethlehem United Method Church in Moneta, Virginia.
12:00 noon (unless otherwise noted) For more information please contact Donna Broomall 721-3645 or

Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs's 2013-2015 Marilyn Mason President, Janice Clem 1 VP and MGC's Marty Bowers 2 VP

Marilyn Mason installed at the

Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs Convention as our  

 2013-2015 President

Marilyn's theme -Working Together To Preserve Our Legacy- Conserve, Preserve, Restore, Educate

Moneta Garden Club is very active in Youth School Activities/Enrichment Programs and Scouts.  MGC's Butterfly Garden project at Burnt Chimney Elementary School won the BRD, VFGC SAR and NGC's Merit Award for 2014

2014 South ATlantic Region Garden Clubs (SAR) Fashion Show

 Presented by Moneta Garden Club Members  

Shirley Nicolai NGC President installs MGC's Rosemary Drennen as  Blue Ridge District President 2013-2015 

Botanical Bulldogs Junior Garden Club members enjoy harvesting their veggies form their raised bed gardens. The funding for this program at Burnt Chimney Elementary School was provided by the 
VFGC Youth Project Grants.

The objectives of this club shall reflect 
those of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. including: --education; --exchange of information and ideas among members;  promotion of conservation and environmentally-friendly activities; --encouragement of community pride

through landscape enhancement of 
​private and commercial areas. 
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Moneta Garden Club Members  attend the South Atlantic Region of Garden Clubs 2014

Moneta Garden Club Members attended an Open House at  Janet and Dick Hill's on Nov. 26, 2014.  

Janet passed Dec. 2, 2014.   

Rest in peace dear friend.

Moneta Garden Club members enjoying themselves while attending  the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs Conferance

PUBLICITY -In the Smith Mountain Eagle newspaper


Garden program blossoms at Moneta Elementary

Marcus Jackson, a second grader at Moneta Elementary plants in his assigned garden bed.

 Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:50 pm 

By John Stang Smith Mountain Eagle

Lining the backside, red brick walls of Moneta Elementary School are individual 2 x 2 ft. garden beds. The second graders at the school pick two plants to cultivate as their own through part of the academic year. It’s an educational tool to teach them the basics of gardening.The Moneta Garden Club began the planting initiative at Moneta Elementary in 2011. Three classes of second graders have planted since its inception. Many of the materials are donated by local businesses. The school’s won national awards for its efforts. Students pick two vegetables or flowers to grow in their bed. As the year progresses, they monitor the progress of the plants in journals. Eventually, the vegetables are picked for consumption.“The vegetables that are harvested are being taken to the cafeteria,” said Rosemary Drennen of the Moneta Garden Club. “They make use of the vegetables for the kids to sample to see what they’ve grown.”Some of the children have little experience in gardening. Alexis Coles falls into that category.“I haven’t planted a real garden, but I planted at my grannies,” Coles noted.Coles chose broccoli and turnips as her plants to monitor. Drennen says they’ll grow tomatoes, green peppers lettuce, egg plant and other assorted vegetables. The life cycle of plants are concepts tested on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test. Melanie Simmons, the principal of Moneta Elementary, likes the practical experience that it gives the kids.“What better way to learn how plants grow than to actually plant them?” Simmons said.The other activities involved with the planting, such as the journaling and checking rain gauges, test other SOL items like math and writing. Teachers also introduce aspects of the scientific method for the students to try experiments.“We had one child who came out to sing to their box to see if it grows any faster,” Simmons recalled as an example of student testing an assumption for a science experiment.The classes plant in the fall and the spring. The following year, when the second graders advance to third grade, they clean the beds for the next class. Moneta Elementary also got a greenhouse this year for third through fifth grade students to experiment with planting. Drennen notices children in younger grades witnessing what the second grade students have accomplished and wanting to participate.“It’s contagious,” Drennan said. “When the kids are out there and exposed to it, they want to learn about it.”Outside of school, Simmons hears about families that start gardens because the students had their interest piqued from the class project. “Planting the seeds” to “grow” the interest for future gardeners is what its all about.

Horticultural Tips for December 

Care of Poinsettia:

1st- choose carefully - Look for dark green foliage. Avoid plants with lower leaf drop or damaged leaves an indication of poor handling.

2nd - Protect plant on its trip home, since exposure to low temperatures for even a short time can injury leaves and bracts.

3rd - Place plant near a sunny window or a well-lit area. Poinsettia are tropical plants, and in greenhouses are grown between 60 - 70 degrees. Placing your Poinsettia in a cooler room at night will extend bloom time.Care of


​Amaryllis can be placed in direct light with an ideal temperature between 68 - 70 degrees. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and drain away excess water. After the plant has stopped flowering and the stem sags, you can help it bloom again by cutting the stem off just above the bulb.

​​Tips from the Horticultural Committee

Moneta Garden Club ladies enjoy showing off their hat designs during their general garden club meeting