Mark Bowen Presentations on Landscaping with Native Plants


January meeting presentation given by Orchid Express   ~    Decor by Betty Lahiri

May 1 - Hope Gardens Tour

Christmas Party 2018

April 26 - Kingwood Garden Club

Home and Garden Tour

October 13 Trip to Antique Mall

December Hospice Flower Arranging

The 2019-2020 Officers Installation Lunch,   Table centerpieces and décor - absolutely gorgeous.   We are grateful to Betty Lahiri for her talent and her beautiful creations .  Thank you, Betty.  The cuisine she chose was excellent.  She and her many helpers made our installation luncheon  exceptional in beauty and taste.  A picture of the officers is shown at the top of the page.

April 9 Meeting:    Vivian Tondeur presents

                        "Gardens of Europe"

Left to right:  Sherry Copeland, Vice President; Bitsey Crimson, Secretary; Betty Lahiri, President and Sharon Podolski, Treasurer

Amy Stoddard spoke on Monarch Butterflies   


Camellias brought by Tommy Weeks.

2018 Officers

The Woodlands Garden Club

a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

February 12 Meeting - Beautiful Decor and Delicious Brunch

Great Day Houston Gardening Show with Debra Duncan - Oct. 4

April 9 Meeting
Brunch and décor delicious , lovely and fun

September 10 Meeting

Betty Lahiri, Vice President, Patti Cooper, Treasurer, Sabrina Crooke, Secretary, Cathy Neill, President, Mitchell Fruitstone, Parliamentarian



Grow Peas of Mind

Believe in Dirt Therapy

Welcome Butterflies and Bees

Make Thyme for Loved Ones

Are Down-to-Earth

Love Sunny and Rainy Days Alike

Are Content with Natural Beauty

Plant Dreams

Harvest Love

Enjoy the View

Get Dirty

Remember our Roots

Squash Selfishness

Practice the Art of Soul to Soil

Turnip to Help thy Neighbor

Live Life in Full Bloom




Jade Plant

Wildflower Festival November 9, 2020 at Rob Fleming Park

October 15 - Members working on flower arrangements, plus many of the beautiful arrangements that were made .

Bear Branch students working in garden

Making Flowers for Hospice Facilities January 2019



  Jan 8               Meeting:  Camellia care

                             with Tommy Weeks from
                             Longmire Daylily Gardens
  Jan 15             Hospice floral arranging
                              at Sharon Podolski's home

   Jan 22             Field Trip:  Museum of Natural
                               Science:  Death by Natural Causes
                               and Butterfly Exhibit.

​  Jan 28              Arbor Day Tree Give Away
                               at Hughes Landing
                               10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

​  Feb 12              Meeting:  Mark Bowen
                                presents "Landscaping with
                                Native Plants to save Water"

                                Plant Study:  Jewels of Opar
  Feb 19              Hospice floral arranging
                                at Sharon Podolski's home

  March 12         Meeting:  Lucy Harrell gives
                                 presentation on "Container

  March 19        Hospice floral arranging
                                at Sharon Podolski's home

  April 9              Meeting:  Vivian Tondeur
                               presents  "Gardens of Europe"

  April 16           Hospice floral arranging
                               at Sharon Podolski's home

   April 26           9 am Trip to Kingwood Garden
                                Club Home and Garden Tour

   May 1              9 am Trip to Hope Gardens

   May 14           Spring Installation

​   May 21           Hospice floral arranging
                                at Sharon Podolski's home


  Hospice floral arranging and crafts are

  tentatively set for the third Tuesday of

​  each month. 

  Sept. 10          Jamie Hartwell, Mercer Botanical

​                               Garden,  Happenings - progress

                               since Harvey & volunteering

  Sept. 24          Field trip to Antique Mall

  Oct. 4               Field trip to Great Day Houston

  Oct. 8               Betty Lahiri - Group hands on

                               arrangement of baskets & more

  Oct. 15            Hospice flower arranging

  Nov. 12           Amy Stoddard speaks about

                               Monarch butterflies

  Dec. 10           Christmas Party

​  Dec. 17           Hospice flower arranging at Jo 

                              Herst's Home


   Jan. 14          Brandy Hill from Orchid Express

                              will talk about orchids and will

                              also bring orchids to sell

​  Jan. 21            Hospice flower arranging

  Feb. 11           Lynn Huber will give a Dish

                              Garden demonstration, after

                              which it will then be given as a                                                      door  prize

  ​Feb. 18           Hospice flower arranging

  Feb. 25            Field trip to Cactus King

  Mar. 10           Tony Huffman

                               Floral/Interior Design

  Mar. 14            Farmer's Market Plant Sale

  Mar. 17           Hospice flower arranging

  Mar. 24           Dallas Arboretum and Botanical                                                  Garden presents Dallas Blooms: The 

                              Sounds of Spring - over 100 varieties of                                  spring-blooming bulbs exploding with                                    color and 500,000 tulips, plus hundreds                                  of thousands of other spring flowers

  April 14         CANCELLED  Gary Green of Magic                                            Worm Ranch talks about all the benefits

                              worms offer

  April 21         CANCELLED - Hospice flower arranging

​  May 12           Officer installation lunch

  May 19           Hospice flower arranging

December 10  Christmas Party at Black Walnut Cafe

Lovely arrangments for Hospice Groups December 2018

March 12 Meeting

Wonderful Décor & Delectable Brunch




Gorgeous tables with beautiful centerpieces provided by Betty Lahiri.  Wonderful food provided by the Board of Directors and other members.  All of this to celebrate The Woodlands Garden Club's 25th Annniversary.

March 12 Meeting:  

Container Gardening 

with Lucy Harrell

Jewels of Opar plant study by Paulette Shaw

2019 Officers

Reaves Elementary Students Working in the Garden

January Hospice flower arranging

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Paulette Shaw displaying painted rocks to be sold at Wildflower Festi val.

November 12 Meeting





     October 8 Meeting

     Betty Lahiri, today's speaker,  grew up in Michigan on a farm.  She later moved to Arkansas and lived there with her husband for 40 years.   She was a florist, had a gift shop and was an interior designer for 30 years.  After her husband became ill they moved to the Houston area. 

     Today Betty gave a group hands on demonstration and helped members make a  basket table arrangement or hanging.

     Even though she is retired, it seems  she is always busy helping and showing others how to do  the things she loves to do.   We are fortunate she is a member of our garden club.

The Woodlands Garden Clubprovides educational programs, sharing of  experiences and interests, friendships, attractive opportunities for field trips, and community service. The club is open to all garden lovers in the greater Woodlands area which includes Montgomery County and North Harris County.

The Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.  Unless otherwise noted, Garden Club meetings are held at:
     Shenandoah Municipal Complex
     29955 I-45 N
     Shenandoah, TX 77381
The meeting venue occasionally changes for special programs, so check website postings monthly.

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