Seagrove Garden Club pays it forward with Flower Shuttle

June 2, 2014

A finished floral masterpiece ready for its new home. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
A finished floral masterpiece ready for its new home. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The Seagrove Garden Club does something very thoughtful for our community every Monday morning. Members of the local garden club gather together to re-purpose fresh flowers into arrangements for those who may be in need of a little cheering up.

Appropriately named the Flower Shuttle, the group receives donated flowers from Bella Flora in Santa Rosa Beach, Winn-Dixie in Inlet Beach, Fresh Market in Destin, Christ The King Episcopal church and The Chapel at Crosspoint church in Santa Rosa Beach . Then, the magic happens. The busy ladies create between 40-80 arrangements in just a few hours using donated vases and hand decorated cans as bases. The arrangements are then delivered to patients at Sacred Heart Hospital, Grand Boulevard Health and Rehab Center, and residents at Crystal Bay Senior Living, along with folks in the community needing a lift.

“Each volunteer has a special talent, some make the arrangements, others organize and cut,” said member Judi Luken.

The club has been creating the floral masterpieces for the last eight years. They meet every Monday from 10 a.m. – 12 Noon at the Coastal Branch Extension office on Logan Lane in Grayton Beach.

The Seagrove Garden Club’s regular meetings are the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To find out more about the club contact Julie Bogenreif at 850-907-2052 mbogenrief @hotmail.com or Rose Rogers at 850-622-2394.