East Lake WA District Garden Clubs

Thinking of joining a club in our district? Check out our clubs here. Many have a link to their own web site. All members will be glad to help you decide which may be a good fit for you. All club presidents are listed for the 2023-2025 term of office.

Hill N’ Dale (Bellevue)

We meet monthly at the Newport Way Library in South Bellevue on Monday evenings.
Our members range from beginning gardeners to professional landscape designers.  Monthly meeting topics vary and are based upon member input and interests.  Master gardeners and gardening enthusiasts speak on a variety of topics at our monthly meetings.  They include horticulture, artful landscapes, flower arranging and garden touring.  Our club is open to new members and all are welcome.
President Leah Alden-Jaswal

Hilltoppers (Kenmore, Bothell, Kirkland, Woodinville areas)

We meet the 1st Thursday morning of the month, September–June, at the Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore.
The Hilltoppers Garden Club is a vibrant, active Garden Club that has been in existence for over 60 years. It is made up of men and women who love gardening – and each other – and want to learn more about all aspects of gardening.

We love having visitors, and our club is open to new members. For our current monthly programs, please check out our website: www.hilltoppersgardenclub.com

 Co-Presidents Marie Perdue and Sharalyn Williams


We meet the 2nd Wednesday, September–June, 10 a.m. at Tibbett’s Creek Manor, 750 Renton-Issaquah Road (SR 900)
Our club, organized in November, 1928, joined the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs as a charter member in 1933.  We serve King County, north and east of Issaquah to the Chelan County border.  Most current members are from Issaquah, Sammamish or Bellevue.  A few members live farther away: Carnation, Fall City, Renton, and Snohomish.  Our current membership is just under 45, and we would welcome new members.  Our Business meeting is followed by a coffee break, a program lasting about an hour, and a luncheon prepared by members. Check out our website: http://issaquahgardenclub.org/
CO-Presidenst Georgann Lennon, Sendra Roberts, and Lois Helbert

Pine Lake (Sammamish)

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday morning of every month in a member’s home.
We have a speaker at 7 of our ten yearly meetings.  The subject matter varies across the scope of gardening, to include ecology, landscaping, arranging, health, food, propagation, cultivating and plant life found around the world.  We usually have a 2–3 planned field trips per year, and 3–4 workshops per year. These are often scheduled on the third Wed. of the month.  Currently we have over 40 members.  Come and visit!
Pine Lake Garden club (New web page under contruction – 2024)
President: Susan Richardson


We meet on the 2nd Tuesday, September–June, at 9:30 a.m. in a member’s home.
Sammamish Garden Club’s theme is “Friendship through Gardening”. Our programs include speakers, garden tours, and workshops.  We have two community outreach programs:  planning, planting, and maintaining the pots at the entry way of Providence Marionwood and maintaining the upper section of the Native Plant Garden at Sammamish City Hall.  We recognize international needs with an annual pledge to Songea’s Kids in Tanzania, Africa.  Our club averages about twenty members.  Though most members reside in Sammamish we welcome all who would actively participate.
President Lois Helbert

Sherwood Forest (Bellevue)

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in a member’s home.
Sherwood Forest Garden Club was organized in August of 1959 and Federated in September of 1959. Our members live mostly in Northeast Bellevue, but we do have members that live in Redmond, Woodinville, Issaquah and Sammamish. SFGC is a small club (under 25 members). We strive to be well rounded, touching on design, horticulture, conservation, and going on local field trips.  We welcome new members and do not have a waiting list.
President Debbie Cameron

Terra Tillers (Bellevue)

We meet on the 1st Monday of every month at 1 p.m. in a Bellevue member’s home.
We were established in 1960 by a group of new homeowners who were building their new gardens and were working the earth, hence the name Terra Tillers. Our members currently come from various parts of Bellevue and Kirkland, and we welcome anyone who shares a love of nature, plants and creative design using flowers.   From September to May we have guest speakers on topics of horticulture, design, conservation and landscape.  In addition, we have festive gatherings in December, June and a summer picnic.  We have put on a flower shows, open to the public and have won multiple awards. Some of our members are Master Gardeners and others also belong to a designer’s guilds in the District.  Our 12-15 member club can boast being one of the most active participants in East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs earning the nickname “the small but mighty club”. Come share gardening tips, plants, garden tours, picnics and parties with us. We always welcome visitors and new members – contact our president today!

President: Diane Korotkin, (425)503-9200

West Sammamish (Bellevue)

We meet on the 2nd Thursday, September–June, at 10 a.m. at  Brookdale at Bellevue, 15241 NE 20th ST , Bellevue WA 98007 . 
We have 25 members currently and are always open to new people wanting to learn, share and just make new friends! Our club is an “Honor Club”, meaning that we divide our monthly programs equally between horticulture, design and environmental/recycling.  And we love garden tours!
President Karla Herman

Willowmoor (throughout ELWD)

No regular meetings.
Willowmoor Garden Club had 19 members at the end of the 2010-2011 term.  Members come from 7 cities within ELWD and 4 are from outside our District. The members that we added this year were referred by other members.  Our focus is Garden Tours in areas around Puget Sound.  We do not have a regular meeting date;  we use the District’s General Membership Meetings as a “meeting date” for those interested and select our tours from the Elisabeth Miller Library’s “Tours & Plant Sales List”.  Our $10 dues this past year barely covered the ELWD and WSFGC dues and people pay for their own tour tickets and meals at events. We usually have one group meeting at a home with pretty good attendance and the tour participation varies depending on people’s schedules as they are mostly on summer weekends.
President Joyce Voldal


Meeting information withheld; currently maintaining a waiting list; see below.
The club was founded in 1984 and maintains a membership of 50 active members.  We are affiliated with both ELWD and Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs.  We are a non-profit community organization. The Woodinville Garden Club is a community organization united by an inherent love of gardening.  Our mission is to offer enrichment through learning about horticulture, participating in civic beautification, and enjoying friendship as we pursue these activities.  Proceeds from our fund raisers provide for club operations and many civic projects which have included:
Community beautification; $20,000 contribution to the Wilmont Park; Georgia Gerber bronze statue at DeYoung Park; Planting at the Northshore Adult Day Center; Two annual scholarships; Youth gardening; and World gardening.  A complete list is available on our website: http://woodinvillegardenclub.org/ We are currently maintaining a waiting list for new members. Apply at:
Co-Presidents Aslaug Haraldsdottir and Dawn Rubstello

Affiliate Clubs

AVANT Designers Guild

We meet online via Zoom at 1 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month,
. Avant Design Guild is a special group of East Lake Washington
Garden Club members interested in learning and practicing the art of flower
arranging and design. We hope to advance the study of floral designs, support and
enter flower shows, strengthen our clubs and ELWD by participating with enthusiasm.
Members create designs that we share at our meetings and discuss them focusing on
the topic of study for that month. Look under “Gallery” on the ELWD homepage to see
a library of our past designs! We have 22 members now and accept new members.
Anyone wishing to learn more about design may join us for a meeting to see what
Avant is all about. We also give design programs to other design groups, clubs,
districts and more.
President: Mandy Carter. Mandycarter161@gmail.com for more details.

East Lake Washington Arrangers Guild (ELAWAGS)

We meet on the last Wednesday of the month, September–May, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bellevue.
ELAWAGS began in 1963.  Our group strives to do flower designs that express modern new ideas and components ever stretching our creativity.  We stage and present programs for the enjoyment and enlightenment of others.  Membership is by member sponsorship.  We are open to new members.  During the summer we have our annual picnic.
President Marie Waller

ELWD Judges Council

We meet 4 times a year in August, October, January and April on the first Monday of the Month.

The object of the Council is to further the knowledge and education of Acccredited and Student Flower Show Judges. Membership includes those accredited by the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Judges Emeritus, and Students who have completed two (2) Flower Show School courses and passed all divisions of the examinations, shall be eligible for membership, provided the time limit for all of their courses have not expired.
President: Lenda Sundene