Bedford Garden Club

Bedford Garden Club

The Bedford Garden Club  -  Founded 1927

About us. . . . . . . . .

Since 1927, The Bedford Garden Club continues to be one of the leading servie clubs in Bedford. As the oldest active gardening club in Cuyahoga County, The Bedford Garden Club has provided educational programs, plant sales and exchanges, field trips and other activities for the past 88 years.  Members support or maintain a variety of gardens and projects, including the rotunda beds at City Hall, the Bedford Historical Museum, Babyland in Bedford Cemetery and the Community Gardens behind Central Elementary School. The project this year will be the installation of flower boxes on the historic Union Street Bridge.

Additional community involvement includes participation in an Arbor Day tree planting, the Bedford Strawberry Festival, the Harvest Festival, sponsors of Bedford Beauties, the Celebration Of The Arts Weekend, Christmas in Bedford Falls and other events.

As concerned citizens, they have a history of interest and involvement in environmental issues that impact the community, sustainability, and civic beautification.  The Club typically meets the third Thursday of each month, except in January, February and July at the Ellenwood Recreation Center. Review the Program schedule for exact information. To learn more, phone 440-232-8111. 

2016 Officers

President – Joyce Daunch
Vice President Program – Jeanne Sapir
Vice President Membership – Carol G. Foss
Treasurer – Paul Pojman
Recording Secretary – Dot Schwende
Corresponding Secretary – Cliff Wire

Standing Committees & Chairpersons for 2016 are:

Ways & Means: Sandra Boehm
Community Gardens: Walter Genutis
Hospitality: Phyllis Barone & Kathy Donato
Sunshine: Carole Pittis
Bedford Beauties: Mary Baldwin & Brenda Junkin
Click here to visit the Bedford Garden Club website for more information.


Bedford Beauty


You will not see these Bedford Beauties on the cover of Sports Illustrated. However, they could be candidates for House & Garden. Since 2011, The Bedford Garden Club has acknowledged Bedford gardeners and the outstanding curb appeal of their residences with the Bedford Beauties Award. This year a new category was added, recognizing and encouraging gardeners with budding designs. In total, some 70 homes were noted.

The Bedford Garden Club, founded in 1927, has a long-standing tradition of keeping Bedford beautiful with gardens at City Hall, the Bedford Historical Museum, Bedford Cemetery and Bedford Commons. In addition, the Club salutes those homeowners who contribute to a more beautiful Bedford. Our community is all the better for their labors of love. As you traverse the town, by foot or car, enjoy these Bedford Beauties.