Pleasant Hills Garden Club, Pittsburgh, PA


Welcome to the Pleasant Hills Garden Club!



The purpose of this club shall be to create interest in and to promote knowledge of horticulture and flower arranging; to assist in the development of civic beauty and aid in local and national programs of conservation.

410 East Bruceton Road

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

Organized 1940; Federated 1955; Currently 35 members
Affiliated with
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Central Atlantic Region
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District X
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Pleasant Hills Garden Club Officers



  President:                                    Pamela Kavelman

  Vice-President:                           Sally Bowker

  Treasurer:                                    Patty Feden

  Recording Secretary:                Donna Buchheit

  Corresponding Secretary:       Kim Richter

  Directors:                                     Louise Humphreys

                                                          Helen Galluppi

We meet the second Monday of each month unless otherwise specified, with desserts and coffee at 12:30 and the

program beginning at 1:00 in the

Pleasant Hills Municipal Community Room

410 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills,

or at a venue relevant to the program.

(Check on this site or on Facebook for locale.)

The Garden Club is welcoming new members. 

Guests are welcome at all meetings unless otherwise stated.






March 13, Program:  Orchids 101 (Phalaenopsis) Moth Orchid Culture

Speaker: Tim Choltco from the Orchid Society of Western PA



April 10, Field Trip to Garden in the Woods, Bear Rocks, Acme, PA,

Presenter:  Glenda Gerbert

Glenda will lead a class in making a “living wreath” using succulents

Time and cost TBD.



May 8, Program Horticulture in Allegheny County Parks

Speaker:  Ann Talarek



May 20, PHGC Plant Sale at Mowry Park

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



June 12, Field trip to Flora Park, 430 Corrigan Drive

(Bring a pot to plant and have lunch)



July 10, Program:  Potluck Picnic and Tour of members gardens

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Picnic at Mowry Park

Pavilion #1 followed by garden tours



August 14, Program: Monarch Presentation

Speaker: Becky Holmes


September 12, Program: Japanese Ikebana

Speaker:  Iris Cisarik


October 2, Program: Pumpkins with Succulents

Speaker:  Glenda Gerbert

(Bring a pumpkin and glue gun)



November 13, Program: Creating Small Floral Arrangements for Atrias



December 11, Christmas Celebration. 

Members bring a Covered Dish



January 8, 2024, Tea, and reception for the installation of officers





​The Pleasant Hills Garden Club was formed in 1940 by 14 women who wanted to create interest in and promote the knowledge of horticulture and floral design, to assist in the development of civic beauty, and to aid in local and national programs of conservation. 

In the last 75 plus years the garden club has served the community by donating funds and hard work to landscapes throughout Pleasant Hills. Members have provided and maintained plantings at the Pleasant Hills Library, the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building, Mowry Park, and the Let Freedom Ring Garden (located at the Bill Green Shopping center) to name a few  of their projects.  


An opportunity to honor or memorialize someone with an engraved brick, in their name, at the Let Freedom Ring Garden is available. Please click on Memorial Bricks tab at the top of this page for more information.


Pleasant Hills Garden Club also helps in maintaining the A.W. Robertson Arboretum. The Inside Garden located at the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building in the foyer is a glassed in garden that is designed and maintained by the PHGC.

A Blue Star By-Way Marker was placed at the Let Freedom Ring Garden in 2015 to honor those that have served in the military. 

Each month (in the summer) a garden in the community is chosen by the PHGC as Garden of the Month. A Garden of the Month sign is placed in the garden for a month. 
The Pleasant Hills Garden Club also gives donations to Penny Pines, Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Phipps Conservancy, National Garden Club, Inc., Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, and the GCFP, District X.




Located at the intersection of

Clairton Blvd. and Old Clairton Road


Proudly Maintained by Pleasant Hills Garden Club



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uPDATED 2/28/23