2021 Garden Tour

 

I’M DREAMING OF A… FANTASY…WHIMSICAL…TRADITIONAL…MAGICAL…CLASSIC CAR…CHRISTMAS
Each garden decorated to reflect a theme.

Punta Gorda Garden Club’s Holly Days (with a twist) December 3-4, 2021

Grab your pals, your sunbonnets and your car keys! We’re mixing it up this year — but keeping many of our traditions for our Holly Days tour.

Our planning starts very early in the year so in light of our COVID situation we put on our thinking hats and came up with a delightful plan for the event this year.  We’re going on a garden walk, one that’s so much more than a garden walk, and so much like our usual Holly Days event.  So, here’s a peek at our plans.  It will involve some driving as you go from one garden to another, and unlike our home tour, it is not confined to the historic district.  From a home in the historic overlay, to a home in PG Isles, to a home on the south side of PG, to Deep Creek, to Riverside Drive in PG, we are presenting a tour of 6 gardens that are beautiful in themselves but that’s not good enough for the PGGC!  Our plants will be identified, our gardens will be completely decorated for Christmas with our usual handmade and natural materials items, our poinsettias will be for sale, you will get a treat bag with our homemade cookies.  We, and you, love our traditions.  There may have never been a tour like what we have planned for you.  And, in addition to all that, we are expanding our craft sales greatly so that at each house you will be able to purchase homemade items for your Christmas gifts.

We are so happy to be back this year and are working hard to deliver a twist, something unusual and fun. So, all we need is you—and your friends.  Get out your calendars and mark the dates, December 3-4, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Donation $20.00. Tickets will be available online (watch this site for them) or can be purchased at the gardens.

 

Please enjoy photos of our previous Home Tours

 

2019 Holly Days Home Tour
Coastal Christmas

Please enjoy photos of our Home Tour.  A special thanks to Janet Robinson for the photos.

Marion Avenue

 

Olympia Avenue

Goldstein Avenue

Grace Street

 

 

 

HOLLY DAYS HOME TOUR 2018

Punta Gorda Garden Club’s 25th annual Holly Days Home Tour, “Silver Bells”, was held November 30 and December 1, 2018. This endeavor supports all of the club’s local, state and national projects. We are grateful for the ever community support that allows us to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and our local projects. Our members, working in teams, design around a central overarching theme.  Using only fresh and dried natural materials, we decorated four homes in the Punta Gorda Historic District and the First United Methodist Church.

This holiday event began in 1992 when the club was asked to help celebrate Punta Gorda’s 100-year anniversary by making wreaths for eight homes. The Holly Days Home Tour was then started in 1993 and has remained an annual club tradition, with the exception of the year 2004, when it was cancelled due to the severity of the hurricane.

The Home Tour includes the sale of poinsettias and tour-goers are treated to punch and homemade holiday cookies baked by club members.

Please enjoy photos of our Home Tour.  A special thanks to Janet Robinson for the photos.

2018 Home Tour

Kings Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Olympia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spectacular gingerbread house replica of the First United Methodist Church done by thehomeowner’s sister Susie Raske.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 Home Tour

Gill Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shreve Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Home Tour

Olympia Avenue

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Berry Street

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Grace Street

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McKenzie Street

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2015 Home Tour

West Grace Street

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DDurrance Street One

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Durrance Street Two

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Marion Avenue

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