General Meetings, Programs and Trips

Administration’s Theme: Together in Harmony – Learning and Growing

September 21, 2016 Cate Peterson, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, will give a presentation on what is happening at this exciting new site, due to open in October, and what our garden club can do to help.
October 19, 2016 Debbie Hughes, Senior Horticulturist at the Edison Ford Winter Estates, will speak about container gardening.
November 16, 2016 Sherry Barrett, one of our club members, will present flower arranging how-to, whys, do and don’t, and a simple everyday approach to gorgeous use of our garden plants.  Our second speaker will be Teri Ashley, owner of Liviatures, who will speak on Live Miniature Garden Creations.
December 2-3, 2016 HOME TOUR AND POINSETTIA SALE  Our 23rd annual event. This home tour, along with the poinsettia sale, is our Club’s major fundraiser. Come enjoy the fruits of our months of hard work leading up to this fun event.
December 7, 2016 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON at Laishley Crab House
January 18, 2017 2017 Small Standard Flower Show presentation.  Co-Chairs, Claudia Chopp and Carolyn Honour, will present the schedule and what you need to know to enter the March 21, 2017 show.
February 15, 2017 Meyer Berg, owner of Riverland Nursery in Ft. Myers, will give a presentation on native plant landscaping, what is good for our gardens and why we should focus on native plants.
March 15, 2017 Field Trip ~ Our annual outing will be a visit to the Avon Park Correctional Institution to see their “Therapy Through Plants” program (which our garden club contributes to annually).  We will be given a tour as well as a presentation from each inmate in charge of a greenhouse.  The facility conducts plant sales twice a year and will be making plants available especially for us to purchase during our visit.
March 21, 2017 SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW ~ Punta Gorda Garden Club at Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, Punta Gorda, FL.
April 19, 2017 Ralph Mitchell, Charlotte County Extension Director ~Our annual environmental program will be given by Ralph Mitchell  speaking on pollinators and their importance in our gardens.
May 3, 2017 Installation of Officers Luncheon ~ Isles Yacht Club

Monthly Plant Exchange

Bring Plants identified  from your garden to exchange with members at the General Meetings.  Bring a plant, take a plant.

Shirley Mearns, chair