“A garden is like a friendship, ever growing, ever changing, needing love and attention, providing you with joy and happiness.” Carol Houston
Welcome to the Punta Gorda Garden Club’s website. In this year of the celebration of Charlotte County’s Centennial, we are proud to have been part of the beautification of the City of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida, during seventy-one of those one hundred years. Pease accept our invitation to peruse the information and photos included on this site.
If you are interested in participating in our work, we would be delighted to have you come to one of our meetings where you can join our members and learn about what we do. Details about our meeting dates, exceptional programs, and special events can be found on this site. In particular, don’t miss our biggest fundraiser, the Holly Days Garden Tour December 3-4, 2021. This event supports several scholarships for local students in addition to donations to various projects in the community.
Our club was founded in 1949 and federated in 1950. We are members of National Garden Clubs, Inc, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. and District IX.
The general nature and object of this non-profit corporation shall be:
(a) to organize themselves into non-profit association for the purpose of engaging in activities which are charitable, educational and scientific within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1952;
(b) To promote the beautification and improvement of Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas;
(c) To participate actively in the conservation of natural resources;
(d) To encourage the growing of plants in public and private places;
(e) To further the education of members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany landscape design, conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, and nature studies;
(f) To affiliate with and to participate in the work and projects of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Incorporated; to cooperate with the garden clubs in the State of Florida which are also affiliated with Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Incorporated, and to participate in the activities of any national or international organization with which said Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Incorporated, shall be affiliated;
(g) To do and perform all other acts necessary to carry out the purposes of this as
a Corporation not for profit in accordance with the law in such cases made and
(h) Membership in the Punta Gorda Garden Club is open to all regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation.
Punta Gorda Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) Organization:2020
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