Projects and Donations

“A garden is like a friendship, ever growing, ever changing, needing love and attention, providing you with joy and happiness.” Carol Houston

Punta Gorda Garden Club Supports the Following Projects:

Local Projects
Arbor Day – Tree plantings in the community
Charlotte County Home and Garden Show – Display promoting club membership
Charlotte Habitat for Humanity – Plants installed at homes
Charlotte County Public Schools:
East Elementary – Hands on projects with students
Sallie Jones Elementary– Hands on projects with students
Charlotte High School – Gardening at History Park Community Garden Florida
Southwest Collegiate High SchoolHelp teacher of Horticulture Course  plan and design gardens
Punta Gorda Public Gardens – The club maintains these gardens with monthly workdays providing plants, mulch and general upkeep.
History Park Heritage Garden
Punta Gorda Library Gardens
Punta Gorda Woman’s Club Quiet Garden
Elise Haymans Memorial Butterfly Garden at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
TEAM Punta Gorda – Partnership in beautification of Punta Gorda.

Monetary Donations
Local Donations
Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center – Supporting education of the public about environmental awareness and conservation of resources.
College Scholarships – Students from Port Charlotte High School,  Charlotte High School, Lemon Bay High School and Southwest Florida Collegiate High School are eligible for club-provided scholarships in  Environmental Science, Horticulture, Biology, or related fields of study.
Green Thumbs Gardeners – Donation for Nature Park in Punta Gorda Isles.
ECHO: Educational Concerns Hunger Organization – Contribution to their fight against world hunger.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful –Donation to support two events, participation by members at these events.
The Last Straw Initiative –Donation to help eliminate single-use plastics.
Peace River Botanical Gardens – Monetary donation for improvements at the gardens, members work to maintain entrance shrubbery.
Peace River Wildlife Center – Monetary donation for the upkeep of the wildlife sanctuary

State Donations
FFGC Garden Therapy Program: Avon Park Correctional Institution
FFGC Wekiva Youth Camp Building Fund
FFGC Wekiva Youth Camp General Fund
FFGC Wekiva Youth Camp Scholarships
FFGC Scholarships for Higher Education
FFGC Coral Reef Restoration

National Donations
NGC National Garden Week
NGC Penny Pines Project

Our projects and donations are made possible by the generous community support of our fundraisers.