Events & Announcements

  • Saturday, September 14 – Family Garden Club Scholarship Plant Sale

    Our second 2019 scholarship plant sale will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Paul’s garden located at 1852 Whispering Pines Circle in Englewood. The sale hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. This street is located off Englewood Road (highway 776) just next to the Lemon Bay Plaza (with the Big Lots store) and across from Englewood Isles. Signs will be on the road indicating where to turn.

    Our Master Gardener, Jim Chandler, will be taking inventory at the end of June and he will provide us a list of plants that will be available for sale in July.

    Most plants are propagated and grown in members’ back yards.  The value of locally grown plants is that they do not experience the shock of moving from a greenhouse to the conditions of an outdoor environment. Some of the varieties will be on a limited basis, so come early.

    At the sale, if you have questions, please ask one of our knowledgeable members who will surely have the answer. All plants are locally grown with most started in the back yards of our members.

    All proceeds from the sale will go to the Lemon Bay High School Scholarship Fund. In May, 2019 we awarded two $1,500.00 scholarships at the awards ceremony. At the past twelve awards ceremonies the club has donated $26,000 by way of your purchases and generosity. This plant sale is the second one planned in 2019. We plan to hold several throughout the year. Please check our website for the future dates as they are planned.

  • Family Garden Club of Englewood 2019-2020 Lecture Series – Red Tide

    An exciting series of lectures and speakers is being developed by our VP, Bruce Minsley, for our 2019-2020 speaker series. This season the topics will focus on red tide from a multi-dimensional perspective.

    Our own John Halverson will do the opening talk on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He will be presenting an overview on conservation as it relates to the red tide issue.

    Our Speaker for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 will be Betty Staugler from US/IFAS Charlotte County Extension. She will be talking specifically about red tide issues in Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay.

    The remaining speakers will come from Mote Marine, Mosaic Phosphate Mining, Big Sugar, possibly the Army core of Engineers and various state agencies.

    As the meeting dates approach more details will be posted on our website. You will also receive emails about the meetings, and other upcoming events, if you are on our mailing list. If you are not on our mail list and would like to be you may sign up using our Contact Us page.

    We look forward to a very informative and exciting speaker program for our 2019-2020 season.

  • Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing

    The plant propagation committee resumed the plant propagation work sessions for the coming year. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings (except for the scheduled monthly club meetings). We meet at 8:30am at Paul’s yard. If you need directions send an e-mail through the contact page. If you are interested in learning about plants and propagation in this area of Florida this is a fantatsic opportunity. Please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.

Our Objectives

Promoting an Active Interest in Gardens, Their Design and Management 

Cooperating in the Protection of Wild Flowers, Native Plants and Wild Birds

Three Leaves

Promoting and Encouraging Civic Interest in Individual or Private Gardens, Community Plantings and Parks

President’s Message

Coming soon!

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August 20th 2019, Tuesday
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