A Brief History
The Garden Club at Palm Coast, Inc. was established in 1975 with its first meeting of record held on June 2, 1976. In 1981 the Garden Club became a member of District VI, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Florida is in the Deep South Region of The National Garden Clubs, Inc. In 1984 the Garden Club became incorporated. We continue to meet monthly, Sept.-May, to share our knowledge and love of gardening and to serve the community with many Programs and Projects
Words from our President for the 2020-2021 Club Year:
Welcome to the new Garden Club year! I hope this message finds everyone in good health and spirits. The global pandemic that we have all been faced with trying to find a new normal in our lives has been a challenge. Our theme this year of “Brighter & Colorful Days Ahead” is the hope that we all come out of this challenge with new perspectives, priorities, and feelings of what’s important in our lives.
From an environmental perspective, we have all seen photos around the world of mountains that had not been seen in India in decades, of cities where pollution was cleared and skylines reappeared. We saw animals in the streets and yards, able to walk without fear of traffic. The parks have recovered from the visitors abuse of the trails and streams. Mother Earth has had a small period to breathe and recover.
For the gardens, photos of color were shared all over the internet from botanical gardens worldwide. In our own yards, apartments, patios, people planted. They planted vegetable gardens, native gardens, and lots of colorful flowers in an effort to bring some of the green, color and smells of the gardens inside as we all to some degree were in isolation – and still are!
So to continue our healing efforts as we look forward to brighter days ahead, September is the time to start to prepare our gardens for the Fall season. Many vegetables can continue to be planted here in Florida – herbs, spinach, kale and lettuces. Time to start trimming and pruning of some of the non-spring flowering shrubs and trees.
Visit the Garden Club website, https://gardenclubatpalmcoast.org/ for tips on what to do each month, resources and links to other organizations, such as UF-IFAS Flagler County Cooperative Extension.
As we safely move forward, don’t forget to watch our virtual monthly meetings and enjoy our small fundraisers like we would have at our meetings. We look forward to getting back together soon!
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The Garden Club Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month September – May.
Meetings, unless otherwise designated (always check the Calendar for the actual meeting date), are held at The Flagler County Cooperative Extension Service (Ag. Center), 150 Sawgrass Road in Bunnell, Florida. Meetings begin at 1:00 PM with sign-in and plant sale starting at 12:30 PM.
The Executive Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month August-May.
The Garden Club at Palm Coast is a member of:
The Club is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for charitable purposes. Multiple activities are organized to raise funds for good causes including the awarding of scholarships.
You are invited to make a donation to The Garden Club at Palm Coast:
The Garden Club at Palm Coast, P.O. Box 352153, Palm Coast, FL 32135-2153
Blog and Facebook
The Club is publishing news items via our Blog which is included in this website, as well as Facebook pages. You can visit our blog posts via the links in the right-hand column of this website and our Facebook page by clicking on the link here below.