Events | Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:22:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Honorary Service Award 2016 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:38:18 +0000 7th Annual Berne Davis Honorary Service Award
“Memories: A Look Back in Time”

held April 8, 2016

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Each year the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council honors a Person of the Year with the Berne Davis Honorary Service Award to a deserving member of a Garden Club or Society for community service, special projects, going above and beyond in a Garden Club or Society, and making a difference in advancing the goals of Garden Council.

This award will be given annually to one person. This award may be presented to a Garden Club or Society member who has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership previous to the award year. This award is in recognition from others bringing awareness of outstanding service and leadership qualities in the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council membership.

Gardening Garage Sale March 13 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:35:18 +0000 The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will be holding a “gardening garage sale” Sunday, March 13 from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM at the Salvation Army Building, 10291 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL. Door opens promptly at 2:30 PM.

Members of this hibiscus chapter will be selling items relating to gardening including shovels, trowels, sprinklers, gloves, pots, baskets, decorative yard items, etc. There will also be hybrid hibiscus & butterfly plants for sale from Exotic Hibiscus located in Labelle. All prices will be VERY reasonable so please stop by and get inspired to do some Spring gardening.

Members of this hibiscus chapter will be available for any questions. There will be information available on how to care for hibiscus, plus hibiscus books & pruning shears for sale. Admission and parking are FREE. This is a good opportunity Southwest Floridians have to add to their hybrid hibiscus collection.

This “Gardening Garage Sale” will be the first of its kind for this chapter. The society meets at The Salvation Army Building, 10291 McGregor Blvd on the second Sunday of each month @ 1:30 PM. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend their next meeting Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 1:30 PM. Check out their website at

Tree Planting 2015 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:02:26 +0000 [See image gallery at]

Flower Show 2015 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:58:14 +0000 [See image gallery at]

Flowers in Art & Music: The Keys to Happiness! A standard flower show presented by Fort Myers – Lee County Garden Council, Inc. Friday March 6, 2015

Honorary Service Award 2015 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:56:36 +0000 [See image gallery at]

Royal Palm Garden Club Flower Show Fri, 09 May 2014 14:14:40 +0000 [See image gallery at]

Royal Palm Garden Club held a flower show at the Garden Council headquarters on March 20 & 21st, 2014. This was the first flower show held at the new Garden Council building – Royal Palm held the last Flower Show at the old facility in 2004.

The show was titled” Paris – City of Light, City of Love”.  Co-Presidents of Royal Palm are Marty Ward and Lois Feng.  The show Chairman was Terry Pinck.


Master Gardeners Graduation 2014 Fri, 09 May 2014 14:11:07 +0000 [See image gallery at]

About 75 people attended the potluck and graduation of 25 new Master Gardeners on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Certificates were presented by Extension Agent (and teacher) Stephen Brown.

Honorary Service Award 2014 Thu, 08 May 2014 15:35:50 +0000 [See image gallery at]
5th Annual Honorary Service Award Luncheon and Board of Director Awards 2014 at Fiddlesticks Country Club

Busy Bee – Mitzi Marckesano

Perennial – Sharron Thompson

Rainbow – Pat Grulke & Judy Gore

Ena McGrattan Awards

Pat Grulke & Mitzi for 2013 FFGC Convention
Paula Novander – for going above and beyond
Carolee Drotos-Swales – for gardening expertise
Sharron Thompson for keeping us all in line

Berne Davis Honorary Service Award
nominee: Joyce Pilewski
awardee: Kay Holloway

MANY THANKS to Committee

Special presentation of the addition of The Lorelei Statue to our Gardens Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:09:15 +0000 Deb W-S & Flint&Doyle

Fort Myers – Lee County Garden Council, Inc – Open House with a special presentation of the addition of The Lorelei Statue to our Gardens.

Demos, plants and gardening stuff for sale and fun!

Tuesday February 18, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm

All Are Welcome
Free Admittance

2014 Strolling Flower Show Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:38:32 +0000 The 2014 Strolling Flower Show will be held Thur. Feb 6th and Friday Feb 7th at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. This is a sanctioned event of the Edison Festival of Lights and has been coordinated by the Periwinkle Garden Club for 65 years.

Come see how the designers interpret the theme and tie in their floral creations to their store. Awards are given for the best use of roses, gladiolus, chrysanthemums, all foliage and/or tropical flowers. Bell Tower donates gift certificates and the awards are presented at a luncheon Thursday at The Forest
Country Club. Lunch will begin at 12:30.

Reservations must be made with Mello Nash, please direct any questions to Mello Nash 994-7090 or Flower Show Chairman – Pam Kollmann 872-1029.