Council Directory

Alva Garden Club

Garden Club for the Alva area.

Meeting Times: 3rd Tuesday of the month (Oct. - May) at 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: The Alva Library Museum
21420 East Pearl Street,
Alva, FL 33920
Contact Address: Joyce Pilewski
23851 N. River Rd.
Alva, Fl 33920
Phone Number: 239-728-3586
Projects/Donations: Supporting and staffing of the Alva Library Museum
Annual Dues:


Special Events: Annual Plant/Bake sale and Strawberry Shortcake Festival
held at The Alva Museum March 9, 2019 Saturday 9 am-1 pm
Members (approx): 40
American Hibiscus Society – James E. Hendry Chapter

Founded in 1952 as a non-profit organization and named after James E. Hendry Jr., one of the founding members, we are the oldest Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. Located in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida, our mission is to encourage and promote the development and improvement of hibiscus rosa-sinensis, the "Queen of the Tropics", throughout Southwest Florida.

Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday (Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., March, May)
1:30-4:00 pm
Meeting Location: Garden Council Headquarters Bldg., 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33902
Contact Address: 1301 SE 20th Court
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone Number: 239-738-3796
Annual Dues:


Special Events: 68th Annual Hibiscus Show and Sale on Sunday June 16th from 1-4pm at the Araba Temple, 2010 Hanson St., FM
Members (approx): 92
Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida

Bonsai Society

Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday, Monthly (Jan.-Nov.) 9 am - 12 noon
Meeting Location: Garden Council Headquarters Bldg., 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33902
Website Address:
Contact Address: Sam Wollard
P.O.Box 61945
Fort Myers, FL 33906-1945
Phone Number: 239 209-3162
Annual Dues:


Special Events: 37th Annual Bonsai Show & Sale - Nov 3-4th 9:00am - 5:00pm Sat.
at FMLCGC, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 9:00am - 4:00pm Sun.
Admission is free, parking is on Larchmont Street

Public picnic & auction 3rd. Sat. in April, April 21, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm at Council HQ
Members (approx): 40
Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange
Meeting Times: 1st Tuesday, Monthly 6:30 pm
Meeting Location: Council Headquarters Bldg, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33902
Contact Address: Lynne Manley
5227 Seminole Ct.,
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone Number: 239 945-3707
Annual Dues:


Special Events: Monthly Field Trips,
Participation in a “Taste of Lee - Tropical Fruit Fair ” yearly as allowed via fruit production.
Members (approx): 75
Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society

Bromeliad Society

Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday (No meeting in April or Dec.) at 1:15 pm
Meeting Location: Garden Council Headquarters
2166 Virginia Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact Address: Carol Sweat
2240 Royal Lane
Naples, FL 34112
Phone Number: 239 732-7017
Projects/Donations: Bromeliad Society International, The Cryptanthus Society, Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Friends of Fakahatchee Swamp, Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies., Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council Inc.
Annual Dues:


Special Events: Annual Plant Sale 1st weekend in December (Dec 1-2, 2018)
Location –Araba Shrine Center, 2010 Hanson St, Fort Myers.
Judged show on odd years.
Members (approx): 105
Carissa Garden Club

Fort Myers area garden club.

Meeting Times: 3rd Wednesday (Nov. - May)
at 10:00 am

Meeting Location: Held at members homes
Contact Address: 15901 Glen Isle Way
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Phone Number: 239 561-3804, 239 287-6573 cell
Projects/Donations: Jefferson Park
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Annual Dues:


Special Events: Fundraising Auction - November,
Christmas Ornament Exchange - December,
Member’s Luncheon - May
Members (approx): 40
Crown Colony Garden Club
Meeting Times: 1st Monday (Nov. - Apr). Exact dates and times determined by membership.
Meeting Location: Determined by members
Contact Address:

R. Linda Garde
8938 Greenwich Hills Way
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Diana Lintner
8927 Crown Colony Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
Phone Number: 239 313-7686 or 239 437-8397
Annual Dues:


Members (approx): 50
District IX Judges Council
Meeting Times: 10/13/16 - Northern Trust Bank, Fort Myers, FL 9:30 am
11/10/16 - Naples Garden Club, Naples, FL 9:30 am
01/19/17 - Northern Trust Bank, Bonita Springs, FL 9:30 am
02/16/17 - Rege Malone Garden & Nursery, Naples, FL 9:30 am
04/06/17 - Northern Trust Bank, Bonita Springs 9:30 am
Contact Address: 3856 Clipper Cove Drive
Naples, FL 34112-4238
Phone Number: 239 370-0633
Members (approx): 60
Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Monthly Garden Talks  Second Saturday Monthly at  10:00 am

$5.00 Members- $10 Non-Members, 20% off gift certificate for participants

September 10th—Growing Roses in a Southern Garden

October 8th– Everything you wanted to know about Growing  Vines

November  12 th –”Edible Gardens, Food Forests & growing  Moringa”

December 10h - “Making Terrariums”

January 14th– TBA

March 11th- “Growing Orchids in the Trees”

April 8th–How to plant trees and other plants! (Arbor Day Apr 28th,2017)

May13th– Lessons in using Fertilizers & Amendments-Soil is everything!

June10th - TBA

**Garden talks subject to change. Please check website to be sure and for other information

Contact Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Phone Number: 239-334-7419
Special Events: November 19-20th: Edison Ford Garden Festival
“Plant vendors from throughout the state, music, food, kids craft
Activities, and garden related merchandise.”
February 11-12th: Edison Birthday Festival- (same as Nov 19 Festival)
Estero Island Garden Club

Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island) area garden club.

Meeting Times: 3rd Monday (Oct), 9:00 am
1st & 3rd Mondays (Nov. - April ), 9:00 am
1st Monday (May), 9:00 am
(No meeting 3rd Monday of December)
Meeting Location: Fort Myers Women's Club, 175 Sterling Ave., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Contact Address: Carol L. Davis
21687 Indian Bayou Dr.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Bonnie McClure
15 Clearview Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: 203 525-9949 or 847 630-3218
Projects/Donations: Donations to ECHO, Matanzas Pass Preserve, FFCG’s Camp Wekiva and Mound House
Annual Dues:


Special Events: Maintain Ann Reasoner Memorial Garden, Container Plantings
in Times Square &“Welcome to Fort Myers Beach” garden
February: Chinese Auction & Valentine’s Eve Gala Fundraiser.
Bay Oaks Elementary School Projects. Butterfly Garden &
Children’s Christmas Tree. Decorate Beach Library Christmas
Tree & Women's Club Holiday Trees.

Members (approx): 54