Plant Societies

American Hibiscus Society – James E. Hendry Chapter
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Description:

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 (Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., March, May) at 1:30 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
Projects/Donations:
Three scholarships
Annual Dues:

40

Special Events:
Winter Hibiscus Sale – Saturday Nov 20-21, 2021
In conjunction with Edison Ford Winter Estates Plant Sale
Featuring 300 exotic hibiscus plants of 50 varieties

69th Annual Hibiscus Show and Sale – Saturday Apr 30, 2022
At First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers 33919
Open 1:00-4:00pm
Members (approx):
68
Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida
Category:
Description:

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:

45/55

Special Events:
40th Annual Bonsai Show & Sale
Dates: November 6-7th, 2021 9a-5p Sat, 9a-3p Sun
Location: FMLCGC, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL
Admission is free, parking is on Larchmont Street

Annual Picnic and Auction
Date: April 16th 2022 9a-12n
Location: FMLCGC, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL
Admission is free, parking is on Larchmont Street
FFGC:
No
Members (approx):
50
Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange
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Meeting Times:
1st Tuesday, Monthly 6:30 pm
Meeting Location:
Council Headquarters Bldg, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33902
Contact Address:
Rachel Singletary
6670 Chipper Lane
North Fort Myers, FL 33914
Phone Number:
239 543-9910
Annual Dues:

15

Special Events:
Monthly Field Trips
FFGC:
No
Members (approx):
37
Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society
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Description:

Bromeliad Society

Meeting Times:
3rd Sunday monthly at 2:00 pm
Meeting Location:
Garden Council Headquarters
2166 Virginia Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Contact Address:
Vicky Chirnside
951 Southland Road
Venice, FL 34293
Phone Number:
941-928-3111
Projects/Donations:
Bromeliad Society International, Cryptanthus Society, Selby Gardens Research Fund, Florida Council of Bromeliads, Inc., Edison-Ford Winter Estates
Annual Dues:

15/20

Special Events:
Annual Plant Sale on December 3-5th, 2021 with a judged show every this year. Judging will be on 3rd. Open to the public 4-5th.
Location –Edison Ford Winter Estates. Times to be determined.

April Birthday Party and December Holiday Party
Members (approx):
110
Florida Herb Enthusiasts
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Description:

Florida Herb Enthusiasts is a group of people who are interested in learning about growing and using herbs. Definition of HERB, according to Kaye Cude and Monica Brandis, is “any useful plant”.

Study group to learn about use and delight of herbs.

 

Meeting Times:
3rd Wednesday (Sept-May) 6:30 pm
Meeting Location:
FMLC Garden Council Headquarters
2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact Address:
1615 Woodford Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number:
239 233-1348
Projects/Donations:
Herb mound at the Garden Council headquarters
FFGC:
No
Members (approx):
15
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