Garden Club of Green Cove Springs
Our mission is to promote the love of gardening and environmental and civic responsibility in our community.
Garden Club of Green Cove Springs
The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs was organized on September 25th, 2007, and federated on January 17th, 2008. The Garden Club is a Non-Profit Educational and Charitable Organization. It is one of the 14 local clubs in the Northeast Florida area that are members of District IV (FFGC). The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs offers educational programs, workshops, and field trips to its members, as well as, undertaking various projects of community beautification and service.
We are an affiliate of The National Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Mission of the Garden Club of Green Cove Springs is to promote the love of gardening, and interest in the fine art of gardening, including design, and management. We promote the protection of native plants and birds and encourage civic beautification and environmental responsibility in our community. Serving the needs of gardeners located in Green Cove Springs, and Clay County.
Meeting are held on the Third Thursday of the month at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 400 St. John’s Avenue, Green Cove Springs. Meetings start at 10:00 am.
Garden Club Projects
Throughout the year, you will see Garden Club Members working on various projects around town.
The Garden Club of GCS has participated with the City for 16 years celebrating Arbor Day on the 3rd Friday of January. Annually, The Garden Club plants a tree in recognition of Arbor Day. The Garden Club participates in a public ceremony organized by the City Council. The Mayor presents an Arbor Day proclamation during the Arbor Day ceremony. The city’s Tree City USA commitments are emphasized to increase the public’s awareness of actions everyone can take. In 2023, GCS recognized its 34 years as a Tree City USA and its Monarch City USA designation in 2021. Arbor Day celebrates the role of trees in our lives; the caring for trees; and educating the public on the importance of trees to our lives and the habitats of our wildlife. It is a special day dedicated to promoting trees by encouraging tree planting and its care. Arbor Day is celebrated worldwide on a day suitable for tree planting, depending upon the location’s climate.
Lake Asbury 8th grade class
Since 2019, the Garden Club has supported the Lake Asbury High School 8th grade class with students on the Autistic Spectrum. Garden Club members work with the teacher to present 1-2 classes/year on “horticulture’ topics and provide an opportunity for the students to improve their social skills. The Club also supports the students in their Clay County Agricultural Fair participation by providing pots and plant starts and instruction on how to care for and exhibit the plants at the Fair.
Church Flower Beds
This newly formed committee consists of garden club members who weed the flower bed in appreciation for allowing the club to meet in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s spacious parish hall. A few members weed once a month and the committee is always looking for more volunteers.
Varied programs are put on for Scouts, youth groups, and Clay County children. Christmas crafts, butterfly programs, flower/gardening programs, etc.
Headstart Garden/AMI Kids
There is a pollinator garden, vegetable raised beds and a Blue Cypress that was planted for Arbor Day in January 2022. Head Start trains preschoolers of lower-income families. AMIkids Clay County is a private nonprofit, gender-specific prevention program, dedicated to helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community.
In 2023, the Garden Club won a Plant America Grant to build an urban rain garden at this location. The rain garden will be complete by the end of Spring 2023.
Honoring the Fallen
Where the old courthouse, old jail, Veterans Memorial and Garden Club Byway Marker are displayed.
This committee maintains the flower beds and plantings and decorates for special events for the community honoring clay county fallen veterans.
About The Garden Club
The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs promotes the love of gardening and environmental and civic responsibility in our local community.
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National Garden Clubs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and we help coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad.
Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc.
Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. website features Information on and projects of Federated Garden Clubs in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee who comprise the Deep South Region and are members of National Garden Clubs Inc.
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
“Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. promotes the love of gardening, floral and landscape design, and civic and environmental responsibility by providing education, resources, and networking opportunities for our members, youth, and the community.”
Website: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
District 4 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
District IV is comprised of thirteen garden clubs and eight counties affiliated with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. (FFGC). District officers and chairmen are members of these garden clubs; they coordinate between clubs and between FFGC and its umbrella organizations (Deep South Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs, Inc.) Best of all, we share our interests in gardening, landscaping, floral design, and community and environmental enhancement. And we have a lot of FUN together!
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P. O. Box 231 Green Cove Springs, FL. 32043
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
400 St Johns Ave,
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs
A Non-Profit Educational Organization