Fort Myers – Lee County Garden Council

Local gardening clubs and societies grouping as a force to educate the community, to beautify our environs and to encourage conservation of our vital natural resources.

Design Education

The Garden Council houses the Mina Edison Botanical Library, hosts meetings and workshops for dozens of member clubs, and hosts Flower Shows and educational opportunities.


The Garden Council’s Berne Davis Gardens are open to the public, and offer free self-guided tours on Tuesday mornings.

Connecting Clubs

The Council helps residents connects with the 18 garden clubs, 9 plant societies and 2 affiliates, totalling over 1530 members. 

Enhancing the Community

The Council supports junior gardeners, sponsors educational opportunities, donates time, expertise and installations, and enhances public parks and lands.

Self-Guided Walks


Garden Open

Apr 30 – Sept.: 9 am – noon
Tuesdays Only

Oct. – Apr. 25: 10 am – 1 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Free Admission and Parking

Fort Myers – Lee County Garden Council Headquarters

2166 Virginia Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Berne Davis

The Berne Davis Botanical Garden, 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, is open for self-guided garden walks.

Admission and parking are both free; handicap parking is on Virginia Avenue; regular parking is on Larchmont Avenue, off of McGregor Avenue.

Event Calendar

The Garden Council holds its own events, as well as providing a location for member groups to meet.

Upcoming Events

Get In Touch

(239) 332-4942


2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901

P. O. Box 2367 Fort Myers, FL 33902

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