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 Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

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.

FMLCGC Sponsors
Environmental School Course

National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Environmental School Series XI, Course 2
Land & Related Issues
The Environmental School provides continuing education about the land, water, air, and earth on which we live.
November 17 & 18, 2022
Rescheduled for Feb. 23 & 24


Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Friday, Feb. 24, 2023

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

$55 per person

Open to members and non-members.

Zoom Only Course

We are fortunate to have all of our originally planned instructors stay with us. There is still room for more students as this is a virtual (Zoom) class, so please join us!

Class 3 will now be offered in Fall 2023 and Class 4 will be offered in Spring 2024. Please contact Judy Francino ( or Bernadette Hamera ( if you have any questions.

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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