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.
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 offers free self-guided tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm.
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.
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Admission and Parking
The Berne Davis Botanical Garden, 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, is open for Tuesday and Thursday morning garden self-guided walks from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during season.
Admission and parking are both free; handicap parking is on Virginia Avenue; regular parking is on Larchmont Avenue, off of McGregor Avenue.
Environmental School Course
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Environmental School Series XI, Course 1
The Environmental School provides continuing education about the land, water, air, and earth on which we live.
February 24 & 25, 2021
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 25, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
$70 per person
Cost increaes to $75 pp after Dec. 31, 2021.
Open to members and non-members.
The Garden Council holds its own events, as well as providing a location for member groups to meet.