Council Directory

Alva Garden Club
Description

Garden Club for the Alva area.

Meeting Times
3rd Tuesday of the month (Oct. - May) at 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Location
Alva United Methodist Church
21440 Pearl St.
Alva, FL 33920
Contact Address
Pam Relyea
2320 Bishop Drive
Alva, FL 33920
Phone Number
518-879-2520
Projects/Donations
Two Scholarships; Landscape maintenance at the Alva
Methodist Church; Alva school Lippencott Courtyard Installa-
tion and maintenance; Alva Inc.
Annual Dues

10

Special Events
Annual Plant & Strawberry Shortcake Sale located at the
Alva United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 9, 2024.
9am-1pm
Members (approx)
78
American Hibiscus Society – James E. Hendry Chapter
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
Council Headquarters Building
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
71st Annual Hibiscus Show and Sale - Date TBD
Members (approx)
70
Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida
Category
Meeting Times
3rd Thursday Monthly 6:30 pm
Meeting Location
FMLCGC Headquarters Bldg.
2166 Virginia Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact Email
Contact Address
Dennis Riggs
c/o Virginia Riggs
18581 S. River Road
Alva, FL 33920
Phone Number
239-560-3474
Annual Dues

15

FFGC
No
Members (approx)
40
Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida
Description

Bonsai Society

Meeting Times
3rd Saturday Monthly 9:00 am—12 noon
Meeting Location
Council Headquarters Building
2166 Virginia Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Contact Email
Contact Address
Sam Wollard
P.O.Box 61945
Fort Myers, FL 33906-1945
Phone Number
239-935-6850
Annual Dues

55/65

Special Events
41st Annual Bonsai Show & Sale
Dates: November 4-5th 9a-5p Sat, 9a-3p Sun
Location: FMLCGC, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL
Admission is free, parking is on Larchmont Street
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
76
Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society
Description

Bromeliad Society

Meeting Times
3rd Sunday Monthly (except Apr. & Dec.) 1:15 pm
Meeting Location
Council Headquarters Building
2166 Virginia Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Contact Email
Contact Address
Julie Stein
7594 Grande Pine Rd.
Bokeelia, FL 33922
Phone Number
919-522-1182
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 Show and Plant Sale on December 2-3rd, 2023.
Open to the public.
Location –Edison Ford Winter Estates. Times to be determined
Members (approx)
100
Carissa Garden Club
Description

Fort Myers area garden club.

Meeting Times
3rd Wednesday Nov., Dec., May 10:30 am
Meeting Location
Various locations including Cypress Lake CC
Contact Email
Contact Address
5430 Brandy Circle East
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Phone Number
239 287-6573
Projects/Donations
Alliance for the Arts
Annual Dues

40

Members (approx)
35
Crown Colony Garden Club
Meeting Times
1st Monday November - April
Exact dates & times determined by membership
Meeting Location
Determined by members
Contact Email
Contact Address
R. Linda Garde
8938 Greenwich Hills Way
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone Number
239 313-7686 or 239 437-8397
Annual Dues

20

Special Events
Naples Botanical Garden Tour Dec 6, 2021
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
55
District IX Judges Council
Category
Meeting Times
2nd Thursday, Oct. to April 10 AM
Meeting Location
FMLC Garden Club Headquarters
2166 Virginia Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact Email
Contact Address
Patty Falk
11 Cypress Green Ct
Winter Haven, FL
863-326-9296
Phone Number
314-422-5564
Annual Dues

$30 Biennially

FFGC
Yes
Members (approx)
36
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Category
Description

Plant Sales and Garden Festivals (see website for time & details)

Contact Address
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Phone Number
239-334-7419
Special Events
See Description
FFGC
No
Estero Island Garden Club
Description

Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island) area garden club.

Meeting Times
1st Mondays (November - May) 9:30 am
3rd Mondays (October - April) 9:30 am
Meeting Location
TBD
Contact Email
Contact Address
Mary Louise Bauman
c/o Cathy Turner
406 Madison Court
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number
973-722-3756
Annual Dues

30

FFGC
Yes
Members (approx)
60
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