Council Directory

Fiddlesticks Garden Club
Meeting Times
2nd Wednesday (October - April) 12:00 pm
Meeting Location
Fiddlesticks Clubhouse
15391 Cannongate Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Contact Address
Debbie Burnside
15970 Glenisle Way
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Phone Number
239-470-7711
Projects/Donations
Fort Myers - Lee County Garden Council
Berne Davis Botanical Garden
Community Cooperative CCMI
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation
The Bobby Nichols Foundation
Annual Dues

30

FFGC
No
Members (approx)
40
Florida Herb Enthusiasts
Description

Florida Herb Enthusiasts is a group of people who are interested in learning about growing and using herbs. Definition of HERB, according to Kaye Cude and Monica Brandis, is "any useful plant".

Study group to learn about use and delight of herbs.

 

Meeting Times
3rd Thursday 1:00 pm
Meeting Location
FMLC Garden Council Headquarters
2166 Virginia Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact Address
Wendy Sprague, 2230 Gardner Rd., Alva, FL
Phone Number
239-728-6543
Annual Dues

5

Special Events
Field Trips
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
10
Florida Native Plant Society, Coccoloba Chapter
Description

We Preserve the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida by providing scientifically sound information on native plants, their habitats, the wildlife that depends on them, and their management and culture.

Meeting Times
Third Tuesday Monthly 6:30pm
Please check website for latest information
Meeting Location
Varies
Contact Address
9541 Broadway Ave. E
Estero, FL 33928
Phone Number
239-273-8945
Projects/Donations
Various throughout the year
Annual Dues

35

Special Events
The Coccoloba Chapter runs a native plant nursery at River
Oaks Preserve, 9541 Broadway Ave E, Estero, FL 33928. The
preserve and nursery are open on Sundays and Tuesdays
from 9am-1pm. Visitors are welcome to stroll the 12 acres,
shop for native plants or chat with the great volunteers
working the project. Volunteers are welcome too. We
always have nursery, weeding, planting, painting projects
and much more!
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
167
Garden Club of Cape Coral
Description

Our Garden Club is composed of members from all parts of the country. We bring a wealth of wisdom to share. The uniqueness of Florida’s diversity of plant life and growing climate is explored by those who have come to make this area a part of their lives with those who have always called this their home. We invite you to join with us in our growing to become environmentally conscious of the gifts of nature in Southwest Florida.

Meeting Times
2nd Wednesday (September - May)
Hospitality at 5:45 pm 6 pm
Meeting Location
Lake Kennedy Senior Center
Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL
Contact Address
1938 SE 36th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone Number
443-690-2104
Projects/Donations
The club makes annual financial merit awards amounting to several
Thousand dollars to local high school students. Other donations include:
Several local school garden projects, FFGC’s Camp Wekiva, SEEK,
and Cape Coral Rotary Park Butterfly Garden in memory of passed-on
Members
Annual Dues

30/45

Special Events
March in the Park (2nd Saturday in March) Mar 9, 2024
Jaycee Park, 4215 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral 9 am - 3 pm
Fun with Flowers Oct 13, Dec 8, Mar 15, Apr 19 8 am-1 pm
NGC Standard Flower Show April 25-27, 2024
FFGC
Yes
Members (approx)
95
Garden Club of Lehigh Acres
Meeting Times
1st Wednesday of the month Sept-May
Meeting Location
Fountain Crest Retirement Community
1230 Taylor Lane Ext
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Contact Address
Cindy Currado
593 Genevieve Dr
Lehigh Acres 33936
Phone Number
248-227-6590
Projects/Donations
We have a landscape project at the local Post Office that we care for. It’s been an ongoing project for four years.
Annual Dues

15

Special Events
Plant Sale, date TBD
This club is a “restart” since the Pandemic.
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
10
Gulf Coast Garden Club
Description

All who wish to learn more about growing in SW Florida using local botanical information for gardens and designs are welcome.

Meeting Times
2nd Monday Oct.- May 9:00 am

Meeting Location
St. Leo’s Catholic Church
28290 Beaumont Rd.
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone Number
239-738-2357
Annual Dues

40

FFGC
Yes
Members (approx)
54
Kelly Greens Garden Club
Meeting Times
Mondays (October - April) 11 am
Meeting Location
Kelly Greens Club House
Currently destroyed due to hurricane IAN
Website Address
Contact Address
12300 Kelly Greens Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone Number
860 324-0071
Annual Dues

15

Special Events
None at this time due to hurricane destruction.
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
110
Lee County IFAS Extension Service
Meeting Times
Held throughout the year. Trainings held every 18 months.
Meeting Location
Meetings held at various locations.
Website Address
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
158
McGregor Garden Club
Meeting Times
1st Wednesday of Month 11.30 am
Meeting Location
FMLC Garden Council Headquarters
2166 Virginia Ave.
Fort Myers 33901
Contact Address
1225 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd.,
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone Number
239 851-4448
Projects/Donations
ECHO
Annual Dues

15

Special Events
Picnic
Field Trips
Bus Trips
FFGC
No
Members (approx)
16
Periwinkle Garden Club
Description

The Perwinkle Garden Club was Mrs. Thomas Edison’s garden club and, trying to keep with her traditions, the club tries to live up to the wonderful green thumb Mimi was known to have. The club is the oldest in Lee County.

Meeting Times
3rd Wednesday (Oct.-May) 9:30AM
Meeting Location
Varies
Contact Address
3838 Harold Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone Number
239-691-1866
Projects/Donations
ECHO- $2000, Community Cooperative- $2000, Edison Ford
Winter Estates-$700, FGCU Foundation $800, I Will Mentorship-
$1500, Camp Wekiva $100 and Arbor day $500
Annual Dues

50

Special Events
Fundraising Auction Tuesday Nov 14th, 2023 will be held at
Finemark Bank on College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL at 5:30 pm
FFGC
Yes
Members (approx)
49
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