Plant Societies

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
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 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 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
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
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